Welcome to the #DragonFamily: Grant Ishaug and Brandon Erickson

Meet MSUM’s new room assignment coordinators for student residential life, Grant Ishaug and Brandon Erickson. They help incoming and returning students find a dorm situation that fits their needs. 


Q: What's your favorite part about MSUM residential life? 

Grant: It feels like a home away from home. 

Brandon: I like the sense of community here. 


Q: What's something different that you noticed from living in the dorms to running residential life? 

Grant: There is a lot of behind the scenes work that you don’t see as a student.  

Brandon: I never thought about the process that went into residential life when I was a student. 


Q: What is something you are learning from this job right now? 

Grant: We are learning so much. Since there are so many moving pieces, every day, we are moving a different piece of the puzzle. 

Brandon: I feel like we're learning something new every day. 


Q: What are some of your hobbies outside of work? 

Grant: When it’s nice outside I like to go camping. I also spend a lot of time at the lakes in the summer. 

Brandon: I love going out with my friends and having dinner with them. I also like going to concerts. 

Q: If you were an animal, what would you be and why? 

Grant: I would be a bird because I would love to fly. I also love to whistle.  

Brandon: I think I would be a monkey. I think they are goofy and spontaneous like me.  


Welcome to the #DragonFamily, Grant and Brandon. 

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