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The Office of Residence Life is the unit within the Division of Student Life that is responsible for the on-campus housing and residence life programs at the University. The main office is located in Washington Residence Hall. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. During the academic year, the office hours are extended until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

StaffAnne Lahoda


Anne Lahoda is the Director of Residence Life. She has worked at RMU in the Residence Life Office for 5 years and enjoys getting to know RMU students. Anne has a strong enthusiasm for her position and working with parents and families. Prior to RMU, Anne worked at LaRoche College.

A native of Pittsburgh, Anne loves spending time with her husband, 4 children, and family.

Go Colonials!

StaffAshley Haney


Ashley Haney is the Assistant Director of the Office of Residence Life. She earned her M.S.Ed in Higher Education and Counseling at Youngstown State University. Ashley also completed a Certification in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and a B.A. in Commercial Art from Thiel College.

Ashley joined the RMU community in July 2011 as an Area Coordinator before becoming the Assistant Director. Ashley has also worked professionally as a Resident Director at Thiel College in Greenville, PA.

In her free time, Ashley enjoys playing basketball, running, painting, watching movies, binge watching shows, and spending time with her family.

StaffJan Leopold


Jan is the Office Coordinator for the Residence Life office. Prior to coming to RMU, Jan was a Program Manager Support for a relocation company in Robinson Township.

Jan enjoys gardening, traveling and spending time with her family. In her free time, she volunteers at her community food pantry, is a board member for the West Allegheny Workcamp and is a host home for young adults involved in the Silver Ring Thing organization.

She and her husband live in Imperial, they have 3 children and 2 grandchildren.

StaffElizabeth "Liz " Holt


Elizabeth “Liz” Holt is an Area Coordinator at Robert Morris University. She earned her MA in College Student Development and Administration from Shepherd University and a BS in Music Education from York College of Pennsylvania. Liz claims Mays Landing, NJ as her hometown but also spent time in South Carolina, New York State, Michigan and West Virginia.

Prior to RMU, Liz worked at Shepherd University from 2010 through 2011 for the Office of Financial Aid, Stevenson University as a Hall Director from 2009 through 2010 and was a Graduate Hall Director at Shepherd University from 2006-2008.

In her free time, Liz enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two cats, crafting, reading, playing instruments, playing video and tabletop board games, and attending comic book conventions.

StaffCharles "Chuck" Forrester


Charles “Chuck” Forrester is the Area Coordinator for Adams, Braddock, Hamilton, and Washington Hall.

Charles currently oversees the Honors Living Learning Community in Hamilton Hall and is the Advisor for The RMU Residence Hall Association.

Before joining us at RMU, Charles earned his M.Ed. in Higher Education Management from The University of Pittsburgh in 2014 and his B.A. in Social Policy and Justice from Duquesne University in 2012. Charles grew up just twenty minutes from RMU in his hometown of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.

In his free time you can find Chuck reading, spending time with friends and family, traveling, or dreaming about the next trip he will take. Go Colonials!

StaffHolly Nedley


Holly Nedley is an Area Coordinator in the Office of Residence Life. She earned her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University in 2015. Holly also completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Clarion University where she was a member of the Men & Women's Swimming and Diving Team.

Holly was a graduate intern at the University of Pittsburgh in the Career Development and Placement Assistance office while completing her degree. She also served as a graduate assistant at Chatham University in the Department of Athletics where she worked closely with the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

In her free time, Holly enjoys reading, swimming, yoga, exercising, trying new recipes, and spending time with friends and family.

StaffLauren McCarthy


Lauren McCarthy is a Program Assistant for Community Development in the Office of Residence Life. She earned a B.S. in Psychology from Lock Haven University. Currently, she is earning her M.Ed in Higher Education Management from the University of Pittsburgh, with a concentration in Student Services.

Lauren enjoys cooking, baking, and spending time with her family and her dogs.

StaffKouryn Stromsky


Kouryn Stromsky is a Program Assistant for Community Development in the Office of Residence Life. She earned her B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Interpersonal and Group Communications from the University of Akron in May 2016. She moved to Pennsylvania to pursue her M.Ed in Higher Education Management at the University of Pittsburgh.

Kouryn spends her time hanging with her kitten, watching movies, and playing volleyball.