- Central Office Staff
Central Office Staff
Director, Housing and Residence Life Telephone: 304-696-6766 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello! We are excited to have you as part of the Marshall University family. I hope you enjoy your time living on campus with us. I joined the team in September 2016 as the Director of Housing and Residence Life. Before arriving at Marshall, I was in North Carolina, most recently at Western Carolina University as the Director of Residence Life. While I may be new to Marshall, I am not new to the area. I grew up two hours away in Little Hocking, Ohio (near Parkersburg). After completing my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Criminology at Ohio University, I moved to Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia where I earned a Master’s in Public Administration.
Associate Director, Housing and Residence Life Telephone: 304-696-6779 Email: email@example.com
Associate Director, Housing and Residence Life Telephone: 304-696-6208 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Greetings! As the Associate Director of Residence Life it is my pleasure to work with and supervise the student and professional staff who work directly with you; the resident. It is our goal that you are able to thrive and live in an environment that provides experiences and educational opportunities that lead you to grow as an informed student, an active resident, and an independent and contributing member of our society. I came to Marshall in 1998 from Parkersburg, WV (GO BIG REDS) and began working for the Department of Housing and Residence Life in 1999. In my time with the department I earned my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and my Master’s Degree in Secondary Education. I have steadily climbed the proverbial ladder of Residence Life with beginnings as a Student Security Assistant. I proudly stayed on campus my entire collegiate and part of my professional career and the memories that has left me with I will cherish my entire life.
Associate Director of Housing Operations, Housing and Residence Life Telephone: 304-696-3171 Email: email@example.com
Hello, my name is Sybil Lockard. I’m the Associate Director of Housing Operations in Housing and Residence Life. I have been with the department since June 2002. I was born and raised in this area and I am a graduate of Marshall University. I am married, with 2 stepdaughters, and 1 granddaughter.
Business Manager, Housing and Residence Life Telephone: 304-696-2564 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to Marshall. My name is Miriah Young and I am the Business Manager here in the Department of Housing and Residence Life.
I am a graduate of Marshall, and am currently attending Graduate School here as well. I guess you could just say that I bleed green through and through! GO HERD! When I am not here at Marshall I keep busy playing with my daughter and helping my husband with the children’s programs at our church.
Fairfield Landing – Property Manager Telephone: 304-696-6004 Email: email@example.com
Welcome to Marshall University! I work with the students and staff to ensure they have a safe, clean, and welcoming community to live in. I am blessed to work with amazing students and staff.
I have been a Proud Daughter of the Marshall community since 2001 and in that time I have obtained a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and a Masters Degree in Leadership Studies- Higher Education and Human Resource Management.
I am from the small town of White Sulphur Springs, WV (Spa City). In my spare time I enjoy relaxing, going to campus events, working out at OTF, exploring Huntington and the surrounding areas. I hope everyone has a memorable experience at Marshall University and in the residence halls and please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or concerns you may have. GO HERD!
Assistant Director, Housing and Residence Life Telephone: 304-696-6768 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello everyone! I am Karen Sommers and I am thrilled to serve as the Assistant Director of Residence Life here at Marshall University. I am originally from St. Clairsville, OH, but I attended college and started my professional career at West Virginia University. My role here on campus is multifaceted and ranges from overseeing residence hall conduct to making sure the Residence Life staff in on campus are well trained. However, the most important responsibility I have is to serve the diverse and dynamic students that live here on campus. I am and will always strive to make the best better!
Assistant Director, Housing and Residence Life Telephone: 304-696-3193 Email:
Howard L. Young
Coordinator of Housing Operations, Housing and Residence Life Telephone: 304-696-7037 Email: email@example.com
Hello, my name is Howard Young and I am the ICoordinator of Housing Operations for the Department of Housing and Residence Life.
I am a high school graduate of Buffalo High School (Putnam County), and have my IT Associates degree through the Marshall Community and Technical College. I am currently working on my Bachelors at Marshall University. If you need any help with computer issue please feel free to email or ask me when you see me in the halls, I will be more than glad to give you an answer.
Assistant Director, Physical Plant I, Housing and Residence Life Telephone: 304-696-6694 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Assistant, Sr./Office Manager, Housing and Residence Life Telephone: 304-696-2569 Email: email@example.com
Hello, my name is Sharon Booth and I am the Assistant to the Director of Housing and Residence Life and Office Administrator. I have been employed at Marshall since 1997. I am responsible for personnel in the department. I am available to staff and students to assist in any way I can and want you to know that you may come by my office at any time. I am married and I am from the Huntington area. Please feel free to stop by my office in Holderby Hall if you have any questions.
Accounting Assistant I, Housing and Residence Life Telephone: 304-696-2581 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Secretary, Housing and Residence Life Telephone: 304-696-2565 Email: email@example.com
Hello, I name is Shay McComas and I am the Administrative Assistant for the Associate Directors of Housing and Residence Life as well as assisting students in any way that I can. I was born in Pensacola, Florida but I have spent most of my life in the Huntington area. I am married with two children and a Marshall University graduate. My door is always open so please feel free to stop by or call at any time.
Program Assistant I, Housing and Residence Life Telephone: 304-696-2570 Email:
Program Assistant I, Housing and Residence Life Telephone: 304-696-6766 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- First Year Halls Staff
First Year Residence Halls Staff
Director of Operations, First Year Residence Halls Telephone: 304-696-5827 Email: email@example.com
Hello, my name is Ryan Rosevelt, and I am the Director of Operations for the First Year Residence Halls. This is my sixth year working in the First Year Halls, where, in the past, I have held the positions of Assistant Director of Residence Life, Residence Director and Assistant Residence Director. I received my Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Marshall in May of 2014. My bachelor’s degree is from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in Clinical/Counseling Psychology, with a minor in Sociology. During my time at Kutztown, I served as a Resident Assistant and as a Freshmen Orientation Facilitator. I hope everyone has an enjoyable and successful year! Take care and GO HERD!
Assistant Director of Operations, First Year Residence Halls Telephone: 304-696-3738 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have a BBA in Marketing from Marshall University. I’ve worked in various customer service positions for 10+ years and really like helping people find answers and solutions. In the First Year Residence Halls, I handle room assignments, room changes, desk staff, and lots of other things. I’m happy to answer questions when I can, so feel free to stop by my office whenever my door is open!
Outside of work, I am the proud mother of a beautiful little girl, and spend most of my free time with her. We like to bake together, take trips out of town whenever we get a chance, and of course, play!
Assistant Director of Maintenance, First Year Residence Halls
Hello, I am the Maintenance Supervisor for the First Year Residence Halls. I have worked in the First Year Residence Halls since they opened in 2008. My responsibilities include managing the cleaning staff, working with outside vendors that maintain some of our building systems and taking care of all the maintenance needs of the buildings.
I have a universal certification in Refrigeration and my Associates Degree in HVAC with a third year advanced course.
- Residence Hall Staff
Residence Hall Staff
Buskirk and Twin Towers West Area Coordinator, Housing and Residence Life Telephone: 304-696-2574 Email Me
Hello there! I’m Michaela Bishop, the Area Coordinator of Twin Towers West and Buskirk residence halls. Originally from South Carolina, I began my housing career in 2013 at Winthrop University, where I earned my B.A. in Mass Communication (2016). I then went on to earn my M.Ed. in Higher Education Student Affairs (2018) at Western Carolina University. During my years in residence life, I have served as a Resident Assistant, a Resident Director for Georgia Southern University’s summer EIP program, a Graduate Community Coordinator at WCU for both a Greek and a first-year student community and I now have the privilege to work as an Area Coordinator here at Marshall University. I am passionate about housing and residence life because I know the power a strong community can make in a college student’s life. Students learn outside of the nine to five time frame, and I seek to meet students where they are at in their journey to help them keep moving forward in a positive and constructive way. My calling is student development; my platform is housing; my passion is residence life.
Buskirk and Twin Towers West Assistant Area Coordinator, Housing and Residence Life Telephone: 304-696-6695 Email Me
Hey there! My name is Cara Paraska, and I am the Assistant Area Coordinator of Buskirk and Twin Towers West. I originate 30 minutes south of Pittsburgh, PA. I received my Bachelor’s of Science in Forensic Science at Waynesburg University and will be pursuing my Master’s degree in Forensic Science here at Marshall. I have been involved in Residence Life for the past three years at my undergraduate university, and I am so blessed to continue that opportunity here! I can’t wait to see where Marshall will take us both, and I would love to go on this journey together! If you ever need anything please do not hesitate to stop by my office in Buskirk. Can’t wait to meet you all and of course… GO HERD!
Holderby Hall & Marshall Commons Assistant Area Coordinator, Housing and Residence Life Telephone: 304-696-2580 Email Me
Hi and welcome to Marshall! My name is Austin McClanahan, and I am from Nitro, West Virginia. I was a Resident Advisor for three years, and I recently graduated from Marshall with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. I am currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in School Psychology. I want to eventually work within the school system, so I can shape young minds and guide them towards success.
I love working with students and helping them find their direction in life, which is why I’m very excited to say that I will be the Assistant Area Coordinator for Holderby Hall and Marshall Commons. Here, I have the opportunity to work closely with students and Resident Advisors to further their educational and social experiences on campus, as well as providing support in any way. I am very excited for this new chapter in my life, and to continue to serve the Marshall community! I love meeting new people, so if you have any questions about Marshall or just want to talk, please feel free to reach out to me!
Twin Towers East Area Coordinator, Housing and Residence Life Telephone: 304-696-2572 Email Me
Hello! My name is Tyler Ferraino and I am the Area Coordinator for Twin Towers East. I am extremely excited to be working here at Marshall and to be able to assist our students in any way possible. I am originally from the Pittsburgh area and received my bachelors of science in psychology from Penn State University in Erie and then received my master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in higher education management. As a professional, I am fully committed to serving my students to the best of my ability and strive to provide them with an experience that they will enjoy while also learning and growing from to help them become successful individuals.
Twin Towers East Assistant Area Coordinator, Housing and Residence Life Telephone: 304-696-2572 Email Me
Hello, my name is Bethany Buckner. I am from Madison, West Virginia and a graduate of Fairmont State University. I have a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and am studying for a Master’s of Public Administration at Marshall University. As an undergraduate student I worked in FSU’s Office of Admissions and Recruitment as a Student Ambassador and aspire to pursue a career in higher education. For fun, I like to read and travel. I am easy to get along with, so please feel free to reach out! Let’s have a great year on campus.
Freshman North & South Area Coordinator, Housing and Residence Life Telephone: 304-696-3409 Email Me
Hello, my name is Derek Genco, and I am the Area Coordinator for the First Year Residence Halls. I am going into my fourth year at Marshall University and I have loved every minute. Before I arrived at Marshall; I worked as a graduate Residence Director at Murray State University. That was also where I earned my Master’s degree in Human Development and Leadership with a concentration in College Student Personnel in May of 2015. Residence Life is my passion and it’s my goal to make sure all the residents in the First Year Halls have the greatest and most memorable year possible! If you have any questions feel free to contact me or stop by my office, my door is always open! Best of luck this year and GO HERD!!
Residential Learning Graduate Assistant, Housing and Residence Life Telephone: 304-696-7036 Email Me
Hello! My name is Christa Morton and I am the Residential Learning Graduate Assistant for Housing & Residence Life here at Marshall University! I am currently enrolled in Marshall’s PSYD (doctoral) program in Clinical Psychology. I’m originally from Baltimore, Maryland and am excited to learn what WV has to offer! In my spare time, I enjoy running, being outdoors, and listening to music. I have a passion for helping students and am excited to use my clinical training and psychology background to help the academic mentors at Marshall create programs for our students to be successful throughout their time on campus! I love seeing new faces and meeting new people, so please feel free to contact me or stop by my office in the HRL building any time! I’m excited to make Marshall my second home; GO HERD!
Counselor in Residence, Housing and Residence Life Telephone: 304-696-5265
Hello, my name is Holly Schneider. I am a 2nd year Clinical Psychology PsyD student at Marshall University and one of the new Counselors In Residence. I have a passion for helping people work through their personal struggles through counseling, psychoeducation, and community outreach. My goal is to make each person whom I work with have the ability to live a life worth living. My door is open to all campus residential students to come and share their stories in a safe space.
Counselor in Residence, Housing and Residence Life Telephone: