Portland State University is a place of opportunity and growth. For these reasons, Russell has found great value in the work he is involved in with University Housing & Residence Life (UHRL). As the Assistant Director for Student Leadership & Engagement, Russell advises UHRL's two student leadership groups, the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH). In this position, Russell also works closely with training and development of UHRL's student leaders, provides residents with opportunities for social engagement both in and out of the residence halls, and encourages the involvement of our residential students.
Russell earned two Bachelor's Degrees at Western Oregon University. One degree is in Law Enforcement and the other in Psychology. Russell is also an alumni of Portland State University where he has received his Master's degree in Educational Leadership Policy: Postsecondary Adult and Continuing Education with a focus in Student Affairs.