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Lisa Brown Cornelius
Director of Residence Life
Email – lmbrown@jcu.eduLisa 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
Assistant Director of Residence Life for Residential Education
Email – lcarreon@jcu.edu

Eddie joined the John Carroll University community in the summer of 2012.  He has worked in the Residence Life offices at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.  He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.  Eddie believes very strongly in values based education and the vision and mission of Jesuit Catholic higher education.  Eddie’s portfolio includes supervising the Area Coordinator staff; developing the Resident Assistant leadership program; implementing residential, outcomes-based programs; coordinating responses to student emergencies and crisis in the residence halls; and orchestrating the recruitment, selection and training of staff.


 

Brendan Dolan
Assistant Director of Residence Life for Housing Operations
Email – bdolan@jcu.edu

 


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Marie J. Perri
Housing Coordinator
Email – mperri@jcu.edu

Marie joined the Office of Residence Life team in September of 1998. Prior to working at JCU, she worked for University Hospital’s UPCP in the area of pediatrics and child psychology. Marie oversees all aspects of our housing process including contracts, occupancy, reports, and the room selection process for international, transfer, freshmen, and continuing students.


Emily O'Dell

Emily O’Dell
Administrative Assistant
Email – eodell@jcu.edu

Emily joined the Office of Residence Life in January 2013. She received her bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University in Social Work.  As administrative assistant to the offices of Residence Life and Liturgical Music she is responsible for supervision of work study students, assisting in the administration of departmental budgets, maintaining the Office of Residence Life website, and assistance to the Housing Coordinator.


Brendan Braaten

Brendan Braaten
Area Coordinator (Hamlin and Campion Halls)
Email – bbraaten@jcu.edu

Hello! My name is Brendan L. Braaten and I came to John Carroll University in July 2013. I will be serving Campion and Hamlin halls as an Area Coordinator for the 2014-15 academic year. I moved to Ohio from Charlotte, N.C. in 2011 after graduating from Western Carolina University with my M.Ed. in College Student Personnel. I most recently served as an Area Director at the College of Wooster where I was responsible for a residential area of over 800 first-years and Greek-lettered residents, and supervised over 30 student staff members.

I received my B.S. in Public Relations from Appalachian State University in 2009, where my passion for serving students began through my work in the Student ID office on campus. I then graduated from Western Carolina University in 2011 with an M.Ed. in College Student Personnel. At WCU, I served as a Project Coordinator for the Center for Service-Learning where I led several alternative break trips and service projects in the local community. I also served the office as well as an Academic Resource Coordinator for Residential Living, which allowed me to meet with residents who struggled academically and provide educational programming in the residence halls.

In addition to supervising a team of student staff members, I am excited about joining the John Carroll community because of the university’s focus on service, its Jesuit identity, and Cura Personalis-care for the whole person.


 


Deanna Strauss

Deanna Strauss
Area Coordinator (Dolan and Pacelli Halls)
Email – dstrauss@jcu.edu

Deanna is the area coordinator responsible for the operation and administration of Dolan and Pacelli Halls and joined our John Carroll University Res Life Team in July, 2013. Deanna earned her associate’s degree in Business Management and her master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from The University of Akron, and earned her bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from Malone University. Deanna comes to JCU  from The University of Akron, where she served as the Graduate Assistant for Living-Learning Communities (L-LCs) in the department of Residence Life & Housing.  While at Akron, Deanna oversaw the largest student staff and helped with the development of new L-LCs, focused on student success at the freshman and sophomore level. Prior to working in Residence Life, Deanna worked at North Central State College and served as a champion for career center students by helping them think through the decision making process of attending college and finding the right fit, and then navigated the complex process of arranging campus visits, completing college admissions and financial aid/scholarship applications, course registration, and transfer credits personally with the student and their family. Deanna’s passion lies in assisting first-year students with the transition to college life and through her work at previous institutions, she has taught the first-year college success seminar for the past four years. As a first-generation college student, she understands first hand many of the struggles students face and her hope is to always be seen as a friendly welcoming face for students, someone who is able to lend a listening ear, or serve as an individual who can help students find needed campus and community resources.

Contact Information:

Email:  jcureslife@jcu.edu
Phone: 216-397-4408
Fax: 216-397-4919
Address: 1 John Carroll Boulevard University Heights, Ohio 44118