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SBU Residence Life

Krista Allison
Resident Director of Plaster Lodge and Campus Apartments

Email | (417) 328-1856

My name is Krista Allison and I am the Resident Director of Plaster Lodge and the Campus Apartments. I graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2003 with my Bachelors of Arts in Communications. After college, I wanted to give back, help others and minister to youth. I began working with troubled teenage girls on a farm in central Florida. Although I loved this ministry I began to hunger for additional knowledge and began working toward a master's degree and eventually attained a Ph.D in Educational Leadership. Throughout this time, I worked as a graduate assistant and realized a passion for working with college students in higher education.

During my educational pursuit, I met and married the love of my life, Chris and we began looking for a way to move closer to family. We found this in Missouri, where I became the Academic Director of a Residential Treatment Center that specializes in adopted children struggling with issues of trauma and attachment. While this was a very rewarding and satisfying job, I missed working with higher education. So, when my husband transitioned to a position with SBU, I was excited for the opportunity to work with college students again.

I love anything outdoors, active, and educational. I also love to travel, see new places, and meet new people. Finally, I love spending time with my family and friends, in particular, my sweet baby girl, Faith and my husband Chris!