Rulers of the Castle


Residence Hall Director: 

The Residence Hall Director is a full-time professional staff member who oversees the day-to-day operations, safety, and security of the community, theater, and shops. More specifically, the Residence Hall Director with support from the Assistant Hall Director and Resident Advisors: 

  • Provides community and program development, administrative management, and general counseling for their respective communities. 
  • Supports enforcement of university policies and house rules.
  • Facilities and supports faculty-student interactions and student development for their respective communities. 
  • Selects, supervises, trains, and evaluates staff members.
  • Participates in department and university committees and initiatives.

Meet your Residence Hall Director Evan!

This is Evan's first year at Cornell and as a Residence Hall Director in Risley. Originally from a small town in Connecticut, Evan has always had a passion for the arts taking multiple arts classes during his undergraduate career and attending acting school in New York City in his youth. Evan performed in plays and variety shows during his youth, his most notable being the Scarecrow in "The Wizard of Oz". Evan is thrilled to be apart of the Risley community and works hard to ensure the success of every Risleyite!  

 Education: B.S. Communications, Eastern Connecticut State University & M.A. Higher Education and Student Affairs, The Ohio State University.

Email: ew479@cornell.edu

Phone: (607) 255-9520

Meet your Assistant Residence Hall Director Kelvin!

More information on ARHD Kelvin coming August 2017. 


Resident Advisors

Resident Advisors are integral to the success of the residential community. They are strong undergraduate leaders who:

  • Serve as a peer counselor, community builder, academic resource, programmer and administrator.
  • Create floor and hall community.
  • Responsible for their residents and are sensitive to the needs of their community.
  • Encourage and foster resident involvement, respect, and engagement.
  • Enforce university policies and house rules. 

More information on the Risley Resident Advisors coming August 2017!