Residence Hall Staff

Residence Hall Staff

Hall Directors and Resident Advisors


Residence Hall Directors

RHDs have responsibility for a cluster of buildings on campus. Each RHD is a full time staff member with previous experience in Student Affairs. All RHDs live on campus and report to an Assistant Director. Residents are encouraged to make the effort to get to know their RHD, and to utilize his/her ability to be an advisor, a counselor or just a friend.

Aside from counseling residents, RHDs have responsibility for supervising a staff team of Resident Advisors and for all of the paperwork related to running a residence hall. This includes keeping track of room assignments and changes, check-in and check-out information, renewals and maintenance. RHDs are also responsible for enforcing policies and laws, just as RAs. They are trained to serve as information sources and can usually help students find answers to questions about academics, the administration, etc. 


Hall Directors and Assistant Hall Directors are listed below:

Rhylie Gachot (White Hall, The Valley)

Brittany Fontenot (Estill)

Vanessa Clemens (Sam Houston Village)

Younna Smith (Belvin-Buchanan and Elliott)

Zach Taylor (Raven Village)

Kazia Washington (Lone Star Hall)

Corbin Franklin (Jackson Shaver and 4-West)

Dylan McFarland (The Hill)

Sarah Perez (Bearkat Village)

Resident Advisors

Our Department also employs Resident Advisors (1 per approximately 40 residents) who provide activities, answer questions, mediate roommate conflicts, enforce policies, or just lend an ear. These staff members are upper-class students who have been through a thorough selection process and an intensive training program.