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Central Office Staff

Deborah Miller
Deborah Miller
Director
(714) 997-6603
After growing up in Phoenix, I came to California to pursue my bachelors and masters degrees at the University of Redlands. I always seek challenging experiences and enthusiastic colleagues in my professional career, which led me to Chapman University. Over the last fifteen plus year at Chapman I experienced these things, along with incredible students who continually impress me. For fun I enjoy spending time at nearby beaches with my partner.
Sherri Akau
Sherri Akau
Associate Director
(714) 516-6138
I was born and raised in Hilo, Hawai’i, but came to California to further my education. I obtained my Associate’s degree at Marymount College and then transferred to Chapman University where I earned my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. I enjoyed my experience as a Chapman student so much that I wanted to give back. At Chapman, I have been able to serve as a professional staff in the Office of the Registrar, Office of Admissions and now the Office of Housing and Residence Life where I continue to learn and grow as a professional. My advice to students is to make the most of your experience while at Chapman.
Leticia Wyatt
Leticia Wyatt
Assistant Director
(714) 532-6056
Originally from the Imperial Valley, I did my undergrad at Iowa State University and my graduate work at University of South Florida. Being away from home and living in the residence halls allowed me to connect with new people, which has resulted in amazing friendships that I still have to this day! I hope you take advantage of your time at Chapman and connect with the diverse students who attend this wonderful institution. I’m so excited to be at Chapman and I hope you are too!
Joseph Koluder
Joseph Koluder
Residential Education Coordinator
Davis Community Center
714-516-6154
I always tell people that I’ve experienced “Left, Right & Center”, having been born and raised in Indiana where I earned my Bachelor’s degree from Ball State University, spending five years in Boston, MA where I completed a year of AmeriCorps*VISTA service and earned my Master’s degree from Northeastern University, and now find myself living in Southern California since 2006. I’m an educator at heart, with a passion for providing students with experiential learning opportunities outside of the classroom, be it in the residence hall setting, or in other venues throughout the OC/LA area. Outside of my work, I enjoy watching baseball (Go Red Sox!), camping, and attending as many concerts as I can. Through my role in Housing & Residence Life, I look forward to assisting our students, especially those in our first-year living-learning communities, find their niche at Chapman and learning something about themselves in the process!
Amanda Zamora
Amanda Zamora
Off-Campus Housing Coordinator
Davis Community Center
(714) 997-6593
I moved out here to Orange County in 2009 and after living all over the country, I definitely feel like I’ve found my home! I received my Bachelor’s degree from The University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and my Master’s degree from Boston University, and after living in the cold weather almost all of my life, it was time for a change! I’ve been fortunate to work at colleges and universities of all shapes and sizes from the East Coast out to the West, and I have an extensive background in Housing & Residence Life. I truly enjoy working with college students and watching them grow and mature during their college years. It’s an exciting time in a student’s life and I’m happy to be a part of it, as I help students navigate through the process of finding their off-campus homes!
Sarita Vaughn
Sarita Vaughn
Housing Assignments Assistant
Davis Community Center
(714) 997-6538
I am originally from the Bay Area and relocated to Southern California to attend college. Orange County has been my home for over 10 years. I am a new addition to the Housing and Residence Life family. I am extremely excited to work with the students of Chapman University. In my free time, I enjoy spending every minute I can with my little girl. My hobbies include dancing, playing sports such as volleyball and basketball, and baking!
Madison Yates
Madison Yates
Department Assistant
Davis Community Center
(714) 532-6097
In the summer of 2008 when I began working for the Office of Housing and Residence Life, I did not imagine the impact the opportunity would have on me: from the people I have had the privilege to work with to the programs I have been involved with and much more. It has all been, and continues to be quite an amazing journey! Since graduating from Chapman with class of 2010 I continue to be inspired by the students and fellow staff members around me. I am continuing my education as a lifelong learner and currently pursuing a Master's degree in Higher Education at California State University, Fullerton.
Michael Moore
Michael Moore
Rock Wall Coordinator
(714) 516-5048
I can’t get enough fresh air, and expanding Chapman’s outdoor involvement is my number-one priority. In 2008, I established the Outdoor Expedition Living Learning Community in the Sandhu Residence Center - a community for all students wild. If you love extreme outdoor sports then come pay me a visit - you’ll find me at the Doti-Struppa Rock Wall, Chapman’s coolest facility and my focus here on campus for two years. Since 2010, I have helped organize and lead Panther Escapes, Chapman’s first outdoor adventure program.

Resident Directors

Michelle Cooper
Michelle Cooper
Resident Director, Henley Hall & Morlan Hall
Henley Lobby
(714) 628-7251
After receiving my bachelors at Cal State Long Beach and my masters at Azusa Pacific University, I landed here at Chapman. My experience working here has been shaped by the Resident Advisors and their commitment to residents. My advice for residents is to attend programs and events, meet their neighbors and find their passion at Chapman. Do what you can so that Chapman feels like home. Be proud of your university and things that you accomplish here!
Ryan Wilson
Ryan Wilson
Resident Director, Panther Village
3101 W. Chapman Ave. Orange, CA 92868
(714) 516-5477
I began my time in residence life as a Resident Advisor at Chapman. I loved it so much that I joined the professional staff as the Resident Director for the Apartments, served as Resident Director for Pralle-Sodaro Hall, and now at Panther Village! I earned my Bachelor’s degree in History at Chapman (Class of ’08) and I earned a Master of Science in College Student Personnel through Arkansas Tech University. I also enjoy playing co-ed softball on the weekends, going to Angels baseball games, and climbing the Rockwall in Sandhu.
Kristen Entringer
Kristen Entringer
Resident Director, Sandhu Residence Center, Davis & Harris Apartments
Sandhu Lobby
(714) 516-6129
After moving from Phoenix, Arizona to attend Chapman University, I joined the Office of Housing and Residence Life staff in 2008. I quickly realized that nothing is more rewarding than helping residents succeed and grow in their personal, academic and professional lives. My goal is to provide students with a safe, welcoming and enjoyable home away from home at Chapman so that they can make the most of their time in college. The Sandhu and apartments staffs are energetic, creative and attentive to the needs of every student in the community – just wait until you meet them!
Ramon Borunda
Ramon Borunda
Resident Director, Pralle-Sodaro Hall
Pralle-Sodaro Lobby
714-997-6528
Born and raised in Los Angeles; I earned my Bachelor’s degree in History at Cal State Northridge and earned my Master's degree in Higher Education at Cal State Fullerton. After working at Penn State I am happy to return home to sunny California. I am cannot wait to be able to meet you all and become a resource while you embark on your journey here at Chapman. Furthermore, I am excited to have the opportunity to serve the students of Pralle-Sodaro Hall and I look forward to welcoming everyone into the Chapman community.
Nathan Worden
Nathan Worden
Resident Director, Glass Hall
Glass Hall 234
714-516-6136
I joined the Housing and Residence Life staff in 2010 and I am so excited to be serving the students in Glass Hall. With the help of the wonderful Glass Hall RAs we strive to create a safe and welcoming living environment for all our residents. In my free time I enjoy photography and riding my motorcycle.