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Adam Demers, Director of Residence Life
Adam grew up in five different Iowa towns before heading off to college. He received his undergrad degree in computer graphics from the University of Dubuque and his master's degree in leadership from Truman State University. While at Truman State University, Adam served as a hall director for three years. He joined the Grand View Residence Life staff in July 2015. When he's not on campus, Adam spends time with his wife, Kelsey, and his small children. Adam spends his free time exploring local farmer's markets and restaurants, watching the reality show "Survivor," and playing a wide variety of board games.


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.


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.