Resident Director Reflections

Charmaine Turner Photo

Charmaine Turner, 2nd year
M.A. Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution

Being a Resident Director at Salisbury University has helped me prepare for the professional world ahead of me. I have gained the experience of working with two different buildings, one freshmen class and one upper-class. I have also been the lead of two program committees and been a part of two search committees.

At Salisbury, I get to be a part of this family that leans on and uplifts each other. I am getting my master’s degree in the Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution program and it complements the Resident Director position so well. I would not change my decision to come to Salisbury University at all, and neither will you.


Portrait of Emily Maggio

Emily Maggio, 1st year
M.A. Curriculum and Instruction, Post-Secondary Education

I first chose to come to Salisbury University because of the Post-Secondary Education program. As someone who wants to work in higher education, this was the perfect program because it prepares you to work with college-aged students. The Resident Director position has complimented my education because I am able to relate what happens in my everyday life as a RD to what I am learning in my classes.

I love being a Resident Director at Salisbury University because of the community within the residence halls that I see being developed across campus. I have also created amazing relationships with the other building directors, which is a part of what makes my experience here at SU that much more enjoyable. Residence Life at SU has helped me grow personally and professionally, which makes it easy for me to say that coming to SU and being a RD one of the best decisions you can make!


Portrait of Park Chin

Park Chin, 1st year
M.A. Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution

I knew I wanted to be a Resident Director as soon as I set foot on the campus. The atmosphere of the campus was friendly and inviting and it seemed like I just fit in. I was also drawn to the Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution master’s program at SU. A lot of schools offer programs in Higher Ed. Administration, but I felt this program had a wider appeal and could be applied to many fields.

The last thing that drew me to SU is how welcoming the department was to me. It could have been intimidating being interviewed by all of the staff, but everyone seemed genuinely interested in making me feel welcome. Overall my experience has been very positive and I feel even more welcome now than I did then. Everyone works hard to help you get acclimated and start off on the right foot. I can say for sure that this position here at SU was right for me.