Christendom College recently appointed Joseph Walsh as the new men’s residence director for the Front Royal, Va. campus. A philosophy major from the class of 2015, Walsh will work closely with the Student Life Office in supporting the residential and community life on campus, helping to form and mentor students during their time at Christendom.
Walsh, who received the Thomas S. Vander Woude Athletic Scholarship in 2011, will be responsible for providing leadership and direction in the formation of the student body as a whole, as well as with the specific formation of men on campus.
Walsh will support the work of the on-campus resident assistants (RA), and also help to manage housing, assist students with room changes, and plan various community building events, such as the annual Housing Wars campus-wide competition.
“Joe’s passion, leadership, integrity, and commitment to Christendom are tangible, and I know he will be a huge asset to the college. We look forward to having his presence on campus as he serves the students of Christendom in this position,” says dean of student life Chris Vander Woude.
As men’s residence director, Walsh is succeeding Daniel Mitchell in the role, who served the college since graduating from Christendom in 2013.
“Dan Mitchell did a phenomenal job as residence director during his two years here, as shown by the standing ovation he received from the students this past spring. I personally would like to thank him for his countless hours and service to the students of Christendom College. Finding someone to take over after Dan was no small task, but I am very excited to have Joe Walsh join the Student Life team,” says Vander Woude.
While a student, Walsh was very involved in many aspects of the community life: playing on the basketball team, serving as a resident assistant and on the student activities council, serving as vice president of his senior class, and assisting with coaching women’s basketball.