Jason Langston is the Director of the Department of Housing and Residence Life (HRL) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Campus. He is a native of Peoria, AZ. After completing his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology (Pre-Health Emphasis) from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Langston decided it was time for a change of scenery and moved to Blacksburg, Virginia where he completed his Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Langston returned to Arizona to begin his career at Embry-Riddle Prescott in 2006 as Residence Director. Langston left the University briefly, yet Prescott’s rolling hills called him back, returning as an Associate Director of Student Life, thus leading to his current role as Director.
Langston is an expert at developing departmental vision, and shares his leadership skill through national student development organizations. He is an active member of ACPA—College Student Educators International; Association of College & University Housing Officers - International (ACUHO-I); NASPA; and AIMHO.
He currently resides in Prescott Valley with his wife Shar, his daughters Olivia and Maryanne.
Fun fact: Langston is an Eagle Scout and advisor for Sigma Theta Gamma fraternity.
Sara Holtzman is the Assistant Director of the Department of Housing and Residence Life. A native of Waukesha, WI, Holtzman holds a Bachelor of Science in Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and a Master of Science in Education from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a certificate in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Before coming to ERAU, Holtzman served as a Hall Director at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. She partakes in the supervision of professional staff, day-to-day operations, adjudicating conduct hearings, coordinating facility and maintenance requests, and resolving other housing concerns. She is an active member of ACPA—College Student Educators International; Association of College & University Housing Officers - International (ACUHO-I); and NRHH.
She can be contacted at HOLTZMAS@erau.edu.
Fun Fact: Holtzman enjoys camping, canning and preserving food, and sewing.
Thomas Rice is an Area Coordinator in the Department of Housing and Residence Life. A native of Janesville, WI, Rice holds a Bachelor’s in Finance and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Before coming to ERAU, Rice has worked as a Residence Hall Director at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD. He is responsible for the supervision of Upper Division Resident Assistants and Upper Division Residence Halls, and is a Student Conduct Officer.
He can be contacted at RICET11@erau.edu.
Fun fact: Rice enjoys movies, working out, rollerblading and video games.
Sandra Saar is the Coordinator of the Department of Housing and Residence Life, and has worked at Embry-Riddle since 2001. A native of Detroit, Saar holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from California State University Northridge in Northridge, California. Saar has over 26 years of professional experience within higher education programs and has been active in multiple ERAU student organizations: Co-Advisor Board of Campus Activities; WEQC Chairperson; and Chapter Advisor for Alpha Sigma Tau. A financial expert, Saar surveys the departmental budget and manages the front of office operations.
Saar resides in Prescott with husband, Vince, and has two adult children, Kimberly and Christopher; she is also the grandmother to three grandchildren: Emma, Morgan and Hannah.
She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fun fact: Saar enjoys reading, yoga, crocheting and cooking.
Deborah L. Williams is the Administrative Assistant of the Department of Housing and Residence Life. Originally from Denver, Colorado, Williams lived in California for a number of years before completing the Paralegal program at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Prior to coming to Embry-Riddle, she was a paralegal for eleven years. Williams plays a vital role in housing, as she is responsible for managing all of the room assignments for first year students, transfers and returning students after the room selection process concludes.
Williams has two teenage daughters, Montana and Morgan, and an adult son, Scott.
She can be contacted at email@example.com.
Fun fact: Williams goes by “Debbie” in the office, and enjoys camping and being outdoors.
DJ Escobar is an Area Coordinator in the Department of Housing and Residence Life. Originally from San Leandro California, DJ completed his B.A. in integrated media at California State University, Monterey Bay, and recently just completed his M.S. in Higher Post-Secondary Education at Syracuse University.
He can be contacted at ESCOBAD4@erau.edu.
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