Tony Zappasodi

Director of Housing & Operations

I began working at LeTourneau University in 2005, and have served in many different roles within Student Life. Over the years, I have served as Resident Director for about a third of campus (Pennsylvania Hall, Mabee Hall, the Quad - Durham, Carpenter, Howe, & McKinley Houses - and the Apartments). Since 2009, I have provided oversight to Housing and the ResHall facilities across campus.

Working at LeTourneau has been a homecoming for me. I graduated from LETU in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. From there I went to Baylor University and earned my Master of Science in Education, concentrating in Student Services Administration. In October of 2005, my wife Katie and I were married in her hometown in Wisconsin. We met here at LETU as students. I grew up in Baltimore, Maryland for the first half of my childhood, then outside of Houston after my family moved to Texas.

One of the things that I love about working in student life is that things are always new. Every year we get a new group of students who join our ranks that generally have no idea what life at LETU is all about. It is an amazing process to welcome new students into our fold as they begin and continue to learn about life at college and life with our God. It is a privilege that I have the opportunity to walk with and work with students in this formative time of their lives; but it is also sad on graduation day, as it is but a few years that we get to spend with each student. I feel that my role in relation to Housing and the Residence Halls is critical to students' growth as we attempt to create an environment that is both supportive and challenging for students; one that is clean, peaceful, and free of unnecessary distractions.

Apart from our life with students, my life is filled with my two little girls - they keep my wife and I busy. We like to travel and to exploring new places. We love the mountains - Katie likes the Rockies; I like the Smokies - and our girls like playing Candyland, at this point just about everything makes them happy.