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Residence Life and Housing

Community Directors and Resident Assistants

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Meet the 2021–22 Community Directors and Resident Assistants

We employ full-time university staff and numerous students to meet the needs of all our campus residents. Representing each housing community is a full-time staff member called a community director who works with each floor's or unit's resident assistant (R.A.). This team approach provides residents with the help, encouragement, and support they need to ensure the best of campus housing.

Residence Halls

Hamilton Hall and Forest Lane

Community Director: Leslie Yetter

Forest Lane Resident Assistants:

  • Aspen: Sahar Kazmi
  • Palms: TBA (HRA)
  • Sequoia: Emma Porter
  • Sycamore: Lucas Clark

Hamilton Hall Resident Assistants:

  • Hamilton Hall West
    • Abigail Gibson
    • Caitlyn Benner
  • Hamilton Hall South
    • Asa Vines
    • Morgan Robertson

Honors Community

Community Director: Kelly Gilton

Resident Assistants:

  • Honors East
    • Diana Johnson
    • Cody Clark
  • Honors North
    • Hannah Hollinger
    • Chance McNelly (HRA)
  • Honors West
    • Avery Barber
    • Mason Koster

The Woods

Community Director: Heath Marker

Resident Assistants:

  • Cedar Hall
    • Ashley Brown
    • Sara Pothast
  • Hawthorn Hall
    • Tyler Scherer
    • Lauren Lemmings
    • Samantha Morgan
  • Hickory Hall
    • Hannah Becker (HRA)
    • Isabella Schenck
  • Jacob Hall
    • Chloe Combs
    • Marinda Vanhoose
  • Maple Hall
    • Clare Dearie
    • Lizzy Tracy
  • Pine Hall
    • Kirsten Dilger
    • Tonie Bryant

College Park Apartments

Community Director: Jeremy Miller

Resident Assistants:

  • 2120: Sierra Hinton
  • 2130: Ronni Hartlage
  • 2140: Logan Rex
  • 2150: TBA
  • 2170: TBA

University Park Apartments

Community Director: Jeremy Miller

Resident Assistants:

  • 2060: Sri Lakshminkath Dammu
  • 2060: Balaji Akkayyagari
  • 2070: Andrew Balling
  • 2080: Chad Dudash
  • 2090: Clementine Mesa

The Village Apartments

Community Director: Jeremy Miller

Residential Academic Ambassadors (RAA)

Supervisor: Lisa Eizenga



  • Residential Academic Ambassadors (RAA) live in Hamilton, Honors, and the Woods. They hold office hours and study tables for residential students to access one on one academic support, group study sessions, and host fun events right where you live! Residential Academic Ambassadors create programs and academic initiatives that align with Residence Life programmatic goals as well as the goals of collaborating Colleges. This includes bulletin boards, virtual content, community programming, and other initiatives related to each RAA academic focus as well as general student success. The RAA works with Resident Assistants (RAs) and Residential Organizations to provide opportunities for collaboration.  RAAs also hold weekly office hours and study tables (5 hours) in your assigned community office/lounge, advertising so students can stop by for help 1-1 or in a group setting. Finally, RAAs hold review sessions during mid-terms, finals week, and as needed.
RAA Office Hours & Support
  • ​​​​​​Each RAA offers weekly officer hours to support residential students. RAA Office Hours (Updated Weekly)
  • RAAs can support you with reviewing papers, practicing presentations, test prep, creating a time management system, preparing to register for classes, setting academic goals, and more! Stop by their office hours or email to set up a one on one time today!