Business Services is pleased to announce that John Eckman has joined the Division in the newly created position of director of residential services. Mr. Eckman will be overseeing all aspects of student housing services including assignments, building administration and information center management, off campus services, and the annual move-in and move-out activities. He will also work closely with University partners including College House and Academic Services, Faculties and Real Estate Services and the Division of Public Safety.
Mr. Eckman has a master of education in college student personnel administration from Indiana University and a BS degree in planning, public policy and management from the University of Oregon.
He brings 17 years experience in managing university housing to the position, most recently as executive director of auxiliary services at Portland State University in Oregon. In that capacity he oversaw housing, dining, the student union, transportation, parking, hotel, event management and vending. Previous employment included work in student services at Portland State University and Southern Oregon University and as an area director of housing and residential life at New York University.