Phil Neuman

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Title: Complex Director


Phone: 785-864-3876

What brought you to KU: I first heard of opportunities with KU Student Housing through connections within UMR-ACUHO. Through conversations with staff, it was evident that KU Student Housing is truly dedicated to serving students and the enhancing the student experience, which are both important to me. Through my interview process it was clear that staff not only showed care and support for students, but also for one another within the department through genuine relationships. Having the opportunity to spend time on campus and in the Lawrence community through my interview process, I knew both the university and community had everything and more that I was looking for in my next personal and professional home.

What is your most exciting experience working with KU Student Housing: My most exciting experience working with KU Student Housing is having the opportunity to work with and support the students that live within our Gender Inclusive Housing. Our Gender Inclusive Housing is a housing option that allows students to live in a suite, regardless of sex, gender identity, or gender expression of suite occupants. Working with students that live in Gender Inclusive Housing has helped me better support students through intentional and developmental conversations and helped strengthen campus partnerships with the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity.

Where is your favorite place on campus or in Lawrence: My favorite place in Lawrence is Rock Chalk Park. I love it as Rock Chalk Park is a partnership between the University of Kansas and the City of Lawrence. KU Athletics has facilities for tennis, track and field, soccer, and softball located at Rock Chalk Park. The City of Lawrence has a public work out facility that is free for community members and where our departmental volleyball team plays. I also love the different outdoor trails that are a part of Rock Chalk Park. Overall, this area is a great place to spend some time in a variety of different ways. 


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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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Oswald and Self residence halls opened in 2015
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