Resident Director of Landen Hall
Email | (417) 328-1866
Hello! I am Chris Allison, the Resident Director of Landen Hall. I would love to tell you a little about who I am! I graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2005 with my Bachelors of Arts in Biblical Studies. After college, my love for the outdoors took me to Colorado where I worked as an adventure guide. Two years later, God called me back to South Florida to work as the College Program Director with a local church near my alma mater. That is where my love of working with and pouring into College Students took root! During that time, I met and married my lovely wife Krista. We were looking for a way to move closer to her family in Missouri, which led to a job opportunity in Osage Beach as the Program Director for 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, it was missing one thing…college students! I am thrilled to move to SBU and bring my wife Krista and our daughter Faith!
During my college years, I worked as an RA. The Resident Director of my dorm became my very first mentor. He took time to get to know me and dig into my life. He helped me work through my relationship with Christ as well as adjust to the responsibilities of being an adult. This relationship with my RD was a large formative piece of my development into the man that I am and I am forever grateful. It is because of that relationship that I am so excited to take on the role of Resident Director and pour into the development, growth, and maturing of the men in Landen Hall!
I love anything outdoors…hunting, fishing, trap shooting, archery, hiking, camping, and sports especially. I love to read for both personal growth and entertainment. I love to build things new and fix old things. I love to ride my motorcycle and visit hole-in-the-wall restaurants. I love to travel, see new places, and meet new people. I REALLY love my wife and my little girl. Most importantly, I love my savior Jesus Christ!