Meet Our Residence Hall Director Staff!

Matt Kwiatkowski

Residence Hall Director
Allen - Dawson Halls



M.S. Student Affairs in Higher Edu., Miami Univ. in Ohio
B.S. Secondary Education, Slippery Rock Univ.

Erie, Pennsylvania

About Me

What are some traditions specific to your hall community?

A new tradition we started is 2:42 Nights, which are open door community nights themed after the verse Acts 2:42: "And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers." It is a time when staff are present and available to encourage students to fully engage in our community life. For the past several semesters we have also hosted Allen/Dawson's Got Talent and/or Coffeehouse, which has been a great display of talent from residents. We also have a Worship Night prior to the start of finals week.

What sets the students in your community apart?

Although we are two gendered buildings (Allen for men and Dawson for women), we are part of one co-educational community. Having both genders present in the community allows for much growth and development, which we wouldn't have otherwise. We also have all age classifications present, which allows freshman to be mentored and learn from the upper-class students all about the Baylor experience and how to succeed here. Our community has a strong emphasis on leadership development and rising to the call of becoming a leader; I think this means we have a very unique population that is academically motivated, yet can relax, have fun, and engage fully in college life.

Why do you choose to work at Baylor?

I chose to work at Baylor because I wanted to work at a university which shared my Christian values, but that also had a strong academic reputation. Baylor puts a strong emphasis on learning outside the walls of the classroom, and it is exciting to be a part of this very unique higher education institution!