Off Campus Life recognized by Employee Appreciation Board

The CSU Employee Appreciation Board honored Off Campus Life for its exemplary service on May 7. The dedicated group provides a wide range of services to support students living on their own. They offer presentations to Residence Hall students about living off campus, first-time homebuyer classes, and one-on-one meetings.

Jeannie Ortega, Lindsay Mason, Nancy Rhodes, Craig Chesson, Debbie Mayer
From left: Jeannie Ortega, Lindsay Mason, Nancy Rhodes, Craig Chesson, Debbie Mayer

The caring staff is composed of Jeannie Ortega, director; Lindsay Mason, assistant director; Nancy Rhodes, administrative assistant; and Debbie Mayer, housing solutions coordinator.

The group was nominated by Craig Chesson, associate dean of students, for going above and beyond with their work in helping students make the transition to becoming positive members in the Fort Collins community. Throughout the year the staff has had many outstanding achievements, including Fall Clean Up. “The program brings students together to assist community members, primarily elderly residents, by completing yard work,” Chesson says. “This year the program received a record amount of community members registering for the service.”

Off Campus Life is deeply committed to helping students moving or living off campus to have a successful transition and integration in the Fort Collins community. Off Campus Life promotes positive relationship-building and provides off-campus living information, services and educational programs that benefit the student body, university and surrounding communities.