The Loyd Residential Commons Director (RCD) work in partnership with the Faculty in Residence to guide the Loyd Leadership Team in the Development of the Commons.


The Loyd Residential Commons Director is responsible for bonding together each member of the Loyd Leadership Team into a cohesive group. This includes the Faculty in Residence, Resident Assistants, Commons Council, Resident Community Chaplain, Peer Leaders & Links, as well as other campus partners. The Loyd RCD also does the following:

  • Advises Commons Council Executive Board
  •  Manages Student Conduct 
  •  Supervises Resident Assistants
  • Oversees all administrative processes 

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About Ty

Ty M. Krueger has been at SMU since  July 2008 and  previously served six years as the RCD for the former Fine Arts Community in Mary Hay & Peyton Halls. The FAC, as it was known, received the Community of the Year Award for Residence Life & Student Housing five times and Community Council of the Year four times during Ty's tenure. Ty has been with Loyd Commons since it opened in August 2014 and has worked to oversee the

Originally from Monroe, Michigan, Ty  received two Bachelor of Music Degrees from Grand Valley State University in Bassoon Performance and Organ Performance. He also attended Kansas State University for masters work in Counseling & Student Development.

Ty also served four years as a Regional Advisor for the southwest region for the National Residence Hall Honorary from 2012-2016  and has served as the campus Chapter Advisor for the organization since 2013. He  previously advised the SMU Residence Hall Association (now the Assembly of Residential Housing) from 2009-2013 and served as the Advisor for the Conference Host Team when SMU hosted the regional housing conference for students in fall 2011. The conference brought together student leaders from Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.

In his time at SMU, Ty has served as chair of numerous committees including Resident Assistant Training, Resident Assistant Recruitment, Resident Assistant Class & Curriculum, Professional Staff and Student Staff Competency Development and Evaluation, Housing Recognition Banquet & Awards, to name a few.

Ty was recently published in an iBook as part of the Multiracial Knowledge Community Journal for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).  Ty has received numerous campus and regional advising awards for  his work with student organizations.

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