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Victoria Van Kirk Pride

  • Assistant Director of Housing Operations

Victoria began her career with the Department of Housing in 2005. Now as assistant director of Housing Operations, she supervises and supports an operation with 130+ employees. Victoria coordinates a number of projects which impact the student residential experience and she appreciates daily interactions with students, faculty and staff across the university.

Victoria's academic achievements include graduating from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, with a bachelor's degree in business administration and holding a master's degree in English Studies (technical writing / professional writing) from Illinois State University in Normal, IL. Before coming to DePaul, Victoria worked in hospitality management (Marriott). In addition to her work in Housing, Victoria also teaches in the Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse Department at DePaul University in the First-year Writing Program. Her life aspirations are to keep traveling around the world, write a novel, and always remain connected to college students and higher education. ‚Äč