Who We Are

Professional Staff

Ricky Ganaishlal, Housing Director


Ricky Ganaishlal; Director

Ricky joined the IUSB Housing and Residence Life team as their new Director in September 2013.  This is Ricky’s third appointment as Director of Housing and Residence Life.  Most recently he has served in the capacity as Director of Residence Life at Salem State University, in Salem, Massachusetts and Drew University, in Madison, New Jersey.  Ricky holds a B.A in Spanish and French and a minor in Women Studies and a Masters in Elementary Education both from the State University of New York, College at Oswego.  Ricky loves spending time driving around the area and getting lost, going to the movies, catching up with friends on the phone, watching TV and reading.   Ricky said that “In order to better understand our students; to understand how they think, how they act, their social, emotional academic developmental needs, we need to become part of their daily lives.   I look forward to forging strong relationships with our IUSB students”.

Favorite Movie: Air Force One

Favorite Musical Act: Love top 40s and 80s music.  Also loves listening to Salsa, Merengue and Bachata.

Favorite Quote: “Nothing Great Was Ever Achieved Without Enthusiasm” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Loni Oehlwein

Loni Oehlwein; Assistant Director

Having joined the department in February 2012, Loni has over 14 years of residence life and student affairs experience and loves working with college students and helping support their educational and life journey.  Loni has a B.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois in Springfield and is working on completing a M.A. in Human Services that was started at the University of Illinois at Springfield as well.  In her “free” time Loni loves to spend time with her newly teenaged daughter, their crazy cockapoo dog as well as finding time for reading, watching reality TV, cooking, watching movies and roadtrips!

FAVORITE MOVIE:  Breakfast at Tiffany’s

FAVORITE MUSICAL ACT:  I admit having very bad taste in music and I am ok with that…Top 40 and 80s music are my favorites!!

FAVORITE QUOTE:  “You cannot control what happens to you in your life, but you can always control what you will feel and do about what happens to you.”  -H. Kushner

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Nicole Micolichek; Residence Coordinator

Nicole joined the IUSB team in July 2013.  She is originally from Green Bay, WI (Cheese, Brat and Packer country) where she studied at St. Norbert College for her undergraduate degree in English.  In 2011 she became a Spartan when she attended Michigan State University for her Master of Education in Student Affairs Administration.  Nicole enjoys cooking, arts and crafts, playgrounds, traveling to new places.  If you have any length of conversation with Nicole, you will quickly learn all about her affinity for leadership, gender studies, diversity, and the world of student affairs. 

FAVORITE MOVIE: Any of the Harry Potter movies, or Remember the Titans 

FAVORITE MUSICAL ACT:  Anything from a musical, Lady Gaga, Adele, The Spartan Dischords (A Cappella) and Marching Bands (The Spartan Marching Band in particular)              

FAVORITE QUOTE: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass.  It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”

 Resident Assistants


Jesse Camper



Jacob Zell



Raven Miller



Sarah Meyer



Crystal Cross



Austin McBride



Ashley Ball



Anthony Carrasco


Desk Clerks

Marie Werner

Elizabeth Nush

Emily Wykoff

Courtney Smith

Matt Pearson

Taylor Silveus

Crystal Vaughn