Upper Bay State Road

Paul Hughes

Assistant Director of Residence Life for Upper Bay State Road
p. 617-358-3100

Paul HughesI was born and raised in Brockton, MA, “City of Champions.” I attended Brockton High School and was voted “Most Likely to Host a Talk Show.” After high school, I attended Stonehill College and received a BA in communication. In 2004, I received my MA in higher education administration from NYU. I joined the Residence Life team at Boston University in the fall of 2005 and have served as the Residence Hall Director at Myles Standish Hall and Warren Towers. I enjoy working and living on campus. I can be found having breakfast, lunch, or dinner in one of the dining halls, playing a round of squash at the Fitness & Recreation Center, or taking a leisurely stroll along Commonwealth Avenue. I consider fall move-in, traveling on an Alternative Spring Break trip, and Commencement among some of the highlights of the academic year.

Tim Hegan

Area Director, 575 Commonwealth Ave. Residences
p. 617-358-3100

timI grew up on the North Shore of Boston in Swampscott, MA, and my mom still lives in the home where I was raised. I received my BS in psychology and criminal justice from Salem State College in 1992, and I earned an M.Ed. from the BU School of Education in 2013. My Student Services professional career is about 16 years in the making, and I have also worked the greater part of the last 30 years in counseling, mental health, teaching, advocacy, and job development. I have an open-door policy in my office and welcome visitors, or students may set up an appointment to speak with me. For the past decade, I open my home for visitors of the BU community on a regular basis (Sunday nights, 6-8pm), during which time I serve refreshments, snacks and home-baked desserts;  this is an effort to provide our student community a comfortable place to relax, meet, and enjoy conversation.  I volunteer on campus for SUSIBU sessions with students and staff, facilitate an FY 101 class each Fall, among other opportunities.  In my spare time, I enjoy reading, landscaping, caring for plants and animals, going on road trips, traveling, and cooking. I look forward to meeting you, seeing you, and assisting you through your time at BU!!

William Jones

Residence Hall Director, The Towers
p. 617-353-3872

Will copyI was born and raised in small town Alabama where I perfected my accent. I earned my Bachelor of Science in social science from the University of Montevallo. After my undergraduate experience, I spent two years abroad as a municipal and community development volunteer for the Peace Corps in the West African country of Niger. Upon returning home, I spent three years working in residence life and student activities at a small college in southwest Georgia. My work inspired me to return to school and I earned my master’s in higher education administration from Boston University. I am thrilled to be here and can’t wait to meet y’all. Stop by and I’ll be glad to help with anything or share stories from my travels.

Shannon Schmutz

Area Director, Bay State Road Residences
p. 617-353-3872

ShannonI grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan and still have a strong pride of being a Michigander! I received a BS in Public Health Education from Central Michigan University.  During my undergraduate years working in Residence Life and the Volunteer Center, I discovered my love for working with students who are discovering their passions. I went to the University of Utah working in Residence Life while earning my M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy with an emphasis in Student Affairs.  I then worked at a small private school in Vermont with residence life and civic engagement before coming to BU! I enjoy cooking new recipes, and trying new restaurants. I am up for adventure and new experiences, as well as staying in and binge watching a good show on Netflix. In my spare time I like to get crafty (most recently pottery!), volunteer and engaging in my community.