Residence Life Staff | Judson University Christian College

Residence Life

The goal of the residence life staff at Judson University is to provide the physical environment and professional services necessary to create an effective educational living/learning experience, which will contribute to every aspect of student life-spiritual, social, academic, and physical. Interaction and cooperation are essential to personal growth in the residence hall. To this end, students and staff work together to communicate clearly, to encourage one another, and to uphold fairly the standards of communal living.

Meet Your Res Life Staff

Resident Directors (RDs) are members of the Student Development staff. The main responsibilities include coordinating and training the Resident Assistants (RAs), programming, counseling, and maintaining the physical facilities. Your RD is interested in getting to know you and can personally, or by referral, assist you with personal problems, spiritual concerns, academic problems, vocational and financial aid questions, and identification of other university resources.

Resident Assistants (RAs) are upperclassmen who assist the Resident Director in supervision, counsel, and direction of life and activities in the residence hall.

For general Residence Life questions, please e-mail or contact McKenna Haas, Housing Coordinator, at

Student Leader Applications

If you are interested in being an R.A. or representative in one of the dorms, please see the Student Leader Applications page for more details.

Lindner Tower Contacts

Resident Director: Hannah Tolentino  847-628-1562
Hannah Tolentino

Hannah Tolentino is very excited to be joining Judson University and will be serving as the Lindner Tower Resident Director and Administrative Assistant in the Registrar's Office. She is a recent Taylor University graduate, where she studied Psychology and Art Therapy. Hannah loves working with students and feels very blessed to have the opportunity to engage with the students at Judson. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé Ethan, mini golfing, creating art and reading.


Ohio Hall Contacts

Melissa HoeghResident Director: Melissa Hoegh  847-628-1562

Melissa is a 2011 Judson alumnus and joined the Student Life Team in 2019 as the Ohio Hall Resident Director. In past years, she has been involved in the Judson community by directing various productions for the Judson Theater Department, including "Newsies" (fall 2018). She serves in children’s, youth, women’s and worship ministries at First Baptist Church of Elgin, where her husband, Joshua '10, serves as the Worship and Creative Arts Pastor. In addition to her passion for seeing the young women of Ohio Hall pursue the Lord and all that He has for them, she also enjoys chips and salsa, reading, sweet tea, and raising three little boys with her husband.


Volkman Hall Contacts

McKenna HaasResident Director and Director of Upper Class Residential Programming: McKenna Haas 847-628-1567

McKenna Haas, a Judson alum, joined the Student Life team in the Fall of 2018 as the Volkman Hall Resident Director. McKenna oversees the Upper Class Residential Programming and is in charge of Housing for the University. She is pursuing a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in trauma. She enjoys reading, being outdoors, sports, and playing with her dog, Wynnie.


Wilson Hall Contacts

 Chris Drenth 2Resident Director and Director of 1st Year Residential Programming: Chris Drenth  847-628-1562

Chris Drenth joined the Student Development Team as the Wilson Hall Resident Director in the Summer of 2017 while finishing his degree in Christian Ministries at Judson University. Currently, He oversees the intramural sports and first year programming for residential students. He finds great joy in serving the students of Judson University as a whole and especially those who he lives alongside in Wilson. He has spent much of his time at Judson volunteering with the athletics department discipling Judson’s athletes. In his spare time, he enjoys attending game nights and exploring quaint, small towns with his wife, Caryssa.

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