Our caring Student Housing and Residential Life (SHRL) team is made up of Front Desk staff (students), Resident Advisors (students), as well as two professional staff members (the Director and Residential Life Coordinator). Together, we work closely with on and off-campus partners to support the students and guests we serve in Hunter Hall. From assisting students grappling with their college journey to connecting students to their campus community, we are here to help ensure our students are able to Live, Learn, and Engage.
Director, Student Housing and Residential Life
Matthew transitioned to UHCL in January of 2019 from the University of Toledo. His education and background includes degrees in Higher Education: Administration (Master's) and Spanish (Bachelor's), with a wealth of knowledge and experience surrounding housing, residential life, and diversity and inclusion. Matthew is responsible for implementing a comprehensive, living-learning residential life program that provides students with a safe and inclusive living environment, high-impact experiences, and opportunities for growth. Aside from his passion of engaging and supporting residential students, he enjoys playing tennis, music, and exploring new cultures and places.
Residential Life Coordinator
Jacq is the President of Latinx and Indigenous Students Taking Action (LISTA), a member of the Race Equity and Inclusion Workgroup, and an engaged student leader on campus. Jacq enjoys watching Anime, playing Animal Crossing, and creating customized accessories, prints, and other artwork. Jacq has also created our first student mural "Home for Hawks" in Hunter Hall. Check it out on the center stairwell, between floors one and two!
"I really enjoyed my time living in Hunter Hall as a resident, and I wanted to become an RA so I could help cultivate a supportive environment for all residents" - Jacq Garcia
Duy is actively engaged in Tri-Beta Honor Society, Chess Club, the Society of Future Medical Professionals, and the Community and Civic Engagement Organization on campus. Duy's interests include playing games, photography, and going on nature walks.
"I became an RA because I wanted to get out of my shell, interact with other people, and continue to improve upon my leadership, teamwork, self-development, and independence skills" - Duy Nguyen
Nayla is an active member of various student organizations on campus including Tri-Beta Honor Society, Claws & Paws Society, and the Volleyball Club. Nayla enjoys baking, traveling abroad, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends.
"I became an RA because I really enjoyed my time living in Hunter Hall and wanted to contribute to the process of making residents feel that this is their home away from home" - Nayla Coureur
Troy is the Director of Public Relations and IT for the Student Government Association, an active member of the Clear Lake Anime Watchers (C.L.A.W.), and Co-President of Business Oriented Student Society (B.O.S.S.). Troy is a prominent face at UHCL through his active committee involvement across campus. Outside of campus, Troy enjoys working on his Jeep, playing games with friends, and watching a variety of TV shows and videos.
"I became an RA because I wanted a chance to lead and mentor my fellow peers, and expand upon my leadership skills" - Troy Rudd
Jocelyn is a second-year RA and likes to spend her time cooking, doing outdoor activities, volunteering with animals, and learning about different cultures. Jocelyn's favorite thing about Hunter Hall is getting to know the residents and creating an inclusive community.
"I became an RA because I want to be a face on campus and develop my leadership skills. Hunter Hall helps me enhance my cultural intelligence and continue to create an inclusive home on campus for all UHCL Hawks. Not only do I learn how to network and establish relationships for my future, but I also make life-long connections within my community." - Jocelyn Smith
Front Desk Staff
Jenna loves to write and hopes to go into Investigative or Lifestyle Journalism with her Communication major. Jenna is a second-year front desk assistant and is looking forward to continuing her experience in Housing. Jenna is involved with the Communication and Digital Media Association and serves as a reporter for The Signal newspaper on campus.
"I started working for this department last year and I really loved talking with residents, attending Hunter Hall events, and bonding with my team members" - Jenna Schaub