Brittaney Prosser decides to leave Lakeland


Tarah Johnson

Brittaney Prosser and her dog, Blitz, on the Sheboygan beach.

Amanda Smith, Staff Reporter

Brittaney Prosser, residence hall director of Arthur M. Krueger Hall, bids farewell to Lakeland after three years. She came to Lakeland in 2010 because she liked the campus size and environment.

“Everyone was laid back and extremely friendly. I felt I would fit in well,” Prosser said. “It was a great decision to come here.”

Prosser will be leaving after May Term because she plans to finish the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in the summer. She is interested in a career in the corporate business area.

According to Kathleen “KC” Blahnik, residence hall director of Muhlmeier Hall, and Jim Bajczyk, director of residence life, Prosser’s strengths include communicating with residents and resident assistants (RAs), being creative, being energetic, and going above and beyond to form bonds with RAs and residents.

“She’s got a very big heart, she’s approachable, [and] she’s available,” said Bajczyk.

“[Prosser] is a very selfless, caring person who loves to help others,” said Jenny Kjin, sophomore, communication and nonprofit management major and RA of Krueger. “You can always see [Prosser] walking through campus with a smile on her face, ready to assist in any way possible.”

Prosser also made some improvements to Lakeland College. One change was that she started office hours for the RAs at Krueger in spring semester of 2011 and encouraged other halls to follow suit. The traditional halls started doing office hours the following year.

Prosser has also improved the atmosphere of Krueger Hall, according to students residing there.

“Her presence has inspired the safe, home feeling that we have in the building today,” said Anna Faust, junior, education major, and RA of Krueger.

When asked what she will miss most about Lakeland, Prosser’s first response was the people because they made the job enjoyable, exciting, and rewarding. She will also miss the annual Spring Break trips with Habitat for Humanity.

Blahnik and Prosser worked together for the three years that Prosser held her position as residence hall director. According to Blahnik, their personalities complimented each other, which allowed them to balance ideas and play off of one another’s strengths. For Blahnik personally, the goodbye is bittersweet.

“I’m excited for her because she’s going to be done with her master’s, but at the same time it’s hard to see her go… she’s been a lot of fun to work with,” said Blahnik. “I wish her the best of luck.”

According to Bajczyk, the position for Krueger Hall director has not yet been filled, but Prosser should have a replacement by the beginning of next year.

To the students who have gotten to know her, she will be missed.