Justin Cottrell

As the Assistant Director of Housing Systems, Justin leads strategic planning and improvement projects for systems and technology across the department. Justin works closely with campus partners and vendors to ensure our technology meets the needs of Housing. Justin’s primary goal is to transform our technology and systems into a best-in-class operation while improving student satisfaction.

Before joining Columbia, Justin helped build two successful companies and acted as a consultant to help other firms manage personnel and other operations during periods of rapid growth. He also assisted several venture capital firms in gathering market research and performing company analysis. Justin hopes to leverage this experience and "start-up" mentality to Columbia Housing, developing creative solutions to improve our operations and services.

Justin received a BA in History from the University of New Orleans. In his personal time, he is an avid reader, as well as a fan of movies, television, and cycling.