Residence Life Staff

Robby Patterson - Housing Director
Robby spent his early life in Minneapolis before moving to Des Moines in 2006 to attend Drake University. After graduating in 2010 and spending one year in the business world, he joined the staff at Grand View as a hall director while pursuing a master’s degree in Innovative Leadership. Robby spent the 2014-15 academic year working at a liberal arts school in upstate New York and returned to Grand View the following year as the assistant director of Residence Life. He has a younger brother who also lives in Des Moines and they frequently spend time together.  Robby is an admitted YouTube addict but also enjoys mixing music, debating social issues, and playing basketball and volleyball.

Vanessa Clemens - Graduate Assistant Hall Director
Vanessa oversees Hull Apartments and directs campus intramural activities. She was born and raised in Marshalltown, Iowa. Vanessa graduated from Midland University in 2012 with a degree in journalism and mass communication and a minor in coaching. She played collegiate basketball at Midland. Prior to joining the Residence Life Team at Grand View, Vanessa  was a residential complex coordinator and a women’s volleyball and basketball assistant coach at Marshalltown Community College. During her free time, Vanessa enjoys hanging out with friends, watching and playing sports, photography, spending time with her family, and being outdoors.

Morris Hutchins—Graduate Assistant Hall Director
Morris oversees Langrock and the L Apartments. Originally he is from Augusta, Georgia. He attended Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Mich., where he completed a bachelor’s degree in health and exercise science. While at Spring Arbor, he was a resident assistant for three years. During his free time, he enjoys relaxing.

Eli Nicholes—Graduate Assistant Hall Director
Eli oversees Knudsen Hall and Nielsen Hall.