Meet the Staff

Conferences and Special Events Staff

Krystal Grace

Assistant Director for Conferences, Special Events, and the Student Dining and Residential Programs Building

Krystal earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and her master's degree in education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a member of the Association of College and University Housing Officers - International (ACUHO-I) and Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International (ACCED-I). Krystal holds a Collegiate Conference and Event Professional certificate and stays current in her field by earning education credits and through her work with ACCED-I. In addition to cooking and experimenting with new recipes, Krystal enjoys watching movies and traveling to visit friends.

Krystal Grace

Dana DeCair

Coordinator, Conferences and Special Events

Dana DeCair received her bachelor's degree in communications and political science from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She has a master's degree in college student personnel from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Dana has experience planning small and large scale events. Dana enjoys spending time with her family and friends, baking, gardening and crafting. Contact Conferences & Special Events to discuss hosting your event with University Housing.

Dana Decair

Kari Mattfolk

Building Coordinator, Student Dining & Residential Programs building (SDRP)

Karen Trame

Office Support Specialist