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Dan Oltersdorf

Chief Learning Officer

Dan is responsible for the development of Students First™, Campus Advantage’s cutting-edge residence life program, resources, and training materials. He is responsible for the training and supervision of all residence life staff and maintaining the continued development of online and print resources for our Residence Life and Higher Education materials. He is also instrumental in the coordination of Campus Advantage’s training initiatives across the portfolio.

Dan is known internationally as a leader in the field of residence life. He is the founder of the well-known website,, which consists of thousands of pages of ideas, advice, and resources, and is utilized by college and university housing staff around the world. Dan is a published author of two books and has been featured in numerous online and print publications. He is regularly featured as a keynote speaker at student leadership and student housing industry conferences.

Dan received a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, Adolescent Development from Colorado State University and a Master of Science in Higher Education with a minor in Group Training and Development from Florida State University. He is also an Accredited Residential Manager with the Institute of Real Estate Management and is actively involved in leadership positions with the National Apartment Association (NAA) and Association of College and University Housing Officers International (ACUHO-I).

Dan Oltersdorf