Residence Hall Director

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The Residence Hall Director is the sole, full-time, live-in, professional staff member who oversees the whole community. Some RHD duties are:

  • Supervise SRA, RA's, and AIR.
  • Work with Faculty Fellows, Building Care Staff, Facilities, and Campus Partners.
  • Use Procurement Card to purchase program materials for the building.
  • Distribute keys for programming spaces to student volunteers.
  • Supports enforcement of university policies and house rules.
  • Report to Associate or Assistance Director in the Residential Programs Department.

RHD Evan Walsh


Evan has served as the Residence Hall Director for Risley for the past year. Evan's favorite thing about Risley is "all the art, passion, and dedication from Risley-ites to make Risley truly an incredible place to live at Cornell!" Evan received his M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University and a B.S. in Communications from Eastern Connecticut State University.

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Office Phone: (607) 255-9520