Lower Bay State Road
Assistant Director of Residence Life for Lower Bay State Road
My name is Yvette Lancaster and this is my 13th year with Residence Life and my 15th at Boston University. I have a bachelor’s degree in arts management from Springfield College and a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs administration from the University of Vermont. Prior to joining the BU community, I lived and worked at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, and American University in Washington, D.C. I help coordinate the University’s Specialty Communities, which entails working closely with both academic and student affairs groups to support students’ academic efforts. Living and working at BU allows me to take advantage of many of my interests and hobbies. I’m a workout fiend, so you’ll find me at the FitRec Center and out walking around campus. I like traveling, exploring the city, and spending time with my husband Webb, who also works at BU. I love a good book and I’ve never seen a piece of chocolate I didn’t like. I’m friendly, loyal, a fan of the underdog, and my office door is always open.
Area Director, Danielsen Residences
I was born and raised near a small lake in Central Maine. Following several years of working for a United States Senator and later operating a small business in south central Maine, I came to study at Boston University, as a first generation non-traditional student. I completed my undergraduate degree in the College of Liberal Arts (now the College of Arts & Sciences), where I majored in psychology, with a minor in religion. I was fortunate to spend a semester studying abroad and spending time on a kibbutz. I attended the University of Haifa (ISREAL) in a National Honors Program in Psychology and also spent a week in Poland participating in the “March of the Living”. I pursued graduate studies in counseling and education. I completed a clinical internship at McLean Hospital in Belmont and then served on McLean’s counseling staff for three years. I joined the Boston University Residence Life team in 1995. In my tenure at BU I have worked in each residential campus, working as a Resident Director, Residence & Cluster Director, Area Director. Beginning this fall I look forward to also sharing part of my work week with my colleagues in the Residential Education Office. I enjoy getting to know my students, student staff and student leaders. I encourage them to drop in by my office to check in and let me know how they are making the most out of their time at Boston University. When not at BU, I enjoy reading, photography, traveling, spending quality time with family in Maine, and sharing in the lives of my nieces and nephews. You will often find me by a body of water. Please feel free to stop by my office to visit.
Residence Hall Director, Myles Standish Hall and Annex
Ahoy! I’m Zach, and as the Residence Hall Director of the Myles Residences, I work with students to build a community where we all engage and participate as citizens and scholars. I came to Boston from the woods north of Albany, New York to attend BU where I earned a BA in American History. I subsequently facilitated community service and service learning projects at Phillips Academy, a residential high school, before returning to the city to study Prevention Science at Harvard. Stop by my office anytime, enjoy some candy, and talk to me about anything. My interests and passions include: civic engagement, identity, food (especially bacon), Vermont, flannel (plaid, please), music, nature, my family and friends, architecture and design, road trips, and dogs.
Area Director, Shelton Residences
I have lived in Boston for ten years with my husband John and three children, John-John, Brittaney, and Anya. A native of New Hampshire, I attended Plymouth State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. After working in a shelter for survivors of domestic violence in Ann Arbor, Michigan, I returned to New England to work in higher education and received a Master’s of Education and Counseling in the School of Education at Boston University. I enjoy activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and camping but my true passion is running. A four-time marathoner, qualifying for the Boston Marathon with a time of 3:33, I created and teach a marathon training class at BU to share my passion with others and help them reach their running goals. I also enjoy helping student groups with the planning of their events and support them by being in attendance whenever I am able to. My professional passion is student development and I enjoy helping students reach their individual goals during their time at BU.