About Us

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.  


Kevin Conn, Executive Director, Student Housing & Residential Life

Dr. Kevin Conn, Executive Director, Student Housing and Residential Life

Dr. Conn provides leadership and oversight for Student Housing and Residential Life at CSUN. Dr. Conn received his Doctorate in Education from New York University and has experience working in both small and large, private and public institutions. Dr. Conn has and continues to serve on local, regional, and national associations within both residence life as well as LGBTQ+ advocacy. Dr. Conn has nearly fifteen years of experience working with and researching the topic of emotional intelligence and related dynamics within both student and professional staff. His passion for this content has inspired a number of initiatives in the areas of staff development, professional advancement, and divisional onboarding all informed by on-going research and assessment efforts.

Dr. Conn has a strong passion for research turned engagement and has partnered with colleagues on international ACUHO-I grant funded research projects focused on the evolving role of the Resident Assistant. Furthermore, Dr. Conn just published a book entitled, Evolving Landscape of Residential Education, which is a collaboration with several global colleagues in the field. In his spare time he is an avid marathon runner, foodie, and travel enthusiast.


Shane Daetwiler

Shane Daetwiler, Associate Director for Housing Facilities Operations

Shane Daetwiler is responsible for the overall management of Student Housing/Facilities which includes: Maintenance Services, Custodial Services, Grounds and Capital Project work. Shane has 30 years of Residence Life and Housing experience, which also includes experience in Judicial Affairs, Title IX Investigating, Behavioral Intervention Team Leadership and Student of Concern work.

Over the years Shane has been part of planning, renovating, and building many residential facilities and has always made sure that students were heavily involved in those processes. He has utilized a “Think Student, Then Decide” focus with the teams he has led and strongly believes in the learning that happens outside of the classroom. Mr. Daetwiler has a bachelor’s in psychology and a master’s in education/Counseling from the University of Redlands.


Carye VogtCarye Vogt, Associate Director for Administrative Services, Interim

Carye Vogt provides oversight management for Student Housing Administrative Services which includes: Business Services, Conference Services, Financial Services, and Marketing and Communications. Carye has worked at CSUN in Student Housing for almost 10 years. Carye’s passion for supporting students is evident in all of her work. She regularly seeks feedback from students and is eager to adopt changes to meet students' needs more easily. In addition to the work Carye does at CSUN, she is also a Professor of Political Science at Los Angeles Valley College. She holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science, Education, and Psychology from Bradley University and a master's degree in American Studies from Pepperdine University.