Ian Kochevar

Ian Kochevar
Hall Director

Undergraduate Degree: 

B.S. in Psychology from the University of North Florida

Master’s Degree: 

Master of Education in Student Personnel in Higher Education from the University of Florida

Why did you choose to become a Hall Director?

Of all the areas I’ve had an opportunity to work with in the field of student affairs, nothing gives a better chance to really get to know students than living together in a residence hall. From my first floor of students as a resident assistant at UNF, to working with my first staff as a graduate hall director at UF, all of my experiences continue to reaffirm that residential life provides unique opportunities to learn together and always keeps things interesting.

Why did you choose to work for Res Life at the University of New Hampshire?

While I knew I wanted to continue to work in residential life, I wasn’t sure where to go until I interviewed here at UNH. They quickly became my first choice institution because of the genuinely student focused environment. Every person I met with not only espoused that belief, but had a great way of showing they truly meant what they were saying.  Add onto that the incredibly welcoming staff and an amazing location and it was the easiest cross country move I’ve ever made.

What advice would you give to students?

Now is your chance to really explore. Find what you really love doing during college and then find out how you can continue doing that for the rest of your life. While you’re here you have an astonishing amount of people in your corner who will do everything they can to help you succeed. Be it the professors providing you a genuine challenge, the staff who want to provide you with support, or even your peers who you work and relax with, you’ve got people here who want to help you be the best you can be.