Director of KU Student Housing

Updated 3/3/17

The application information for the director's position is now available.

Updated 10/18/16:

Diana Robertson, director of Student Housing at the University of Kansas, has announced her retirement effective June 27. In her 17 years at KU she has served as director for 11 years and associate director for residence life for six.

As KU Student Housing director, Robertson initiated an aggressive facilities master plan that continued renovations to existing halls and transformed Daisy Hill with the construction of the 700-bed Self and Oswald Halls. Under Robertson’s leadership, the new Daisy Hill Commons, with its classroom and tutoring services, represents a shift that brings academic services to where students live.

Robertson has overseen more than $178 million in renovation and construction projects. New construction includes McCarthy Hall apartments, Krehbiel scholarship hall, and the Central District residence hall and apartment complex now being built. Renovations have included Hashinger, GSP, six scholarship halls, two of the four Jayhawker Towers buildings, and current preparations for Corbin Hall.

“Diana has always had a ‘students first’ mentality,” said Tammara Durham, Vice Provost for Student Affairs, “and she has worked to create the most effective living and learning environment for our students. Her leadership is far-reaching and has changed the face of the KU campus for the better.

“Not only has she changed the Student Housing experience for generations of Jayhawks to come, she has paid careful attention to the professional development of countless graduate students and young professionals in the field of student affairs, serving both as mentor and advocate,” Durham said.

New apartments open 2018!
More than $200,000 in annual scholarships to returning residents
Academic success: More than 94 percent of first-time, full-time freshmen in student housing enroll for the next semester
5,100 residents choose student housing each year
Residence hall rates are almost $2,000 less per year than the national average for public schools
— College Board
$4 million alumni gift funded Krehbiel Scholarship Hall
Options include suites, private bedroom with shared bath, two-person rooms, scholarship halls, and apartments
Oswald and Self residence halls opened in 2015
One bill covers all costs: room, food, utilities, and wireless Internet
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