Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff

Karie SchaeferKarie Schaefer
Director of Residence Life 

I am proud to be a Park Pirate for life. As the Director of Residence Life, I am here to help you with a variety of housing concerns and questions ranging from how to apply for housing to ensuring that you have an amazing campus-life experience. I hold a B.A. in Communication Arts with an emphasis in photojournalism and an M.A. in Communication and Leadership. While I still enjoy photography as a hobby, my current career path has steered me toward residence life and higher education.

I am passionate about creating an environment for students to learn and interact outside of the classroom and there is no better way to build that relationship than to be a part of it myself. The best part of the Park University community is the family bond that is established almost instantly after stepping foot on campus. It definitely becomes a home away from home. I am a huge people person and enjoy spending free time with my family and friends. I also enjoy baking, fitness and exploring the great outdoors.

Be sure to make the most of any opportunity given to you because you never know where it might lead you.

Nora GedeiNora ("Nori") Gedei

Student Program Specialist 

I am the graduate assistant for Student Leadership and Engagement and Residence Life. I am a student from Hungary and am currently pursuing my master’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on international business. I really enjoy talking to students on a daily basis and try to make the University a fun and welcoming place for everyone. I hope to pursue a career in event planning and business management.

Cooper BayihaCooper Bayiha

Resident Director of Chesnut and Dearing Halls and Conference Services Specialist 

I graduated from Park University with a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication and a minor in Leadership. I am currently a graduate assistant in the Residential Life Office while pursuing a Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership with and emphasis on organizational communication and leadership. Working for student life is providing me with the kind of training and understanding that I will need in my career. I love the tremendous learning opportunity that my job presents and being part of a team that works in a family-like atmosphere for the betterment of Park and the growth of our students.