Executive Director Residential Education
Romando Nash, Executive Director for Residential Education, is responsible for the design, implementation, evaluation and leadership of a comprehensive residential life program. In this role, he manages a vibrant residential environment that promotes student learning and growth and incorporates academic components into the residential education system.
Romando earned his J.D. with an emphasis in juvenile delinquency law from Santa Clara University. His other degrees include a B.A. in political science and a B.A. in history from Notre Dame de Namur University and a master’s degree in counseling with an emphasis in correctional psychology from Santa Clara University.
He began his professional career as a resident director and project manager for the Center for Multicultural Learning at Santa Clara University. Then transitioned to Seattle University, where he became the Associate Director for Housing and Residence Life, before being promoted to the Director for Residential Learning Communities and soon thereafter the Director for Housing and Residence Life. After spending seven years at Seattle University, he was recruited to join the Division of Student Development at Loyola University Chicago as the Director for Residence Life. At Loyola University Chicago, he also chaired the Division’s Professional Development and Assessment committees.
With more than 14 years of experience in residential life and other Student Affairs functional areas management, Romando has immersed himself in the Student Affairs profession. The recipient of various awards and recognition, he was recently recognized as the Outstanding Experienced Professional for 2011-2012 by the ACPA Commission for Housing and Residential Life. He stays active in several professional associations and currently serves as the inclusion and equity review coordinator for the program committee for ACUHO-I and as a faculty member for ACUHO-I’s STARS College and the National Housing Training Institute. Additionally, he has given numerous professional presentations related to housing, residential education, assessment, organizational change, strategic planning, diversity and inclusion. His emphasis and research areas include: higher education law, multicultural affairs, supervision, organizational management, leadership development, mentoring, first generation students, professional development and training, assessment, judicial affairs, construction and renovation, and strategic planning.