Li Ann French
Li Ann joined the Forward Management team in February 2017. She has worked in property management for 14 years, and specializes in student housing. Li Ann graduated from Upper Iowa University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Organizational Development at Edgewood College. Li Ann was born and raised in Madison, and currently resides on the west side. When Li Ann is not working she enjoys spending time with her friends, family and her beloved parrot Bailey. Li Ann is a huge movie buff and enjoys relaxing at home with a great movie. She also enjoys going to fairs, amusement parks, BBQ’s, and hitting the pool to enjoy the sunshine. Li Ann wants to offer her residents a comfortable place to call home, and to have a positive experience living at her properties; she has a knack for building excellent relationships with her residents, and always has an open-door policy!
Director of Residential Community
Ginger joined the Pres House staff in July of 2012 as the first Director of Residential Community at Pres House Apartments. During her career Ginger served as a chaplain and as a college administrator, developing expertise in mental health, spiritual care, and college student development. Ginger holds a PhD in Religious Studies from Denver University & Iliff School of Theology. She often presents to graduating high school students and their parents about navigating the transition from high school to college. In addition to her work with college students, Ginger enjoys good books, disc golf, gardening, playing board games with her children (and ph Apartment residents), and has been known to cook for up to 100 people! Ginger also attends the Madison Friends (Quaker) Meeting.
Ginger is available for any resident living at PH Apartments. She is happy to provide support, consultation and to just shoot the breeze.
Contact Ginger. Or visit her in her 6th floor office.
Fiona is returning to ph Apartments to work as the Residential Fellow for 2017-2018 academic year. Fiona is from China and began studying in the United States during high school. She is enrolled in the UW Integrated Masters of Accountancy (MAcc), having finished her BA in Accounting at UW in May of 2017. She is a member of Beta Alpha Psi, a professional business fraternity. Fiona participated in the ph Apartment Scholars Program in 2014-2015 and in the Badger Faith and Service Corps Program in 2015-2016 through ph Apartments. She enjoys zumba, movies, food and travel. She is looking forward to making Pres House Apartments a great place to live and planning programs that residents can learn from and enjoy.
439 E. Campus Mall
Madison, WI 53703
Where are you going to live next year?!
The PH Apartments Scholars is a small group with big ideas. The best way to get to know your community!
I chose to live at PH because I thought I would immediately be able to make contact with folks in Madison. I didn’t know anyone in Wisconsin before my studies at the university began, and so, through the student ministry and a local Presbyterian church, I was able to quickly ground myself in Madison. I’m very happy with the apartment, the university and larger Madison communities. I’ve been able to feel completely at home despite being more than 800 miles from my family. PH was and still is an i…
Living at PH has been a great experience for me. I felt that I connected with my neighbors more than I would have living elsewhere on campus. The PH Scholars program has given me a home within home experience and has allowed me to connect even more with the individuals I live with.
The Food for Thought micro-community has given me the opportunity to make connections with people I normally would not have. It has also made me aware of the community around us and how we can help make it a better place while making friends and having fun!!! From this micro-community specifically, I have learned so much about the importance of knowing where your food comes from and how to be a smart eater.
I lived in a dorm my first semester here. I didn’t really know anyone and had no idea what I was going to do for housing. I met Paul at a ‘Vets for Vets’ meeting. He told me about this program and I jumped on it. It was like a blessing out of the sky for me. The thing I like the most is how cohesive we are as a group. Maybe it is our military background; we share the same values, we all pitch in around the apartment and we all get along really well.
The PH Apartment Scholars Program offered me a way to connect with students I live with as an upper classman as well as connect with other people who want to be active in the community around us. Being the leader of the Scholars Program has given me opportunities to be creative with leadership. Also it’s provided a different perspective on what collaboration can look like; that people getting financial benefits can still be engaged with their hearts and minds.
Being in a Microcommunity is a great way to meet other people in PH Apartments. I really like how it is student-led because it gives us an opportunity to explore and discuss topics we are all interested in.
Before I came to UW there was a guy in Madison who owned a house. He used to always rent out to vets, so they could live together and have a place that was theirs. It seemed like everybody knew about it, whether you lived there or not. When he died that property got sold, I guess. I’d love to have people know there is a place where vets can live together and get support. That’s why I decided to live here and help start this program.
I would say it is totally worth living in PH Apartments: quality apartments, great community, best customer service ever. I complain about something today and it is fixed by tomorrow. This is probably one of the best apartments I’ve ever lived in. The recently started drop-in dinners are just awesome. I can go on but overall 10 on 10!
I’ve talked to guys who were living in a small studio apartment, sleeping on the floor in a sleeping bag. I tell them, ‘Just because you slept on a dirt floor in the service doesn’t mean you have to live like that now.’