Meet the Staff
Matthew Cameron worked in the Department of Housing and Residential Life at Florida Atlantic University before returning to his alma mater, Barry University. Matthew completed both his undergraduate degrees and graduate degree here at Barry. Matthew holds a B.S. in Criminology and M.S. in Higher Education Administration. Matthew has over 11 years of residence hall experience and is responsible for providing the overall leadership and direction for the Department of Housing and Residence Life.
Patrick Devine completed both his undergraduate degrees and graduate degree here at Barry. Patrick holds a B.S. in Political Science, B.A. in History and an M.S. in Higher Education Administration. Patrick also served in various capacities within the Division of Student Affairs. Currently, Patrick's chief responsible encompasses supervision of the assignment/billing process and the supervision of the Main Office Staff.
Damion Martells served 6 years in the field of Higher Education before joining our team. Damion completed his undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems at Eastern Connecticut State University. Damion also holds a master's degree in Education Administration from St. Thomas University. Damion is responsible for co-advising the Resident Hall Association, professional staff training, and resident assistant training, recruitment, evaluation, and selection.
Residence Coordinators ("RC") are full time professionals, generally with an advanced degree in Student Affairs or related fields. They have special skills in supervision, meeting student needs, and managing a residential area. They are trained in many areas, including counseling, programming, administration, and crisis intervention. While serving as a resource for all residents, RCs directly supervise the RA staff in their area. They are responsible for the day-to-day operations of their respective residential communities, including assisting students in the development of programs, responding to student conduct concerns and participating in the duty schedule of staff coverage.
This person is responsible for the day to day operation of the Housing and Residence Life Office. This person is directly response for management of the maintenance repair request/work orders system in conjunction with Facilities Management. Additionally, they oversees and supervises the Office Assistants. The Administrative Assistant is the departmental point of contact for the Barry Cares initiative.
This person provides support to the department by fulfilling responsibilities which include administrative duties in the office, room key inventory, billing and assignments, co-advise RHA, and programming.