Residence Life

Office of Residence Life

Residence Life is located in Rosemary House on South Campus.Residence Life is located in Rosemary House on South Campus.

Our professional staff is committed to helping residents thrive in our communities.  We encourage students to stop by and meet us!

Our Mission

The Office of Residence Life will provide a secure, inclusive, and engaging residential community that promotes student leadership, holistic development, and responsible citizenship. 

Our Programming Philosophies

Our objective is to offer opportunities and intentional experiences to all members of the community.  We use activities and programming developed around the Forester Five themes to achieve these outcomes.

Our Staff

The Director of Residence Life sets the vision for the department and supervises the Associate Directors.

Andrew Pollom
Director of Residence Life and Associate Dean of Students 
pollom@lakeforest.edu

Office hours:
Monday 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Friday 9 - 10:30 a.m.

The Associate Directors are responsible for the day-to-day operation of the department and supervise the Residence Director staff. 

Stacy L. Oliver-Sikorski
Associate Director of Residence Life for Student Success
oliver@lakeforest.edu

Office hours: 
Wednesday 2:30 - 4 p.m. 
Thursday 9 - 11 a.m.

Stacy Oliver-Sikorski works directly with room assignments, room changes, and the room selection process for students in the fall and spring semesters. Stacy also oversees the student conduct process and coordinates Residence Life’s student success efforts. 

Mary Duckworth
Associate Director of Residence Life for Learning and Development
duckworth@lakeforest.edu

Office hours: 
Wednesday 2:30 - 4 p.m. 
Thursday 9 - 11 a.m.

Mary Duckworth works directly with Resident Assistant recruitment, selection, and training as well as the Resident Director (RD) hiring process. Mary also oversees the living-learning community program in the residence halls. 

The Residence Directors supervise various halls and their Resident Assistants, the paraprofessional student staff who keep each residence hall’s community strong. Students are invited to meet with these staff members on a walk-in basis during their weekly open office hours.

Kate Doty

 

 

Kate Doty
Residence Director for Roberts and McClure Halls
doty@lakeforest.edu

Office hours: 
Monday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. (Rosemary House)
Tuesday 9 - 11 a.m. (Roberts Lounge)
Wednesday 3 - 6 p.m. (Roberts Lounge)
Thursday 3 - 6 p.m. (McClure)

 

 

 Elyse Holguin Kurfiss
Residence Director for Lois and Deerpath Halls and Cleveland-Young International Center
kurfiss@lakeforest.edu

Office hours: 
Monday 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Rosemary House), 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. (Rosemary House), 4 - 5 p.m. (Cleveland-Young)
Tuesday 4 - 5 p.m. (Lois)
Wednesday 10 - 11 a.m. (Deerpath), 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. (Cleveland Young)
Thursday 1 - 2 p.m. (Lois), 4 - 5 p.m. (Deerpath)
Friday 1 - 3 p.m. (Rosemary House)

 

Andy Lehr
Residence Director for Harlan and Blackstone Halls
lehr@lakeforest.edu

Office hours: 
Monday 10:30 a.m. -12 p.m. (Basement of Blackstone), 1 - 3 p.m. (Basement of Mohr Student Center)
Tuesday 10 - 11 a.m. (Rosemary House), 3:30 - 5 p.m. (Basement of Harlan)
Wednesday 2:30 - 4 p.m. (Rosemary House)
Thursday 10 - 11 a.m., 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. (Rosemary House)
Friday 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. (Library Cyber Cafe)

Kellee Steffen
Residence Director for Gregory and Nollen Halls
steffen@lakeforest.edu

Office hours: 
Monday 9 - 11 a.m. (Nollen Lobby), 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. (Rosemary House), 8 - 9 p.m. (Nollen Lobby)
Tuesday 1 - 2 p.m. (Rosemary House)
Wednesday 9 - 10 a.m. (Rosemary House)
Thursday 3 - 5 p.m. (Gregory Lounge), 8 - 9 p.m. (Nollen Lobby)

Rexann Whorton
Residence Director for Moore Hall
whorton@lakeforest.edu

Office hours: 
Monday 9 - 10:30 a.m. (Library Cyber Cafe)
Wednesday 1:30 - 3 p.m. (Moore)
Thursday 9 - 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 - 3 p.m. (Moore)
Friday 1 - 2:30 p.m. (Moore)

Laura A. Williams
Residence Director for Lake Forest College In the Loop
lwilliams@lakeforest.edu

Office hours (Hostel Office 720):
Monday 10 a.m. - noon
Wednesday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Lee Cambata
Office Assistant
cambata@lakeforest.edu