Don Yackley

Don Yackley

Executive Director of Student Housing and Residential Life

Don has over 25 years of experience in student housing. Prior to joining UH in July 2011, he served as director of Student Housing and Residential Life at California State University-Monterey Bay and previously as the director of Residence Life at Portland State University and the University of Idaho. Don’s experience also includes serving as a student housing area coordinator and National Residence Hall Honorary advisor at Central Washington University.

Don’s first student housing job was as a student when he was a resident assistant (RA) at Southern Oregon University, where he earned his B.S. in Psychology. After earning his under graduate degree he moved on to be a Resident Director and Residence Hall Association (RHA) Advisor at Pacific University. He then went to Oregon State University to earn a M.Ed. in College Student Services Administration while working as a graduate student Residence Hall Director and RHA Advisor.