The Dorm Mom

The Dorm Mom was created to assist parents in the preparation of their students living on campus for their college journey. Insight provided helps parents prior to or in the midst of the life event, which also helps their students as well. All insight given is based on real-life experiences and interactions with college students and their parents.

There are emotional and mental changes for parents and students when entering the post secondary chapter of a student’s life. Transitional training can provide parents the necessary tools to pass to their students for success in their new chapter. Parents send their students to pursue their post secondary education/training and their students find adapting a challenge. In most cases, students have become accustomed to parents completing tasks “for” them rather than “with” them.

There is a need to equip parents to transition from leading their student through life to supporting their student through life. The goal of The Dorm Mom to assist in the transition through workshops, panels, seminars and even one on one sessions.

The Dorm Mom supports parents as they transition to the role of supporter of their student’s independence.




High Schools

College Campuses

Parent Organizations




Digital Products



1 on 1 Sessions



Who is the Dorm Mom?

LaTrina Rogers, M.S.Ed.

LaTrina Rogers, M.S.Ed.

LaTrina Rogers (she/her/hers) is Director of Residential Life at Ranken Technical College in St. Louis, MO. She holds an M.S.Ed in College Student Personnel Administration from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and has over 15 years of experience in student affairs across a number of functional areas including admissions, academic advising and degree completion programs as well as residence life.

Her training ranges from Mental Health First Aid, Federal Education Protection Act (FERPA), Discrimination Prevention (Sexual Assault, Racial and Protected Classes), Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, Learning and Outcomes Assessments and Creating Living Learning Communities.

Over her time in Higher Education, she has worked with parents and students from a variety of backgrounds in a multitude of situations. Each one has been used as a learning experience for the parent, student and especially LaTrina. Each experience is used to educate and empower parents as they transition their students to the start of independence.