About Us

Mr. Troy Ross

Director of Housing & Residence Life

Office: 219 Chambers Hall

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 and 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 9 older siblings (8 brothers and 1 sister), he was never without somebody to cause mayhem with. At 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 from the University of Pittsburgh in Higher Education Management. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, reading, discussing politics, and watching movies.  

 

 Mr. Brian Root

Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life

Office: 213 Chambers Hall

Phone: 724.836.7470

E-Mail: bkr5@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 Villages and University Court.

 

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 playing cards and board games, driving his tiny Cobalt around town, volunteering with various non-profits, fishing, camping, and playing around on social network sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

 

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.

  

Ms. Sarah Young

Resident Director

Office: Lyceum 103

Phone: 724.836.7606

Email:

Sarah Young hails from a small, picturesque town in northwestern Pennsylvania called 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 of Arts 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 joined the Pitt-Greensburg staff in August 2010 as a Resident Director. Sarah oversees the undergraduate staff and students in Robertshaw Hall, and advises both the Outdoor Adventure Community Service (OACS) program, and the Resident Student Council.

 

 

Ms. Gabrielle Calabro

Graduate Resident Director

Office: Lyceum 103

Phone: 724.836.7879

Email: gac16@pitt.edu

Gabbi is originally from McKeesport, PA.  She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011 with a B.S in Italian and Psychology. For six months, Gabbi also studied at the Università di Ferrara, a  small but historic university an hour south of Venice, Italy.

 Gabbi joined the staff at Pitt-Greensburg in July 2011 as the Graduate Resident Director of Westmoreland Hall. She is currently pursuing a M.A. in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

Ms. Jenna Konyak

Graduate Resident Director

Phone: 724.836.9937

E-Mail: jck62@pitt.edu

 Jenna is from Whitesboro, NY, a tiny town located in the heart of New York State. She has recently graduated from Siena College in Albany, NY with a BS degree in Management and a minor in Creative Arts. Jenna loves to be quirky and finds entertainment in almost everything she does. While she feels very welcomed in Greensburg, PA, she misses home and her loving family and cannot wait to see them soon!

Jenna has joined the Residence Life team this year and will be supervising the staff and students in College Hall. She will also be co-advising the Outdoor Adventure and Community Service community. She is underway on pursuing her M.A. in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Jenna plans to continue to hone her skills and work in this field for years to come.