As the President, Kyra presides over RHA senate meetings, collaborates with residence life and other major on-campus organizations, oversees hall council presidents, and ensures that the organization is operating properly.
Kyra Ferguson is a third-year Colorado native studying communications and political communications with aspirations to work in an embassy. She has been an active member in Laurel Village’s hall council since her first year at CSU, serving first as vice president and then president before running for her current cabinet position in RHA. Part of Kyra’s vision for this year includes building senators’ communication skills, inviting more input from Housing and Dining Services, passing several resolutions that truly represent the student voice by working closely with the university’s governing body, ASCSU, and utilizing her own strengths as an adaptable problem-solver.
In her free time, Kyra enjoys playing video games, knitting blankets as a means for stress-relief, and reading up on U.S. Constitutional Law. If you happen to stop by during Kyra’s office hours, ask her to recite the Preamble—she knows it by heart.
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Maddie, this year’s Director of Advocacy and Administration, takes the minutes at senate meetings, tracks the organization’s finalized bills and files, conducts surveys, coordinates National Residence Hall Month, and chairs both the liaison and advocacy committees.
Sophomore Maddie Wright was born and raised in Lafayette, Colorado where she attended a Spanish dual-immersion school. Near-fluent in Spanish, Maddie is currently working toward a double major in Journalism and Spanish to pursue a career field as a reporter. She became involved in RHA as a first-year student when she was unexpectedly offered a position as a senator in Newsom Hall. Although uninterested in the role at first, Maddie quickly fell in love with the organization and now hopes to use her passion for social justice to specifically address advocacy—a new element that RHA is bringing to the space this year.
When she isn’t busy helping people, Maddie spends her time going to concerts, taking Buzzfeed quizzes, and cloud watching on the IM fields. Out of anyone she does life with, Maddie is most inspired by her parents who fully embrace authenticity.
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Director of Advocacy and Administration
Director of Residential Development
The primary responsibility of the Director of Residential Development is to cultivate community and personal growth within our organization. Lauren carries out this duty by coordinating monthly social programs for RHA and hall councils, organizing retreats and banquets, helping to transition new senators into the RHA space, and recognizing members for their contributions.
Lauren Rodgers is a second-year History major from Littleton, Colorado who possesses a big heart for teaching, especially in American history and government. Lauren began attending hall council meetings as a general member during her first semester, and her dedication didn’t go unnoticed—just a few months later, she was appointed to fill an open senator position in Academic Village. This year as a leader, Lauren is most expectant for building connections with new people, making an impact on students’ college experiences, and helping senators find their place in residence life just as she has.
A few of Lauren’s unique talents include playing the flute, extending empathy to her peers, and binge-watching Netflix series. A self-care method Lauren practices every day is spe nding at least a few hours on herself before bed so that she has enough energy to complete her daily agenda.
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As the Director of Residential Events and Programming, Wes collaborates with other CSU organizations to coordinate large-scale events for all residents living on campus. Additionally, the DREP oversees hall council programming chairs and manages recognition points awarded to residence halls for their execution of programs.
Sophomore Wes Taylor is a Computer Engineering major from Colorado Springs, Colorado. As an analytical learner, he aspires to use his Bachelor’s degree to enter the programming field—perhaps the most fitting ambition for Wes to have since he’s also, in another sense, RHA’s programming director. Before accepting his current role on cabinet, Wes spent his first year of college as Academic Village’s spirit chair and later, as a senator. In regard to this year, Wes is most eager for improving residents’ impression of Student Leadership Programs (SLP) by further building upon the healthy ties between hall councils and student staff.
In his free time, Wes enjoys east coast swing dancing for CSU’s Swing Society, reading entire textbooks on app development, and listening to Vocal EDM music. If he could eat only one food for the rest of his life, Wes would pick a Qdoba pork carnita burrito.
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Director of Residential Events and Programming
Director of Marketing and Promotions
The Director of Marketing and Promotions is responsible for using media as a platform to build RHA’s campus presence, promote residents’ voices, and recruit members. In this role, Jenny chairs the marketing committee; manages our website; produces photo and video content for our social media outlets; designs advertising posters for SLP-affiliated programs and events; and recruits members through branding and tabling.
Colorado Springs native, Jenny Olson, is a second-year double major in International Studies and Political Science with a minor in Arabic. She has been an active member of RHA since her older brother, a former CSU resident assistant, encouraged her to become a senator in Academic Village during her first semester. Since then, Jenny has spent three months abroad in Lebanon—a transformative experience that propelled her to find vision in the RHA space, which she views as just another opportunity to radically love people by breathing words of life and identity into them.
Outside of RHA, Jenny is most likely hiking and photographing the Rocky Mountains, chatting with pals over chai tea lattes, and playing her ukulele. If you fail to find her doing any of the above, she’s probably at her favorite on-campus study spot: in her hammock near the Lagoon.
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Morgan is the first to serve as RHA’s Director of Finance—a role that was previously combined with the duties of the Director of Advocacy and Administration. Her responsibilities include chairing the funding board committee, overseeing approved budgets, maintaining records, and giving reports on all RHA financial transactions, including purchases that are made by cabinet members and bill authors.
Born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama, sophomore Morgan Crump moved to Fort Collins to pursue a degree in Fish, Wildlife, & Conservation with minors in Environmental Affairs and Environmental Policy. As an analytical achiever with a passion for world-changing, she has high hopes in using her fields of study to better the realm of environmental law. Morgan began her journey in RHA last year as a second-semester senator representing Academic Village. She now hopes to use her leadership position to emphasize connections and grow as a person by learning from her peers.
Morgan’s vast array of talents include crafting and repurposing new things out of the old, petting strangers’ dogs, hiking, reading and sporting authentic 90’s fashion better than most people. If there was one fictional character Morgan would want to be, she would pick Jo from Little Women.
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Director of Finance
NACURH Communications Coordinator
As the NACURH Communications Coordinator, George represents CSU to other higher education institutions across the country who are members of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls. Coordinating trips to annually-held regional and national level conferences, overseeing the groups of student leaders who attend them, and preparing recognition pieces called “bids” are just a few of George’s primary duties within this role.
George Sanchez is a California-born fourth year undergrad working toward a double major in International Studies and Ethnic Studies with a double minor in Spanish and Women’s Studies. He hopes to use his degrees by partnering with the United Nations to further social and developmental programs targeted for women in the global south. Before transferring to CSU, George was a hall council member at the University of Northern Colorado. Developing a strong passion for it, he continued with student government as an RHA senator after his move to Fort Collins and was shortly after hand-picked to attend the IACURH conference in fall of 2016 as a CSU representative. This experience was the spark that set off the flame and eventually landed George his role as the NCC. He anticipates this year as one for hall councils to flourish and for his strength of individualization to show through his work.
Outside of RHA, George enjoys taking strolls to Old Town, playing video games, and writing Hunger Games roleplays via interactive sites. If he could eat one food for the rest of his life, George would eat anything with cheese, especially parmesan aregano.
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The Graduate Assistant for Student Leadership and Engagement serves as the advisor for RHA. They directly supervise the RHA cabinet members, attend Senate meetings and programs, as well as coordinate training and development for student staff in residence life.
Curtis is a first year graduate student from Texas, working in the Student Affairs in Higher Education program at CSU after having graduated from Baylor University with a degree in Psychology and Sociology.
Graduate Assistant for Student Leadership and Engagement - RHA Advisor
Assistant Director of Residence Life - Primary Advisor
Mitchell serves as an Assistant Director of Residence Life for Student Leadership and the primary Advisor for the RHA & NRHH.
Mitchell is from Dadeville, Alabama and graduated from Auburn University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Masters of Arts in Education from Virginia Tech in 2014. He joined the CSU staff in the fall semester of the 2016-2017 academic year, having been encouraged by the opportunity to work with engaged students who want to make the world a better place, and loves the vibrant community and plethora of involvement opportunities in the Fort Collins community. Mitchell also enjoys watching college football, traveling, and singing, and would be played by Beyonce in a movie about his life.