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JOSHUA G.

FOSTER

2100 Zink Apt. 450L, Fairborn, OH 45324 (815) 354-3631 fosterj6201@yahoo.com

EDUCATION
Wright State University, Dayton, OH
Master of Arts Student Affairs in Higher Education (Anticipated 2014)
GPA: 4.0/4.0

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Bachelor of Arts Journalism, Film Studies (minor), 2005
GPA: 3.47/4.0, Deans List

WORK EXPERIENCE
Wright State University, Office of Residence Life & Housing, Dayton, OH
Community Director (July 2008 Present)
Supervise and train 12 resident assistants throughout the academic year.
Served on professional staff duty for crisis response needs for the WSU residential community.
Manage daily operations of 3 co-ed residence halls with a student population of 300 residents.
Buildings are comprised predominately of first-year students. Later served in the Honors residence
hall for first-year students in the Honors program.
Conduct judicial hearings with students for behavioral, social, and community issues.
Advisor for the Woods Community Council which provides the programming needs for over 1,100
students. (2009-2012). Advisor to Honors Council which focused on Honors Hall programming
(2012-present).
Organize and work with student groups to organize community-wide initiatives such as Party in the
Pit and Woods Haunted Trail which host over 500 students.
Maintain and manage programming and operating budgets for the RA staff, student organizations,
and community/office of over $10,000.
Develop a Living-Learning Explore Floor program which gives guidance to first-year students who
have not declared a major.
Instruct UVC sections, a class dedicated to helping incoming students transition to the collegiate
setting, and RA leadership course (EDL 410) during spring quarter to new RAs coming to the
position.
Collaborate with different offices across campus on university initiatives, and the AM maintenance
department to make sure issues that arise in the halls are taken care of.

Wright State University, Office of Residence Life & Housing, Dayton, OH
Conference Director/Guest Housing Director (July 2012 Present)
Supervised 4 desk works and 1 Assistant Conference Director
Provided long and short term customer service for camps and individuals staying in the residence
halls and apartment complexes during the summer.
Facilitated crisis response for room changes and other issues that arose as customers stayed on
campus.
Responsible for the organization of set-up and tear down of major events happening in the hall and
with preparing for stays of customers.

Ohio Dominican University, Office of Residence Life, Columbus, OH
Hall Director (August 2005 June 2008)
Supervised and trained 19 resident assistants, 1 graduate assistant, and 4 mailroom workers.
Managed the daily operations of 2 co-ed residence hall buildings with a student population of 350
residents. One building is comprised of first-year students and the other is upperclassmen.
JOSHUA G. FOSTER

2100 Zink Apt. 450L, Fairborn, OH 45324 (815) 354-3631 fosterj6201@yahoo.com
Conducted judicial hearings with students for behavioral, social, and community issues throughout
the school year.
Created a monthly newsletter for the entire student residential community entitled Res Life
Rebound which informed students of upcoming events.
Supervised students who were involved in ODUs peer mentor program.
Developed new programming models for Resident Assistants.
Presented workshops and classes to help students learn leadership skills and build RA competencies.
Collaborated with departments within and outside of Ohio Dominican for programs and special
events on campus.
Facilitated bi-weekly housekeeping/maintenance meetings with Residence Life Staff.

Summer Conference Coordinator (August 2005 June 2008)
Supervised 5 Summer Conference Assistants.
Created training manual for conference staff.
Coordinated finances and ensured that payments were made on time.
Built relationships with outside organizations to acquire business for summer conferences at Ohio
Dominican University.
Communicated with conference leaders and with Ohio Dominican financial committees to ensure the
success with these conferences.
Discussed numerous topics with all parties to ensure the conferences stay at ODU were exceptional.
Provided positive customer service to clients last minute changes to their stay while at the
University.

ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
The Ohio State University Office of Housing and Residence Education, Columbus, OH
Resident Advisor (September 2002 June 2005)

The Ohio State University Office of Housing and Residence Education, Columbus, OH
Main Office Assistant (Summer 2004)
Hall Office Assistant (September 2001 June 2004)

The Lantern, The Ohio State Universitys Campus Newspaper, Columbus, OH
Writer (November 2003 June 2004)
Copy Editor (September 2004 December 2004)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCES
Womens Center Intern (2014)
Assessment collateral for Office of Residence Life & Housing (2014)
Training Collateral (2011-2013)
MBTI qualified proctor
Housing Coordinator, National Science Olympiad (2013)
Advisor/Presenter CACCURH Conference (2013)
Advisor, NACURH No Frills Conference (2009)
OCPA Conference (2007 and 2008)
Advisor, Bowling Green University Paraprofessional Conference (2008)
Dealing with Difficult People (2007)
Northeast Ohio RA Conference NEOHO (2007)
CHOICES alcohol education training seminar (2006)
Former member of the WSU Diversity Committee, WSU Substance Abuse committee, NRHH advisor
JOSHUA G. FOSTER

2100 Zink Apt. 450L, Fairborn, OH 45324 (815) 354-3631 fosterj6201@yahoo.com

REFERENCES

*Vik Arunkumar, Assistant Director for Residence Life
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435
(937)775-4543
Vik.arunkumar@wright.edu
*current supervisor

Dr. Joseph Berthiaume, Associate Director for Residence Life
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435
(937)775-4177
Joe.berthiaume@wright.edu

Joanna Ellwood, Assistant Dean of Students
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
(516)297-3542
jellwood@fau.edu

Leigh Whitaker, Academic Counselor
The Ohio State University
164 W Seventeenth Ave
Columbus, OH 43210
(614)292-0646
whitaker.137@osu.edu