Meet the Residence Life & Housing Staff

Residence Life Office Mission Statement

The Residence Life Office seeks to assist students in successfully transitioning to a life of independent living by creating an environment built on safety, mutual respect, holistic engagement, and accountable empowerment.

Safety

  • Prioritizing the safety and security of all facilities and residents
  • Providing 24/7 on-call service for our residential students
  • Training a knowledgeable and capable staff to serve the needs of our diverse students

Mutual Respect

  • For people from all backgrounds with an appreciation for diversity
  • For property, both public and private
  • For policies, respecting the rights and freedom of others

Holistic Engagement

  • Fostering a culture of life-long learning
  • Equipping students with effective and responsible communication
  • Encouraging active participation within the community

Accountable Empowerment

  • Empowering students to take ownership of their responsibilities
  • Challenging students to think critically and creatively
  • Supporting students to be positive role-models

Residence Life Staff

Holly Binder
Director of Housing
housing@drury.edu
(417) 873-7654

Matt Battaglia
Director of Residence Life & Chief Judicial Officer
mbattaglia@drury.edu
(417) 873-6871
       
Andy Swartz
Residence Life Coordinator / Hall Director & RLA Advisor
aswartz@drury.edu
(417) 873-7382
Katrina Valera
Area Director & SUB Advisor
kvalera@drury.edu
(417) 873-7423
       
Jamie Alexander
Hall Coordinator / Prevention Initiatives
jalexander008@drury.edu
(417) 873-7423
Jacob Popa
Hall Coordinator / SGA Advisor
jpopa@drury.edu
(417) 873-7423


Meet the Resident Assistants / Community Assistants

Smith Hall Staff

Ted Boland
Major(s):
Finance
Hometown:
Washington, MO
Grade:
Junior
Campus Activities:
Ambassadors, Breech Student Advisory Board, SGA, Enactus, DU Fly Fishing Club

Taylor Hand
Major(s):
Chemistry/Pre-Med
Hometown:
Colorado Springs, CO
Grade:
Junior
Campus Activities:
Men’s Swimming, Enactus, Student Athletic Advisory Committee, Alpha Lambda Delta, American Chemical Society

       

Holly Zinke
Major(s):
English & Secondary Education
Hometown:
Nixa, MO
Grade:
Sophomore
Campus Activities:
The Vine, Alpha Lambda Delta, Ultimate Frisbee Team

Katie Dougherty
Major(s):
Marketing
Hometown:
Springfield, MO
Grade:
Sophomore
Campus Activities:
Pi Beta Phi, Drury Singers, The Vine, Alpha Lambda Delta

       

Hannah Sebold
Major(s):
Spanish, Psychology, & Biology
Hometown:
St. Louis, MO
Grade:
Senior
Campus Activities:
Cross Country & Track, Drury Ambassadors, Alpha Lambda Delta, Mortar Board, Kappa Delta

Corey Marquardt
Major(s):
Physics
Hometown:
Springfield, MO
Grade:
Sophomore
Campus Activities:
Student Government Association, Alpha Lambda Delta, Solar Decathlon, Lambda Chi Alpha

       

Roy Hardy, Jr.
Major(s):
Accounting, Finance, & Entrepreneurship
Hometown:
 Springfield, MO
Grade:
Sophomore
Campus Activities:
Lambda Chi Alpha, Brother 2 Brother, Drury Scholars, Multicultural Club, Intermural Referee, Housing Assistant, MODES Student Committee, Edward Jones Scholar, Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization

Chelsea Wells
Major(s):
Music Therapy
Hometown:
Columbia
Grade:
Senior
Campus Activities:
Tri Delta, Mortar Board, Mu Theta, Alpha Lambda Delta


Sunderland Hall Staff

Parker LiaBraaten
Major(s):
Physics
Hometown:
Spokane, MO
Grade:
Senior
Campus Activities:
Enactus

Jacob Carlew
Major(s):
Music Education
Hometown:
Springfield, MO
Grade:
Senior
Campus Activities:
 Drury Singers, Concert Chior, Chamber Choir, Drury Music Educators, Alpha Lambda Delta, Mortar Board

       

Katie Pearson
Major(s):
Psychology & Behavioval Neuroscience
Hometown:
Waynesville, MO
Grade:
Junior
Campus Activities:
Student Government Association, Tri Delta, Enactus, Student Recruitment

Shae Dunaway
Major(s):
Psychology, Criminology, & Behavioral Neuroscience
Hometown:
O’Fallon, MO
Grade:
Sophomore
Campus Activities:
Alpha Lambda Delta

       

Ryan Saunders
Major(s):
Design Arts
Hometown:
Monett, MO
Grade:
Junior
Campus Activities:
Enactus, Lambda Chi Alpha, Student Activities Office Assistant, Alpha Lambda Delta

Sean Feher
Major(s):
Biology & Chemistry
Hometown:
St. Louis, MO
Grade:
Senior
Campus Activities:
Swimming, Mortar Board, Alpha Lambda Delta, Beta Beta Beta, Student Union Board

       

Ashley Deschepper
Major(s):
Biochemistry
Hometown:
Independence, MO
Grade:
Sophomore
Campus Activities:
Alpha Lambda Delta, Drury Volunteer Corps

Anna Brinck
Major(s):
Biology, Spanish, & Chemistry
Hometown:
Nixa, MO
Grade:
Sophomore
Campus Activities:
Alpha Lambda Delta, Spanish Club, Campus Tour Guide, Admissions Office Assistant


Wallace Hall Staff

Justin Lepper
Major(s):
Music Education
Hometown:
Eugene, MO
Grade:
Sophmore
Campus Activities:
Lambda Chi Alpha, Drury Music Educators, Alpha Lambda Delta

Rachel Chapin
Major(s):
Biology & Chemistry
Hometown:
Liberty, MO
Grade:
Senior
Campus Activities:
Mortar Board, Alpha Lambda Delta, Pre-Health Professional Club, Beta Beta Beta

       

Kendra Webb
Major(s):
Elementary Education
Hometown:
Buffalo, MO
Grade:
Sophomore
Campus Activities:
Zeta Tau Alpha, Drury Student Teacher Association, Alpha Lambda Delta

Trey Norris
Major(s):
Biochemistry, Physics, Mathematics, & Pre-Med
Hometown:
Carthage, MO
Grade:
Junior
Campus Activities:
Student Government Association, Residence Life Association, Society of Physics Students, Pre-Health Proffessors

       

Ivan Garnica
Major(s):
Art Administration, Art History
Hometown:
Independence, MO
Grade:
Senior
Campus Activities:
French Club, Music Activities

Lucy Givens
Major(s):
French & Marketing
Hometown:
Branson, MO
Grade:
Sophomore
Campus Activities:
Enactus, The Vine, Spanish Club, Alpha Lambda Delta

       

Addison Jones
Major(s):
Architecture
Hometown:
Lawrence, KS
Grade:
Junior
Campus Activities:
The Vine, Ultimate Frisbee Team

   


Community Assistants (Apartments)

Dallas Duncan
Major(s):
Marketing & Management
Hometown:
Springfield, MO
Grade:
Junior
Campus Activities:
Brother 2 Brother, Drury Scholars, Allies, Edward Jones Scholar

Courtney Kern-Wright
Major(s):
Nursing & Biology
Hometown:
Aurora, CO
Grade:
Super Senior
Campus Activities:
Enactus, Fanthers, Alpha Lambda Delta, Tri Beta, The Vine, Intramurals

       

Austin Ross
Major(s):
Criminology & Law and Society
Hometown:
 Shawnee, KS
Grade:
Junior
Campus Activities:
Ultimate Frisbee Team

Kaleigh Jurgensmeyer
Major(s):
English & Writing, Business Administration
Hometown:
St. Louis, MO
Grade:
Senior
Campus Activities:
Enactus, Pi Beta Phi, Alpha Lambda Delta, Drury Singers, Drury Ambassadors, Simga Tau Delta

       

Micha Willis
Major(s):
Graphic Design, Fine Art
Hometown:
Mexico, MO
Grade:
Senior
Campus Activities:
Ultimate Frisbee Team, Viscom, Alpha Lambda Delta, Mortar Board