Professional Staff

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Kevin Forti
Director of Residence Life

Kevin holds B.S.and B.A. Degrees from Western New England University and an M.Ed. from Springfield College. He has worked in Residence Life for over 15 years and has been at RISD since 2014. He provides departmental oversight and focus on planning and development, budgeting and resource management, goal setting, and cross functional strategic alignment.

Contact Kevin at kforti@risd.edu or (401) 454-6651 
Office Location: ResLife Main Office at 30 Waterman St.

Contact Kevin or anyone on the staff with ideas for improving our residence halls and houses, our residential experience, or any general concepts related to housing and dining plans.

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Josh Peipock
Senior Associate Director for Residence Education

Josh was born and raised in Rhode Island.  He received his bachelor’s degree in English from Stonehill College.  He received his master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he spent 11 years prior to coming back to New England.  Josh is passionate about leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and helping students as they navigate RISD.  He enjoys cooking, spending time with his family and friends, and exploring Providence.

Contact Josh at jpeipock@risd.edu or (401) 454-6654
Office Location: ResLife Main Office at 30 Waterman St.

Contact Josh for community concerns, ideas for programming, questions about gender inclusive housing, or staff selection process.

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Anu Meschisen
Associate Director for Housing Operations

Anu was born in Bombay, India where she lived for a majority of her childhood. She completed her bachelor’s degree in History and Secondary Education from Providence College in 2010.  Anu began working at RISD in 2014 to make student housing processes more efficient and streamlined. Anu enjoys traveling, cleaning, gardening, and snuggling with her two cats.

Contact Anu at ameschis@risd.edu or (401) 709-8404
Office Location: ResLife Main Office at 30 Waterman St.

Contact Anu for questions regarding student housing, meal plans, billing, leave of absence, room selection process, summer housing, etc.

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Mary Anne Shanahan
Department Coordinator

Mary Anne has worked at RISD for over 24 years and in ResLife office for over 14 years. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Consumer Service from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Mary Anne currently manages the front desk and the work study student staff. She also holds RISD Continuing Education certificates in Advertising and Print Design, Digital Photography, and Interior Design.

Contact Mary Anne at mshanaha@risd.edu or (401) 277-4967
Office Location: ResLife Main Office at 30 Waterman St.

Contact Mary Anne for general questions about Residence Life, work study opportunities, facilities work orders, student parking permits, guest housing, off campus housing, and summer conference housing.

 

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Area Coordinator for First Year Housing

Contact Residence Life at rlo@risd.edu / phone: 401-454-6650
Office Location: ResLife Main Office at 30 Waterman St

Contact ResLife about: ideas to enhance the community experience in the First Year Area, RA/AIR feedback, RISD Navigate questions, room changes, roommate conflicts, Student Staff application processes, and Pre-College Summer Staff positions.

 

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Britt Locklin
Resident Director, First Year Housing

Britt is a native New Englander, having grown up in Central Massachusetts. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Communications from Salem State University, and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel at the University of Rhode Island. In her undergraduate studies, Britt worked as an RA and SRA in first and second year communities. She is passionate about helping students from all backgrounds find their voice, and thrive as leaders and global citizens. Britt enjoys dancing, baking, shopping at flea markets, and exploring the city with her dog, Coco.

Contact Britt at blocklin@risd.edu or             (401) 709-8431
Office Location: ResLife Main Office at 30 Waterman St.

Contact Britt for general housing questions, resources at RISD and in Providence, room changes or conflicts in the first year area, and programming ideas.

 

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Stephen Green
Area Coordinator for Hill Houses & Apartments

Stephen is a born and raised Hoosier, and is excited to call Rhode Island home. He holds a B.S. in new media communication with a concentration in graphic design from Indiana University Kokomo and an M.S. in student affairs in higher education from Colorado State University. In his spare time, Stephen loves travelling, looking at airplanes, listening to podcasts, and annoying his cat Laurel.

Contact Stephen at sgreen05@risd.edu or (401) 454-6715
Office Location: Colonial Apartments, Office C03

Contact Stephen for programming ideas, roommate conflicts, general housing questions, internet and cable at Charles Landing, room changes, facilities issues, student staff training and selection, social justice and inclusion and other ways to be involved at RISD.

 

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Alexis Lopez                                              Resident Director for Hill Houses

 

Alexis grew up in Miami, Florida. She has worked in different parts of the world and strives to create culturally diverse communities through patience, compassion and respect. She believes that a strong supportive community is built on open communication and equity.

Contact Alexis at alopez01@risd.edu or (401) 427-3441
Office Location: Colonial Apartments, Office C03

Contact Alexis for general housing questions, resources at RISD and in Providence, room changes, conflicts in the Hill House area,  and programming ideas.

 

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Caley Logsdon
Area Coordinator for 15 West

Originally from Kentucky, Caley joined the RISD Residence Life team in 2017 as the Area Coordinator of 15 West.  Caley holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Popular Cultural Studies from Western Kentucky University as well as a master’s degree in Leadership in Student Affairs from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Caley most recently joined us from Arizona State University – Tempe, where she worked professionally in University Housing with Barrett, the Honors College.  Outside of work, you’ll usually find Caley hanging upside down on the aerial silks or trapeze, trying out new restaurants around Providence, enjoying WaterFire, or reading a good book.  Caley is excited to be a part of the RISD community and looks forward to advancing social justice and inclusion as well as artist mindfulness and well-being in her time here.

Contact Caley at clogsdon@risd.edu or (401) 427-6914
Office Location: 15 West, First Floor RM 129

Contact Caley for 15 West specifics, room changes, roommate conflicts, facilities concerns, new building initiatives or ideas, student staff selection, and interest in programming in mental health.

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Kyle Penrod
Resident Director for 15 West

Kyle currently holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Rhode Island in Health Care Administration.  He is currently pursuing a Master’s in the same field. During his undergraduate studies, he served     as an RA in two dynamically different communities.  And, as a coordinator at the Student Union, Kyle also gained experience planning and facilitating programs on a campus wide scale.

Contact Kyle at kpenrod@risd.edu or (410)709-8658
Office Location: 15 West, First Floor RM 129

Contact Kyle for general housing questions, resources at RISD and in Providence, room changes or roommate conflicts, and with ideas for community programming and for the 15 West Newsletter “The Vault”.

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