Meet the Staff

The Center for Campus Life is located in the Edith Mortensen Center, suite 119, just off of Student Street in the Morrison Commons. Our office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 605.274.5215 or email us at campuslife@augie.edu.

Corey KoppCorey Kopp

Director of Campus Life
605.274.5215
ckopp@augie.edu

Corey serves as the Director of Campus Life and is responsible for overall leadership of the Campus Life Program. Corey has worked in housing and residential education at Augustana since 2007. Corey holds a B.A. in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Gonzaga University and an M.Ed. in Student Personnel Administration from Western Washington University.

Jeff VenekampJeff Venekamp

Senior Associate Director of Campus Life
605.274.4412
venekamp@augie.edu

Jeff serves as the Senior Associate Director of Campus Life and is responsible for oversight and leadership of the Residential Education team (Hall Directors, Viking Advisors and Viking Guides). Jeff has worked with residence life, student activities, orientation, and event management for the past 10 years at Augustana. Jeff holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from South Dakota State University.

Whitney BrownWhitney Brown

Associate Director of Campus Life
605.274.5215
wbrown@augie.edu

Whitney serves as the Associate Director of Campus Life and is responsible for oversight and leadership of Housing processes and logistics. Whitney has worked in residence life and housing operations since 2010. Whitney holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice and Social Work from the University of South Florida and an M.S. in College Student Affairs and Conflict Resolution from Nova Southeastern University.

Michelle HarveyMichelle Harvey

Associate Director of Campus Life
605.274.4041
mharvey@augie.edu

Michelle serves as an Associate Director of Campus Life. Michelle works very closely with Welcome Week, Volunteer Programs, and Student Engagement (clubs, organizations, and activities). Michelle holds a B.A. in English Writing and Mathematics from Morningside College and an M.A. in College Student Development with a concentration in Student Affairs from Appalachian State University.

Courtney Ballard

Program Assistant (Housing)
605.274.5215

cballard@augie.edu

Courtney serves as the Graduate Assistant for Housing, working with students across campus on room assignments, maintenance needs and housing processes. Courtney also coordinates Augustana's Neighborhood Programs for students who live off campus. Courtney received her Bachelor of Arts in Theology/ Philosophy from the University of Sioux Falls and is currently working on her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health at South Dakota State University.

Kaia Chambers

Program Assistant (Student Engagement)
605.274.5215

Kaia begins her positon on August 1, 2017. Until then, contact campuslife@augie.edu or 605.274.5215 for information on Student Engagement.

 

Residence Hall Leadership

The following members of the Campus Life team are professional staff who reside in each of our residential communities and manage daily operations, supervise Viking Guide (VG) and Viking Advisor (VA) staffs, and serve as on-call emergency contacts for our campus community. Assistant Director areas of additional focus are indicated in parentheses after name and title.

Brent Olinger

Assistant Director of Campus Life
Bergsaker Hall

bolinger@augie.edu

Michelle Lisack

Assistant Director of Campus Life
Solberg Hall
mlisack@augie.edu

Julia PriceJulia Price

Assistant Director of Campus Life
Granskou Hall
jprice@augie.edu

 

Chance Simonton

Residence Hall Director
East Hall
Chance begins his position August 1, 2017. Until then, contact campuslife@augie.edu or 605.274.5215 for information on East Hall.

Cali DiOrio-Saye

Assistant Director of Campus Life
Stavig Hall
cdioriosaye@augie.edu

Tori Rehak

Residence Hall Director

Tuve Hall

trehak@augie.edu