This archived article was written by: Kristen Zarucchi-Mize
Blaney Hanvey has replaced John Haky as the residential life coordinator. She is excited to be working with the students living in the residence halls. She says it gives her an opportunity to see the different side of students, apart from how they run their academic lives.
She heard about the position through the college website and applied in January. She graduated from CEU and wanted to return to a comfortable working place.
Hanvey thinks that since USU-Eastern is a smaller school, it provides a lot of opportunities to students and gives everyone a chance to be involved. She is looking forward to going to the resident hall activities to get to know students living there.
Since she has started the new job, she has learned a lot about regulations and rules to make residential life run smoothly. All departments such as the housing directors and residential advisors have to work together in order to deal with the concerns of students.
When she first started working here, Alex Herzog, Sharon Jones and the rest of the staff welcomed her with open arms. She said that the opportunity to call the previous residential life coordinator, John Haky, for any questions about her new position is available to her at all times.
Hanvey has a master’s degree in student affairs and was a residential advisor at Southern Utah University’s campus, which she attended.
She says that not a lot of students know her yet. She feels that because she came in half way through the year, students are already set in their routines. She added that she would like the students to know that they are welcome to come in to her office if they have any concerns or ideas. Her office is located on the second floor of the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center.