John Lauer, New Director of Housing

July 12, 2004

It is my pleasure to announce the hiring of John Lauer as our new Director of Housing. John is currently serving as associate Director of Housing and Food Services at California State University, Chico, and he has over seventeen years of fulltime experience in residence hall work. John earned a B.S. in Education from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a Masters of Art and Social Science with emphasis on student development from California State University, Chico.

John was the first choice of the search committee and the Housing staff. I thank the Housing Director Search Committee for their excellent work. The Search Committee Members were: Julie Slone and Bill Zaugg (Co-chairs), Jason Kilmer, Alexander Mar, Noel McHugh, Collin Orr, Monique Vallot, (staff), Lena Davidson, and Jaymie Lewis (students) and Eddy Brown (Faculty/Dean).

I appreciate the work of Chuck McKinney, Fred Swift and Mark Lacina in providing leadership in Housing during this transition time. I commend the entire Housing staff for their dedication and for moving forward on important priorities during the past six months.

John will begin work on August 2, 2004. Please join us in welcoming John and his wife Lilly to our little corner of the world.

Art Costantino