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Regional Entry Level Institute
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May 27 – 30th, 2020
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL


The Regional Entry Level Institute (RELI) is an intensive professional development experience for entry-level professionals who aspire to mid-level positions in housing and residence life.  RELI is open to housing/residence life professionals with one to three years of experience. Participants are clustered with other participants and a faculty member who is a mid- to senior-level professional. In an effort to maintain the mentoring environment and ensure faculty/participant engagement, only 32 participants are selected per year.


We are pleased to announce that RELI 2020-2022 will be held in the Sunshine State on the beautiful campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL.




Faculty Info

Andrew Naylor- Florida International University

LaFarin Meriwether- University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Brandon Thompson- Eastern Kentucky University

Dr. April Barnes- University of South Carolina

Aubree Adams- Louisiana State University

Kayla Hamilton- Emory University

Wesley Todd- Wake Forest University

TBD               Dr. Erin Jones- Hinds Community College


Participant Info

Applications will begin being accepted on December 16, 2019. The Application Deadline will be March 20, 2020.  Notification of successful applicants will be April 13, 2020.  RELI will be held May 27-30th on the campus of The University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. 


Institute Info

The Regional Entry-Level Institute is an intensive four-day professional development opportunity for new professionals who aspire to mid-level positions:

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.

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 will include:

  • Assessment and Evaluation

  • Budget

  • Crisis Management

  • Facilities

  • Occupancy Management

  • Professional Development; Career

  • Social Justice

  • Staff Supervision


Interested individuals may also email the 2020 Co-Chairs, or speak with representatives who will be available throughout the SEAHO 2020 Conference.

For more information please contact the RELI 2020 Co-Chairs





Stephanie Carter


Wake Forest University

Anthony White


Radford University


Please give us your professional contact information below.
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Please provide some information about your institution below.

Please answer the following questions completely. Mouse over the label on the left to see the question.

Question 1: Why are you applying for RELI?

Question 2: Describe the impact you anticipate RELI will have on you, personally and professionally.

Question 3: What are your professional goals for the next 3-5 years?
The following questions relate to conference logistics and possible scholarship awards should you be selected as a RELI participant.
Please explain any financial concerns you have that would impact your attendance at RELI. Is your institution willing and able to pay for all or part of your registration expenses? If no, explain.

Please provide the following:

Current Resume
A letter of recommendation from your supervisor
A letter of support from your director (if your director is your supervisor, please ask another professional to write a letter of support)

Our Mission

SEAHO advances excellence in housing programs and staff by promoting best practices, networking, professional development and involvement opportunities.