Office Staff

  • Josh Ashcroft
    Josh Ashcroft
    Chief Housing Officer
    1027 Cedar St.
    Phone: 509.359.6916

    Time in the Department: 2 years
    Hometown:  Sheridan, OR
    Why you love your job:  I love working for HRL because the professional staff give their hearts and souls to making life on campus a great experience for EWU students. 
    Favorite Quotations:
     "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever does." ~ Margaret Mead
    "Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming." John Wooden

  • Barbara Ratcliff
    Barbara Ratcliff
    Associate Director of Housing and Residential Life for Business Operations
    1027 Cedar St.
    Phone: 509.359.6529

    Time in the Department: This is my first year at Eastern. I have worked in higher education for 20 years, 15 of which have been in residence life.
    Hometown: Durham, N.C.
    Why you love your job: I love to help create an environment which is conducive to student academic and personal success. I enjoy the variety of opportunities and challenges each day brings.
    Favorite Quotations:
    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever does." ~ Margaret Mead
    “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi

  • Deb Stafford
    Deb Stafford
    Coordinator, Living Learning Communities
    1027 Cedar St.
    Phone: 509.359.4466

    Time in the Department: 4 years
    Hometown:  Spokane, WA
    Why you love your job:  Working with students who live in residence halls gives me a clear view of the whole student.  I like working with students on identifying  their strengths, then giving them just enough help to create their own success! 
    Favorite Quotation: "We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot." ~Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Melanie Potts
    Melanie Potts
    Room Assignments Coordinator
    1027 Cedar St.
    Phone: 509.359.6253

    Time in the Department: 3 years as a student and 6 years as a professional
    Hometown:  Cashmere, WA
    Why you love your job:  I love seeing students grow, make realizations about themselves, and ultimately graduate.  Plus, they are often hilarious!
    Favorite Quotation: For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. - Jeremiah 29:11

  • Sally Morrissey
    Sally Morrissey
    Office Assistant
    1027 Cedar St.
    Phone: 509.359.6511

    Time in the Department: 11 Years
    Hometown: Cheney, WA
    Why you love your job: I like making students' lives easier by giving them helpful information about Eastern Washington University's processes.
    Favorite Quotation: The righteous themselves will possess the earth and they will reside forever upon it. Ps 37:29

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