Executive Board


E‌ric Ferring 
Hello RHA Website visitor! My name is Eric Ferring and I am the RHA President again for this year. My job is simply to make your Residence Life experience as memorable and fun as possible. Have any suggestions, comments, or concerns? Feel free to send me an email anytime, and I will see what I can do to help! (eric.ferring@drake.edu)

Vice President

Elizabeth Bald
My name is Elizabeth Bald and I am a Sophomore Pre-pharmacy student. I live in Jewett Residence Hall and serve as Vice President of RHA. As VP, I serve as head of RHA's programming board. This board plans events for Drake Students ranging from Drake's Got Talent to the Hall Crawl Ball. 

Finance Chair

Matt Dybing
My name is Matt Dybing, I'm a sophomore Accounting/Finance Major from Bloomington MN. I am a Resident Assistant in Ross Hall. I manage the finances of RHA.

National Communication Chair

Jill Applegate
My name is Jill Applegate, and I am a senior sociology and psychology major. I am the National Communications Coordinator for RHA, which means that I am Drake's representative to our region of MACURH (Midwest Affiliates of College and University Residence Halls). I will lead a delegation of Drake students to the MACURH confrence, where we will meet residence hall leaders from other schools and find new programming ideas that we can bring back to our own halls. I will also stay connected at the regional and national level and make Drake's awesome hall programs and leaders known across the nation! 

Campus Communications Coordinator

Rave Garrison
Greetings, peeps! And I don't mean the candy. I'm your Campus Communications Coordinator (say that five times fast) for this year. Basically, I inform you of what's happening on campus, entertain you and I also work with each hall's Hall Communications Coordinators. That means you get to learn about events while doing your business. It doesn't get any better than that.

National Residence Hall Honorary President

Shelby LaTona
Hi! I am Shelby LaTona. I'm a senior Health Sciences Major from Greenfield, WI. As the NRHH President, I sit on the RHA board to help increase the collaboration and continuity between the two organizations within the Office of Residence Life.


Erica Skuta
My name is Erica Skuta, I am a junior Accounting and Management major from Oakdale, Minnesota. I am secretary for RHA and my positions consists of taking the minutes at the meetings and sending reminder emails to keep the board informed and up to date on all events and issues regarding residence life. 

Environmental Chair

Madison Dockter
Hello all! My name is Madison Dockter and I’ll be serving as RHA’s environmental chair this year. My goal is to raise awareness for green initiatives and inspire some environmentally friendly thinking in our residents, staff and faculty! One of the reasons I chose to study at Drake was because of the natural beauty on campus, and I intend to preserve and promote that image as long as I’m in office. I’m a sophomore Public Relations major, and I hail from the most beautiful state in the country, Minne-SNOW-ta! 

Service Chair

Elizabeth Kuker
Hi everyone! My name is Liz Kuker, and I am from Bennington, NE. I'm a sophomore Psychology and Sociology major. My position on RHA is Service Chair. I will be planning fun service programs, like Drake's Got Talent and Pay It Forward Week. If you have any suggestions or want to get involved, just let me know! 

Publicity Co-Chair

Kayli Kunkel
Hi there! I'm Kayli Kunkel and I am RHA Publicity Chair for the 2012-2013 year. My job is to promote campus events through posters, banners, and social media. I also meet with the Residence Halls' EC Publicity Chairs throughout the year to make sure every program gets its time in the spotlight. I am a Graphic Design and Magazine Journalism double major who loves concerts, photography, writing and dancing! 

Publicity Co-Chair

Weston Pickhinke
Ahoy, web viewer. As Publicity Chair of RHA, I am one of two responsible for getting the word out about on-campus events through print media, social networking, and I am the reason you are seeing website. You can contact me for any publicity needs your organization may have, or just to give me feedback on my position as you will be seeing my work around campus and right here on the world wide web. [weston.pickhinke@drake.edu]


Amber Gurican
Hello! My name is Amber, and I will be your Historian this year. My goal is that all hall events will be documented and organized so that students can look back and know how these RHA programs benefited them.

First-Year Experience RA

Sara Engbretson

Upper-Class Experience RA

Matt Andrews
Hi everybody! My name's Matt and I'm really excited for this year. Hope to see you all of you at some RHA programs! 

Carpenter President

Ben Lambrecht

Crawford President

Whitney Leming-Salisbury
Hey there! My name is Whitney Leming-Salisbury. I am a freshman International Relations major here at Drake and the President of Crawford Hall. As President, I oversee Crawford’s Executive Council and help to put the ‘fun’ in fundraising activities for our hall! 

Herriott President

Josh Parado
Congratulations on clicking on this tab! You have passed the first test! My name is Josh Parado and the prize that I have to offer you is my best effort in making the experience of all residents memorable. Get hyped. Got ideas or feel like chatting? I've got an account on eHarmony as well as an email address at Drake. joshua.parado@drake.edu 

Goodwin-Kirk President

James Orris

Jewett President

Alen Salibasic
Sophomore from Bosnia and Herzegovina. International Business major and D1 athlete (Drake Men's Tennis Player). Interesting fact: Multilingual - fluent in Bosnian, German and English. Hobbies and interests: Texas Hold'em Poker, How I Met Your Mother, and cooking.

Morehouse President

Damion Miller

Ross President

Molly Krook
My name is Molly Krook and I am a sophomore Pre-Pharmacy major from Oakdale, Minnesota. I am president of Ross Hall which means I oversee Ross's Executive Council and help put on and create our programs.

Stalnaker President

Joshua Duden
Hello! My name is Josh Duden and I am currently serving as President of Stalnaker residence hall. I am currently a first year LPS, Politics and International Relations triple major living in Stalnaker. I am excited to be serving on the RHA board this year as well as serving as head of Stalnaker's Executive Council!


Randy McMullin 



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