CWUHousing News FeedHousing News Feed’ Skyles and Tony Doan Join the Housing and Residence Life Team, 12 Jul 2019 15:11:34<p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 500px"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><p><img alt="Tony Doan " src="/housing/sites/" style="width: 195px; height: 300px;"></p><h5>Tony Doan</h5></td><td style="text-align: center;"><p><img alt="" src="/housing/sites/" style="width: 200px; height: 300px;"></p><h5>Vene’ Skyles</h5></td></tr></tbody></table><p>&nbsp;</p><p>July 11, 2019, Ellensburg, Wash. - Housing and Residence Life is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to their team. Vene’ Skyles has accepted the position of Financial Analyst and Tony Doan is their new Maintenance Mechanic for Housing Facilities.&nbsp;</p><p>Execute Director, Tricia Rabel, stated, “Vene’ and Tony bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in higher education. Tony’s facilities experience at Evangel University, CWU’s heating and cooling plant, and service in the U.S. Army and his commitment to serving students will add to our Housing Facilities team.&nbsp; Vene’ provides significant CWU experience from her tenure in the Dean of Student Success Office and excels at supporting students, staff and departments in optimizing resources.”</p><p>Both Vene’ and Tony have already been instrumental in improving the lives of our students and team. Housing and Residence Life is excited of the great work they will both bring to the department.<br>&nbsp;</p><p>For more information:</p><p style="margin-left: 40px;">Doris Torres<br>Marketing Coordinator<br>Housing Services<br><a href=""></a></p></p style="text-align: center;"></table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 500px"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></br></p style="margin-left: 40px;"></br></br></br></a href="">Alumnus Named New Executive Director for CWU Housing and Residence Life, 21 Jun 2018 15:01:22<p>Tricia Rabel had dreamed about bringing together both the Central Washington University housing and residence life departments. She will now have the chance to make that a reality.</p><p><img alt="Tricia Rabel's Picture" src="/housing/sites/" style="font-family: -webkit-standard; width: 200px; height: 300px; margin: 3px; float: right;"></p><p>Following a national search, the university hired Rabel as its new executive director for housing and residence life. She is tasked with setting the vision and developing team leadership for both CWU housing and residence life. She assumed her new position on June 18.</p><p>“Living on campus at Central is transformative to a student’s experience,” said Rabel. “I am honored to have been chosen to work with such talented professionals in Housing and Residence Life to serve our campus community.”</p><p>Rabel, has served as director of housing operations and marketing since 2016, where she had been instrumental in increasing student occupancy, streamlining processes, and building community.</p><p>“We’re extremely fortunate to have someone with Tricia Rabel’s experience and skills joining us at Central,” said Jenna Hyatt, CWU associate dean for student living. “In addition to being familiar with housing operations, marketing, capital projects and residence life, she brings a history of developing and fostering collaborative relationships with students, faculty and staff.”</p><p>Rabel has 15 years of experience serving as a higher education administrator in university housing, student involvement, student conduct and leadership programs in Washington, Nebraska, and Montana.</p><p>Rabel received her bachelor’s degree in information technology and administrative management from CWU and a master’s in organizational leadership from College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Nebraska. She is currently a candidate for her doctorate from Creighton University, also in Omaha.</p><p>Media Contact: Dawn Alford, Department of Public Affairs, 509-963-1484,</p>UHNSP Staff Title Changes, 01 May 2018 13:20:35<p>We are pleased to announce the following staff positions have been moved from assistant/associate director to director effective immediately:</p><table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="5" style="width: 500px"><tbody><tr><td><img alt="Joe Bach's Picture" src="" style="width: 100px; height: 156px;"></td><td>Mr. Joe Bach, Director of Housing Facilities</td></tr><tr><td><img alt="Dr. Ian Miller's Picture" src="/housing/sites/" style="width: 100px; height: 124px;"></td><td>Dr. Ian Miller, Director of Residence Life</td></tr><tr><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr><tr><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr><tr><td><img alt="John Mounsey's Picture" src="/housing/sites/" style="width: 100px; height: 111px;"></td><td>Mr. John Mounsey, Director of Orientation &amp; Transition Programs</td></tr></tbody></table><p>&nbsp;</p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div></table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="5" style="width: 500px">CWU Board of Trustees Unanimously Approves Bond Sale for New Residence Hall, 02 Mar 2018 08:46:33<p>The Central Washington University Board of Trustees Wednesday unanimously approved the sale of bonds generating approximately $48 million to finance a new residence hall, dining facility, and other improvements.</p><p>For more information <a href="">click here</a></p>CWU Administrator Earns Regional Award for Excellence in Service, 16 Feb 2018 08:58:08<p><img alt="Jenna Hyatt's Picture" src="" style="width: 150px; height: 202px; float: right;"></p><div>CWU Associate Dean of Students Jenna Hyatt has been named by the Northwest Association of College and University Housing Officers (NWACUHO) as the recipient of its 2018 Roger Frichette Excellence in Service Award.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><div>The honor, named for the first NWACUHO president, is presented annually to an individual who or organization that has been involved within the regional organization and whose service has, and continues to, better the region on a national or international level.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The award is one of the highest honors from NWACUHO, which is an international multi-state and multi-province professional association for college and university housing professionals.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>It has member institutions in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska, along with the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia in Canada, and the Yukon Territory, making it the largest geographical regional affiliate of the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The award was announced Wednesday (February 14) in Victoria, British Columbia during the organization’s 2018 annual meeting.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Media contact:</strong> Robert Lowery, CWU Department of Public Affairs, 509-963-1487, <a href=""></a></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Thursday, February 15, 2018</div></div><p>&nbsp;</p></a href="">CWU Residence Hall Coordinators to Present at Student Affairs Conference, 18 Oct 2017 10:03:27<p>Residence Hall Coordinators Frank McMillan and Fiona Corner will&nbsp; present two sessions at the Northwest Association of Student Affairs Professional (NWASAP) Conference in Gleneden Beach, Oregon in October. Their presentations, "<strong>A Collaborative Approach to Supporting Equity and Justice</strong>" and "<strong>How to become SuperBetter: the Gamification of Resiliency</strong>,” were chosen among the eighteen educational sessions and keynote speakers at the annual regional conference. NWASAP is a three-day conference that focuses on bringing together student affairs and student services colleagues from around the pacific northwest to develop professional relationships, engage in conversations about hot topics in higher education, and attend focused presentations.</p>CWU Staff Selected to Present Nationally, 18 Oct 2017 10:01:16<p>Ian Miller, Assistant Director of Residence Life, and Christina Denison, Assistant Director of the William O. Douglas Honors College, have been selected to present at the Association of College and University Housing Officers - International (ACUHO-I) Academic Initiatives Conference.&nbsp; Their presentation “Sustaining an LLC; a collaboration with Housing and Honors” will take place in Atlanta, GA on October 30th.&nbsp; University Housing and the William O. Douglas Honors College have partnered for the past 13 years to lead a thriving living learning community for&nbsp; 25-40 Honors College students.&nbsp; The ACUHO-I Academic Initiatives Conference provides education and professional development for individuals that focus on the co-curricular educational experience.</p>CWU's Barto Hall Achieves a LEED Platinum Certification, 29 Aug 2017 15:14:46<p><img alt="Barto Hall" src="/housing/sites/" style="width: 475px; height: 316px;"></p><p>Barto Hall, Central Washington University's newest residence hall, has received a coveted LEED Platinum certification—the highest level possible. The United States Council on Green Building (USCGB) awards the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certifications, and Washington has embraced this standard for state-funded buildings. Barto Hall is one of only four LEED Platinum-certified buildings on college campuses in Washington State.</p><p>LEED is a national certification system developed by the USGBC to encourage the construction of energy and resource-efficient buildings that are healthy to live in.</p><p>“The Platinum-certification is exciting news,” said James L. Gaudino, CWU president. “It reflects the effort of many people who worked hard to achieve this distinction. It also underscores our commitment to the environment and to our future students.”</p><p>“University Housing and New Student Programs, through this designation, continues our commitment to environmental sustainability," said Richard DeShields, dean of Student Success. "In developing Barto Hall, our students asked for continued care for the environment. And we wanted a more sustainable living environment for our students."</p><p>“We are so proud that our newest residence hall received Platinum,” said Joanne Hillemann, architect, LEED AP, and manager of Facilities Planning and Construction.<br>"But we couldn't have achieved this without Housing and New Student Programs' commitment to students' overall well-being, and to the environment."</p><p>In addition, said Hillemann, CWU worked with Studio Meng Strazzara, who were experts in LEED planning and construction, and have designed other notable CWU buildings, including the McIntyre Music Building and Wendell Hill Hall.</p><p>Barto Hall, which opened in 2012, has 368 beds in 116,000 square feet of space, more than double the original Barto, (which was demolished in 2010). The residence hall atmosphere is oriented towards first year students, and houses improved Residence Life Offices, as well as the Wellington Event Center. The $34.5 million structure was Central's first LEED-registered residential project, and the first to be certified Platinum.</p><p>There are many advanced green features incorporated into Barto's construction, such as solar energy from roof-mounted solar collectors, a high-performance building envelope and mechanical systems, water conserving plumbing fixtures, local and regional building materials., and state-of-the-art metering and monitoring systems that allow engineers to confirm that systems are performing at peak efficiency.</p><p>In addition, at least 75 percent of the construction waste material was recycled and reused, keeping it from a landfill. And more than 70 percent of the demolition waste from the old Barto Hall was diverted from the landfill by recycling, reusing, and salvaging the materials.</p><p>Other buildings on CWU's Ellensburg campus have also received LEED certification.</p><p>"CWU’s first LEED certified building was Dean Hall, originally targeted for LEED Silver, but, in fact, received a Gold certification in 2010," Hillemann noted. "Subsequently, Hogue Technology earned LEED Gold, and Science II is in the LEED submission phase—targeting Silver but with potential to achieve Gold."</p><p>“Barto Hall’s LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. “LEED was created to make the world a better place and revolutionize the built environment by providing everyone with a healthy, green and high performing buildings. Barto Hall serves as a prime example of how the work of innovative building projects can use local solutions to make a global impact on the environment.”</p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Department of Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,<br>August 29, 2017</p></br></br>