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Housing and Residential Life Staff

John Buck

John Buck, D. Mgt., Director, Housing and Residential Life - buckjh@webster.edu
John Buck serves as Associate Dean of Students and Director of Housing and Residential Life. Buck holds a BA in sociology from Colorado State University, an MA in Management and Leadership from Webster University, and a Doctorate in Management from Webster University. In addition to his roles with Housing and Residential Life, Buck also supervises Student Health Services, Counseling and Life Development, and coordinates WebsterLEADS, the university's leadership development program. He is adjunct faculty at Webster and frequently consults for non-profit and private sector organizations. His doctoral dissertation research focused on the decision-making processes of chief housing officers during crisis situations on college campuses.


Anna Dickherber, Associate Director, Housing and Residential Life - annadickherber58@webster.edu
Anna's primary responsibilities are to supervise both Community Directors and the Housing Coordinator, act as a Student Conduct Officer, and work with other Departments around campus in creating a well-rounded residential experience. She is responsible for overseeing departmental operations including housing assignments, student staff selection processes, and she serves as an advisor to the Residential Housing Association (RHA). In addition, she advises the Campus Dining Advisory Board. Anna received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Central Missouri and her Masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University


Jay Davis, Community Director for Residence Halls -
Jay manages the day-to-day operations of the West, Maria, and East Halls, which includes facilities and maintenance, staffing and personnel issues, student conduct, room changes, student success initiatives, and serving as a resource for all students. They supervise 15 Resident Assistants, 7 in West, 4 in Maria, and 4 in East Hall, and they supervise the Assistant Community Director for Maria Hall. They are responsible for advising the Residential Housing Association (RHA).  Jay is a Webster alum who graduated with a degree in Advertising/Marketing Communications with a LEADS certificate, and then received her Masters of Science in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kansas.


Vacant, Community Director for Apartments & Conferences -
This individual manages the day-to-day operations of our on-campus and off-campus apartment communities, which includes facilities and maintenance, staffing and personnel issues, student conduct issues, room changes, student success initiatives, and serving as a resource for all students. They supervise the Glen Park and Big Bend Apartments' Assistant Community Director staff members, oversees student employment and social media efforts for Housing & Residential Life. They are also responsible for coordinating all Desk Operations, as well as managing all aspects of Summer Camps and Conferences. For any concerns related to Apartments, please contact Anna Dickherber at annadickherber58@webster.edu, while we work to fill this position.

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Elissa Marsh, Coordinator, Housing and Residential Life - elissamarsh28@webster.edu
Elissa handles room assignments, student billing, meal plan and Gorlok Bucks contracts, and assist with the day to day operations of the Housing and Residential Life Office. She also co-supervises the Customer Service Associates. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice from the University of Missouri- St. Louis as well as her Master’s degree in Higher Education. In her free time, Elissa enjoys watching movies, working out, and spending time with her dogs.  

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Shaniquel Reece, Assistant Community Director - Glen Park Apartments  
Shaniquel coordinates operations for and assists with administrative tasks regarding Glen Park Apartments. Shaniquel is also assigned multiple administrative projects from the Housing and Residential Life Office, including working with student leadership. She is a junior Management (with an emphasis in Human Resources) major from St. Louis, MO. Previously she worked as a Resident Assistant in Maria Hall. Shaniquel is involved with Webster's African-American Women's Society (AAWS), enjoys watching movies, and spending time with friends.

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Amber Davis, Assistant Community Director - Big Bend Apartments 
Amber Davis was born and raised in the city of Saint Louis, MO, majoring in Business Management and double minoring in Education and Multicultural studies. This year she’ll be working as an Assistant Community Director where she’ll be responsible for the Big Bend Apartments and coordinating West, East, and Maria Hall front desk functions, including supervising the Desk Managers and Desk Attendants. This will be her third year working for Housing; she has previously served as a Resident Assistant (East Hall) and the Assistant Community Director for Maria Hall.

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Caitlyn Vanover, Assistant Community Director - Maria Hall
As the Assistant Community Director for Maria Hall, Caitlyn works closely with the Community Director for Residence Halls to oversee the operations for Maria Hall. Caitlyn also supervises the Maria RA staff members and works with the student experience. Caitlyn hails from Desoto, MO, and is a senior majoring in Legal Studies with a minor in Criminology. Caitlyn has worked for Housing and Residential Life for three years, and is involved with Women's Basketball, SAAC, FCA, Law Club, and other groups!