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Victoria Van Kirk Pride

  • Assistant Director of Housing Facilities
  • Housing Services

Victoria began her career with DePaul Housing Services in 2005. Now as assistant director of Housing Facilities, she supervises and supports the three facilities area coordinators who in turn supervise and support a student staff of approximately 130 employees. Victoria coordinates a number of projects which impact the student resident experience from a health and safety perspective. Victoria appreciates a number of aspects of her job, such as daily interactions with students, employee training, campus fire safety education, and working in the city of Chicago.

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. This position allowed her to gain experience in operations, which she applies to her role at Housing Services on a daily basis.

In addition to being a member of the Housing Services team, Victoria also teaches in the Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse Department at DePaul University. Her life aspirations are to travel around the world, write a novel, and always remain connected to college students and higher education. ‚Äč