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 student 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 positively 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

Email: reslife@mckendree.edu
Phone: 618-537-6855
Fax: 618-537-6538

Professional Staff

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Calvin Wertman

Director of Residence Life, Student Conduct, and Fraternity and Sorority Life
Clark Hall 109





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Manda Burkhart

Assistant Director of Residence Life and Fraternity and Sorority Life
Clark Hall 111




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Millard Curtis

Area Coordinator
McKendree West
(618) 537-6808



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Dan Witlock

Area Coordinator
Residence Hall East/West, Hunter Street, The Suites
(618) 537-6855



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Emily Olague

Resident Director
Baker Hall
(618) 537-6855



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Rose Marinucci

Resident Director
Barnett Hall
(618) 537-6855


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Craig Tompkins

Resident Director
Walton Hall
(618) 537-6855