Mark BriceAssistant Director of Res Life & Education
The cottages and apartments of Hope College are a fun and unique part of campus life. Mark became the supervisor for the 90+ resident assistants that serve in those communities in time for the 2016–17 academic year. With his team of 10 neighborhood coordinators, they seek to maintain the supportive student communities that are built in the residence halls.
From Illinois to Delaware to California and now to Michigan, Mark has had the privilege of working with college students in a variety of roles. He started as a resident assistant and continued to seek new roles in residential life, working for seven years as a resident director. His roles have ranged from planning all the fun activities that students participate in to responding to late night emergencies in the residence halls.
He also worked for a few years as a Trader Joe's crew member where he enjoyed sampling all the new junk food and desserts.
- M.A., counseling in higher education, University of Delaware
- B.A., Christian formation and ministry, Wheaton College
Why I Love Hope
Hope College is an institution that values and cares for its students. It is a place that continues to learn, grow and change because it is rooted in the historic Christian faith. The staff and faculty are a part of making campus feel welcoming to all students, no matter their background. Students are encouraged to grow in their faith, and staff are blessed to be a part of some of these journeys. At Hope, we're all still growing!
Outside the College
The numerous parks and beaches of Michigan are a favorite place for Mark and his family to visit in the warmer months. He loves stories, whether in books, television shows, movies or even video games. Through these stories he enjoys connecting with the experiences and perspectives of others around the world. His weekend mornings are usually taken up with watching English football as he loves Liverpool Football Club – You'll Never Walk Alone!
Mark and his family are members of the Maple Avenue Ministries congregation.