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The Department of Residential Living manages and maintains the sixteen (16) on campus residential facilities.  The department employs staff in four functional areas - Residence Life, Residential Facilities, Residential Operations, and Event Services to provide a comprehensive residential experience.  You can learn more about the department and our team on this page.

Mission and Vision

The Mission of the Department of Residential LIving states, "We provide clean, safe, and healthy living environments that enhance and support the educational mission, goals, and creed of Western Carolina University."

The Vision for the department is, "We strive to create living and learning communities where students feel valued as individuals and where diversity and fellowship with others can be celebrated. While maintaining a high level of quality service, we also encourage and provide opportunities for personal growth and development of character, leadership, honesty, respect, and pride."

Senior Leadership Team

The senior leadership team is responsible for the overall management and supervision of the four functional areas in the department.  Each has a team they work with to execute the mission of the department.  The offices for the senior leadership team members are located in the main Residential Living office on the second floor of Brown Hall.

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Bryant Barnett

Executive Director

Laura Allison

Laura Allison

Director of Event Services

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Director of Residence Life

Ryan Fisher

Ryan Fisher

Director of Residential Facilities

Stephanie Sue

Stephanie Sue Rowell

Director of Residential Operations & Interim Director of Residence Life

Residence Life Staff

The Residence Life staff are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the individual residence halls.  Associate Directors oversee one of the three functional areas of Residence Life.  Their offices are in Brown Hall.  Area Coordinators (ACs),  Graduate Community Coordinators (GCCs) and Head Resident Assistants (HRAs) supervise the Resident Assistant (RA) staff and serve as resources to resident students.  Residential Case Managers help students with a variety of issues and connect students to campus resources to help them thrive at WCU.  Their offices are found in the residence halls where they work.

Maeve Kirby

Maeve Kirby

Associate Director for Residence Life for Academic Partnerships

Paul Schnorenberg

Paul Schnorenberg

Associate Director for Residence Life

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Associate Director for Residence Life

ZackBusicnki

Zack Busicnki

Area Coordinator

GabeFoust

Gabe Foust

Area Coordinator

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Amy Herrera

Area Coordinator

Austin Moore

Austin Moore

Area Coordinator

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Area Coordinator

Brian Boyer

Brian Boyer

Residential Case Manager

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Residential Case Manager

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Residential Case Manager

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Sam Casseday

Graduate Community Coordinator

Kara James

Kara James

Graduate Community Coordinator

Jonah Weikel

Jonah Weikel

Graduate Community Coordinator

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Joi Wilder

Graduate Community Coordinator

Residential Facilities Staff

Residential Living employs an in-house facilities staff.  These staff provide housekeeping and maintenance services for the residence halls.  They are led by the Assistant Director and Residential Housekeeping Manager.

Donnie Ballew

Donnie Ballew

Assistant Director of Residential Facilities

Stacy Middleton

Stacy Middleton

Residential Housekeeping Manager

Housekeeping Team

Housekeeping Staff

 

Maintenance Team

Maintance Team

 

Residential Operations Staff

The Residential Operations staff supports the business operations of the department including room assignments, purchasing, employment paperwork, and student mail services.  Their offices are in the main Residential LIving office in Brown Hall.

James Thomas

James Thomas

Assistant Director of Residential Operations

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Rita Dills

Financial Transactions Manager

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Room Assignments Coordinator

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Assignments and Administrative Services Specialist

Cole Mallonee

Cole Mallonee

Student Mailroom Supervisor

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