Meet the Staff

There are more than 125 student and professional staff throughout our six (6) residence halls working with one goal in mind — to provide our students with a safe, secure, and enjoyable living environment during their time at the University.

Robert Vass
Director of Residential Life and Student Conduct (DRL)
Email: rvass@bridgeport.edu
As the DRL, Robert provides overall supervision and direction of the department, including budgeting, facilities management, and the housing assignment process. Additionally, he serves as the Conduct Officer for the University.

Jill Bassett
Associate Director of Residential Life and Student Conduct (ADRL)
Email: jbassett@bridgeport.edu
As the ADRL, Jill assists in the overall supervision and direction for the department, directly supervises and mentors professional staff, coordinates staff trainings, and assists in student conduct matters.

Resident Directors (RD) — The RDs are professional staff members who assist residents with personal and academic concerns, supervise the student staff, and promote intentionally designed programs and the overall management of the residence hall in pursuit of the mission of the department.

Joel Copperthite
Resident Director, Bodine
Email: jcoppert@bridgeport.edu

Delia Amsterdam
Resident Director, Chaffee/Cooper
Email: damsterd@bridgeport.edu

Khrystyna Stefak
Resident Director, North Hall
Email: kstefak@bridgeport.edu

Jessica Nunez
Resident Director, Seeley
Email: jessican@bridgeport.edu

Graduate Hall Director (GHD) — The GHD is a graduate student pursuing a degree in College Student Personnel Administration at the University and assists residents with personal and academic concerns, supervises the student staff, promotes intentionally designed programs, and manages the residence hall in pursuit of the mission of the department.

TBD
Graduate Hall Director, Barnum Hall
Email: reslife@bridgeport.edu

Providing quality service is our number one goal in Residential Life and Student Conduct. More than 125 student staff work within the residence halls assisting their peers in a variety of roles.

Resident Assistants (RA)/Community Assistants (CA) — The RAs and CAs are undergraduate/graduate paraprofessional staff members which work to create community on their floor and in the residence hall by encouraging students to become engaged in campus programs, serving as a resource for student questions, referring students to campus services, and addressing inappropriate behavior within the community.

First Year Mentors (FYM) — The FYMs are undergraduate/graduate paraprofessional staff members who work directly with first year students as part of the First Year Achievement Program. The FYM staff works to create community among the first year students, provide intentionally designed programs promoting student engagement and academic success, and serve as a resource for first year students as they adjust to the university.

Guest Relations Associates (GRA) — The GRAs are undergraduate/graduate paraprofessional staff who coordinate the guest visitation policy within the residence halls and serve as contact for guest and student concerns.

Fax. 203.576.4536

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