As I write this, the Chief Housing Officer Institute at the Emory University Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia is in full swing and generating lots of enthusiastic chatter on the Twitter backchannel and beyond via hashtag #CHOI12. If you know Twitter, you know that hashtags are a way for a diverse chorus of voices to chat and find one another within a common theme. Even early in the proceedings at CHOI, some pearls of student housing wisdom have emerged, as reported by attendees:
Per Torry Bruce (@TorryBruce) (source not noted):
“All of us have a story about what our institutions are all about – know who you are.”
Per PJ Boggio (@PJBoggio), crediting Jack Collins:
“1takeaway= ‘how you spend your $ demonstrates what your dept/institution values’. Time to ask some real ?s’. thx Jack!”
Per Dr. Ray Gasser (@DrRayGasser), also citing Jack Collins:
“Budget priorities should be based on mission, vision, goals – strategic plan”
And finally, a couple of tweets from Craig W. Beebe (@craigbeebe):
“Does your physical space, in halls or out, invite students in? Or keep them away?”
“Dynamic spaces are about building memories.”
Frankly, at University Loft, we love hearing that the leaders and planners of today’s (and tomorrow’s) student housing environments believe as we do: the best student housing spaces are carefully planned and furnished in accordance with visionary commitments to quality, comfort, style, safety, overall value and environmental responsibility. That’s why on-campus student residences outfitted with University Loft’s solid wood modular furniture fits neatly with this vision.
Thank you, CHOI participants (and on-the-scene reporters via Twitter) for reminding us that student housing leadership takes the kind of visionary commitment we demand of ourselves at University Loft!
The ULoft Blog Team
About University Loft Company and our solid wood modular residence life furniture:
Since 1984, when James Jannetides built a loft configuration for his own dorm room at Southern Illinois University, hundreds of thousands of college students have enjoyed better campus living thanks to University Loft furniture. Today, University Loft serves more than 1,200 colleges, universities and related student housing partners. As Jannetides’ says: “We are always learning, always innovating, and always improving … our environment, our products, and our service. We are University Loft Company.”