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.


“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. 

The 2021-2022 Assistant Rectors of Carroll Hall

Francis Pagsanhan

Francis, hailing from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is in his second year at the law school. He graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Simon Fraser University in 2016 and also completed a M.A., also in Political Science from Simon Fraser University, in 2018 before starting at Notre Dame Law School in 2020. Originally born in the Philippines, he immigrated with his family to Canada when he was five years old. Always a more avid sports spectator than participant, Francis is a huge fan of hockey (especially his Vancouver Canucks), football, basketball, but he has also been a recreational curler for the past 10 years. Prior to moving to South Bend, Francis was an avid reader and worked at a bookstore, and continues to try to read through a large pile of books collected over that time. In his spare time, besides reading, Francis loves to watch TV, is a big trivia fan, enjoys a good walk outside, and chatting with people to learn something new.

Jorge H. Ortiz

Jorge is from Valparaiso, Indiana, just down the road from Notre Dame. After graduating from Notre Dame with a Bachelor’s in Political Science, he worked for several years in federal and city government. During that time, he also enlisted in the Army and entered Officer Candidate School. After several years of professional work, he applied to law school in 2018 and began courses at Notre Dame Law School in the fall of 2019. Jorge is currently a 3rd-year student and is interested in practicing corporate and governmental services law after graduation.

During his free time, Jorge enjoys working out, running, spending time outdoors, and traveling—particularly to his home country of Ecuador. He is also an aspiring dog dad and likes playing ping pong, reading about history and current events, and binge-watching Star Wars stuff and the West Wing. He is passionate about the importance of diversity and inclusion and making sure everyone feels valued and that he or she has a voice and a seat at the table, no matter the setting. He is excited and honored to live alongside and serve the Vermin of Carroll Hall this year.




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.


The 2021-2022 Resident Assistants of Carroll Hall

Tanner Waltz


Teddy Whiteman


John McDonough


Luke Stringfellow





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





Eric Styles, Rector

Sam Pasmann, Assistant Rector

Logan Wishart, Assistant Rector

Weston Dell

Noah Mattapallil

Tommy Kacius

Andrew Fulwider 


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



Eric Styles, Rector

David Morris, Assistant Rector

Dom Barceleau, Assistant Rector,

Chris Hull

Peter Chiang

Michael Junker

Ryan Mas



Eric Styles, Rector

Dom Barceleau, Assistant Rector

Mike Barrett, Assistant Rector

Ryan DiCicco

Mitch Meersman

Rob Myak

Chris Chin



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

Erik Adams, Assistant Rector

Joe Guenther, Assistant Rector

Brendan Forte

Tim Olivier

Carter Boyd

Ben Willner



Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Erik Adams, Assistant Rector

Joseph Guenther, Assistant Rector

Stephen Claucherty

Eric Donahue

Will Raaf

Michael Silvernagel



Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Michael Beard,  Assistant Rector

Ryan Glenn, Assistant Rector

Timothy Brazelton

William Hefferon

Michael Russell

Keon (Peter) Woo



Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Ryan Glenn, Assistant Rector

Guy Schwartz, Assistant Rector

Richard Estes

Jason Kippenbrock

Felipe Murguia

Michael Weiss



Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Colin Diamond, Assistant Rector

Michael Regan, Assistant Rector

Michael DeRusso

Aaron Patzwahl

John Sanders

Mitch Speer



Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Patrick Murren, Assistant Rector

Jason Steidl, Assistant Rector

Cody Borgstrom

Sam Russ

Rich Schroeder

Rob Wilson



Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Preston Carter, Assistant Rector

Patrick Murren, Assistant Rector

James Hrdlicka

Adam Miller

Michael Schmitt

Javier Soegaard



Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Matthew Palkert, Assistant Rector

Preston Carter, Assistant Rector

Robert Doone

Patrick Hagan

Mark McLaughlin

David Greene



Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Matthew Palkert, Assistant Rector

Brian Vassal, Assistant Rector

Peter Hadley

Karl Liebenauer

John Mulvahill

Michael O’Connor



Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Brian Kirzeder, Assistant Rector

Brian Vassal, Assistant Rector

Preston Carter

James Grace

Christopher Harris

Patrick Murren



Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Thomas Bushlack,  Assistant Rector

Mark DeMott, Assistant Rector

David Di Lorenzo

Bill Jenesta

Brian Kirzeder

Ian Ward



Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Mark De Mott, Assistant Rector

Ryan Greenberg

Patrick Mc Quillan

Karsten Steinhauser

Vincent Versagli



Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Josef Reimer, Assistant Rector

Jacob Conger

Michael DeMuniz

Daniel Murphy

Elliot Poindexter



Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Josef Reimer, Assistant Rector

Jesus Flores

Son Nguyen

Kenneth Seifert

Thomas (T.J.) Tausch



Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

George Rau  Assistant Rector

Dominic Angiollo

Patrick Brennan

Mark DeMott