More than half of the traditional student body lives in residence halls. An important part of our educational philosophy is that each student should have an opportunity for group living experience. The residence life program as an extension of a student’s total educational experience.

Director of Residence Life & Community Standards

The director manages the overall operations of the department, including the supervision of professional staff, eight Residence Halls, and the student staff associated with the program. The director facilitates all housing assignments, housing selection, and communication to the residents. The director is ultimately responsible for the overall leadership of the residence life department.

Complex Director (CD)

A professional staff manages each residence hall. The CD is the chief administrator of the hall and is responsible for a student staff of Resident Assistants (RA). These student staff members have assigned areas of responsibility within that building and serve as the most immediate liaison between students and the Residence Life Office.

Graduate Residence Director (GRD)

A professional staff member who assists in managing the halls. The GRD is responsible for a student staff of Resident Assistants (RA). These student staff members have assigned areas of responsibility within that building and serve as the most immediate liaison between students and the Residence Life Office.

Lead Resident Assistant (LRA)

The Lead Resident Assistant is a student staff member who assists the Resident Assistants across campus. The LRA also conducts campus wide programming for all residents on campus. Selection is based upon the student’s maturity, their past experience as an RA, interest in being a leader among the RA peers, and interest in building community conducive to student growth. They function to promote the well being of our entire on-campus community.

Resident Assistant (RA)

Each residence hall or floor is assigned a Resident Assistant. Selection is based on the student’s maturity, experience, and interest in building a community conducive to student growth. They function to promote the well being of our entire on-campus community.

All members of the Resident Assistant Staff complete training programs designed to prepare them to work with students’ personal and interpersonal concerns, group/community development, residence life, campus resources, policies, procedures and regulations.

We highly recommended that each student gets to know the staff in their residence hall. They are there to serve the residents and respond to their needs.

Meet the Staff

Kristin McGowan
Interim Director of Residence Life & Community Standards
mcgowank@centenaryuniversity.edu
Ext. 2402

Alexandra Memhard
Complex Director
memharda@centenaryuniversity.edu
Ext. 3950

Joseph Cooper
Complex Director
cooperj03@centenaryuniversity.edu
Ext. 3950

Cary Lawson
Graduate Residence Director
lawsonc@centenaryuniversity.edu
Ext. 3950

Jaleesa Peeples
Graduate Residence Director
peeplesj@centenaryuniversity.edu
Ext. 3950

Amanda Russo
Graduate Residence Director
russoa05@centenaryuniversity.edu
Ext. 3950