ISLA VISTA, Calif., July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tropicana Student Housing is proud to announce that Mollique Johnson, M.Ed., has been named its new Director of Residence Life. Mollique will be managing a staff of 29 and responsible for building community for Tropicana Del Norte, a residence hall for UCSB students; Tropicana Gardens, a residence hall for SBCC students; and the Villas at Tropicana, an apartment community for upperclassmen.
Tropicana is known for its strong student life programs. "I am excited to be at Tropicana for many reasons, but what really stood out to me is the student first philosophy here," says Mollique. "Tropicana and I share the same primary values—to give college students the best living experience possible."
Mollique comes to Tropicana after three years at UCSB, where he held the position of Resident Director. Prior to arriving in Santa Barbara, Mollique was a Resident Director at Springfield College in Massachusetts. Mollique, a native of Jamaica, holds a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies from Southern Connecticut State University and a Master of Education in Psychology from Springfield College.
Dave Wilcox, Executive Director, is upbeat about the future direction of Tropicana's already outstanding residence life program. "The entire team at Tropicana Student Housing is so excited for Mollique to join our team. He has so much experience, is already very familiar with our students and has a strong residence life background," says Dave. "Mollique is going to help bring Tropicana's Residence Life to the next level."
About Tropicana Student Housing
Tropicana Student Housing offers residence hall and apartment living to more than 1,000 students attending the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Santa Barbara City College (SBCC). Tropicana Del Norte Residence Hall caters to UCSB freshmen; Tropicana Gardens offers SBCC students a college residential living experience and the Villas at Tropicana is an upperclassman apartment community. Tropicana is the Official Student Housing Sponsor of UCSB Athletics and hosts more than 90 summer camps annually, including the Kobe Bryant Academy. Tropicana has also been the proud summer home of Michael Jordan's Flight School since 1995.
SOURCE Tropicana Student Housing