Bryan Field
Area Coordinator, Residence Life & Undergraduate Student Housing
Profile

Bryan has primary responsibility for the management of undergraduate residential communities. He works to establish an environment that will allow his residents to accomplish their academic goals and to participate in co-curricular personal growth experiences. Bryan seeks to develop a sense of community in each residence hall in her assigned area of responsibility.

He is assigned to the Richmond College Dean’s Office, where he serves as a primary representative of the University. Bryan assists the dean with addressing academic, personal, and social concerns of the students of the College, and facilitates programmatic experiences administered by the dean’s office. He also work closely with the deans of both Colleges to support and assist students in the University and residential communities.

Professional Experience
Assistant Residential Learning Coordinator, Virginia Tech Housing and Residence Life, Blacksburg, VA (July 2014-June 2016)
  • Apply theory to practice to align student support with identified learning outcomes from the VTHRL residential curriculum via personal connections, support of out-­‐of-­‐class learning opportunities and the upholding of community standards 
  • Infuse inclusive practices throughout daily job responsibilities and continued professional development on this topic 
  • Foster community and civility by developing an atmosphere in which students have concern and respect for the rights of others   §§ Develop and implement a residential curriculum exploring healthy masculinities in modern society 
  • Serve on a 24/7 on-­‐call duty rotation for emergencies and crisis management for a residential population of 9,000 students  
  • Advise the Barringer and Miles Community Council with an executive board of 4 student leaders 
  • Adjudicate student conduct cases with an educational focus while maintaining accurate paper and electronic records  
  • Maintain assignment records by conducting all in-­‐hall room reassignments and overseeing the check in/out process  
  • Assist  in  problem  solving,  crisis  prevention  and  intervention,  and  referral  for  students  of  concern,  ranging  from  issues  of academic success to severe mental health issues
Summer Residence Coordinator, University of Alaska Anchorage Residence Life, Anchorage, AK (May 2015-July 2015)
  • Managed an apartment style residential community of about 200 students ranging in ages and academic status 
  • Supervised, trained, and evaluated 5 Student Staff Members 
  • Oversaw student staff in implementing programs using an outcomes-­‐based method  
  • Facilitated student staff on the creation and implementation of the Residential Living Week of Welcome for Fall 2015 semester  §§ Served on a 24/7 on-­‐call duty rotation for emergencies and crisis management for summer residents and conference guests\
  • Served on the search committee for a Title IX Coordinator position 
  • Became a UAA SafeZone Trainer for creating, maintaining, and advocating for LGBTQ+ spaces  
  • Developed student staff training for the Fall 2015 semester 
  • Created an online, self-­‐guided webinar for student staff training regarding the internal structure of UAA Student Affairs 
  • Served as a member for the Fall 2015 Convocation and the campus-­‐wide Week of Welcome planning committees 
Intercultural Engagement Center Intern, Virginia Tech Intercultural Engagement Center (VT IEC), Blacksburg, VA (January 2015-July 2015)
  • Created communication materials including advertisement handouts, social media, online video, and rebranding elements
  • Conducted student and staff focus groups for IEC effectiveness and suggestions for rebranding initiative 
  • Assisted with various tasks including office administration, event management, and IEC initiative support 
Marketing and Communications Assistant, Office of Alumni Relations and University, Newport News, VA (June 2012-November 2012)
  • Maintained various social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) for the Alumni Society of the university including its five chapter associations by promoting events, initiatives, and alumni involvement through weekly online activities 
  • Generated weekly reports and statistics of social media efforts, analyzing topics that accrued the most traffic 
  • Collaborated with various offices and organizations for cross-­‐advertising efforts for events and promotions 
  • Supported the department of University Events by assisting with events such as the President’s Dessert Reception for incoming freshmen, holiday celebration events, and CNU Homecoming 2012 
  • Facilitated the operations of the Tailgate Zone for every home football game to include parking vehicles, selling parking passes, overseeing security, and managing approximately 20 student workers and 30 event staff personnel
University Fellow, Office of Admission, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA (June 2011-May 2012)
  • Selected by the University President to complete various initiatives to improve the university community 
  • Interviewed potential students to determine admission to the university, the President’s Leadership, and Honors Programs 
  • Utilized Banner and NOLIJ software to document application processes 
  • Traveled across the Northern Virginia region to present at high school college fairs to garner interest in the university 
  • Presented information sessions and answered all questions about CNU and the admissions process 
  • Reviewed applications of prospective students and determined eligibility for admission 
  • Planned, created, and implemented various events for current students including Senior Week and Holiday Tree Decorating 
  • Collaborated  with  Dining  Services  to  create  an  informational  flier  for  prospective  students  and  their  families  on  food  allergy accommodations, tips, and available university resources 
  • Served on search committee for Assistant Director of the Center for Honor Enrichment and Community Standards 
  • Represented the university at Admission Open House events by speaking publicly to large audiences 
  • Assisted with four 2-­‐day sessions of First-­‐Year Student Orientation Program including an interactive session titled CNU Spotlight focused on teaching CNU traditions and trivia 
  • Served as committee chair for student involvement within the Center for Honor Enrichment and Community Standards  §§ Marketed events through the utilization of social media platforms and the creation of dynamic advertisements 

Education
M.Ed., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 2016
Higher Education & Student Affairs
B.A., Christopher Newport University 2011
Communication Studies
Contact Information
804-289-8746
804-287-1226 (Fax)