Director of Residential Life
Dr. Carl Krieger has joined the Purdue University Residences staff as the director of Residential Life. Krieger takes over a growing Residential Life department that serves 14 residence halls and two apartment complexes, with a new Honors Residential College set to open in 2016.
Krieger previously served as assistant director of Housing and Residence Life at Virginia Tech, where he provided leadership, coordination and oversight for a residential area of approximately 3,000 undergraduate students in a variety of facilities including an Honors Residential College, which was the first of its kind at Virginia Tech. While at Virginia Tech, he also oversaw the Residential College at West Ambler Johnston, one of the largest residential colleges in the United States, as well as fraternity and sorority housing comprised of 19 Greek letter organizations.
In 2014, Krieger co-created the Residential College Symposium, a three-day national conference for faculty and student affairs educators that facilitated collaboration for enhanced student learning in the residential college experience.
Prior to his tenure at Virginia Tech, Krieger served at Duke University and Radford University. The Hampton, Va., native earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Southern Mississippi and a master’s in English from Radford. He received his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration with a concentration in Digitally Mediated Learning at Virginia Tech.