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 also serve as disciplinarians, and are 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 Director bios are linked below, as well as their residence halls.

Will Avery (Lone Star, The Hill)

Delacy Carpenter (White Hall, The Valley)

Vanessa Clemens (Sam Houston Village, 4-West, and Jackson Shaver)

Haley Hensley (Bearkat Village and Raven Village Apartments)

Santana Simple (Belvin-Buchanan, Elliott)

Younna Smith (Estill)

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.