As Director of Residential Life and Housing, Jonathan Lidgus is responsible for the residential living community that is on the UMSL campus. Residential Life believes that a student’s living environment is an important component of their education and affirms the educational benefits of the collegiate experience. The Residential experience at UMSL compliments the academic mission by providing an exciting environment where living and learning interconnect. Furthermore, students are progressively empowered through supporting, and challenging opportunities within our housing options. Jonathan has been a member of the UMSL community for over 10 years and currently serves as Vice President of the UMSL Staff Association. He earned his B.A. in Biology from Augustana College in Rock Island IL, and his M. Ed. in Counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.