The Office of Student Housing and Conference Services at California State University, Northridge exists to promote individual development, academic success and conscientious citizenship among residents by providing facilities, services and programs that foster respectful and responsible living in a learning environment.
The Student Housing and Conference Services staff is focused on student success and dedicated to creating and maintaining a safe and education-focused community through collaboration and teamwork. In an effort to better serve our students and community, we offer a variety of housing options: the Suites at University Park, Apartments at University Park and the Apartments at University Village. Our goal is to cater to the needs of our diverse residents that include freshman, returning students, graduates and students with dependent children or spouses. Additionally, Student Housing currently offers living learning communities (LLCs) and themed living communities (TLCs) aimed to bring together students with similar academic interests, personal passions and life experiences in a supportive, on-campus environment. Members of LLCs and TLCs enjoy many benefits, including special group activities, extra academic support and their own advisors.
Tim Trevan, Director
Student Housing and Conference Services
As the director of Student Housing and Conference Services, Tim Trevan oversees residential life, business and financial administration, information technology and facilities operations for the department. Serving as the director for 13 years, Mr. Trevan has dedicated his time to providing students with a top-notch college housing experience that extends beyond “just a place to live.” His belief that academic and emotional support doesn’t end in the classroom shaped Student Housing to become a place synonymous with growth and development pushing residents to become active and engaged members of a college community. Mr. Trevan holds a master’s in higher education administration from Azusa Pacific University.
Claire Davis, Associate Director
Claire Davis provides leadership and guidance to the administrative services unit within Student Housing and Conference Services, which includes functions in business services, conference services, mail services and marketing. Her focus is to offer supportive, efficient and timely services to students, parents and clients affiliated with Student Housing. In addition to serving as an associate director, Ms. Davis also dedicates her time being a mentor to foster youth attending CSUN and is honored to participate on the advisory committee for the EOP Resilient Scholar program. She received her bachelor’s degree in art from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles.
Beverly J. Watson, Associate Director
Beverly J. Watson insures students and staff have safe, clean and comfortable living environments that are conducive for success by overseeing the maintenance staff, custodial staff and all Student Housing facilities. As an associate director, Ms. Watson is dedicated to building a team that is proud of the services they provide for Student Housing occupants and visitors. A team that also understands the important role their work plays in the student’s success. In addition to maintaining the housing facilities, Ms. Watson played a major role in promoting sustainability by implementing initiatives that successfully decrease energy and water use. Prior to joining CSUN Student Housing in 2007, Ms. Watson worked at University of Southern California student housing for 26 years.
Melissa Giles Martin, Associate Director
Melissa Giles Martin is responsible for the overall management of Residential Life at CSUN Student Housing, including supervision of the Residential Life staff, counseling and referral, student academic success and student conduct. She brings more than 20 years of experience in Residential Life, university housing, social justice education and consulting. As the associate director, Ms. Giles Martin participated in the planning, design and opening of new residential buildings designed specifically to impact freshman student success and engagement. She created partnerships with academic affairs such as multiple, successful living learning communities, developmental math and writing interventions, a residential academic mentor program and other various student retention and persistence initiatives. Ms. Giles Martin holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling and student affairs in higher education from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She also holds a bachelor’s in communications and advertising from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.