About Us

Mission Statement

The Office of Residence Life is committed to providing a safe and well-maintained residential community while promoting student success.

Pillars of Value


We prioritize the safety and security of our residential environments by responding to the diverse needs of our population and partnering with students in the resolution process.

Residential Community
We establish welcoming and supportive environments where students develop relationships and make meaningful connections by living and learning amongst their peers.

Mutual Respect
We assist students in developing mutual respect and appreciation for the differences within themselves and others while contributing to an inclusive studnet atmosphere.

Responsible Citizenship
We enable students to recognize their role as members of the campus, local, and global communities who act with adult standards of behavior and postively contribute to the wellbeing of others.

Development & Growth
We foster the holistic development of our residential population through experiences meant to challenge, engage, and educate.

We strive to support the mission of the University by providing opportunities for learning outside of the classroom that will enhance the overall college experience and academic excellence of our students.

Contact Us

Office: Clark Hall 109 & 111
Email: reslife@mckendree.ed
Phone: 618-537-6855
Fax: 618-537-6538

Professional Staff

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Samantha Englar

Director of Residence Life
Student Government Association Advisor
(618) 537-6548
Clark Hall 111


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Calvin Wertman

Assistant Director of Residence Life
Coordinator for Greek Life
(618) 537-6912
Clark Hall 109


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Stephanie Gonzalez

Area Coordinator
University Commons & The Suites
(618) 537-3923
Clark Hall LL2

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Saranda Lund

Area Coordinator
McKendree University & The Triplex
(618) 537-4898
McKendree West Clubhouse


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Phil Osredkar

Area Coordinator
Residence Hall East/West & Hunter Street
(618) 537-3688
Residence Hall East 311

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Leslie Ditlow

Resident Director
Walton Hall
(618) 537-3689
Walton Hall 159

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Carlie Johnson

Resident Director
Baker Hall
(618) 537-6406
Baker Hall 120

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Naeelah Chism

Assistant Resident Director
The Suites
(618) 537-6855
Walton Hall 159