Hall Staff

“All are most welcome.”

Each student is welcomed into the “Notre Dame Family” in a local and immediate way in his or her residence hall.   Every residence is guided by a specially selected and trained staff who take on the profound responsibility of building community, fostering inclusion, and ministering to the individual needs of residents.


Rector

“pastor, disciplinarian, cruise director.”

What is a rector? The term “rector” has a unique meaning at Notre Dame.  Rectors include priests and brothers of the Congregation of Holy Cross—the founding order of the University—women and men from other religious orders, and lay women and men.  Most are trained in ministry and education.

S/he lives in the building full-time and sets the standard for communal life, counsels and advises students as a confidante, and supervises the staff.  At Carroll, every resident will be known to the rector by name. He hopes to build trust and respect, always supporting the deep friendships and bonds among Vermin.

 

Eric T. Styles

Eric, a Chicago native, has been involved in ministry for many years in parishes, middle and secondary schools, and universities. He has a BFA in Electronic Media and an African American Studies minor from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He earned an MA in Applied Philosophy from Loyola University Chicago that combined social philosophy and theology. Shortly after graduating from college, Eric worked as Parish Liturgy Coordinator at Saint Benedict the African (East) Catholic Church in Chicago, and as a House Manager for The Theatre School of DePaul University. He was heavily involved in retreat work with Charis Ministries, an outreach of the Jesuits for people in their twenties and thirties. He subsequently joined the Society of Jesus and was in formation for the priesthood for seven years. After leaving religious life, he found his way to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in Winona and worked as Campus Minister for Liturgy and Faith Formation.

Outside of direct ministry, Eric has been active in the performing arts his whole life. For the last few years, he has been helping his two best friends from undergrad grow their Baltimore based, music-driven performance art company, Afro House, as the Associate Artistic Director. When Eric is not geeking out over liturgy, he’ll be writing about theology and contemporary culture, or trying to convince someone of the cultural importance of some of his favorite films or TV shows, especially Star Trek!

Contact: estyles@nd.edu


ASSISTANT RECTORS (ARs) are Notre Dame graduate students who serve in residence halls, living side-by-side with students. The Rector and two ARs form the Head Staff, assisting the Rector with general administration and working to ensure a healthy, safe, and vibrant learning community.  Every evening one of the three Head Staff members is “on duty,” fully available to all the residents. 

Sam Pasmann

Hello Ver-men! my name is Sam, I grew up Salt Lake City, UT. ten minutes away from our local ski resorts. For college I attended the University of Portland, in Portland, OR. At UP I was lucky enough to be an RA in one of our dorms, study abroad for a semester in London, and serve as President of our Robotics Club. I received my B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and am now attending Notre Dame for my M.S. in Engineering and Entrepreneurship. I love to play soccer, video games, camp, and brainstorm fun new events. I believe in leading a passionate, caring, and thoughtful life and am very excited to spend the next year in community with Carroll hall.

 

Logan Wishart

Originally from DeLand, Florida, Logan is a double-domer who has now lived in Carroll Hall for 6 consecutive years. He is a second year student in the Master of Theological Studies studying moral theology and hopes to pursue a PhD in either moral theology or Catholic health care ethics. Whether around the dinner table, in Men’s Group, or one-on-one, Logan’s favorite part of being an Assistant Rector is talking and laughing with fellow Vermin. Logan may be found planning his upcoming wedding, skating, or listening to podcasts when he is not studying or with the men of Carroll.


RESIDENT ASSISTANTS (RAs)                                                            

  • The elder brothers of Carroll Hall.
  • Ministers, Professionals, Educators

To be an RA at Notre Dame is one of the most prestigious honors on campus. Chosen only from among the rising seniors, when possible, they are assigned to serve the community they have lived in for three years. RAs are mentors and leaders, truly on the front lines of building a sense of family in their hall.  In Carroll, there is always at least one RA on duty every night, sometimes two. Residents seek them out for advice, support, or just someone to talk to.

Homesick? Need a video game partner? Suffering a tough break up? Looking to vent about that dreaded “Gen Chem” exam? Walk down the hall and find an RA.

Tommy Kacius (The 1-2)

Tommy is a biochemistry major from Indianapolis, Indiana. His hobbies include bowling, ping pong, golfing, and video games. Living in Carroll for 3 years has taught him many important things, among them being: the walk to Jordan Hall of Science is quite far, the golden dome looks best from the Carroll lawn, and the only thing easier than having a great time here is beating 2-North RA Weston at lounge sports. While Tommy has held many roles during his time in Carroll such as Carroll Christmas, Sustainability, and Election Commissioner positions, he is most known for his early work as Carroll’s second Birthday Commissioner. Carroll Hall is the most amazing community Tommy has ever been a part of, and he is so happy that he gets to spend his senior year being a Carroll RA, getting to better know its residents, and continuing Carroll’s tradition of being the best dorm on campus.

 

Weston Dell (2-North)

Weston is an economics and mathematics major from the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Weston has lived in Carroll Hall for three years and is very excited to serve as the 2-North RA. An avid competitor, Weston loves to play tennis, chess, and NFL street. His favorite dish at the dining hall is the teriyaki chicken stir fry – a true SDH delicacy! You can often find Weston in the lounge at Carroll, catching up with fellow Vermin and winning lounge games. He was recently studying abroad in Sydney, Australia where he learned to grill shrimp on the barbie and interact with wild emu. Ask him anytime and Weston will say that the best part of Notre Dame is the community life found in the Residence Halls – there’s really nothing like it. Welcome to Carroll Hall!

 

 

Noah Mattapallil (3rd Floor)

Noah is the RA on Floor 3. He is the hall staff’s resident A&L guy, studying Philosophy and Political Science. Lifting and dropping heavy objects is one of Noah’s great passions (for some reason). He is a competitive powerlifter, certified personal trainer and will be leading 3rd Floor Abs this year. Growing up in Rockville, Maryland, Noah played lacrosse in high school and continues to do so for the ND club team. He loves to talk, listen, and argue about almost anything. He is on the Mock Trial team after all. Noah comes from an Indian family and has studied abroad in Athens. He is always looking to learn about new cultures. That’s probably why he came to Carroll from St. Ed’s. It’s true, he’s not originally a Vermin, but Noah has promised to bleach his hair in honor of his first and last year at the Lakeside Estate. That is, only after he gets a job.

 

Andrew Fulwider (4th Floor)

Andrew, the fourth floor RA, is originally from Brownsburg, Indiana and is seeking a dual-degree in Chemical Engineering and German. As a lover of music, he has been heavily involved with planning Carroll’s annual music festival, Lakeside, since his freshman year. His commitment to Carroll goes beyond Lakeside, though–he chose to be the fourth floor RA in a building with no elevator, which shows just how much he loves the community he serves. He has also won two intramural championships with Carroll (soccer and kickball), and he has lost many, many more. He has studied in Berlin for two summers, and is a vocal advocate for Notre Dame’s study abroad and cultural engagement programs. Andrew is thrilled to be an RA for this community, which is near and dear to his heart, and he hopes to continue Carroll’s legacy as a place where all are most welcome.

 

 


PRIEST-IN-RESIDENCE

Father Mike Connors, C.S.C.

Fr. Mike Connors, C.S.C.

Rev. Michael E. Connors, C.S.C., Th.D., is a pastoral theologian and homiletician. In 1997 he joined the faculty of the Theology Department at the University of Notre Dame, where he now also directs the John S. Marten Program in Homiletics and Liturgics. A native of the Chicago area, he majored in American History as an undergraduate at Illinois College. He made final profession in the Congregation of Holy Cross in September, 1983, and was ordained to the priesthood in April, 1984. After several years of parish ministry, he did doctoral studies in theology at Regis College in Toronto.  Father Mike has lived on the second floor of Carroll Hall since 1999.

The son of a basketball coach, Father Mike continues to be a huge fan of the sport. But when it comes to baseball it’s White Sox all the way

 


 

PAST HALL STAFFS

2019-2020

2019-2020: AR Logan Wishart, RA Garrett Rethman, RA C. Will Coots, Rector Eric Styles, RA Christian Cyrul, RA Christ Tapia, AR Sam Pasmann

 

2018-2019

 

 

2018-2019: AR LaDarien Harris, RA Chris Mulholland, RA Justin Buettner, Rector Eric Styles, RA Jarek Jankowski, RA Jun Park, AR David Morris.

 

2017-2018

Eric Styles, Rector

David Morris, Assistant Rector

Dom Barceleau, Assistant Rector,

Chris Hull

Peter Chiang

Michael Junker

Ryan Mas

 

2016-2017

Eric Styles, Rector

Dom Barceleau, Assistant Rector

Mike Barrett, Assistant Rector

Ryan DiCicco

Mitch Meersman

Rob Myak

Chris Chin

 

2015-2016

Fr. Matt Kuczora, C.S.C., Rector

Erik Adams, Assistant Rector

Joe Guenther, Assistant Rector

Brendan Forte

Tim Olivier

Carter Boyd

Ben Willner

 

2014-2015

Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Erik Adams, Assistant Rector

Joseph Guenther, Assistant Rector

Stephen Claucherty

Eric Donahue

Will Raaf

Michael Silvernagel

 

2013-2014

Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Michael Beard,  Assistant Rector

Ryan Glenn, Assistant Rector

Timothy Brazelton

William Hefferon

Michael Russell

Keon (Peter) Woo

 

2012-2013

Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Ryan Glenn, Assistant Rector

Guy Schwartz, Assistant Rector

Richard Estes

Jason Kippenbrock

Felipe Murguia

Michael Weiss

 

2011-2012

Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Colin Diamond, Assistant Rector

Michael Regan, Assistant Rector

Michael DeRusso

Aaron Patzwahl

John Sanders

Mitch Speer

 

2010-2011

Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Patrick Murren, Assistant Rector

Jason Steidl, Assistant Rector

Cody Borgstrom

Sam Russ

Rich Schroeder

Rob Wilson

 

2009-2010

Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Preston Carter, Assistant Rector

Patrick Murren, Assistant Rector

James Hrdlicka

Adam Miller

Michael Schmitt

Javier Soegaard

 

2008-2009

Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Matthew Palkert, Assistant Rector

Preston Carter, Assistant Rector

Robert Doone

Patrick Hagan

Mark McLaughlin

David Greene

 

2007-2008

Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Matthew Palkert, Assistant Rector

Brian Vassal, Assistant Rector

Peter Hadley

Karl Liebenauer

John Mulvahill

Michael O’Connor

 

2006-2007

Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Brian Kirzeder, Assistant Rector

Brian Vassal, Assistant Rector

Preston Carter

James Grace

Christopher Harris

Patrick Murren

 

2005-2006

Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Thomas Bushlack,  Assistant Rector

Mark DeMott, Assistant Rector

David Di Lorenzo

Bill Jenesta

Brian Kirzeder

Ian Ward

 

2004-2005

Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Mark De Mott, Assistant Rector

Ryan Greenberg

Patrick Mc Quillan

Karsten Steinhauser

Vincent Versagli

 

2003-2004

Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Josef Reimer, Assistant Rector

Jacob Conger

Michael DeMuniz

Daniel Murphy

Elliot Poindexter

 

2002-2003

Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Josef Reimer, Assistant Rector

Jesus Flores

Son Nguyen

Kenneth Seifert

Thomas (T.J.) Tausch

 

2001-2002

Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

George Rau  Assistant Rector

Dominic Angiollo

Patrick Brennan

Mark DeMott