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Meet the Residence Life & Housing Staff

Residence Life Staff

Holly Binder Holly Binder
Director of Housing
housing@drury.edu
(417) 873-7654
Andrew Goodall Andrew Goodall
Director of Residence Life & Student Conduct
agoodall@drury.edu
(417) 873-6871
Alexis Guth

Alexis Guth
Assistant Director & SUB Advisor
aguth@drury.edu
(417) 873-6975

Micha Willis Micha Willis
Resident Director
mwillis03@drury.edu
(417) 873-7423
 Larry Page Larry Page
Greek Resident Director
lpage01@drury.edu
(
423) 400-1528
Vito Lombardo Vito Lombardo
Greek Resident Director
vlombardo@drury.edu
(417) 841-8067

Meet the Resident Assistants / Community Assistants

 

Smith Hall Staff

Katie Dougherty

Katie Dougherty
Junior
Advertising and Public Relations

"I became an RA because I wanted to be a part of something that impacts people's lives, and I couldn't think of a better way to do that then be on staff. Sometimes it's hard, but it all becomes worth it when one of your residents tells you how much you've impacted their life, and made them want to stay at Drury."

Roy Hardy, Jr.

Roy Hardy Jr.
Junior
Finance and Economics

"Getting involved on campus has helped me in a variety of different ways. It has sharpened my networking skills, which will translate into the ability to communicate better. It will also host great opportunities for me when it becomes time to look for a job upon graduation. Involvement has also allowed me to build a solid foundation of friendships with people who share similar interests as me. And it has helped me sharpen my time management skills, which is an important tool to perfect for the classroom and in life."

       
Jalen Price

Jalen Price
Sophomore
Architecture

"Transitioning into college is a very subjective progress. For some, the transition is a breeze but for others it is not so easy. As an RA my goal is to make residents comfortable in the college environment and to help them in any way I can to alleviate the problems or stresses they may face.

With the residence halls location, students can easily attend programs hosted by the university and other student organizations. This allows students to easily find a place for themselves on campus outside of the academic setting." 

Jenn Velten

Jenn Velten
Senior
English and Secondary Education

"What I love most about living in the resdeince halls is that there are so many friendly faces who are anxious to try something new and exciting. There is always something going on in the residences halls, whether it be a jam session with a couple of ukuleles, a ping pong tournament, family cooking in the Smith kitchen, living in the dorm is always an adventure. These times are usually spent with other residents living in the dorms and it forms a community that you will be talking about even when you are in the apartments or out of college."

       
 Tina Collado

Tina Collado
Junior
Art and Secondary Education

"I came to Drury looking to find what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, but I ended up finding so much more. I found friends, family, and a Home away from Home.  I wanted to be an RA because I have a heart for people and a heart for Drury and I wanted to share that with my residents."

 

 


Sunderland Hall Staff

Anna Brinck

Anna Brinck
Junior
Biology, Chemistry, and Spanish

"There are not a lot of colleges that students would feel open and friendly enough to hang out in the resident assistants room or even the resident directors, but at Drury that is not the case. Based on my own personal experience and experiences I have heard from other first time freshmen, Drury is easily definable: home.

Trey Norris

Trey Norris
Senior
Biochemistry and Physics

“As an RA, I have the opportunity to teach our incoming students the healthy habits they will need not only in college but later in life. I want to lead by example.”

       
Ashley DeSchepper

Ashley DeSchepper
Junior
Biochemistry

“The best part of being an RA is meeting hundreds of friends every year in the dorms and working alongside of some of the most caring people on campus.”

Hannah Bunch

Hannah Bunch
Senior
Fine Arts and Arts Administration

"Drury is my home away from home. I am from out of state and I always felt at home here. From freshmen and now senior year, it has honestly given my life long friends and endless memories. I have met my best friends from living in a dorm and I know they are people who will always be in my life beyond Drury." 

       
Mady McColm

Mady McColm
Sophomore
Writing and Theatre

"I became a Resident Assistant because I love people. When I was a freshman, I had a bunch of people helping me out and rooting for me, and I wanted to be able to do that for someone else."

Cale Martin

Cale Martin
Sophomore
Biochemistry and Spanish 

“I love being an RA because I get to work with Freshman to find a place in their new home and at the same time I get to be a part of the most exciting, supportive and awesome organizations on campus.”

       
Brian Lanigan

Brian Lanigan
Sophomore
Biochemistry

"I didn't know anyone when I arrived freshman year and now most of my time is spent with the great friends (e.g. playing sports, video games, and D&D… judge me. I don’t care) I’ve met either through classes, organizations, or my LLC. The people here at Drury are special, and they are what makes this place great. Whether it is my friends, classmates, professors, or even the maintenance, commons, and security staff. The personal relationships that I have made here have helped make the time I have spent here the best of my life thus far."

 

 


Wallace Hall Staff

Addison Jones

Addison Jones
Senior
Architecture

"I decided to be an RA because I love seeing a community be built out of people that have never met each other before. I love seeing them transition into a new stage of life and supporting them and equipping them to be successful at whatever they want to do."

Ryan Saunders

Ryan Saunders
Senior
Graphic Design and Design Arts

       
Kendra Webb

Kendra Webb
Junior
Elementary Education

"My favorite thing about living in the dorm is the personal connections that I get the opportunity to make with all the people there. This fueled my decision to apply an RA and continue being an RA. I have met so many wonderful people and made so many close friends by being an RA. I live with 100 awesome people and I'm not sure my college experience would have been as delightful without that opportunity." 

Christina Faoro

Christina Faoro
Sophomore
French, History, and Political Science

"My favorite thing about living on campus and in the dorms is that I get to be surrounded by my friends and (and suitemate). I'm from Colorado, but I've never felt anything less than at home at Drury, and that is largely thanks to the community within the residence halls."

       
Bayless Thompson

Bayless Thompson
Sophomore
Graphic Design and Design Arts

"Community is such a huge part of what makes Drury so special, and I feel directly responsible for cultivating this as an RA. We have the opportunity to make a lasting impact very early on, which is just such an honor. On top of this, we also get to be a part of one of the strongest support networks on Drury's campus as members of RACA staff, and I'm forever grateful and humbled to be a part of that."

Evan Johnson

Evan Johnson
Junior
Economics, Finance, and Accounting

"I became an RA because of the impact I can make in shaping the community identity that is Drury. Drury has done so much for me that I am compelled to do what I can to give back and Residence Life has given me that opportunity."


Community Assistants (Apartments)

Dallas Duncan

Dallas Duncan
Senior
Marketing and Management

 "I joined RACA staff for the food but stayed for the awesome memories. I can say without a doubt that the crazy people I work with have become my closest friends. In addition to the friendships, another part of the position I enjoy is interacting with fellow students. The RACA position exists to make our resident’s lives easier and I love when I accomplish this. Nothing makes my day more than hearing “Thank You” from a resident who I’ve helped out."

Austin Ross

Austin Ross
Senior
Criminology

 "I decided to be a CA because I wanted my residential experience to mean more to me and to have a positive impact on my fellow students and neighbors. Living on campus is the most rewarding experience you can get out of your college years and you will be so thankful you had the chance. It has connected me more to campus groups and student affairs, heightening my sense of belonging in the community. Living at Drury has brought me some of the best experiences of my life and I can’t recommend it enough."

       
Corey Marquardt

Corey Marquardt
Junior
Physics

"Drury is a small school with a tight-knit community. I wanted to become a RACA so that I could meaningfully contribute to and shape that community.  Living on campus is great because it allows you to feel connected to Drury."

Jade Watson

Jade Watson
Junior
Architecture 

"I became a CA because I love the idea of forming and strengthening Drury’s community. I feel it is very important to bring residents together to truly make them feel comfortable and at home. There is a strong sense of community at Drury. The class sizes are smaller allowing residents to meet and get to know more people, thus allowing the residents to become more comfortable in their community."

       
Jessica Kjeldgaard

Jessica Kjeldgaard
Junior
Physics and Secondary Education

"On my visit I knew I instantly liked the campus dynamic. I decided to become a Community Assistant to help create that for residents and be involved in creating the atmosphere. I love being on campus and close to everything that is going on. Drury is a tight-knit community, and living on campus gives residents the college community that they wouldn't ever experience otherwise."