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Rod Waters

  • ​He/Him/His
  • Director of Housing & Residence Life
  • MSW

At DePaul University, Rod Waters is Director of the Department of Housing & Residence Life (also known as DePaul Housing). In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the management of the department, which includes housing occupancy and operations, responding to student crises, creating a sense of community, managing the residential student conduct process, and providing residential students with high-quality opportunities for engagement. DePaul Housing programs and services build a relational, residential community where students are encouraged to learn and develop holistically.

Rod has been with DePaul since August 2015, starting as the Director of Residential Education. Prior to coming to DePaul, Rod served as the director of Residence Life & Housing at Suffolk University. Additional experiences include working at the University of California-Santa Cruz, University of Washington, Seattle, Curry College, and Bay State College. Rod earned his BA in Sociology and MSW in Clinical Social Work, both from Boston College.