Theresa Riles

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Title: Complex Director


Phone: 785-864-6508

What brought you to KU: The opportunities I receive as a Complex Director and the people I work with brought me to KU. As a Complex Director the opportunities I am awarded are exceptional. From overseeing a complex day to day operations to supervising both full time and graduate level professionals, the experience I receive is rewarding to my professional growth.

What is your most exciting experience working with KU Student Housing: Supervising graduate students has been one of the most exciting experience working with KU Student Housing. Being able to develop and coach new and upcoming professionals in the field of student affairs has been both dynamic and challenging.

How are staff welcomed and provided a sense of belonging:  The department welcomed with me from the beginning by understanding what strengths I was coming into the department with and challenging me to develop on my areas of improvements while working in the CD role. In addition, this role also allows me to be my authentic self and explore my interest both in and outside the role to find my passion areas. 


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