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Welcome Home to JMU!

The Office of Residence Life is delighted that you’ll be making your home with us this year.

The foundation for the services we offer is rooted in the following values:

  • Supportive transition to the JMU community
  • Academic achievement
  • Providing positive learning experiences
  • Providing excellent service and accommodations

We recognize that our greatest contribution to your education is involving you in the development and implementation of these services. We expect you to engage with university life. We expect that each resident will do the same, thus creating and maintaining a learning-centered community filled with respect for one another, consideration for our earth, hope for our future, and of course, sprinkled with just the appropriate amount of fun!

Join us for a great, safe, and educational year. We promise it will be unforgettable.

The Office of Residence Life Team


Our Mission

The Office of Residence Life at James Madison University is committed to designing and maintaining a caring environment that encourages academic success, respect, personal growth and responsibility to one's community.

Director
Kathleen Campbell

Kathleen Campbell

Director, Office of Residence Life

Housing Operations
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Dawn Ohanessian

Associate Director, Housing Operations

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Position to Be Filled

Assistant Director, Housing Operations

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Karen Sampson

Systems Administration Coordinator

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Brenda Smith

Assignments Technician

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Fiona Kisiday

Operations Technician

Dee Nilsen

Dee Nilsen

Assistant Director of Technology

Sydney Arnold

Sydney Wood

Social Media & Marketing Manager

Silas Pearson

Silas Pearson

Design & Marketing Student Assistant

Katie Rubino

Katie Rubino

Student Assistant; Housing Office

Peyton Weaver

Peyton Weaver

Student Assistant; Housing Office

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Position to be Filled

Housing Operations Student Assistant

Business Operations
Holmes Browne

Holmes Browne

Associate Director, Business Operations

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Julie Slifer

Assistant Director, Business Operations

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Jon Strine

Assistant Director, Facilities Operations

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Jennifer Dodson

Fiscal and Operations Coordinator

Sam Butler

Sam Butler

Facilities Technician

Denise Sauder

Denise Sauder

Operations Technician

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India Lemus-Parks

Student Assistant; BusOps

Kaitlyn Moyer

Kaitlyn Moyer

Student Assistant; BusOps

Community Development
Hugh Brown

Hugh Brown

Associate Director, Residence Life

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Kevin Martínez

Area Director, Village Area

Emily Higham

Emily Higham

Area Director, Skyline Area

Garret Suhr

Garrett Suhr

Area Director, Lake and Hillside Areas and Apartments on Grace

Sydney Bergstrom

Sydney Bergstrom

Area Director, Bluestone Area

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Position to Be Filled

Residence Hall Director, Jennings Hall

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Michael Busch

Residence Hall Director, Chesapeake Hall

Nikki Gilbert

Nikki Gilbert

Residence Hall Director, Chandler Hall

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Liz Odermatt

Residence Hall Director, Shenandoah Hall

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Kelsey Snyder

Residence Hall Director, The Apartments on Grace

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Rosser Sirbaugh

Residence Hall Director, Eagle Hall

Student Learning Initiatives
Stephanie Carr

Stephanie Carr

Associate Director, Recruitment, Training and Inclusion

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Position to be Filled

Assistant Director, Staff Selection and Training; Position to be filled

Tripp Purks

Tripp Purks

Assistant Director, Student Learning Initiatives

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Position to Be Filled

Student Learning Initiatives Coordinator; Position to be Filled

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Tiffany Mayhew

Administrative Assistant

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Position to Be Filled

Administrative Assistant

Grayson Crow

Grayson Crow

ResLife Student Assistant

Kelly Mansfield

Kelly Mansfield

ResLife Student Assistant

Erin Miller

Erin Miller

ResLife Student Assistant

Regan Wanovich

Regan Wanovich

ResLife Student Assistant

Residence Life Graduate Assistants
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Shayna Finn

Faculty in Residence & Doctoral Assistant

Steffi Tetzloff: Graduate Assistantå

Steffi Tetzloff

Graduate Assistant

Autumn Wild: Assessment GA

Autumn Wild

Assessment GA

Resource Center: Student Program Advisors
Sairah Abraham: Program Advisor

Sairah Abraham

Program Advisor

Olivia Herzog: Program Advisor

Olivia Herzog

Program Advisor

Emma Mihok: Program Advisor

Emma Mihok

Program Advisor

Mario Munoz: Program Advisor

Mario Munoz

Program Advisor

Paige Ramandanes: Program Advisor

Paige Ramandanes

Program Advisor

Braden Slysz: Program Advisor

Braden Slysz

Program Advisor

Meghan Villarreal: Program Advisor

Meghan Villarreal

Program Advisor

Tesha Yeboah: Program Advisor

Tesha Yeboah

Program Advisor

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