Residence Life Staff
Bonita Martin - Director of Residence Life
Bonita Martin graduated from the University of Montana Western in 2008 with a degree in secondary education and spring 2015 will graduate with her MA in educational leadership from the University of Iowa. Bonita joined the Residence Life team at Grand View in July 2009.
Bonita's responsibilities at Grand View include leading the Resident Assistant and Graduate Assistant staff, directing housing placement, working closely with maintenance and food services to care for students' needs, and handling residential concerns and disciplinary issues. While performing her duties at Grand View, Bonita's ultimate goal is to provide a positive college experience for students in the residential facilities. Of all the aspects of her job, the part that brings Bonita the greatest joy is connecting with students through conversations in the hall or when students stop by her office to chat.
These many responsibilities fill Bonita's calendar from morning to night. But in her brief free hours she enjoys de-stressing by spending time with her husband and dog, reading a good book, playing keyboard and singing, and spending time with friends and family.
Vanessa Clemens - Graduate Assistant Hall Director
Vanessa oversees Knudsen Hall and Nielsen Hall and directs campus intramural activities. She was born and raised in Marshalltown, IA. Vanessa graduated from Midland University in 2012 with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with 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, Michigan 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.
Jazmin Ruble—Graduate Assistant Hall Director
Jazmin oversees the Hull Apartment & Suites. She is originally from Grimes, Iowa. Jazmin graduated from Simpson College in 2014 with a degree in Integrated Marketing Communications. At Simpson, Jazmin was involved in various activities. She participated in collegiate swim and cheerleading and was involved in the Student Government Association. She was also involved in Residence Life were she led First Year Council and worked as a Community Advisor (similar to an RA) her sophomore year and as the Student Hall Coordinator her junior and senior year. Jazmin enjoys hanging out with friends, baking, cooking and watching movies.