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Daniel Gockley named director of UTSA housing and residence life

Daniel Gockley

Daniel Gockley

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(July 24, 2013) -- The UTSA Office of Student Life announces the appointment of Daniel Gockley as director of housing and residence life, effective July 22.

"We are very excited about having Dan join us at UTSA in this critical role," said Kevin Price, associate vice president for student life and dean of students. "Dan is an outstanding housing professional. I'm confident he will do an excellent job for us."

Gockley's appointment comes after a yearlong, nationwide search. He has 15 years of professional experience in housing and residence life. He comes to UTSA from Fairmont State University in Fairmont, W.Va., where he served as the director of housing and campus life for seven years.

"It's such an exciting time to join UTSA, and I am thrilled to become a Roadrunner," said Gockley. "It was important to me to join an institution committed to students and student success, and it's clear that there are exciting things happening at UTSA. The drive to achieve Tier One status is clearly evident."

UTSA's newest on-campus residence hall, San Saba Hall, will open this fall. It will feature state-of-the-art amenities and include an open lobby, study and TV lounges on each floor, meeting spaces, a community kitchen and free laundry facilities. It is expected to house 618 residents, bringing the total number of on-campus residents at UTSA to nearly 4,300.

"San Saba Hall is an exciting project that is an absolutely tremendous addition to our students' residential options," said Gockley. "I am excited to see what new traditions and experiences our students will create there.

Gockley earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Kentucky. While there, he worked as a resident assistant. Additionally, he is the president-elect of the Mid-Atlantic Association of College and University Housing Officers.

>> Learn more about UTSA housing opportunities and residence life at the UTSA Housing website.

 

 

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