We're here to make sure your residential life experience at Franklin Pierce is rewarding, safe and fully-integrated with all aspects of living and learning in a liberal arts community. You will meet three types of staff in your residence hall. Each has a role in helping students adjust to college life and make the most of residential, social and academic life at Franklin Pierce.
An Experience Director (ED) is a professional staff member that lives in the residence halls and oversees the development of their residents. Each has the experience and skill to supervise, provide leadership and act as a role model for their respective staffs. Experience Directors are responsible for establishing a civil and respectful living community while promoting student involvement in the University community. They also serve as a Judicial Officer and are responsible for meeting with their residents when alleged policy violations occur.
A Graduate Assistant (GA) is a professional staff member who resides in campus housing. Their role is to be an adult presence within their area, uphold University policy, as well as assist their respective Experience Director in day-to-day tasks.
A Community Assistant (CA) is a carefully selected upper-class student leader who assists in developing a community. CA's fulfill many roles including programmer, administrator, and policy enforcer. They are familiar with the University's goals, services, policies and procedures. Community Assistants are directly supervised by the Experience Directors.
Monday- Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Appointments can be scheduled in person or on the phone at (603) 899-4176
The Residential Life Office is located in the lower plaza level of New Hampshire Hall.
|Director of Residential Life|
Kat grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA and graduated from Towson University with her undergraduate degree in Graphic Design and Art History prior to pursuing her graduate degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington. Kat has been working in Residential Life since she was an undergraduate student leader at Towson. Kat's passions within Residential Life include; developing learning communities, facilitating student leadership programs and recognizing the success of students. Kat continues to look forward to meeting students who choose to join the Franklin Pierce University community.
|Administrative Coordinator for Residential Operations
|Administrative Assistant for Residential Life|
Peggy has been employed in Residential Life for 18 years and is the first person students and families see when entering the office and in most cases she is on the other end of any phone calls made to the office.
Peggy lives Rindge and has 4 children, 14 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Outside of her job Peggy enjoys walking, kayaking with grandchildren, reading, and vacationing in Aruba.
|Senior Experience Director
Cheshire, Edgewood, & Monadnock Halls
Chris Johnson is originally from Bath, Maine. He attended the University of Maine at Machias, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Middle Level Education with a concentration in English. He has been working in Residential Life at Franklin Pierce for a number of years. While in college, he was a Resident Assistant for a year, as well as a Head Resident Assistant for two years. Throughout his time at Pierce, Chris has been involved in many different facets of the community. Some of his past involvements are: advisor to the Student Government Association, class advisor, part-time faculty, he has also sponsored many children’s events that bring the residents of the surrounding communities to campus to interact with Franklin Pierce students, and facilitated an alcohol workshop. Currently, Chris teaches a math class, serves on the Student Affairs Leadership Committee and is the Chairperson of the Franklin Pierce University Alcohol and Other Drugs Committee.
Chris, his wife, and their son, Wesley, live on campus. When Chris is not working he is an avid reader, enjoys video games and is an aspiring writer.
First Year Residents
New Hampshire Hall
Michelle Bourassa is from Keene, NH. She attended Keene State College, where she graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Media and Marketing. While at Keene State College Michelle was active on campus, she played intramural sports, was a Resident Assistant, and was involved with summer conferences.. After graduating Michelle lived in Boston as an Area Sales Manager for a beverage company, promoting, selling and sampling the beverage to local vendors and at events. Michelle returned back to the area to become a Correctional Officer for Sullivan County Department of Corrections in Claremont, NH. Michelle is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University in Keene. In her free time she enjoys reading, playing volleyball, spending time with family and volunteering with the local Rotaract group. Michelle is going into her 4th year with Franklin Pierce and is currently living in New Hampshire Hall. Michelle will be working with the first year students, she can’t wait to meet the students and looks forward to showing them what Franklin Pierce University has to offer.
First Year & Second Year Residents
First Year Residents
Mount Washington Hall
Mountainview & Northwoods Apartments
Lakeview & Sawmills Apartments