The Office of Student Housing and Conference Services at California State University, Northridge exists to promote individual development, academic success and conscientious citizenship among residents by providing facilities, services and programs that foster respectful and responsible living in a learning environment.
The Student Housing and Conference Services staff is focused on student success and dedicated to creating and maintaining a safe and education-focused community through collaboration and teamwork. In an effort to better serve our students and community, we offer a variety of housing options: the Suites at University Park, Apartments at University Park and the Apartments at University Village. Our goal is to cater to the needs of our diverse residents that include freshman, returning students, graduates and students with dependent children or spouses. Additionally, Student Housing currently offers living learning communities (LLCs) and themed living communities (TLCs) aimed to bring together students with similar academic interests, personal passions and life experiences in a supportive, on-campus environment. Members of LLCs and TLCs enjoy many benefits, including special group activities, extra academic support and their own advisors.
Claire Davis, Director for Student Housing and Residential Life
Claire Davis provides leadership and guidance to each unit within Student Housing and Residential Life. Her focus is to offer supportive, efficient and timely services to students, parents and clients affiliated with Student Housing. In addition to serving as director, Ms. Davis also has a passion for being a mentoring foster youth and working with CSUN’s EOP program. She received her bachelor’s degree in art from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles and her master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from California Baptist University in Riverside, CA.
Melissa Giles Martin, Associate Director for Residential Life and Associate Director for Administrative Services
Melissa Giles Martin is responsible for the overall management of Residential Life and Business Services at CSUN Student Housing, including supervision of the Business Services and Residential Life staff, counseling and referral, student academic success and student conduct. She brings more than 20 years of experience in Residential Life, university housing, social justice education and consulting. As the associate director, Ms. Giles Martin participated in the planning, design and opening of new residential buildings designed specifically to impact freshman student success and engagement. She created partnerships with academic affairs such as multiple, successful living learning communities, developmental math and writing interventions, a residential academic mentor program and other various student retention and persistence initiatives. Ms. Giles Martin holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling and student affairs in higher education from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She also holds a bachelor’s in communications and advertising from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.
Shane Daetwiler, Associate Director for Housing Facilities Operations
Shane Daetwiler is responsible for the overall management of Student Housing/Facilities which includes: Maintenance Services, Custodial Services, Grounds and Capital Project work. Shane has 30 years of Residence Life and Housing experience, which also includes experience in Judicial Affairs, Title IX Investigating, Behavioral Intervention Team Leadership and Student of Concern work.
Over the years Shane has been part of planning, renovating, and building many residential facilities and has always made sure that students were heavily involved in those processes. He has utilized a “Think Student, Then Decide” focus with the teams he has led and strongly believes in the learning that happens outside of the classroom. Mr. Daetwiler has a bachelor’s in psychology and a master’s in education/Counseling from the University of Redlands.