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2017 SHO Faculty 

 

  

Christopher Ralphs

Southern Utah University

christopherralphs@suu.edu

AIMHO Senior Housing Officer Institute Committee, Chair

Christopher Ralphs is the Director of Housing & Residential Education at Southern Utah University. Chris has worked at Utah State University as an Area Coordinator where he earned his undergraduate degree in illustration and master’s degree in education. Chris has served as the Program Committee Chair, Executive Board Member at Large and as the AIMHO President. When he isn’t spending his time speaking about himself in the third person, he likes to converse with fellow myrmecologists about his ant colony’s eusocialistic tendencies and cry over Hallmark commercials.  Chris is honored to be able to serve as a member of the SHO faculty this year. He continues to look for ways to serve in the AIMHO region and to give back to individuals who are committed to the profession and their personal development.

 

Jeff Bondy

Montana State University

jbondy@montana.edu

Jeff Bondy serves as the Director of Housing and Residence Life at Montana State University.  He has worked full-time in Residence Life for twenty two years, all at Montana State University.   With a brief stop at Rocky Mountain College where he worked as an Admissions Representative.  In addition to his experience in housing, Jeff taught a Freshman Seminar class for ten years, served as an Advisor to the MSU Leadership Institute and Multi-Cultural Resource Center.  In his spare time Jeff coaches youth baseball where he relies on the concepts of situational leadership, positive psychology, and dad humor.

Jeff has a bachelor’s degree in education and his master’s degree in Public Administration.  His master’s research focused on employee self-care and he developed a campus early return to work policy for the university. 

Jeff has been an active member of AIMHO where he has served on the Program Committee, Research and Information Committee Chair, AIMHO 365 Chair, Host Committee  Chair, AIMHO College Faculty, and AIMHO President. 

Jeff is excited and flattered to serve as a member of the AIMHO SHO Institute Faculty.  He credits AIMHO as an invaluable part of his professional path and is honored to have an opportunity to give back. 

 

Montez Butts-Clanin

University of Northern Colorado

montez.butts@unco.edu

Montez Butts-Clanin serves as the Director of Residential Education at the University of Northern Colorado. He has worked full-time in Residence Life at on and off from UNC for 12 years. Additionally, he worked at the University of Colorado for five years as an Assistant Director. Montez’s is proud alum of the Social Justice Training Institute from 2009. Additionally, he has worked as an advisor for student leadership programs for over 10 years and primarily supported the Residence Hall Association and National Residence Hall Honorary at the two campuses, respectively. Including serving as an IACURH Conference advisor on two occasions and NACURH Semis advisor in 2012. He grew up in Denver, CO and graduated from George Washington High School (go Patriots!) and was the first of two individuals out of his extended family to attend and graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice and Communication. He also earned his master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Students with a concentration in Higher Education from UNC. Although he was originally born in Detroit, MI his mother raised both he and his twin brother Dontez as a single mother in CO primarily for a stronger educational experience in a physically safer environment. He love’s CO and spends a lot of time with his husband Scott camping in their motorhome on the weekends. Although, Scott and Montez’s have been together for over 17 years, they have only been married for two years this upcoming October 3rd due to the passing of the marriage equality law by the Supreme Court on June 30, 2015.

 

Montez’s is excited to serve as a faculty member for the SHO and as an overall committee member. He has served on the Diversity and Recognition and Awards committees in the past and loves all that AIMHO does to support entry, mid, and senior housing officers within our profession. His passion lies around social justice and equity and inclusion and leadership development. He teaches two summer courses with Weld County District 6 education as part of their continuing educational coursework and has done that for the past four summers. His passion for doing the work revolves around helping students transform their professional lives so they break the cycle of poverty. He also volunteers his time serving on the Greeley Human Relation’s Commission and the Weld County Project Steering Committee in an effort to give to his local community.  He looks forward to reconnecting with the SHO and seeing regional colleagues at the 2017 conference in Las Vegas!

 

 

Barb Remsburg

University of Utah

bremsburg@housing.utah.edu

Barb serves the University of Utah as their Director of Housing & Residential Education.  Over the past 21 years of professional experience, Barb has served students at Avila University, Park University, and the University of Utah.  In addition to her years of experience working in housing, Barb has experience in First-Year Seminars, Volunteerism and Service Learning, and New Student Orientation.

Kansas State University is a special location as it is where she met fellow graduate student and future partner, Mateo Remsburg.  In 2002 Barb and Mateo transition to the University of Utah, Barb in housing and Mateo in Admissions.  Barb's engagement and interest in Strategic Enrollment Management comes from exploring and learning about the work within Admissions and Enrollment Management.  Understanding University goals and their impact on housing is critical to the success of both.

While at the University of Utah she has had the opportunity to transition the department application and assignment system to an online platform, to stabilize the 2002 Winter Olympic Athlete Village post Olympics, to build an Honors Living Learning Community building in 2012 and in 2016 to partner with the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute to build Lassonde Studios.

On a personal note, Barb and Mateo have two boys ages 12 and 10.  They lived on campus when they were younger and love exploring the new buildings "mom built" before residents move in.

Barb has previously served AIMHO on the Awards & Recognition Committee, Marketing Committee, Program Committee, Program Committee Chair, as President, and now serves on the SHO Institute Committee.

 

 

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