Dhaval Patel

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Title: Scholarship Hall Director


Email: dhpatel@ku.edu
Phone: 785-864-1789

What brought you to KU: I came to KU for multiple reasons. First, I was involved in Res Life in undergrad, and knew I wanted to continue work within it. The second reason was the people I met. As I continued to meet people through the interview process, I felt a connection with them and the department. The last reason I chose KU Student Housing was that I wanted to work on a campus with a larger and different population of residents, and KU fit all of that.

Where is your favorite place on campus or in Lawrence: My favorite place in Lawrence is downtown Mass Street. There are so many local shops and restaurants you can go to. It is a great place to get away from campus. I feel like I am always finding a new place to eat every time I go.

What are important qualities needed to be successful here: I would say that the most important quality needed to be successful in the department is adaptability. When it comes to adaptability, it is at the core of residence life and higher education in general. In this field, things happen and change on a dime. The one thing I have learned, is to just go with the flow and adjust as needed. 


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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
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