WWU Names New Director of Residential Life

Rachel S. Rumple-Comerford is the new director of residential life at William Woods University. She comes to WWU from the University of Kansas, where she was an assistant director for residence life since 2003.


As part of the Community Life division, Rumple-Comerford is now responsible for the campus living environment of 14 residence halls, including supervision and training, crisis management and follow-up, programming and community building.


Rumple-Comerford, a Fulton resident, earned her bachelor of science degree in human development and family studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She completed her master of science degree in student personnel administration at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.


In addition to working at KU, her professional experience includes residential area coordinator at the University of Missouri-Columbia, 2001-2003; assistant director for staff and student development at Loyola University in Chicago, 2000; residence hall director, Ball State University, 1997-2000, and assistant residence hall director, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 1995-1997.


Rumple-Comerford is a member of the American College Personnel Association’s Commission for Housing and Residential Life and is coordinator of new member services.


She is also a member of the Upper Midwest Region of the Association of College and University Housing Officers and its professional development and media and technology committees. She is a past secretary and past conference co-chair for the Missouri College Personnel Association.


Her awards include the 2004 Mabel Strong Outstanding Advisor Award from the Mid-West Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls.