Support Staff

Robin Pierson


Administrative Coordinator 1
Robin Pierson is the Assistant to Joellen Tipton, the Executive Director of Residence Life & Living-Learning Programs. She is responsible for purchase orders, credit card purchases, supply orders, travel, student/staff job postings and HR paperwork/processing. Robin is also responsible for setting up student discipline appeals for resident housing. You may contact Robin by telephone at (936) 294-1808 or by email at



Retha Utley Accountant II
Retha Utley is the Assistant to the Director of Residence Life Business Operations and Technology and the department’s accountant. She is responsible for reconciliation of income and expenses for the Residence Life Office and expenses for Residence Life Maintenance. Retha also confers with other departments to insure charges/credits are posted correctly. You may contact Retha at (936) 294-3296 or by email at




Tony Nick


Student Relations Clerk
Tony Nick is the first point of contact for main office departmental inquiries concerning student services and records. Tony is responsible for overseeing the Housing Ambassadors and general departmental reception including housing showroom tours, large group housing tour scheduling, and staffing recruitment events. Tony also coordinates training and professional development  for the Housing Ambassadors. You may reach Tony by phone at (936) 294-1820 or by email at



Amanda SewellAdministrative Assistant III
Amanda Sewell reports directly to the Associate Director for Residence Life Student Development Programs. She assists with general residence life questions and is a liaison to hall staff. Her duties include overseeing the Resource Center as well as inventory control, supply ordering, equipment tracking, correspondence and scheduling. You may contact Amanda by telephone at (936) 294-1762 or by email at



Leslie NixonAccounting Clerk II
Leslie Nixon is responsible for clerical and accounting duties in the Department of Residence Life, including posting and proofing entries. She assists with student accounts, past due accounts, housing applications, meal plans and Bearkat Bucks. You may contact Leslie by telephone at (936) 294-1893 or by email at



Tammy VacoResidence Life Maintenance – Administrative Associate III
Tammy Vaco works directly with Jeff Vienneau, the Director of Residence Life Facilities Maintenance and is also responsible for overseeing the Administrative Assistant and student assistant. Tammy can assist you with general Residence Life Maintenance questions, purchase orders, payments regarding purchase orders or credit card orders, travel registration, travel reconciliation, staff keys, card access, Banner, coordinating staff training for keys and card access, student job postings and assist with student new hires/paperwork for the department, Residence Life Maintenance full time job postings and full time new hire paperwork/processing. Tammy is the building liaison for the Residence Life Maintenance buildings. You may contact Tammy by telephone at (936) 294-1481 or by email at


Kandy Woodall

Residence Life Maintenance – Administrative Assistant III
Kandy Woodall can assist you if you have general Residence Life Maintenance questions. She is also responsible for maintaining the Key Tracking System for all Residence Life keys, the card access database, updates all department forms, checks out keys and cards to contractors, maintains and provides card access to all student workers, custodial and pest control, monitors the student work order system, and maintains all RLM filing systems. You may contact Kandy at (936) 294-4472 or by email at

Student Assignments Clerk