Rick has more than a decade of work experience at DePaul University, with many of those years spent in the Department of Housing. Rick loves that there is no day that is like the next, and his priorities as the director often change according to what is going on around campus. A large part of Rick's daily routine is providing support and resources to his staff, and he also handles budget management and collaborations with campus partners. Rick has had many special memories working with his staff, but the most rewarding aspects of working for the Department of Housing are associated with student success. He values having the opportunity to watch incoming freshmen grow into accomplished adults who are ready to take on the world!
Rick's academic achievements include a bachelor's degree in deafness counseling rehabilitation from Northern Illinois University and a master's degree in higher education administration from Loyola University Chicago.
In his spare time, Rick enjoys spending time with his family and friends, baseball (he is a die-hard White Sox fan), staying active and being outdoors.