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June 3-6, 2015
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

We are pleased to announce that the RELI 2015 Application is now open and available at or by clicking the link from the SEAHO main webpage.  RELI will be held June 3-6, 2015 on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.  The Institute is an intensive professional development seminar featuring activities for entry-level professionals who aspire to mid-level positions in housing and residential life.  RELI is open to housing professionals with one to three years of experience and, to insure an appropriate mentoring environment, is limited to a maximum of 32 students.  


The Institute’s eight faculty members will spend both classroom and individual time with the attendees making this a great professional and personal experience.   This year’s topics include:




Crisis Management


Occupancy Management

Residential Life

Social Justice

Staff Supervision


The 2015 RELI faculty serving in the mentor role and presenting on these topics are: 


Leslie Ashford, Bellarmine University - Crisis Management

Scott Blackwell, University of Southern Mississippi - Facilities

Virginia Koch, Auburn University - Assessment

April Konvalinka, Old Dominion University - Occupancy Management

Hilary Lichterman, University of South Carolina - Residential Life

Calvin Mosley, University of Florida - Staff Supervision

Phil Riordan, Lynn University - Budget

Lani San Antonio, Vanderbilt University - Social Justice


More details, including the online application, are posted on the SEAHO website.  Interested individuals may also email the 2015 Co-Chairs, or speak with representatives who will be available throughout the SEAHO Conference in Mobile, Alabama.   (including the Involvement Fair).  


Kirsten Kennedy, University of South Carolina,

Curtis Erwin, Virginia Commonwealth University,

SEAHO RELI '15 Co-Chairs



The Regional Entry-Level Institute is an intensive four-day professional development opportunity featuring activities for new professionals who aspire to mid-level positions in housing and residential life.

RELI participants will:

  • Attend sessions facilitated by veteran professionals in housing and residential life.
  • Assess current skill levels and devise a professional development plan.
  • Learn practical information designed to help survive and thrive as a mid-level professional.
  • Participate in one-on-one mentoring sessions for in-depth conversations with a cluster leader.

RELI 2015 General Information

Registration is $200.00 and includes all materials, lodging and most meals.
Registration and Travel Scholarships are available!!
Deadline for Applications - March 16, 2015
Status notification - April 16, 2015

What past attendees have said about RELI:

"RELI allowed me to immerse myself in an environment that challenged me, supported me, re-energized me, and sent me out with the necessary toolbox of skills to take me forward in my career!" - Kristen Krapfl, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

"RELI 2012 played a major role in my decision to stay working in residence life. I am beyond grateful for the opportunities that attending RELI has provided to my life." - Donald A. Coleman, Valdosta State University (GA)

"RELI helped me lay out all the pieces of my career so I could begin putting them together and building upon them." - Steve Wood - Winthrop University (SC)

For more information please contact:

Kirsten Kennedy
Executive Director, University Housing
University South Carolina

Curt Erwin
Executive Director, Residential Life & Housing
Virginia Commonwealth University

Please provide a brief statement as to why you would like to be considered and why you would be an effective mentor for new housing professionals (250 word limit).
A resume, specifically including current institution, completed educational degrees, work history, teaching experience and involvement in professional organizations.

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