Gardner Named Residence Life Director

John Gardner was recently selected as the new director of Residence Life.

Since fall 2009, Gardner has been serving as the interim director after starting at Truman in the summer of 2008 as assistant director of Residence Life.

Gardner earned a master’s degree in higher education from Iowa State University and a bachelor’s degree in history from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore.

He has been working with higher education students in various capacities for the last 10 years, first as a resident assistant at Lewis & Clark College, followed by three years as a hall director at Northwest Missouri State University and two years as a graduate assistant for multicultural student affairs at Iowa State University.

As the director, Gardner is responsible for the overall operations of Residence Life, including personnel, budget, facilities, programming and polices among other duties.

Truman has an on-campus living capacity of approximately 2,700 students, roughly half of the total student body.

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