Meet our Staff

Our professional staff is committed to helping residents thrive in our communities. We encourage students to stop by and meet us!

Residence Life is located in Rosemary House on South Campus.Residence Life is located in Rosemary House on South Campus.

Our Staff

The Director of Residence Life sets the vision for the department and supervises the Associate Director and Residence Directors. 

Karl Turnlund
Director of Residence Life & Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Karl manages the strategic planning and vision setting for the Office of Residence Life, identifying priorities for enhancing the residential experience. He represents the Office of Residence Life on campus-wide committees and manages housing operations, including room assignment processes. Karl also oversees the campus community standards process and works closely with case management for students of concern. Karl has previously served as a Residence Director and Associate Director in our office.

Jordan Ahlersmeyer-Huang
Associate Director of Residence Life

Jordan manages the operations of Residence Life, which includes all housing application and room selection processes, managing open room change and meal plan change periods, and updating the department website. Jordan is also responsible for liaising with relevant campus offices, such as the Business Office, Office of Disability Services, and the Global Engagement Office.

The Residence Directors supervise various halls and their Resident Assistants, the paraprofessional student staff who keep each residence hall’s community strong. Students are invited to meet with these staff members by coming to their office or scheduling an appointment. Each RD supervises two to three communities. The RDs are valuable resources for students: mediating roommate conflicts, supporting student programs and organizations, strengthening community spirit, enforcing community standards, and being active members of the Lake Forest College community.

Alison Lai
Gregory Hall, McClure Hall, and Nollen Hall

Ronan Kaiser
Moore Hall and Roberts Hall

Deerpath Hall, Lois Hall, Cleveland-Young International Center, Harlan Hall, and Blackstone Hall

Lake Forest College RA Staff Fall 2019

Resident Assistants (RAs) foster an environment that is conducive to study and learning, promote personal growth and responsibility, and assist students in adjusting to the Lake Forest College community. The student staff provide peer-based counseling that is responsive to individual needs, coordinate educational and social programming, and uphold College policies. The professional staff also provide counseling and advising for residents as well as supervision for the residence hall staff.