Don Brennan has served as a Resident Director at Alvernia University since August, 2011. Within in his time working in Residence Life at Alvernia University, Brennan has served two different roles. In the 2011-2012 academic year, Brennan served as the Resident Director for Freshmen Housing and managed Veronica and Clare Hall. Currently, Brennan serves as the Resident Director for the Transitional Student Area. He manages the daily operations of Judge Hall and Village 4 while overseeing the work of nine Resident Assistants that work in these communities. In addition, he developed and works with the Leadership and Citizenship Community in Village 4 and works with four affinity Community Leaders that have created themed communities in Village 4.
Brennan began to consider a career in higher education while he was serving as a Resident Assistant, Orientation Leader, and University Activities Board President at Millersville University. His career began as a Graduate Hall Manager at Clarion University where he served from 2009-2011. In addition, Brennan has completed internships at Lehigh University in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs and at Clarion University in the Center for Leadership and Involvement working with the Activities Board and Emerging Leaders program.
Brennan is an alumnus of Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfield, PA. He earned his BS in Communication from Millersville University and his MA in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Brennan is currently a member of ACPA-College Student Educators International, NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, and the Mid-Atlantic Association of College & University Housing Officers (MACUHO).
Brennan has presented at student leadership conferences at Millersville University and Clarion University. He is passionate about the topic of leadership philosophy, service leadership, and student leadership. He hopes to continuing educating students about these ideas as he continues his career in higher education.
Brennan grew up in Ridley Park, PA with his parents and two sisters. Brennan is the middle child and only boy in the family. He comes from a family of basketball coaches with his grandfather, uncles, father, and sisters all coaching Catholic Youth Organizations (CYO) teams in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Not interested in following the family legacy, Brennan studied art in high school and found a passion in music. He still continues to paint and sketch today in his free time.
Resident Director, First Year Halls
Veronica Hall, First Floor