Meet the Staff

Neo Thurston

Neo Thurston

Area: Birch-Welch-Roberts Hall Director
Office: 1206 Roberts Hall
Phone: 515-294-2738

My Hometown: Nassau Bahamas/ Miami FL

Why did I choose ISU: Iowa State University offered a great departmental structure and great professional development opportunities. The Human resources cultivating professional relationships was another factor into my decision in choosing Iowa State University.

Education
  • B.S Minnesota State University Geo Sciences/Engineering
  • MS Iowa State University- Higher Education
Work Experience
  • Residence Director, The University of Connecticut Department of Residential Life and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, January 2017 - October 2018
  • Residence Director, The University of Connecticut Department of Residential Life, July 2016 - December 2016
  • Graduate Hall Director, Iowa State University Department of Residence, July 2015 - May 2016
  • Summer Hall Director, Iowa State University Department of Residence, May 2015 - August 2015
  • Graduate Community Manager, Iowa State University Department of Residence, July 2014 - June 2015
Professional Development
  • Northeast Association of College and University Housing Officer (NEACUHO), Diversity and Inclusion Committee February 2017 - Present
  • Residential Learning Curriculum Committee Member, The University of Connecticut Department of Residential Life, May 2018 - August 2018
  • Engineering Your Future, The University of Connecticut School of Engineering, April 2017 & April 2018
  • Diversity and inclusion Task Force Committee Member, The University of Connecticut Department of Residential Life, September 2016 - October 2018
  • University Search Committee, Committee Member, The University of Connecticut Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, November 2017 - March 2018
  • University of Connecticut Professional Employees Union Association, Assessment Chair, December 2017 - October 2018
  • Facilitating Instructor, The University of Connecticut, Resident Assistant Course, Fall 2017 & Fall 2018
  • Iowa State University Dialogues on Diversity Course, Fall 2015
Presentations & Publications
  • February 2018- Diversity and Inclusion presentation at PACE University, NY
  • August 2017- Black lives Matter Presentation at University of Connecticut, CT
  • April 2017- Experiences of chapter formation at Minnesota State University, MN
  • August 2016- Athletics and Self-care at Iowa State University, IA