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Crouse, Matt

Crouse, Matt
crousec@uwm.edu
(414) 229-5712
Sandburg Halls C122
Assistant Director for Residence Life
University Housing

Hometown: Frankfort, Indiana

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Ball State University 2002
  • Master of Science in Education, Higher Education Administration, University of Kansas 2004

Professional Highlights:

  • Assistant Director of Residence Life, UWM (current)
  • Area Coordinator for South Campus, Training, and Selection, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (UWM)
  • Coordinator of Residence Life, Miami University (OH)
  • Complex Coordinator, Northern Illinois University (NIU)
  • Hall Director, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE)
  • Assistant Complex Director / Scholarship Hall Director (Grad), University of Kansas
  • Resident Assistant, Ball State University

What attracted you to UWM during hiring process?

I was looking for a school for which I could make an impact.  UW-Milwaukee is a dynamic and changing environment.  There are so many opportunities to get involved in programs and initiatives to benefit our students directly. University Housing is a relatively young department at a relatively young institution, so we are still figuring out "our way of doing things."

What is your favorite thing about working at UWM?

My colleagues are pretty cool, but I would say working with our student leaders. They remind me, often, why I got into Student Affairs :-)

What is the most challenging thing about working at UWM?

Making up processes and establishing traditions can be harder than it looks. We work hard, but hopefully have fun doing it.

What advice would you give to someone in the search / hiring process?

Have someone experienced in Residence Life review your resume and cover letter. Also, tailor your materials to the position you are applying. Not all live-in Residence Life jobs are made exactly equal.

Hobbies / Interests

I love to go to the movies and make academy award predictions, also reading (mystery, thriller, fiction, and political non-fiction) and watching the WWE (yes, I know it's fake).

 

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Sonnenberg, Tyler

Sonnenberg, Tyler
sonnenbt@uwm.edu
(414) 229-5712
Sandburg Halls N120
Residence Life Coordinator (N)
University Housing

Hometown: Neenah, WI 

Education:

  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts in English, UW-La Crosse, 2008
  • Master of Science in College Student Personnel Administration, University of Central Missouri, 2011

Professional Background:
Hall Director - University of Northern Colorado (2011-2012)
ACUHO-I Hall Director - University of Delaware (2010)
Graduate Residence Hall Director - University of Central Missouri (2009-2011)

What attracted you to UWM during hiring process?
Working with a developing residence life leadership curriculum and living in a diverse and beautiful metropolitan city.

What is your favorite thing about working at UWM?
Here's 3 favorite things: supervising an RA staff, collaborating with colleagues, and working/living in an energetic building that feels like a union/social hub and a residence hall all in one place!

What is the most challenging thing about working at UWM?
Trying to be visible in giant traditional towers.

What advice would you give to someone in the search/hiring process?
Wear an interesting accessory!

Hobbies/Interests:
Running, songwriting, playing basketball, watching netflix, going to concerts, watching sports, and wearing bandanas.

Stahl, Tyler

Stahl, Tyler
tbstahl@uwm.edu
(414) 935-6900
Cambridge Commons
Asst. Residence Life Coordinator (CC)
University Housing

Hometown: Sturgis, MI

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Western Michigan
  • In progress: Master of Science in Administrative Leadership with an Emphasis on Higher Education Administration, UWM

Professional Background:
Resident Assistant Recruitment Committee
Student Life Advisory Council
Resident Assistant Training Committee

What attracted you to UWM during hiring process?
UWM's Access Missions, the urban campus, and the vibrancy of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Area.

What is your favorite thing about working at UWM?
The amount of growth at the institution, the collaboration between departments, and the professional autonomy granted to staff members in University Housing.

What is the most challenging thing about working at UWM?
While the positives outweigh the negatives, I would have to say that working in a complex in which the four most populated buildings in University Housing are connected to one another. Also, reminding myself every once in a while that we are a relatively young University and that with that things are subject to change.

What advice would you give to someone in the search/hiring process?
Sometimes you just have to pull a "Titanic" as I would say and close your eyes, step up to the railing, spread your arms, and trust that whatever decision you make will be the right one.

Westmoreland, Amy

Westmoreland, Amy
westmora@uwm.edu
(414) 229-5712
Sandburg Halls N110
Asst. Residence Life Coordinator (N)
University Housing

Hometown: Racine, WI

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Science in Education

Professional Background:

  • Residence Life Coordinator at Alverno College
  • Communications Strategist at Alverno College Research Center for Women and Girls

What attracted you to UWM during hiring process?
The atmosphere! While it is a large university, it has a neighborhood feel, and you really get to know the residents and staff members really well.

What is your favorite thing about working at UWM?
I really enjoy the team that I work with. The other professional staff members come from various backgrounds, have a great work ethic, and bring diverse points of view to the team.

What is the most challenging thing about working at UWM?
There is so much going on all the time that it's hard to choose what to get involved in. There are not enough hours in the day to be involved in all the committees, activities, and groups on-campus.

What advice would you give to someone in the search/hiring process?
Be authentic, and let us see who you really are. The hiring process is just as much an interview of the institution s it is for you, so make sure you really get to know UWM, and make sure it is a good fit for you and your goals.

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