About Us

Troy Ross
Director of Housing & Residence Life

Office: 219 Chambers HallTroy Ross photo
Phone: 724.836.9953
E-Mail: twr@pitt.edu

Troy is the director of the department and oversees the daily happenings of the Office of Housing & Residence Life. He supervises the other members of the Residence Life professional staff.

Troy was raised in Whitsett, PA, a small village with a population of about 200. With nine older siblings (8 brothers and 1 sister), he was never without somebody to cause mayhem with. At the age of 17, Troy headed off to college at Pitt-Greensburg, where he studied political science and anthropology. While at Pitt-Greensburg, he spent four years as a Resident Assistant, which eventually led him to choose a career path in Higher Education. Soon after graduating in 1999, he began working in Pitt-Greensburg’s Admissions Office as an Admissions Counselor.

In January of 2001, he was hired as the Night Residence Hall Coordinator in Robertshaw Hall. He was later hired as Resident Director, which was subsequently changed to the Coordinator of Housing and Residence Life position. Troy assumed the directorship in August of 2010.  Troy holds a master's degree in Higher Education Management from the University of Pittsburgh. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, reading, discussing politics, and watching movies.  

Brian Root
Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life

Office: 213 Chambers HallBrian Root photo
Phone: 724.836.7470
E-Mail: b.k.root@pitt.edu

Brian is the Assistant Director of the department and helps manage the day-to-day procedures in the office. Brian coordinates the housing application and assignment process, in addition to supervising the student staff in the Academic Village and University Court. He is also the director of the Outdoor Adventure & Community Service (OACS) living community.

Brian was born and raised in Mercer County in northwestern Pennsylvania. He initially aspired to be a newspaper journalist but changed career paths when he discovered the impact he could have on students' lives in the student affairs profession.  In his spare time, Brian enjoys photgraphy, geocaching, bowling, board and card games, and volunteering in the community. 

Brian received his bachelor's degree from Pitt-Greensburg and earned his M.A. in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  Brian joined the Pitt-Greensburg staff in 2006 and assumed his current position in August 2010.


Sarah Young
Resident Director

Office: McKenna Hall 102Sarah Young photo
Phone: 724.836.7606
E-Mail: shy15@pitt.edu

Sarah is a full-time staff member, serving as Resident Director to Robertshaw Hall. In her role, she also coordinates the recruitment, selection, and training of the Community Assistant staff and advises the Resident Student Council (RSC).

Sarah hails from a small town in northwestern Pennsylvania, Franklin. In 2005, Sarah moved further north to the snow-globe scenery of the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford campus where she majored in psychology. While a student, Sarah accepted a position as an RA, adding to her fascination with the study of people and what motivates them. She graduated in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in Social Sciences; a combined focus of Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology.

Sarah returned to Pitt-Bradford to serve as Resident Director in 2009, where she found she loved working with students in a new capacity, beyond peer assistance. Sarah then joined the Pitt-Greensburg staff in August 2010 as a Resident Director.


Michele Magliulo
Graduate Resident Director

Office: McKenna Hall 105Michele Magliulo photo
Phone: 724.836.7879
E-Mail: mim116@pitt.edu

Michele is a second-year graduate student in the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) Student Affairs in Higher Education program. Her graduate assistantship here at Pitt-Greensburg complements her studies at IUP. Michele is currently the Graduate Resident Director of Westmoreland Hall, and is also a co-advisor to the Resident Student Council (RSC).

Michele is from Manorville,NY, on Long Island. She attended Western New England University in Springfield, MA, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology in the spring of 2015. As an undergrad student, Michele was involved in numerous student organizations and was a student athlete, having played tennis. It was in college that she fell in love with Student Affairs and the idea of helping college students find their pasison.

Michele's hobbies include playing tennis, reading, drawing, watching movies, and getting to know new people.


Erin Suppes
Resident Director

Office: McKenna Hall 103
Phone: 724.836.9937
E-Mail: ess36@pitt.edu

Erin Suppes is the Resident Director of College Hall and also co-advisor of the OACS Living Community.

Erin is from nearby Johnstown, where she attended and graduated from our sister school, Pitt-Johnstown. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from UPJ in April 2016. As an undergraduate student, Erin served as a Resident Assistant where her love of interacting and assisting students began to flourish. 

Erin’s hobbies include spending time with family and friends, playing sports, going on adventures, and being outdoors.  


Amanda Loeffler
Graduate Assistant

Office: Chambers Hall 212Amanda Loeffler photo
Phone: 724.836.9879
E-Mail: aml194@pitt.edu

Amanda is a second-year graduate student, also in the IUP Student Affairs program. At Pitt-Greensburg, her primary role is as the Graduate Assistant for Student Activities, Orientation and Leadership. She also works in Residence Life, serving as one of the five professional staff members who provide on-call coverage during evenings and weekends.

Amanda is from Verona, a small town approximately 20 minutes outside of Pittsburgh.  In May of 2015, she graduated from California University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Psychology and minor in Leadership and Justice Studies. As an undergraduate student, Amanda was engaged in many aspects of campus life, ranging from Student Activities and Residence Life to Campus Ministry.  Through these experiences, she discovered her niche in fostering student success and decided to pursue a career in Student Affairs.

Amanda has a myriad of interests. She loves random acts of kindness, finding good deals while shopping, and anything Disney.  She also enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, playing softball, and watching her favorite TV shows.