Residence life staff

Each hall has a hall director and each floor has one or two student resident advisors. The staff members are employees of the university who live in the residence halls and are responsible for maintaining safety procedures, supporting the objectives of the university, and implementing programs of the student life division where friendships are formed and personal growth is encouraged.  On each hall page your will find a listing of staff for each building.

Professional Staff:

Caleb FarmerDirector of residence life:
Caleb Farmer

Caleb believes the residential experience is about more than simply a place to sleep, but a place where relationships are formed and learning takes place that compliments what is being taught in the classroom. Caleb has his masters in higher education and student development from Taylor University and worked at Taylor, Palm Beach Atlantic and Baylor universities. His professional interests include leadership development, living learning communities and models of residential living.

Caleb is married, he enjoys engaging and discussing culture, especially music. He writes about independent musicians regularly for a literary art journal as well as is the editor of the Association of Christians in Student Development’s Ideas Culture area. Other hobbies include brewing kombucha, strategy board games and playing racquetball.  

Contact Caleb at farmerc@bluffton.edu or call (419) 358-3376

Eli Weikart

Graduate intern:
Eli Weikart

Eli Weikart is the Hirschy Complex hall director and graduate intern for student life.  He is a first year graduate student in the college student personnel program at Bowling Green State University.  He grew up near the Youngstown, Ohio, area and attended Kent State University where he was involved in Greek life and received his bachelors of science in early childhood education.  Following college, Eli worked as a substitute teacher and middle school tutor.  His professional interests are teaching and leadership development.  In his spare time, he enjoys reading, watching football, cooking, skiing and playing the guitar.

Contact Eli at weikarte@bluffton.edu or call (419) 358-3683
 
Graduate Intern: 

ravi-kumar knutson

Ravi KnutsonContact Ravi at: knutsonr@bluffton.edu or call (419) 358-3253

Ravi is a first-year graduate student in Bowling Green State University's College Student Personnel program. Ravi was proudly raised in Amarillo, TX and has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from The University of Texas at Dallas. Ravi's past experiences include working with orientation programs, first-year experience seminars, student unions, and housing associations; his interests lie in student leadership and first-year experiences. Ravi is currently the hall director for Ramseyer Hall and works as a graduate assistant in the Learning Resource Center. During his down time, Ravi enjoys exploring the country with friends, finding new restaurants to eat, and playing League of Legends.