Department of Residential Life

About PLU


Mercy Daramola, Resident Director for Ordal and Stuen Halls:PLU has been a great place to grow as a professional. Working at a small private school has meant that we are able to work with colleagues all over campus and create professional relationships that are truly valued university wide. For example, entry level RD’s are able to serve on conference planning committees with the VP of Student Affairs, there are many RD led committees within the department, and great opportunities for personal and professional growth


PLU seeks to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care-for other people, for their communities and for the earth.


As a university of the first rank, Pacific Lutheran University seeks to maximize the achievement of its mission and become an internationally renowned model of the New American University, integrating a distinctive liberal arts college with one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier centers for professional education.

Ángel Gonzalez, Resident Director for Foss and Pflueger Halls: “As a native of Lós Ángeles, CA, working at PLU has thus far provided me opportunities to challenge myself and grow as a professional. Our department is very mission and student development theory driven, giving me the opportunity to really put into practice the tools acquired during my graduate studies.”