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Schoenfeldt Hall Director

James Peña

James Peña
Hall Director, Schoenfeldt Hall

James PeñaHall Director, Schoenfeldt Hall, joined the University of Portland in 2015 as the Assistant Hall Director of Schoenfeldt Hall. James grew up in Hawai'i and holds his Bachelor's Degree from George Fox University in Biology. During his undergraduate career, James served as a Resident Assistant for two years and then as an Assistant Area Coordinator the following year. While serving in his current role as Hall Director for the men of Padre, James also models his commitment to academics as a recent graduate of UP’s master of arts in higher education and student affairs program.

Students say:

  • “James always makes an effort to say hi to everyone and has conversations with us and even invites us over to his room to hang out or watch movies. He's an awesome dude and creates a great community feeling here.”
  • “After going into his room for the first time and for the first time really hanging out with him I felt that I was always welcome there and that if I ever needed someone to talk to James would be there for me.”

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