Residence Life and
Housing Services

West Chester University

202 Lawrence Center
West Chester, PA 19383


Central Office Staff

Dr. Thomas J. Purce Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs BIO
Mr. Peter C. Galloway Director of Housing Services and Assistant Dean for Student Involvement BIO
Mrs. Marion McKinney Director of Residence Life BIO
Mrs. Susan Visoskas Associate Director of Housing and Dining Administration BIO
Mr. Kent Guerin Coordinator of Technology Services BIO

Central Office Support Staff

Mrs. Stephanie Paulachok BIO
Mrs. Claire Masi BIO

Residence Hall and Apartment Staff

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Hall Name Title Name Hall Phone Number
Allegheny Hall Resident Director Mr. Justin Brown 610.430.4040
Allegheny Hall Graduate Assistant Ms. Cristina Urena 610.430.4040
Brandywine Hall Resident Director Ms. Michelle Stark 610.430.4030
Brandywine Hall Graduate Assistant Ms. Jahmai Fisher 610.430.4030
Commonwealth Hall Resident Director Mr. Ryan Pugliese 610.430.4020
Commonwealth Hall Graduate Assistant Ms. Eric Frans 610.430.4020
Goshen Hall Resident Director Ms. Takeyda Williams 610.436.2206
Goshen Hall Graduate Assistant Ms. Jahmai Fisher 610.436.2206
Killinger Hall Graduate Hall Director Ms. Chloe Webb 610.436.2422
Killinger Hall Graduate Assistant Ms. Lexi Washington 610.436.2422
Schmidt Hall Resident Director Ms. Christine Yim 610.436.2291
Schmidt Hall Graduate Assistant Ms. Danielle Cartwright 610.436.2291
Tyson Hall Resident Director Mr. Lance Collier 610.436.2412
Tyson Hall Graduate Assistant Ms. Cristina Urena 610.436.2412
University Hall Graduate Hall Director Ms. Emma Israel 610.692.7391
College Arms Apts. Graduate Hall Director Ms. Danielle Cartwright 610.436.3307
South Campus
Apartment Complex
Resident Director Ms. Alyssa Trytek 610.436.2368
The Village at WCU Resident Director Ms. Erika Littles 610.436.2368
East Village at WCU Graduate Assistant Mr. Jordan Porr 610.436.2368

Central Staff Bios

Dr. Thomas J. Purce,
Assistant Vice President for Students Affairs

In his role as Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Tom is responsible for overseeing the Offices of Residence Life, Housing Services, WCU Dining Services, Greek Life and Student Organizations, Recreation and Leisure Services, in addition to New Student Programs and Orientation. Tom has been in Student Affairs for his entire professional career. Since his arrival at WCU in January 1987, he has served as the Director of Residence, Director of Residence Life and Housing Services, plus as interim Assistant Dean of Students for a two-year period. Tom has chaired and participated in a wide array of campus committees over the years, but his primary satisfaction comes from working with students at this University. One way which he has maintained close student contact and cultivated long-term friendships is by serving as advisor to the Residence Hall Association since he began working here.

Prior to his arrival at WCU, Tom worked as an admissions counselor at Alfred University (NY), a resident director at Alfred State College (NY), a housing manager at Lassen Community College (CA), and director of residence life at Adelphi University (NY). He received a BA in History and a MS in Counseling in Higher Education both at Alfred University before obtaining his Ed. D. in Higher Education Administration from Widener University. Tom resides in the Borough of West Chester with his wife Mame and daughter Lindsay, who graduated from the University of Delaware. When away for WCU Tom likes to travel, garden, exercise and spend time with friends and family.

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Mr. Peter C. Galloway,
Director of Housing Services and Assistant Dean for Student Involvement

Peter is currently the Director of Housing Services at West Chester, overseeing all operational aspects of University owned housing . Since starting at WCU in 1988, he has also been the Assistant Director of Housing and Associate Director of Housing Operations.

Beginning in 2008, Peter has also served as the Assistant Dean for Student Involvement, where he oversees the departments of Campus Recreation, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and Student Leadership and Involvement.

Prior to working at WCU, Peter was an Area Coordinator and Business Manager in the Office of Housing and Residential Life at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, and a Graduate Hall Director at SUNY Potsdam in Potsdam, NY. He received a BA from SUNY Potsdam and an MBA from Clarkson University, both in Potsdam, NY. When not involved in activities on campus, he enjoys music and reading, and is active in his local church.

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Mrs. Marion McKinney,
Director of Residence Life

In her role as the Director of Residence Life, Marion oversees all aspects, supervision, training and development, staff selection, and all developmental programming that takes place within our traditional residence halls on North Campus, our South Campus apartment complex, as well as our affiliated housing. Marion is currently the Faculty/Staff Advisor for Miss West Chester University. Marion is also a nationally certified Rape Aggression Defense Systems Instructor. Marion has a passion for serving students and having a profound impact on their lives everyday.

Prior to working at WCU, Marion was a property manager at the University of New Hampshire, she also served as a Resident Director at Old Dominion University as well as the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. She received her BS in Criminal Justice and her MS in Higher Education Counseling from West Chester University. When not involved in activities on campus, she enjoys gardening, cooking and spending time with her husband and daughter and son as well at entertaining close friends at her home.

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Mrs. Susan Visoskas,
Associate Director of Housing and Dining Administration

Sue is the Associate Director of Housing and Dining Administration, overseeing all aspects of students' housing assignments, occupancy management, and marketing. Sue has served in this role since June 2006. Sue enjoys the challenges of implementing new technology while keeping processes people-friendly. Her professional interests outside of housing assignments include staff selection and advising student groups. Sue currently serves as the advisor to the Residence Hall Association.

Prior to working at WCU, Sue was the Supervisor of the Learning Resource Centers at the Chester County Campuses of Delaware County Community College. She also served as a member of the Residence Life staff at the University of Delaware for 14 years, as both a student and professional staff member. Sue received her BA and Master of Public Administration degrees from the University of Delaware. When not involved in activities on campus, she enjoys reading, travel, cooking, Phillies baseball, and singing with the Chester County Choral Society.

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Mr. Kent Guerin,
Coordinator of Technology Services

Kent has served as Coordinator of Technology Services since 2000. His main responsibility is as support for networking services, desktop applications and web development for Residence Life and Housing Services and the resident communities. He also handles any issues between WCU's telecommunications department / Comcast cable services, and the resident student body. He enjoys having the ability to help make the student experience a positive one.

After attending the University of Maryland and Widener University, Kent spent the next 10 years of his life on the road as a live event Production Manager for both Corporate and Entertainment clients. After settling down and getting married, he was a Video Production/Satellite Transmission Engineer for Suburban Cable's advertising services before coming to West Chester U.

Kent now lives in Malvern with his 19 year-old daughter, Samantha. His interests are classic jazz and old movies, and he is also a rabid Eagles fan.

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Mrs. Stephanie Paulachok,
Secretary, Residence Life and Housing Services

Stephanie Paulachok has been employed by West Chester University and Residence Life and Housing Services since June, 2003. She earned a B.S. in Business Education from Shippensburg University and taught high school students before having children. Once her children were in school, Stephanie worked part-time for 11 years at the Boy Scouts of America before taking the full-time position with Residence Life. She really enjoys meeting the WCU students and helping them and their parents adjust to college life away from home.

Stephanie is married and has a son who recently graduated from the University of Delaware and a married daughter who graduated from WCU in May 2004. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and interior decorating.

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Mrs. Claire Masi,
Secretary, Residence Life and Housing Services

Claire Masi has been employed by West Chester and Residence Life and Housing Services since January, 2007. Before coming to West Chester, she spent thirteen years working in retailing, and thoroughly enjoys the change of pace and the friendly, welcoming atmosphere she has found here at WCU. Claire enjoys working with students and helping them adjust to life on campus.

Claire is married and has two daughters. Some of her favorite things are gardening, baking, traveling, and last but not least, chocolate.

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