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Residence Life Team

Residents living on campus are supported by the Director of Residence Life and Housing Operations, the Associate Director of Residence Life and Housing Operations, the Assistant Director of Residence Life, the Residence Life Coordinator, 3 Graduate Assistants 49 Resident Assistants, and various work-study student staff. In addition, both custodial and maintenance staff play an important role in providing an exceptional living environment.

Residence Life and Housing Operations

Eric Booth

Director of Residence Life and Housing Operations

Eric is responsible for the 1200+ on-campus students and making sure that their experience is the best while staying on campus. From sitting on safety meetings, to collaborating with other departments on campus, Eric constantly looks for new ways to deliver a positive and memorable residential experience.

Phone: 210-829-3819

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Eric's office is located in the Student Engagement Center (SEC 3156)

J.R. Chiodo-Benmuvhar

Associate Director of Residence Life and Housing Operations

J.R. is responsible for all things housing and numbers. Beyond that, he is responsible for applications, meal plans, assignments, room changes, and housing billing. Always be on the lookout for e-mails with important housing updates, deadlines, and procedures. Consider him your “go-to” person for questions about your bills, meal plans, or the possibility of living at UIW. Additionally, J.R. is responsible for the daily operations of the department and creating new collaborations with academics within the residence halls.

Phone: (210) 805-2357
Fax: (210) 805-2357

Pronouns: He/Him/His/We

His office is located in the Student Engagement Center (SEC 3157)

Residence Life

Katherine Burke

Assistant Director of Residence Life 

Katherine's primary responsibility is the residential and academic experience of our hall community. Overseeing a Residence Life Coordinator, two Graduate Area Coordinators and 49 Resident Assistants, Katherine is responsible for the residential experience, whether it be activities, conduct, or concerns. She is your "go-to" for your residential success!

Phone: (210) 805-5865
Fax: (210) 805-5865

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Her office is located in the Student Engagement Center (SEC 3158)


Brandon Saldivar

Brandon Saldivar

Residence Life Coordinator

Brandon's primary role is to support our residential students through engaging, interactive programming, wellness checks through Cardinal Connects, and serving as a voice and resource for our student and student staff. Brandon is your "go-to" when you have questions or need additional support!

Phone: 210-805-5866
Fax: 210-805-5866

Pronouns: He/Him/His

His office is located in the Student Engagement Center in the Campus Life Suite (3150)


Gina Gibbons

Gina Gibbons

Graduate Area Coordinator-Residential Experience

Gina is responsible for the overall experience of our 1200+ residents. She is ready to assist with roommate conflicts, new ideas or initiatives, general questions, comments, or concerns. She is able to connect with a variety of different departments and resources to help enhance the residential experience. She assists with making sure our student leaders are making great connections with our residents!

Phone: (210) 805-2355
Fax: (210) 805-2355

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Her office is located in the Student Engagement Center in the Campus Life Suite (3150)


Zoe Zucha

Zoe Zucha

Graduate Area Coordinator-Residential Education

Zoe is responsible for the programming efforts in the residence halls, as well as finding ways to enhance our academic success for residents. She reviews programming proposals, hosts departmental programming, and is a point-of-contact for bringing academic initiatives into the halls such as tutoring, advising, etc.

Phone: (210) 805-2356

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Her office is located in the Student Engagement Center in the Campus Life Suite (3150)


Housing Operations

Sofia Rodriguez


Graduate Area Coordinator-Housing Operations

This position oversees the overall maintenance and aesthetics of our 11 residential facilities. In addition, they are responsible for final walk-throughs once residents have checked out of their room. This position supports the Housing Operations side of our department. Often they are one of the first points of contact if you visit our office with a housing question!

Phone: (210) 829-6034
Fax: (210) 829-6034


Their office is located in the Student Engagement Center (SEC 3170)

Important Departments and Offices

Related Departments Contact Info






Campus Engagement Student activities, clubs/organizations, Greek Life SEC 3150 (210) 829-6034
First Year Engagement First year student support, academics, involvement

SEC 3150

(210) 805-3006
Student Advocacy and Accountability Conduct violations, CARE team, alcohol and drug general education trainings SEC 3150 (210) 829-6034
Office of Financial Assistance Inquiries relating to financial aid, student residential status, scholarships and loans, etc. Chapel Building (210) 829-6008
Academic Advising Schedule, add/drop classes, general advising SEC 3120 (210) 805-5814
Business Office Student billing, payment plans, housing deposit AD 190 (210) 829-6043
University Police Student safety, after hour escorts, reporting Clement Hall Lobby (210) 829-6030
Counseling Services Individual/group counseling, anxiety, depression, etc. AD 438   (210) 832-5656
Health Services Immunizations, treatment of illnesses, education, psychiatric appointments Between AG and Nursing Building (210) 829-6017
Veterans Affairs Benefits information, resources, etc. SEC 3021 (210) 832-5651