Professional Staff

    The Associate Dean of Students, Coordinators of Residence Life, Coordinator of Student Activities as well as upper-class student Resident Assistants [RA's] live in residence and work together to create the most comfortable, supportive and responsive living environment possible. Students can contact them anytime if they need assistance.

    Chris Shaffer, Associate Dean of Students

    As an Associate Dean of Students, Mr. Shaffer oversees the Residence Life and Mail Services departments on campus. He has been serving the Ringling community for many years. 

    JJ Mitchell, Coordinator of Residence Life for Housing Operations

    JJ did his graduate work at Bucknell University in the M.S. Education: College Student Personnel Program. He got his undergraduate degree in Business at Centenary College in New Jersey. JJ’s main responsibilities are to coordinate the Business Operations of the Department of Residence Life, including Room Selection, Key Management, Contracting, and Conferences. JJ lives on campus and shares in the On-Call Duty Rotation for Student Life.