Residential & Dining Services Staff

Sharon Goodman

Director of Residential and Dining Service

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The Director of Residential and Dining Services provides strategic leadership and is responsible for the residence halls and dining services at Evergreen. The Director supervises two assistant directors, facilities and residential life, and provides leadership to eight full-time professional staff and approximately 75 to 150 undergraduate staff members in Residential and Dining Services. The Director of Residential and Dining Services reports to the Vice President of Student Affairs.

Bio: I enjoy working with Greeners and have been working at Evergreen for the past eight years. I grew up in Vermont and earned my BA in secondary education and my Masters of Education degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs, both from the University of Vermont. Prior to coming to Evergreen in 2008, I worked in Residence Life at Reed College in Portland Oregon for 12 years.

Working at a small campus, I like to be involved in many aspects of the college community and make a difference to this community that I call home. I serve on a variety of committees and enjoy watching all of our student workers learn and grow, and leave Evergreen to find their dream jobs. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring the Pacific NW, growing my own food, playing with my family, and taking time to enjoy the wonders of Olympia.

Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-6419
E-mail goodmans@evergreen.edu
Office: RAD Office A-building 301

 

Jaymie Lacina

Assistant Director for Residential Facilities

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The Assistant Director for Residential Facilities is responsible for the daily administration of the facilities in Housing. She supervises three professional full-time staff and provides leadership to 45 to 150 undergraduate student staff members, depending on the time of year. The Assistant Director for Residential Facilities reports to the Director of Residential and Dining Services.

Bio: I grew up on the South Side of Chicago and graduated from Evergreen before most of you were born.  When not working to keep our facilities in tip top shape, I enjoy long distance running in national parks, backcountry skiing on Mt. Rainier, watching baseball, and reminiscing about the numerous Grateful Dead Shows I attended from Oakland, California to Cairo, Egypt.

Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-6764
E-mail lacinam@evergreen.edu
Office: RAD Office A-building 301

 

 

Ignacio (Nacho) Alarcón

Resident Director

Resident Directors (RDs) are professional staff often with graduate degrees who live and work in the residential community in order to facilitate a safe and inclusive living and learning environment for residents. Each RD directly oversees the administration and development of one first-year residence hall and several apartment-style buildings, and supervises a staff of Resident Assistants (RAs). RDs report to the Assistant Director for Residential Life.

Bio: Hi! I am the Resident Director for B, C, E, F, H, I, J, K, Mods, N, P, Q, R, S, T, and U buildings. Before arriving at Evergreen, I primarily grew up in Pennsylvania and studied philosophy and psychology as an undergraduate. I then completed my M.A. at Bowling Green State University while working with living-learning communities at Oberlin College, student conflict resolution at University of Michigan, and student success at The Leadership Center outside of Los Valles, Honduras. My professional passions are focused in the empowerment of students least represented in spaces of social power and privilege. I'm excited to continue building upon these passions at Evergreen. Outside of work, you’ll find me working in the community, exploring the outdoors, and doing all things food and music across the region.

Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-5115
E-mail: alarconn@evergreen.edu
Office: RAD Office A-building 301

 

Beth Panush

Program Support Supervisor

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The Program Support Supervisor for Residential and Dining Services is responsible for providing staff support to the Director and office, as well as administrative support for other professional staff in the department; coordinating the day to day operations of the room assignment process; managing the front office operations including the selection, training and supervision of student assistants; and working closely with Residential and Dining Services staff in a team environment to facilitate effective completion of tasks and assignments.

Bio: I have lived in southwest Washington all of my life and graduated from Evergreen with my Bachelor’s degree in 2013 and a Master of Public Administration degree in 2015. Before my formal education I spent over 30 years as a business manager with both private and non-profit companies. After being a student worker in the front office of RAD for more than 3 years, I was delighted to get the opportunity to continue working for this great educational institution while supporting the growth and development of other students. I spend my free time traveling, baking and enjoying everything (especially the wines!) this region of the country offers.

Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-6419
E-mail panushl@evergreen.edu 
Office: RAD Office A-building 301

 

 

Debbie Miles

Fiscal Specialist

The Fiscal Specialist provides services related to room billing, payroll, purchasing, and department budgeting. This person reports to the Director of Residential and Dining Services.

Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-6147
E-mail: milesd@evergreen.edu
Office: RAD Office A-building 301

 

Noel McHugh

Residential Information Technology Manager

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The Residential Information Technology manager provides planning, implementation and maintenance of information technology resources. This person supervises six student Resident Technicians. He is responsible for network and communications infrastructure, databases, web applications, and technology support services.

Bio: I grew up in Bellingham, Washington and graduated from the Evergreen State College.  After a stint in the private tech sector, I returned to Evergreen where I worked in several technical capacities before coming to Housing. I enjoy working with brilliant Evergreen computer science students (aka the ResTechs) developing creative solutions to Housing's information management needs. I spend my free time with my family in the mountains, on the water, and in my yard growing organic vegetables and barbecuing cheeseburgers.

Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-6104
E-mail: mchughn@evergreen.edu
Office: RAD Office A-building 301

 

Ray Ruiz

Building/Grounds Supervisor

The Buildings/Grounds Supervisor oversees day-to-day operations of custodians, grounds, residential maintenance (day and night), linen, auxiliary services and the key shop. This person supervises two professional positions, acts as in-house project foreman and provides leadership to 45 to 150 student staff, depending on the season. The Buildings/Grounds Supervisor reports to the Assistant Director for Residential Facilities.

Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-6764
E-mail: ruizr@evergreen.edu
Office: Mod Facilities Shop

 

Steve Johnson

Engineering Technician

The Engineering Technician provides heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC), electrical, plumbing and AutoCAD services. This person reports to the Maintenance/Custodial Supervisor.

Contact:
Phone: (360) 867-6764
E-mail: johnstev@evergreen.edu
Office: Mod Facilities Shop