Strout Hall Staff

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Eric BennEric Benn is the Assistant Director of Residence Life and also the Residence Hall Director for Strout Hall.  He has been working at NHTI since the fall of 2013 and has slowly integrated himself into the campus community, getting involved in many aspects of the institution.  Eric hails from Rhode Island, and graduated from Plymouth State University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, focusing on Film & Media Studies.  Eric is now in pursuit of his Master’s Degree through Southern New Hampshire University, studying in Organizational Leadership.

Outside of work, Eric is currently serving as President of RLAGS (Residence Life Association of the Granite State), an organization that focuses on paraprofessional development for all student housing staff in New Hampshire.  He works on the NHTI Annual Whiffle Ball committee as co-chair and continues to collaborate with Student Life on programming and initiatives that will benefit not only the residential community, but the entire campus. 

In his spare time, Eric enjoys spending quality time with his partner Joe and their two pets, Rumple the cat and Sadie, a border collie-husky mix dog.

Colby ChaputAloha Everyone!  My name is Colby Chaput and this is going to be my second year as a Resident Assistant, and first year as a Head Resident Assistant.  I was born and raised in Swanzey, NH.  I am an outgoing, fun guy and I am looking forward to meeting new residents and seeing all the returners.  I currently am doing transfer credits to go to SNHU to get my bachelors degree in Criminology, but I dream of being a juvenile probation officer one day.  Fall is my favorite season.  I love to play any sort of sport especially basketball, soccer, golf, and ultimate Frisbee.  Hiking, being generally adventurous, mountain biking, spelunking, and finding a great swimming-hole are my true passions though as well as eating great food.  In my free time I play video games occasionally and love to just hang out.  Anytime you want to stop in and hang out or just talk you can always find me around in the rec lounge or in my room, located in 101!

Kayla Barnes

Hi everyone, my name is Kayla Barnes and I am a Radiologic Technology Student here at NHTI.  This is my third year here and my fourth semester as a resident assistant.  Last year I was co-president of the Campus Activities Board on campus and highly recommend that you guys check it out.  I love spending free time outside hiking and exploring nature as well as playing volleyball.  I'll be hitting the books hard this year but please feel free to stop by my room (323) anytime you need me.  I look forward to having another great year here in Strout Hall.


Chris ComeauMy name is Chris Comeau and I grew up in the center of the universe, Epping NH, which is also the high school I graduated from.  This will be my fourth semester living on campus at NHTI and my first semester as an RA.  I am a Criminal Justice major; also in past years I have been on NHTIs soccer and bowling teams.  I like to get outside rain or shine to play basketball, soccer, Frisbee, football and street hockey.  I also love getting out on the ice once it freezes over to play some pond hockey.  I am one of six children, and love the big family.  I was the baby growing up, youngest of three, until I was fourteen when my family adopted three siblings through DCYF.  This was the best decision my family has ever made.  Because I grew up in a large family I'm not a stranger to long, late night talks about any issues that come up so feel free to stop by at any time.  Even if there isn't an issue and you just want to talk to someone, I am always open to make new friends.  My room is 207.

Kate Andritz

Hi everyone!  My name is Kate Andritz and this will be my third year at NHTI and third semester as an RA.  I live in Stark, NH and graduated from Groveton High School in 2014.  I'm currently majoring in Criminal Justice in hopes of being a Border Patrol officer or to work in Customs.  I'm part of the Women's Softball team, the Alternative Spring Break club and am on the Student Leadership Team.  My hobbies include playing softball or any sports, going to the beach and just hanging out with friends.  I love meeting new people and having fun so don't be afraid to stop by Room 307!
Jacob RileyJacob Riley is from Madison NH, and is in his second semester at NHTI and his first as a Resident Assistant in Strout Hall.  During his first year he was involved with Student Senate and served as North Hall’s Hall Council Vice president.  He is pursuing his Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice and looks forward to continue on to a four-year institution and obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in a similar field of study.  He enjoys watching and playing various sports and games with friends.  When he is not in class or doing homework, he can be found socializing around the residence hall with friends old and new.  He actively seeks out those in need of a friend or someone to talk to and will always be in your corner.  He can be found in room 223 of Strout Hall and has an open door policy so don’t hesitate to knock when he’s in.

Residence Life
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4044
Fax: (603) 230-9315