Thomas H. Eliot Residential College Director

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Residential College Directors (RCDs) are full-time student affairs professionals with significant experience in residential life and student development. RCDs manage the day-to-day operations of the residential college, supervise the Resident Advisors (RAs) and Graduate Fellows (GFs), and are responsible for overseeing the maintenance of their facilities. RCDs assist students in the development of programs, co-advise the college council, and handle student concerns and conduct. RCDs also work closely with Faculty Fellows (FFs) and Faculty Associates (FAs).

Rios, John

THOMAS H. ELIOT RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE DIRECTOR

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

Education:
Rockhurst University
Bachelor of Arts – Organizational Leadership Studies and Psychology

Bowling Green State University
Master of Arts – College Student Personnel

Favorite Book:
To Kill a Mockingbird

Favorite TV Shows:
SportsCenter and Chicago Med

Favorite Quote:
James 2:18
“But someone will say, ‘You have faith; I have deeds.’ Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.”

Why Wash U?
I chose Wash U because of the commitment to create environments and opportunities that both challenge and support students in their holistic development, while celebrating diversity and fostering inclusion for various people and identities.