Residence Life Coordinator


My name is Barbara Wilas but I go by Basia (Ba-sh-a) I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. I am the first generation of my family born in the United States and the first generation to attend college. I attended Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and obtained a Bachelors of Science in Speech Communication Public Relations. But I was not done and got my Masters of Science in Education of Higher Education Administration/Student Affairs at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale!

My passion to be in Higher Education and Student Affairs was the experiences I gained from my time as an undergraduate. I love learning and growing outside of my comfort zone every day. I also have a background in Campus Activities and Programming. Beyond student affairs I love working out (especially running long distance), reading, traveling, watching movies/shows, gardening, and cooking.