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Housing and Residence Life Staff

Melissa DePretto Behan, MEd

Melissa DePretto Behan, EdD
Senior Executive Director


Kerri Kloorfain
Director of Residence Life

Brantley Taylor
Associate Director

Marin Furhman
Associate Director

Professional Staff

Assistant Director/Resident Directors (ADRDs)

The Assistant Director/Resident Director (ADRD) position is centered in the development of an engaging residential community. An ADRD acts as an educator and manager, student and professional staff supervisor, building manager and citizenship educator to realize the values of Residential Living and Student Conduct.

Find Your ADRD in the Student Life Directory.

Residential Desk Coordinators (RDCs)

The primary role of the Residential Desk Coordinator (RDC) is to monitor access to the residence hall, offer quality customer service to residents, build and foster community within their building, and provide administrative and clerical support to the Assistant Director/Resident Director (ADRD).

Find Your RDCs in the Student Life Directory.

Student Staff

Resident Assistants (RAs)

The Resident Assistant (RA) facilitates the social, academic, and personal adjustment of students to the residence hall and entire University. The RA develops a sense of community among residents as members of a floor and hall, and are active participants in the Drexel and greater Philadelphia communities. The RA serves as a positive role model to residents and peer staff members. The RA enforces all rules and regulations listed in the Drexel Student Code of Conduct and University Housing Guidelines.

Learn more about the RA position.

Desk Assistants (DAs)

Each Residence Hall employs student staff as Desk Assistants (DAs). DAs operate the front desk, providing customer service to residents and their guests. DAs can be work-study and wage employees. DAs are supervised by the Residential Desk Coordinators.

Office Assistants (OAs)

The primary role of the Office Assistant (OA) is to perform general office functions, including typing, faxing, scanning, copying documents, providing courteous and prompt reception to walk in traffic and answering telephone calls.

Apply to the OA position.