Resident Director

Tia Kasper

Tia Kasper

Resident Director

Tia is new to Montana and being a Bobcat. She has lived all over the nation and oversees, but calls Western Washington home where her family currently resides. She graduated from Washington State University with a B.S. in Psychology in 2015 and from The Ohio State University with a M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs in 2017. She has 5 years of experience in residence life and 6 years of experience in both academic and student affairs. She is especially passionate about wellness and mindfulness practices. She really hopes to help students learn how to be well and thrive as classes and life happen. Tia knows that Yellowstone will have an awesome year because of its residents’ energy and its staff’s awesome-ness.

In her free time, Tia loves to take walks, thrift shop, hang with her cat, and talk endlessly about music. If you really want to win her heart, bring her some dark chocolate almonds or gluten free cupcakes!


Hall Staff

Yellowstone Hall Staff
Names are listed in picture order, left to right

Name Major Hometown
 Logan gunderson Cell Biology & Neuroscience / Biochemistry Glasgow, MT
Jenna Severson Biochemistry Rapid City, SD
Elijah Blake Computer Science Post Falls, ID
Melissa Pollard Exercise Science Whitefish, MT
Brent Bergman Eletrical Engineering Houston, TX
Saydee Wolff Exercise Science Roundup, MT
Logan Ladd Computer Science Billings, MT
Tia Kasper Resident Director Seabeck, WA
Tad Martynowicz Mechanical Engineering Anchorage, AK
Julia Scailey Early Childhood Development Twin Mt, MH
Avery Joyner Studio Art Hamilton, MT
Elijah Blake Computer Science Post Falls, ID


Hall Photos

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In the News

"MSU's new Yellowstone Hall opens to 400 incoming students" MSU News Service - September 16, 2016

"Yellowstone Hall to open soon at MSU Bozeman" NBC Montana - September 16, 2016

"MSU's newest dorm opens today" KBZK - September 16, 2016

"New MSU dorm, Yellowstone, aims to encourage student exploration" Bozeman Daily Chronicle - August 7, 2016

"MSU officials break ground for new residence hall" KTVM - September 11, 2014

"MSU's new freshman dorm designed to feel homey, save money and energy" Bozeman Daily Chronicle - September 8, 2014

"MSU busy with $70 million in building projects" Bozeman Daily Chronicle - May 27, 2014

"MSU Selects Langlas and Associates to Construct New $35 Million Residence Hall"MSU News - January 17, 2014

"MSU Chooses Site for New Residence Hall"MSU News - December 12, 2013

"MSU Exploring Possibility of New Residence Hall and Dining Renovations"MSU News - September 6, 2013