Contact 

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm 
Location: Coe Building, 1st Floor 
Phone: (207) 725-3225
Mailing Address: Office of Residential Life, Bowdoin College, 4675 Bowdoin College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011 

Mike Ranen, Director of Residential & Student Life and Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Mike Ranen, Director of Residential & Student Life and Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Professional Duties

  • Oversee all programs and staff associated with the Office of Residential Life

  • Provide oversight to the Office of Student Activities and McKeen Center for the Common Good

  • Act as a liaison with campus departments and serve on various College Committees

Hometown 

Salem, Massachusetts

Education

I received my BA in Chemistry from Haverford College. I received my Ph.D. from Harvard University in Earth and Planetary Sciences where I studied the chemical composition of meteorites to understand the formation of the Solar System.

Background

I am thrilled to be working with a fantastic group of students and staff at Bowdoin.  Earlier in my career I have taught science at the middle and high school level where some of my favorite students went on to Bowdoin. Previously I worked as an assistant dean of Harvard College where I had oversight of the academic and social well-being of 400 first-year students.  I live in Brunswick with my wife Ellen, our children Toby and Cricket and our two cats.

Phone Number: 207-725-3037 

Email Address: mranen@bowdoin.edu

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Lisa Rendall, Director of Housing Operations

Lisa Rendall, Director of Housing Operations

Professional Duties

  • Oversee all housing-related matters, including incoming student room assignments, the spring housing lottery for upperclass students, and transitional housing during school breaks.

  • Communicate with all campus and off-campus operation partners (facilities management, housekeeping, OneCard office, contract workers) to ensure timely and coordinated response to student housing needs.

  • Aid in strategic planning and support for the campus emergency management team, campus enrollment committee, and other logistical and ad-hoc campus committees.

  • Assist with oversight and support of residential life student staff.

  • Support voter registration, FBI background checks, and U.S Census Bureau surveys.

Hometown

South Harpswell, Maine

Education

I received my BS from Southern New Hampshire University. 

 

Background

I have worked in Office of Residential Life since 1998 with a wide range of responsibilities over that time. Homecoming and Reunion are always a fun time to reconnect with Bowdoin and Res Life staff alums.  I look forward to the day when a Res Life Alum’s child comes to Bowdoin! I live in Brunswick with my husband in a 150+ year old house that demands lots of our attention.  We have two grown children who currently both live in Maine with their partners. 

Phone Number: 207-725-3589

Email Address: lrendall@bowdoin.edu

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Whitney Hogan, Director of Residential Education

Whitney Hogan, Director of Residential Education

Professional Duties

  • Train and supervise the Residential Life student staff

  • Assist students in establishing community standards and addressing violations

  • Provide oversight of educational efforts in all residential spaces 

Hometown

Rochester, New York 

Education

I received my BA in Biology and Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College. I received by Masters in Public Health in Community Health Promotion from the University of Minnesota.

Background

I am privileged to work with student leaders from across Bowdoin’s campus. I am constantly impressed by the students at Bowdoin who work to make this campus a welcoming place. I live in Portland with my partner Patrick and our two boys Lars and Anders. We love going to the beach in all weather and exploring the coast of Maine.

Phone: 207-725-3184

Email Address: whogan@bowdoin.edu

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Stephanie Patterson, Associate Director of Residential Education and Residential Life

Stephanie Patterson, Associate Director of Residential Education and Residential Life

Professional Duties

  • Oversee the College House system

  • Supervise and support the Assistant Director of Residential Life

  • Partner with campus colleagues to create and facilitate innovative programming

 

Hometown

Cleveland, Ohio

Education 

I earned my B.A. in Mass Communication from Miami University and my M.S. in Media and Communication Studies from Florida State University

 

Background

Over the last few years I’ve worked in Residential Life in a variety of capacities. My experiences so far in Student Affairs have ranged from advising Fraternity and Sorority life leadership to developing and supporting on-campus Special Interest Houses. I’m beyond excited to be joining the Residential Life team at Bowdoin and am looking forward to connecting with the students here.

Phone Number: 207-725-3008

Email Address: spatter2@bowdoin.edu

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Tim Coston, Interim Assistant Director of Residential Education and Residential Life

Tim Coston, Interim Assistant Director of Residential Education and Residential Life

Phone Number: 207-725-3301

Email Address: tcoston@bowdoin.edu

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Danielle Miller, Coordinator of Residential Life Operations

Danielle Miller, Coordinator of Residential Life Operations

Professional Duties

  • Office manager for the Residential Life Office

  • Departmental programming and budget support

  • Management and support for Residential Life and Housing projects including Residential Life hiring and StarRez

Hometown

Nashua, NH

Education

I received my BA in Psychology and International Studies from the University of Denver

Background

I am thrilled to be working in Residential Life as a professional staff member. In college, being part of the ResLife team was hugely impactful on myself, my development, and my experiences. I am grateful to be working in a place with high student contact and where constant learning and growth are highly supported. I live in Biddeford with my partner who also works in education. 

Phone Number: 207-725-3005 

Email Address: dmiller2@bowdoin.edu 

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