Resident Life

Living on Campus Leads to Academic Success

Living on campus is a unique experience for every student as it provides an atmosphere where students will be challenged to grow as they build meaningful relationships with their peers. According to a recent study conducted by the Department of Residence at Iowa State University, students who live on-campus have a higher graduation rate compared to their peers residing off-campus. Along with a higher graduation rate, the study found that living on campus during the first year resulted in a higher return rate and an increased improvement in academic performance. 

At Southwestern Christian University, the Housing and Residence Life staff is committed to student development, and our staff is equipped to ensure that all residential students are provided with the optimal learning and living environment during their stay on campus. Our Housing and Residence Life staff consists of The Director of Housing/Resident Director and nine student staff members called "Resident Assistants."

 

Our Directors

 

 

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Kaylee Bishop

Director of Student Life / Female Residence Director

Kaylee.bishop@swcu.edu

Education: Master of Human Relations, University of Oklahoma; Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Counseling, SCU

Kaylee is the Director of Student Life, as well as the Resident Director. Prior to taking the position as RD, Kaylee served in the Academic Affairs Office for two years. She is very excited to be a Resident Director because she desires to create an encouraging and home-like atmosphere for all residential students in addition to providing fun activities for students across campus. Kaylee served as a Resident Assistant her Junior year at SCU, and she remembers how influential this time of her life was and is eager to work with her Res Life staff to create the best campus experience ever.

Fun facts about Kaylee:

  • Kaylee’s favorite animal is a sloth and she got to hold one for her 24th birthday!
  • Kaylee is fluent in quotes from The Office, How I Met Your Mother and Boy Meets World.
  • Kaylee and her husband, Jamin, met on a missions trip to Guatemala. The girls had to have a guy with them while walking around the outdoor shopping center, so Kaylee grabbed Jamin and called him her “bartering buddy.”

 

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Colton Skero

Assistant to the Resident Director/North Dorms Men RA

colton.skero@swcu.edu

My name is Colton Skero. I grew up in Cut and Shoot, Texas, and I'm a senior here at Southwestern. I grew up playing baseball but ended up coming to Southwestern as a member of the bowling team. I am also a member of SCU's One Voice group. I spend pretty much all of my free time bowling or playing videogames. I am a business major with a concentration in accounting. The atmosphere of SCU has definitely made being away from my family easier. I am always happy to help people, so feel free to ask.

Fun facts about Colton:

  • My dog's name is Mr. Wiggles, and he loves to eat Starbursts.
  • My favorite color is seafoam green.
  • I enjoy trying the hottest hot sauces I can find.

 

 

Our RAs

Each residential facility has a student Res Life Staff member in charge of each of its hall. These individuals conduct meetings every month to relay information to the other residents about upcoming announcements for the university. They are a resource for the students in their hall for tasks such as conflict management, unlocking student’s rooms in the event someone gets locked out, maintenance requests, planning fun hall events and much more.

 

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My name is Gage Clark, I am the RA of the 1st floor of the LLC. My hope for this new year is to grow in new ways, and to inspire and be inspired by the people around me!

 

Fun facts about Gage:

  • I own a Playstation 5.
  • I did not actually catch the fish in my bio picture
  • I did not give 3 fun facts about myself to the website guy.

 

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My name is Sam Hill, and I'm from Florence, South Carolina. I'm currently a sophomore at SCU and my major is Christian Studies with a focus in Pastoral Ministry. Growing up, my parents were pastors and I never wanted to become that but God had other plans. I plan to pursue pastoral ministry and I may even plant a church someday, but at the moment I am going wherever God leads me! I am into anything that involves superheroes, trucks, or good music. At SCU I've easily found a great group of friends that have helped me grow in my relationship with God and I am very thankful for the atmosphere on campus!

 

Fun facts:

  • I've lived all over South Carolina and I even lived in Wichita, KS for a few years of my life.
  • I always said that I would never come to SCU because it was too far from home but God had other plans for my life.
  • I am genuinely one of the most sarcastic people that you will ever meet, I have been this way for my entire life. 

 

 

 

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Hey everyone! My name is Cassidy DeWitt and I’m from Tuttle, Oklahoma! After taking some time off to travel after graduating in 2017 I ended up here at SCU in the fall of 2019 and have been here ever since! I am majoring in early childhood education and plan on becoming a certified early childhood educator. I aspire to be the kind of teacher that has a long-lasting impact on their students' lives! I have three semesters left here at SCU and I am excited to see what all is in store for me over the next year and a half! I am looking forward to my second year on the ResLife team and I am excited to meet so many new people and to continue to build community here at SCU!

 

Fun Facts:

  • When I was little I fell off monkey-bars and I got an acorn cap stuck in my forehead.
  • I can wiggle my ears.
  • I don’t know how to whistle.

 

 

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Hello my name is Kendyll Harris I currently play softball here at SCU. I enjoy getting to know new people.

 

Fun Facts about Kendyll:

  • Agriculture was and still is a major part in my life also.
  • I am so excited to see what this year brings to all of us here at SCU!! GO

 

 

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Hi, My name is Abby Sherrill. I am from Texas and Oklahoma...mostly Oklahoma at this point. I am an English Education major and hope to teach high school english once I graduate. This is my Junior year. If you ever need to know a funny story about the Dean of Students I may have one or two of those. Family is a big part of my life and I absolutely adore my 3 nephews.

 

Fun Facts about Abby:

  • I love to read
  • I am a big fan of Stardew Valley and enjoy playing games on  my Nintendo Switch in my downtime
  • I did not write my Res Life Bio but website guy did a good job.

 

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My name is Jake Risinger. I grew up in Madisonville, Texas and I am a junior here at Southwestern Christian University. I have grown up playing baseball and dreamed of playing college baseball. Southwestern Christian University gave me that opportunity and I am very grateful to be here! I spend a lot of time at the baseball field, the weight room, and hanging out with friends at the school. I am studying to become a pastor and wanting to use what I learn to help spread the good news of Jesus Christ to the world! Southwestern has not only helped me in my faith, but has been a home to me away from home. I love the atmosphere and love the family I have made while being here! I am always happy to help people, so feel free to ask!

 
Fun facts about Jake:
 
  • I am a big Houston Astros fan.
  • I once zip-lined over a rainforest in Costa Rica.
  • I preach at a rehab facility in my hometown.

 

 

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Hey y'all! I'm Faith Andrew, a sophmore from Texas City, TX. I'm a Psych major with a minor in Music. I'll eventually use those degrees to start a group home for orphaned teens in Houston. I have a passion for teaching and leading younger ladies; I strive to be the mentor I wish I had at their age. Therefore, my goal as an RA is to be a leader that provides a fun, Godly, and homey enviornment. Being 7 hours from home, I understand the importance of creating a strong community life on campus. I also serve as a Chaplain, SGA member, and VP of KKP, so I'd love to help you get plugged in! I'm always happy to help support any and every Eagle on their journey at SCU!

 

Fun facts about Faith:

  • I've backflipped off a cliff in AZ.
  • I once jumped off a bridge in FL.
  • My 2nd biggest fear is heights.