Andrew Peckham

Director of Housing

(Howell, MI)– Cleary University has announced the hiring of Andrew Peckman IV as the new Director of Housing and Residential Life, as he replaces Julia Cassell who left to pursue other opportunities.

Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs Heather Bateman says, “We are extremely excited to add Andrew to the Cleary family.  He brings a lot of passion and energy to student residential life, and wants to make a positive impact on each student he interacts with.  We are looking forward to having him on campus soon.”

Peckman comes to Cleary after spending two and a half years at Purdue University, where he was the Residence Education Coordinator. 

“I would like to thank Heather (Bateman) and the Cleary University community for welcoming me into the institution to help them reach their goals.  I look forward to helping this school grow it’s on campus population, and to help the institution reach its long term goals.


“Cleary is a smaller institution than where I’ve been previously.  The higher administrative roles can interact more with the students, and have a greater impact on the lives of the students, especially those living on campus.  I want to help build and grow students outside the classroom in order to be more successful members of society, to help prepare them for their future.” Peckman continued.

In addition to having worked at Purdue, Peckman also has experience at Oklahoma State University, where he was a housing director, running a building that primarily housed student-athletes and faculty. 

When he’s not working, you will likely find Peckman enjoying the outdoors, as he is an avid fisher and woodworker.  He will not shy away from challenging our esports team to a friendly game either.

What he most wants during his time at Cleary is to help the students and the college grow.  He says, “I hope to create a curriculum to help students navigate the Cleary Mind that is already in place, and to help our population on campus grow- to help create a larger community on campus that will only increase the positive aspects of attending Cleary University.”

Andrew graduated from the University of Nevada at Reno in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education.  He then graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2019 with a Master’s in  Educational Leadership Studies, Emphasis in College Student Development.  He moves to Michigan with his girlfriend and his dog, Tark.