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.
Karla is a senior, majoring in Plant Biology and Spanish with a certificate in Gender Women’s Studies. She was born in Mexico, but was raised in Milwaukee. She hopes to attend medical school soon after graduating. Karla participated in the ph Apartment Scholars Program last year and enjoyed it. She expects that being a Residential Fellow on ph Apartment staff will help her to gain leadership experience. In addition to working with ph Apartment Scholars and apartment residents, Karla also participates in Global Connections and volunteers with H.O.P.E as a college mentor for students interested in medicine. She enjoys traveling, bubble tea, reading and movies.
Michael is currently a senior studying pre-nursing and considering getting a certificate in East Asian Studies. He is from Milwaukee and has lived in Wisconsin his whole life. Michael participated in the ph Apartment Scholars Program last year and decided to lead it this year as a Residential Fellow and staff member. He hopes to help bring more people into the great community at ph Apartments that has had such an impact on him during his college life. In addition to his work in the apartments, Michael enjoys include drawing, painting, ceramics, listening to music, cooking and volunteering. You can often find Michael at Tuesday Afternoon Tea! Come by and say hello.
439 E. Campus Mall
Madison, WI 53703
Where are you going to live next year?!
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…
The PH Apartments Scholars is a small group with big ideas. The best way to get to know your community!
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’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.’
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!
The Microcommunity has been a great opportunity. Being a college student it is difficult to eat healthy, but through reading “In Defense of Food” and the support of the members of the group we have all been able to be more conscious about what we are eating. Maggie got some cookbooks and we got to experiment with some of the recipes. One of my favorites was from the “100 healthy pizzas” cookbook; we made a basil mozzarella pizza. It is a great way to get to know people who are all interested in …
The apartments have given me a place I can settle in comfortably. I’ve lived here for years, and would love to stay.
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.