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Residential Life staff

The Department of Residential Life staff is committed to creating a living-learning environment on campus. A mix of professional and student staff members manages the department. Senior staff members have several years of experience managing residence hall communities.

The Director of Residential Life

The director is a professional member of the Student Affairs staff and is responsible for all aspects of the housing programs, including supervision of all Residential Life staff members. The director, Bryan Sappington, is located in the Atkins-Holman Student Commons.

Area coordinators

The area coordinators are professional staff members who reside in and supervise the residence halls. The day-to-day operation, programming and functioning of the halls are the responsibility of the area coordinators. They supervise the halls' student staff members and provide guidance to the Residence Hall Association. The area coordinators also counsel individual students and serve as referral agents to other campus offices.

Resident assistants

The resident assistants are student staff members who live on the various floors with the students. The resident assistants plan and implement hall activities, enforce rules and regulations, and assist with administrative responsibilities as directed by the area coordinators.

Hossam Hashish

Hossam HashishArea Coordinator
Office: Banks Hall
Phone: (573) 219-3851

Mercedes Nute

Mercedes Nute headshotGraduate Assistant

Emily Pry

Emily PryArea Coordinator
Office: Miller Hall
Phone: (573) 219-3735

Bryan Sappington

Bryan SappingtonDirector of Residential Life
Office: Atkins-Holman Student Commons 225
Phone: (573) 875-7450


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