Housing and Residence Life Staff

Ross Novak

Director of Housing & Residence Life


Ross was appointed the Director of Housing and Residence Life in July 2012.  Before accepting the position, Ross was the Dean of Residence Life and the First Year Experience at Manhattanville College. Earlier in his career, he was the Coordinator for Community Service Programs/Resident Director at Norwich University. Ross earned a Bachelor’s degree in telecommunications and a M.Ed. degree in College Student Personnel working at Ohio University. 

Tyler Ward

Assistant Director of Housing & Residence Life


Tyler supervises the Residence Directors, and organizes staff training and selection processes.
Tyler has earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Education from Lock Haven University and a Master's of Science in Higher Education Administration at Marywood University.

Shannon Sloan



Shannon is the first person most people meet in the office. Shannon coordinates many of the daily communication and organizational activities. She has been a member of the Housing and Residence Life staff since May 2014. She is looking forward to working with the community in her new role.

Residence Directors

Residence Directors are graduate students enrolled in a Marywood master’s or doctoral degree program. The Residence Directors oversee the residential areas that make up University Housing.

Alexis Maylor


Alexis is the Residence Director of Madonna Hall. Alexis earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Delaware Valley College. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science degree in Biotechnology.

Annmarie Holler


Annmarie is the Residence Director for Loughran Hall. Annmarie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education. She is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting.

Meurcie Redding


Meurcie is the Residence Director for the Woodland Residences. Meurcie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Therapy from Marywood University. She is pursuing her Master of Arts degree in Art Therapy.

Michael Stracci


Michael is the Residence Director for Regina, Perpetual Help, McCarty, and Emmanuel Halls. Michael earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Manhattanville College. He is pursuing a Master of Science degree in Higher Education Adminstration.

Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants are undergraduate or graduate students selected on the basis of leadership ability, communication skills, interpersonal relationship skills and an expressed interest in developing a sense of community among residents.