Tang Hall is supported by a team of people who work to manage and improve the social and physical environment for the community.

The Tang Hall Residents Association (THRA) is led by graduate student officers, with a purpose to promote fellowship, scholarship, citizenship, and the general welfare of the members of the Tang Residence Hall Graduate Community.

The Heads of House are leaders, including faculty, who live in a residence hall and take a lead role in building community and supporting and advocating for students.

The House Manager leads a team to keep the infrastructure working.

Meet these people below!

Tang Hall Officers 2023-2024

We are volunteers who care about the community, running events to bring people together and working with the administration to resolve resident concerns. If you’re interested in joining the leadership team to be more involved in the community, contact tang-government[at]!

Find out more about the THRA or submit an agenda item through the THRA page.

The THRA can be collectively emailed at

Naomi Schurr

President (

Vice President (

Nidhish Sagar

Treasurer (

Ashutosh Kumar

Social Chair (

Chinmay Gangal

Social Chair (

Lokesh Sangabattula

Social Chair (

Hridibrata Pal

Social Chair (

Ariadne Dulchinos

IT Chair (

Yongyi Zhao

Purchasing & Maintenance Chair (

Anagha Belavadi Subramanya

Sustainability Chair (

Vallabh Ramakanth

Publicity Chair (

Sports Chair (

Heads of House

From Left: Dawn, Paul, Larry and Skyy.

Larry Anderson was born and raised in Mississippi. He received his undergraduate education at Rust College where he served as Director of Student Activities and Assistant Basketball Coach. He was also elected as the youngest Alderman in the city of Holly Springs, Mississippi. He received his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Mississippi. Larry serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation, the Head Men’s Basketball Coach, and Director of Club Sports at MIT.

Dawn Colquitt-Anderson is from the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi and her graduate degree from the University of Mississippi. Dawn is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Massachusetts Boston in the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development where she is researching how K-12 teachers in Illinois, Massachusetts and Saskatchewan, Canada become ethnic studies practitioners. She currently works at the Institute for New England Native American Studies supporting collaborations between native communities and the state, to prevent substance misuse using art and culture and to build capacity among tribal community partners.

Larry and Dawn have been married for 34 years and have two children, Skyy Anderson-Gore and Paul Anderson, who grew up in campus housing and will forever call MIT home.

Skyy Anderson is a senior at the University of Maryland, College Park. majoring in communications.  She has interned for the Division of Student Life at MIT and Mass Youth Soccer.  Growing up playing competitive soccer, she is currently a professional soccer player in the new National Women’s Soccer League’s Washington DC Spirit.

Paul Anderson is a student at Rust College majoring in Business Administration and music, and is currently playing on the Men’s Varsity Basketball Team.  He has also used his experience over the years as a basketball specialist at the MIT summer day camp and as a camp counselor in the Cambridge Youth Soccer program.  When off the courts he is playing a perfect Moonlight Sonata or watching over a pool as a lifeguard.

To contact Dawn and Larry, just send an email to, or call them at extension 56599.

House Manager and Staff

Michael Collins is our house manager. His job is to do what it takes to keep the building running! He has been with us since spring ’02. Mike enjoys spending quality time with his family and playing golf. He also manages the maintenance and custodial staff.
He can be contacted at:

or else, just simply drop by his office.

Maintenance Staff

Tim Hennelly is our trusty maintenance man. He can fix (almost) everything in Tang. You need to put in an online request if you have a problem with something in your apartment. But if it is urgent, you can call FIXIT (x34948) from an MIT phone.

His hours are from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

Custodial Staff

Carlos Da Silva and Cteberson, the custodial staff take care of everything from cleaning the common areas to helping out our house manager with his daily tasks.