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Residence Life and Housing Services

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Residence Life and Housing Services

Phone: 610-436-3307 or 610-436-3306
RESNET (in room computer access): 610-436-2660 or

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Summer Hours (Mid-May through Mid August) 8:00am-4:00pm

202 Lawrence Center
West Chester, PA 19383

When contacting us, please provide the following information:

  • Student's Name
  • WCU ID
  • Return phone # and/or email address
  • Hall/Room Assignment
  • Brief synopsis of question or concern

Having this information can allow us to attempt to answer your question expeditiously.

About Us & Staff


Hello, and welcome to the West Chester University web site for the Office of Residence Life and Housing Services! We are pleased to present this web site, as it is full of information related to the on-campus residential program. You will discover all that is included in the residence halls from programs and activities to staff, plus it is a vehicle for searching for policies that effect your every day life while a resident student.

Life in the residence halls implies far more than just a place where you sleep and pass the time between classes. You will find that you spend a great deal of time outside the classroom and the residence hall provides a great opportunity to begin new friendships, become involved in hall and campus activities, in addition to being a springboard to future positions of leadership on campus.

This web site will help point you in the direction of all the information you need to make informed decisions. Please do not hesitate to utilize this resource. I hope you have a great experience at West Chester University and that this web site supports your needs as it relates to your residential experience.

Dr. Gerald M. Martin
Assistant Vice President for Student Life / Dean of Students

Mission Statement

Adopted 2/99 - Revised 3/05

The Office of Residence Life and Housing Services at West Chester University upholds the central missions of the University and the Division of Student Affairs by providing programs and services that support academic goals and encourage student success. These are achieved through:

  • Playing a central role in helping students apply the concepts learned in the classroom to actual life experiences
  • Providing residents with a safe and comfortable living-learning community that values the virtues of intellectual honesty, mutual respect, ethical decision making, civic and social responsibility, civility and appreciation for diversity
  • Providing facilities that are attentive to residents' needs and concerns
  • Ensuring efficient and effective management of operations and resources
  • Providing the finest and most appropriate range of services our resources permit


Central Office Staff

Name Title BIO
Mrs. Marion McKinney Director of Residence Life and Housing Services BIO
Mrs. Susan Visoskas Associate Director of Housing BIO
Mr. Barry Hendler Associate Director for Residential Programming and Academic Initiatives BIO
Mr. Kent Guerin Coordinator of Technology Services BIO

Central Office Support Staff

Name Bio
Mrs. Stephanie Paulachok BIO
Mrs. Claire Masi BIO

Central Staff Bios

Mrs. Marion McKinney
Director of Residence Life and Housing Services

In her role as the Director of Residence Life, Marion oversees all aspects, supervision, training and development, staff selection, and all developmental programming that takes place within our traditional residence halls on North Campus, our South Campus apartment complex, as well as our affiliated housing. Marion is currently the Faculty/Staff Advisor for Miss West Chester University. Marion is also a nationally certified Rape Aggression Defense Systems Instructor. Marion has a passion for serving students and having a profound impact on their lives everyday.

Prior to working at WCU, Marion was a property manager at the University of New Hampshire, she also served as a Resident Director at Old Dominion University as well as the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. She received her BS in Criminal Justice and her MS in Higher Education Counseling from West Chester University. When not involved in activities on campus, she enjoys gardening, cooking and spending time with her husband and daughter and son as well at entertaining close friends at her home.

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Mrs. Susan Visoskas
Associate Director of Housing 

Sue is the Associate Director of Housing and Dining Administration, overseeing all aspects of students' housing assignments, occupancy management and various aspects of the Dining program. Sue has worked at WCU since June 2006. Sue enjoys the challenges of implementing new technology while keeping processes people-friendly.

Prior to working at WCU, Sue was the Supervisor of the Learning Resource Centers at the Chester County Campuses of Delaware County Community College. She also served as a member of the Residence Life staff at the University of Delaware for 14 years, as both a student and professional staff member. Sue received her BA and Master of Public Administration degrees from the University of Delaware. When not involved in activities on campus, she enjoys reading, travel, cooking, Phillies baseball, and singing with the Chester County Choral Society.

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Mr. Barry Hendler
Associate Director for Residential Programming & Academic Initiatives

In his role as the Associate Director for Residential Programming & Academic Initiatives, Barry oversees all day-to-day aspects of the residence life program.  He joined West Chester University in July 2019 and has enjoyed working with the students, staff, and faculty to enhance the on-campus living experience for students.

Barry attended Arcadia University for his undergraduate degrees in Math and Spanish and Rutgers University-New Brunswick for his graduate degree in College Student Affairs.   Barry has worked professionally at Penn State University and Rowan University.

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Mr. Kent Guerin
Coordinator of Technology Services

Kent has served as Coordinator of Technology Services since 2000. His main responsibility is as support for networking services, desktop applications and web development for Residence Life and Housing Services and the resident communities. He also handles any issues between WCU's telecommunications department / Comcast cable services, and the resident student body. He enjoys having the ability to help make the student experience a positive one.

After attending the University of Maryland and Widener University, Kent spent the next 10 years of his life on the road as a live event Production Manager for both Corporate and Entertainment clients. After settling down and getting married, he was a Video Production/Satellite Transmission Engineer for Suburban Cable's advertising services before coming to West Chester U.

Kent now lives in Malvern with his daughter, Samantha. His interests are classic jazz and old movies, and he is also a rabid Eagles fan.

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Mrs. Stephanie Paulachok
Secretary, Residence Life and Housing Services

Stephanie Paulachok has been employed by West Chester University and Residence Life and Housing Services since June, 2003. She earned a B.S. in Business Education from Shippensburg University and taught high school students before having children. Once her children were in school, Stephanie worked part-time for 11 years at the Boy Scouts of America before taking the full-time position with Residence Life. She really enjoys meeting the WCU students and helping them and their parents adjust to college life away from home.

Stephanie is married and has a son who recently graduated from the University of Delaware and a married daughter who graduated from WCU in May 2004. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and interior decorating.

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Mrs. Claire Masi
Secretary, Residence Life and Housing Services

Claire Masi has been employed by West Chester and Residence Life and Housing Services since January, 2007. Before coming to West Chester, she spent thirteen years working in retailing, and thoroughly enjoys the change of pace and the friendly, welcoming atmosphere she has found here at WCU. Claire enjoys working with students and helping them adjust to life on campus.

Claire is married and has two daughters. Some of her favorite things are gardening, baking, traveling, and last but not least, chocolate.

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Allegheny Hall 610-430-4040 Resident Director - Mr. Justin Brown
Graduate Assistant - Mr. Michael Herbison
Brandywine Hall 610-430-4030 Resident Director - Mr. Adam Linetty 
Graduate Assistant - Ms. Rebecca Gonzalez
Commonwealth Hall 610-430-4020 Resident Director - Ms. Chloe Webb
Graduate Assistant - Ms. Elissa Wingfield
Goshen Hall 610-436-2206 Resident Director - Ms. Takeyda Williams
Graduate Assistant - Mr. Chris Mychajluk
Killinger Hall 610-436-2422 Graduate Hall Director - Ms. Brianna Facemire
Graduate Assistant - Mr. Andrew James
Schmidt Hall 610-436-2291 Resident Director - Ms. Leah Paulson
Graduate Assistant - Mr. Logan Houptley
Tyson Hall 610-436-2412 Resident Director - Mr. Tyler Goldstein 
Graduate Assistant - Ms. Jordan Burick
University Hall 610-692-7391 Graduate Hall Director - Ms.  Aurora Snyder
College Arms Apartments 610-436-3307 Graduate Hall Director - Mr. Andrew James
South Campus Apartment Complex 610-436-2777 Resident Director - Ms. Alyssa Trytek
Graduate Assistant - Mr. Christopher Mychajluk
The Village at WCU 610-436-2368 Resident Director - Ms. Emily Bolick
East Village at WCU 610-436-2368 Graduate Assistant - Mr. Matthew Ginieczki
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