Office of Residential Education and Housing Staff

The Office of Residential Education and Housing consists of four professional staff members and twenty-nine Resident Advisors (RAs) that live in the residence halls.  The Housing staff is available to assist students with any and all residence life related items. The Housing office can be found on the second floor of Smith Hall, room 215. The Office of Residential Education and Housing is open Monday through Friday from 8am - 5pm. Feel free to also call the central housing office line 706-880-8975 for assistance.

Professional Staff

Vernon J. James
Director
Alma Mater: Presbyterian College (B.S.), University of South Carolina (M.Ed)
Email: vjames@lagrange.edu
Phone: 706-880-8979

Kayla Watson
North Quad Area Manager (Boatwright, Candler, and Turner Halls, and Servant Scholars Housing)
Co-Coordinator of Leadership Development and Activities Support Specialist
Alma Mater: Piedmont College (B.A., B.S., MBA)
Email: kwatson1@lagrange.edu
Phone: 706-880-8978

Joe Strickland
South Quad Area Manager (Hawkes, Hawkins, Henry, and Pitts Halls, and Greek Housing)
Co-Coordinator of Leadership Development and Greek Life Coordinator
Alma Mater: LaGrange College (B.A., M.A.)
Email: jstrickland@lagrange.edu
Phone: 706-880-8977

Kirby McCartney
Administrative Support
Email: kmccartney@lagrange.edu
Phone: 706-880-8975

Resident Advisors (RAs)

Resident Advisors can be found on every floor of each residence hall on campus. Their main duty is to provide a safe welcoming atmosphere to all residential students and create strong communities among the residents in the halls. Each building also has a Senior RA, which is an experienced RA who helps guide their fellow RAs to make the student experience as positive as they can. Below is a list of the 2015-2016 RAs and the floors they oversee.

John Mitchell Benton 
Year: Junior
Location: Boatwright, First Floor (Senior RA)
Major: History

Kaine Baker
Year: Sophomore
Location: Boatwright, First Floor
Major: Business

Kevin Millvoi
Year: Sophomore
Location: Boatwright, Second Floor
Major: Exercise Science

Toby Upshaw
Year: Freshamn
Location: Boatwright, Second Floor
Major: Undecided

Parker Lancaster
Year: Sophomore
Location: Boatwright, Third Floor
Major: Sports Management

MJ Hart
Year: Sophomore
Location: Boatwright, Third Floor
Major: Pre-Engineering

Carson Powell
Year: Junior
Location: Candler, First Floor (Senior RA of Candler & Turner Halls)
Major: Biology

Bonny Woods
Year: Junior 
Location: Candler,  Floor
Major: Non-Profit Leadership

Kaylee Drake
Year: Junior
Location: Candler, Second Floor
Major: Theatre

Collin Lamoree
Year: Junior
Location: Candler, Third Floor
Major: Psychology

Leah Harrison
Year: Sophomore
Location: Turner Hall, Third Floor
Major: Nursing

Grace Neal
Year: Sophomore
Location: Turner Hall, Third Floor
Major: Non-profit Leadership

Ellie Boykin
Year: Junior
Location: Hawkes, Second Floor (Senior RA)
Major: Theatre

Teagan Smickle
Year: Sophomore
Location: Hawkes, Second Floor
Major: Nursing

Anna Hawthrone
Year: Sophomore 
Location: Hawkes, Third Floor
Major: Musical Theater

Carli Jones
Year: Sophomore
Location: Hawkes, Third Floor
Major: Psychology

Maddie Elzey
Year: Sophomore 
Location: Hawkes, Fourth Floor
Major: Early Childhood Education

Ashley Chafin
Year: Senior 
Location: Hawkins, Second Floor (Senior RA)
Major: Exercise Science

Cory Aycock 
Year: Sophomore
Location: Hawkins, First Floor
Major: Exercise Science

Hogan Thompson
Year: Junior
Location: Hawkins, Second Floor
Major: History

Breann Pritchett
Year: Junior
Location: Hawkins, Third Floor
Major: Psychology

Lea Ann Porter
Year: Senior
Location: Hawkins, Third Floor
Major: Exercise Science

Tyler Rowland
Year: Junior
Location: Henry, Third Floor (Senior RA of Henry & Pitts Halls)
Major: Exercise Science

Tyler Baars
Year: Junior
Location: Henry, Second Floor
Major: Sociology

Katie Jacobsen
Year: Junior
Location: Henry, Third Floor
Major: Exercise Science

Brandon Collins
Year: Junior
Location: Henry, Fourth Floor
Major: Political Science

Abby Young
Year: Sophomore
Location: Henry, Fifth Floor
Major: Musical Theatre

Lance Shealy
Year: Sophomore
Location: Pitts Hall, First Floor
Major: Biology

Nathan Garner
Year: Sophomore
Location: Pitts Hall, Second Floor
Major: Business


Interested in becoming an RA? Applications are sent out in the spring semester of every school year. For more information, please contact any member of the OREH Professional Staff.