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.