Director of Residence Life
Joellen Tipton holds ultimate responsibility and authority for the Department of Residence Life and serves as its official representative. All official departmental policies, procedures, and publications are developed with the assistance and approval of the Director. Joellen works directly with the Assistant Directors to coordinate routine department functions as well as special projects, such as budgeting and facility renovations. Joellen acts as the housing officer for the Bearkat Learning Community program in conjunction with academics. To contact Joellen or to access her calendar to set up a meeting, please call the Director's Secretary, Charley Sanders, at 936-294-1808, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business & Operations
Dana Grant is responsible for departmental financial functions, including budgeting and financial statements, and student accounts. Additionally, Dana coordinates the marketing, vending, and technology needs for the department. Dana directly supervises the Office Coordinator, Accounting Clerk III, and System Analyst. You may reach Dana by telephone at (936) 294-1816 or by email at email@example.com.
Kimberly Baechtel coordinates all needs concerning the department's Hall Staff, including Area Coordinators, Resident and Apartment Managers, and Resident Advisors. Kim works with the Area Coordinator to effectively organize staff selection, supervision, and evaluation, and is responsible for the academic development and programming functions of the Hall Staff. Kim supervises the Discipline Coordinator and the Area Coordinator. You may reach Kim by calling (936) 294-1817 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant Director of
Facilities and Maintenance
Jeff Vienneau is responsible for all maintenance and facility issues for the Department of Residence Life. Jeff supervises new construction projects, furniture and property inventory, all maintenance issues in the halls, and is the official liaison with the University's custodial company. Jeff directly supervises Residence Life Maintenance's Administrative Assistant, Foreman, full-time maintenance staff, and the student maintenance crew. Jeff can be reached by phone at (936) 294-1918 or by email at email@example.com.
Wayne Bennett is responsible for all issues concerning discipline in the residence halls. He oversees the student discipline process for residents, monitors the video surveillance systems, and handles damage appeals. Wayne works with other university departments, including the Dean of Students office, University Police Department, and the Counseling Center to ensure a safe environment for residents. Wayne may be reached by calling (936) 294-4225 or by email at hou_dwb@ shsu.edu.
Katy Pelton coordinates staffing in the residence halls. In addition to selection, training, supervision and evaluation of hall staff, Katy coordinates Summer Conferences, programming for the department, and directly oversees the HHAC and RHA programs, as well as the White Hall Resource and Training Area. Katy also assists with coordinating professional development opportunities for the residence hall staff. Katy may be reached by calling (936) 294-3155 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Danielle Springfield is responsible for all student accounts and contracts. Danielle directly supervises a staff of four clerks and student assistants who are responsible for processing all student housing records. Danielle is also responsible for administering the First Year Required Housing and Meal Plan Policy. You may reach Danielle by phone at (936) 294-1813 or by email at email@example.com.