Office of Residence Life

Administration, Area Coordinators, and Community Coordinator

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Lisa Brown Cornelius, M.A.
Director of Residence Life
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Lisa joined the Office of Residence Life in 2011.  Lisa has held the positions of associate director and assistant director of residence life at Xavier University where she has worked since 2003.  Prior to that she served as an area coordinator at the University of Dayton.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and History from Xavier University and a master’s degree in student affairs administration from Michigan State University.  Lisa is actively involved in the Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

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Lord Edwin “Eddie” J. Carreon, M.A. 
Associate Director of Residence Life for Residential Education
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Eddie joined the John Carroll University community in the summer of 2012.  He previously served in the Residence Life offices at Saint Joseph’s University and College of the Holy Cross.  He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.  Eddie believes very strongly in the mission and vision of Jesuit Catholic higher education.  Eddie’s portfolio includes leading the Residential Education team, directing the Resident Assistant leadership program, coordinating responses to student emergencies and crisis, and leading the recruitment, selection and training of staff.  Eddie also teaches in the Arrupe Scholars and Intergroup Dialogue programs.


Brendan J. Dolan, B.A. ’08, M.A.
Assistant Director of Residence Life for Housing Operations
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Brendan joined the John Carroll University community in the fall of 2014.  He spent the previous six years working within various Residence Life positions at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in Winona, MN.  He earned his undergraduate degree at John Carroll University in 2008 and his master’s degree at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN.  Brendan is a strong proponent of Catholic Higher Education and mission formation. Brendan focuses on the housing operations within the Office of Residence Life including facilities, coordinating access to the halls, collaborating with the residential Greek communities, and overseeing the residential duplexes and houses.

Kyrstin Dittenhafer-Swartz 
Coordinator of Housing Operations
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Kyrstin joined the Office of Residence Life in October of 2017.  As the Coordinator of Housing operations, she manages housing occupancy and facilitates the room assignment processes for all residential students. Additionally, Kyrstin oversees operations of the Central Office and supervises the student office assistant team . Prior to coming to John Carroll, Kyrstin received both her undergraduate degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management and Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During her studies, Kyrstin was extensively involved in Residence Life, starting as a Community Advisor and ultimately serving as a Graduate Assistant with in the department. These opportunities are what fostered her passion for Residence Life and influenced her to make it her career path of choice. Kyrstin looks forward to continuing her Residence Life experience at a new institution here at John Carroll University.


Bernell M. Nevil III, M.A. 
Area Coordinator for Millor and Sutowski Halls
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Bernell joined the Office of Residence Life in June 2014.  He is the Area Coordinator overseeing the Millor and Sutowski residential communities.  Before coming to John Carroll, Bernell earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with majors in Organization and Human Resources and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis.  Throughout his time at WashU, he found a passion for helping students in a variety of roles such as working with orientation, being a tour guide, and being an RA.  He went on to get his Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration from Michigan State University.  While at MSU, he served as an Assistant Community Director in a residence hall of over 1100 students and supervised a staff of eight Resident Assistants.  Bernell is very excited to join the John Carroll community to help the institution work towards its mission of creating men and women for others.

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Elizabeth Greenlee, M.A. 
Area Coordinator for Campion and Hamlin Halls
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Elizabeth joined the Office of Residence Life at John Carroll University in June 2016 and serves as the Area Coordinator overseeing the Campion and Hamlin residential communities. She graduated with her Master of Arts degree from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, where she studied higher education. In addition to an assistantship at Boston College, Elizabeth also gained experience in residence life at both Brandeis University and Brown University. Elizabeth is looking forward to exploring the city of Cleveland.

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Dan Fotoples B.A. ’10, J.D., M.A.
Area Coordinator for Bernet and Murphy Halls
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Dan joined the Office of Residence Life in June 2016. Dan serves as the Area Coordinator overseeing Murphy and Bernet Halls. Prior to joining John Carroll University, Dan worked as a Residence Director at DePaul University in Chicago. Dan earned his undergraduate degree at John Carroll University, graduating in 2010, before moving on to the University of Notre Dame for law school and then Michigan State University for a masters degree in student affairs administration. As demonstrated by his long, winding road of educational experiences, Dan believes strongly in the Jesuit idea of discernment and constantly finding the intersection of where his skill set meets the greatest need. Additionally, Dan’s professional interests include student conduct and Title IX compliance and process improvement.


Carmen Guess, M.Ed. 
Area Coordinator for Dolan and Pacelli Halls
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Carmen joined the Office of Residence Life in September 2016. She is the Area Coordinator overseeing the Dolan and Pacelli residential communities. Before coming to John Carroll University, Carmen earned her Master’s in Higher Education and Leadership from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. Throughout her time at Valdosta State, she found her passion for working with college students in various offices like Campus Activities, Housing, and Diversity and Inclusion. Carmen is excited to join the John Carroll community to help the institution work towards its mission by inspiring individuals to excel in leadership and service.

Priscilla A. Flores,  B.S. ’16
Community Coordinator for Hamlin Hall
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Priscilla joined the Office of Residence Life in October 2016.  She is the Community Coordinator overseeing Hamlin Hall.  Before joining John Carroll University as an employee, Priscilla completed her undergraduate degree and graduated in May 2016 from JCU.  She is currently pursuing her master’s in social science and administration at Case Western Reserve University.  While a student at John Carroll, Priscilla was a resident assistant for three years and after graduation spent some time at Cleveland State University as an Assistant Resident Director for a predominately first year population.  Priscilla is very excited to return to JCU and use her new role to engage in the Greek community to assist in the mission and growth of men and women for and with others.


Contact Information:

Phone: 216-397-4408
Fax: 216-397-4919
John Carroll University
Office of Residence Life
1 John Carroll Boulevard

University Heights, Ohio 44118