Assistant Director of Training & Community Relations
Christie has a Masters of Science in College Student Personnel Administration from Illinois State University. She joined the Residence Life team at Columbia College Chicago in January 2016 and has been in Residence Life for 8years. Prior to coming to Columbia she worked at Illinois Wesleyan University and Saint Xavier University. Christie enjoys supporting student development while challenging them to reach their highest potential.
Quote: Never give up on something you can't go a day without thinking about" - Winston Churchill
Fun Fact: I have a twin brother and am a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, INC
Ron Jovi was a Resident Director at Manhattan College in New York before he joined the Columbia College Chicago team in January 2019. He got his Masters in Elementary & Special Education from Manhattan College and his BA in Mathematics and Philosophy of Law from Lewis University. He was a high school math teacher before focusing on the development and effects of educational programming outside of the classroom as it pertains to the higher education setting. Ron Jovi enjoys creating and fostering creative, educational programming in the halls to help residents grow and flourish at their time at Columbia.
Quote: “Beauty in things exist in the mind which contemplates them” – David Hume
Fun fact: I was named after Bon Jovi, rock legend from the grand city of Sayreville, NJ!
Quote: "Going into the unknown, without fear or expectation, is the ultimate adventure" - Akin Olokun
Fun Fact: During my freetime I love to: play video games, read manga & watch anime
Coordinator of Communications & Operations
James joined Residence Life in May 2019. He previously worked at Columbia College Admissions Office as a Counseling Associate in 2016. He also graduated at Columbia College Chicago back in May 2006.
Quote: “Chookity Pop” - Mooncake
Fun Fact: I played bass in a local bluegrass band in 2010.