Corvias Campus Living Announces Two Key Appointments

December 27, 2012

Jennifer Dilley and Ronald LaPorte to serve as Vice President of Student Affairs and Vice President of Business Development

East Greenwich, RI (December 27, 2012) – Corvias Group, a privately-owned, vertically-integrated real estate solutions group, announced today that it has hired Jennifer Dilley as Vice President of Student Affairs and Ronald LaPorte as Vice President of Business Development of Corvias Campus Living, the company’s student housing division.

“Jennifer and Ron both have extensive experience working for and with higher education institutions throughout their careers. This mix of experience makes them uniquely qualified to develop innovative solutions for colleges and universities,” said Kurt Ehlers, Managing Director of Corvias Campus Living.

As Vice President of Student Affairs, Dilley will manage all aspects of student affairs for Corvias Campus Living. She will partner with university leadership in creating and executing a full student life program to improve University recruitment and retention efforts, as well as help develop services that support the University mission and provide students with a vibrant living-learning environment that supports student success.

Dilley previously served as Vice President of Campus Life at the Academy of Art University for Campus Living Villages. She transformed the University’s Department of Residential Life and Housing resulting in a 20 percent increase in residential occupancy. She went on to create a new division of Campus Life at the University, which consisted of the Departments of Residential Life and Housing, Orientation, Leadership, Recreation and Wellness, Parent and Family Services, as well as Career and Entrepreneurial Development. Dilley holds a bachelor’s degree from Winona State University, as well as a master’s degree in Education and Human Development with a concentration in Higher Education Administration from The George Washington University.

As a Vice President of Business Development, LaPorte will be responsible for leading business development initiatives in the student housing market, including researching and recommending potential strategic partnerships. He will coordinate all phases of the new business development process, including site selection, market analysis, finance, construction and leasing.

LaPorte’s career in architecture and project management features work for an extensive list of higher education clients and includes project experience ranging from academic buildings to dining and athletic facilities, performance art spaces and residential projects. Prior to joining Corvias, LaPorte managed multiple business lines, including Higher Education, at Bergmann Associates, and was the national Managing Director of Engineering Solutions for ARAMARK Higher Education. LaPorte received a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, Society for College and University Planning and the Association of Physical Plant Administrators. In addition, LaPorte is a licensed Architect, certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

About Corvias Group

Corvias is a privately-owned, vertically-integrated real estate solutions group dedicated to building strong communities through partnerships that deliver the highest quality development, construction and management solutions to a range of clients, including the military and higher education. Applying our success as pioneers of real estate development and management as Picerne Military Housing, Corvias delivers customer service that exceeds client expectations and an innovative, holistic approach to facility financing, management and construction. We have the ability to forge partnerships that consistently put the interests of our clients first and the flexibility to pursue creative, sustainable long-term solutions to their most difficult challenges.