Meet the Staff

Central Office Staff
First Year Halls Staff
Residence Hall Staff

Central Office Staff

Mistie Bibbee

Director, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-6766
Email: bibbeem@marshall.edu

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.

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Pierre “Pete” A. Divers

Associate Director, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-6779
Email: divers@marshall.edu

Hi! I’m Pete Divers, the Associate Director for Housing and Residence Life for Facilities. I have been working at Marshall University for over 25 years and been with Housing and Residence Life for over 16 years. My primary area is facilities of Housing and Residence Life. During my time here at Marshall, I have worked with many wonderful students, staff and faculty.

I have an AAS in Food Service Management, Regents of Bachelors of Art, and Master of Science in Adult Technical Education. I am married, father of 2, and the grandfather of 1. My door is always open, so please come and visit me if you need assistance or just to talk.

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Le´Kesha Taylor

Associate Director, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-6208
Email: glover11@marshall.edu

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.

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Sybil Lockard

Supervisor, Housing Assignment, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-3171
Email: eplin8@marshall.edu

Hello, my name is Sybil Lockard. I’m the Assignments Supervisor 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.

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Miriah Young

Business Manager, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-2564
Email: spence10@marshall.edu

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.

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Tracey Eggleston

Assistant Director, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-6004
Email: eggleston3@marshall.edu

Welcome to Marshall University! I am responsible for many aspects of Residence Life. I work with the students and staff to ensure they have a safe, clean, and welcoming community to live in. In addition to advising staff, I chair the Signature Events Committee which is responsible for putting on campus wide events for students living in the halls. I am blessed to work with such wonderful individuals. Another wonderful responsibility I have been afforded the opportunity to do is work with commuter students. It is very important that commuter students feel connected to their Marshall family and with the commuter student program we hope to accomplish just that. I have been a member of the Marshall community since 2001 and in that time I have obtained a BA in Accounting and a MA in Leadership Studies- Higher Education and an MS in Human Resource Management. I am from the small town of White Sulphur Springs, WV so the city life has been a change for me. In my spare time I enjoy relaxing, going to campus events, and enjoying the city of Huntington. 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!!

Britt Frye

Assistant Director, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-3193
Email: frye63@marshall.edu

Britt Frye is the Assistant Director for Academic Initiatives. In this role, Britt provides leadership for programs and services to enhance student learning for Marshall’s residential students. Britt collaborates with faculty and staff partners across the university in supporting living learning communities and implementing the residential curriculum. He provides supervision for the academic mentor program, five faculty-in-residence, and the Graduate Assistant for Academic Initiatives. Britt also teaches a section of Honors 200: Leadership, Ethics, and Civic Engagement each spring semester.

Britt holds a master’s degree in higher education administration from West Virginia University, master’s degree in communication studies from Marshall University, and a bachelor’s degree in biology from West Virginia Wesleyan College. Previously, Britt served as Residence Hall Director at Marshall University and as a First Year Adviser at Miami University of Ohio.

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Howard L. Young

Information System Technician, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-7037
Email: young209@marshall.edu

Hello, my name is Howard Young and I am the Information System Technician for the Department of Housing and Residence Life. My duties include maintaining the computers of the DHRL office, RDs’ offices and the residence hall computers. I am also responsible for the Department of Housing and Residence Life’ website.

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.

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Project Coordinator, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-6768
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Bob Easthom

Assistant Director, Physical Plant I, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-6694
Email: easthom@marshall.edu

 

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Barbara Tubbs

Manager, Physical Plant I, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-5265
Email: tubbsb@marshall.edu

Hello my name is Barbara Tubbs! My responsibility in Housing and Residence Life is to supervise the staff who maintain the cleanliness of Marshall’s residence halls. We also take care of the landscaping around our residence halls and Harless Dining Hall. I started out as a Campus Service Worker, Lead. I am married, the mother of three children and the grandmother of five. If I can be of help to you, please let me know!

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Sharon Booth

Administrative Assistant, Sr./Office Manager, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-2569
Email: mann@marshall.edu

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.

Deanna Stewart

Accounting Assistant I, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-2581
Email: stewart43@marshall.edu

 

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Bonnie Ross

Program Assistant II, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-3363
Email: rossb@marshall.edu

Hello everyone, my name is Bonnie Ross. I have been an employee here at Marshall University since 1989 in the Department of Housing and Residence Life. I am the Work Control Technician, but also Administrative Assistant to Pete Divers the Assistant Director over the maintenance and housekeeping areas. My responsibilities include completing work orders/reports/door locks/cafeteria walk thru’s/elevators/laundry services and assist in purchasing material or supplies for projects to be completed. I also try to assist in implementing some of our software to the maintenance staff.

Through my years here at Marshall I have seen a lot of changes and how Marshall has grown. I love having the opportunity to work with such a great staff, and we have the same goal of making the students environment of the Residence Halls updated, safe, clean. I am here to serve the students, if I can be of assistance to you, please feel free to stop by. I am a single mother, and have a 22 yr old son, who is trying to get in the Navy.

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Shay McComas

Administrative Secretary, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-2565
Email: schapman@marshall.edu

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.

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Ralph Holley

Program Assistant I, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-2570
Email: holleyr@marshall.edu

I am in my second year with Housing and Residence Life and I have a Bachelors Degree in Marketing from Marshall. I handle all commute releases and take care of new housing assignment letters. I also provide information to students and parents by telephone and at the office. I am married with two (step) children and four grandchildren. I enjoy playing with the grandchildren, fishing and watching the Indianapolis Colts on television. Be sure to stop by the front desk and say hello and remember that I am at your service.

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Program Assistant I, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-6766
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First Year Residence Halls Staff

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Scott Schatzer

Director of Operations, First Year Residence Halls
Telephone: 304-696-3268
Email: schatzer@marshall.edu

Hello everyone! Just want to introduce myself. I’m from Birmingham, Alabama. I started my academic and professional career at the University of West Alabama as a Residence Assistant and later on became a Graduate Assistant for the Department of Housing. After UWA, I was fortunate enough to continue my career at the University of Alabama at Birmingham as a Residence Life Coordinator. During my time at UAB I learned so much about myself as a professional and as a person. I have been blessed to have worked with great student leaders and have helped with their development and growth through college. I’m also blessed to have met and worked with many great professional staff members and some of those people serve as a mentor to me to this day.

Throughout my life my grandfather told me to “do what I want to do in life and never dread going to work “. My experiences at UWA and UAB have given me the opportunity take what my grandfather said and to apply it to my life.

On a personal note, I’m blessed to have a great family and wonderful friends in my life.

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Heather Smith

Assistant Director of Operations, First Year Residence Halls
Telephone: 304-696-3738
Email: walker137@marshall.edu

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!

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Ryan Rosevelt

Assistant Director of Residence Life, First Year Residence Halls
Telephone: 304-696-7036
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Hello, my name is Ryan Rosevelt, and I am the Assistant Director of Residence Life for the First Year Residence Halls. This is my third year working in the First Year Halls, where, in the past, I have held the positions of 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. While at Kutztown, I worked as a Community Assistant for Housing and Residence Life, and also as a Student Facilitator for Kutztown’s Connections Freshman Orientation Program. I hope everyone has an enjoyable and successful year and if you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask! Take care and GO HERD!

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Karen Partridge

Office Coordinator, First Year Residence Halls
Telephone: 304-696-3362
Email: firstyearhousing@marshall.edu

Hi, and welcome to FYRH! Here’s hoping your years at Marshall are successful and enjoyable. I am the Office Coordinator at the Freshmen Residence Halls. I am so excited to work with college freshmen! I am in charge of room keys and mailbox keys, as well as answering phones and questions, giving directions and distributing mail and packages. It’s never the same day twice. I am blessed to be a part of the FYRH team. As I keep saying BEST JOB EVER!!!!

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Russell Blankenship

Assistant Director of Maintenance, First Year Residence Halls

Email: blankensh147@marshall.edu

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

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Di Li

Buskirk and Holderby Residence Director, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-6695
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Hello! My name is Di Li and I am the Residence Director for Holderby and Buskirk Residence halls.

I come from China and started my academic journey in the U.S. in March, 2010. I recently graduated with a Master degree in Master of Business Administration with an emphasis on Healthcare Management from Southeast Missouri State University. For my Bachelor degree, I double majored in Accounting and Finance. Being a Resident Assistant for three years during my undergraduate school led me to the door of student affairs. I worked as Graduate Hall director for two years during my master degree. Everyday interactions with residents and RA staff make me happy and I enjoy working towards the goal of helping each student succeed.

I can’t wait to start my new journey in Marshall University!! GO HERD!!!

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Haley Stafford

Buskirk and Holderby Assistant Residence Director, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-2580
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Hi! My name is Haley Stafford and I am the Assistant Residence Director for Holderby and Buskirk Residence Halls. Originally from Beckley, WV, I came to Huntington in 2012 and instantly fell in love with everything that Marshall University had to offer. I recently graduated with a Bachelors degree in Communication Disorders and am currently enrolled in Marshall University’s Speech Language Pathology graduate program. Throughout my undergraduate career, I worked as a Resident Advisor to first year students, where I developed a passion for making a positive impact on those around me. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, being outdoors, and being surrounded by family and friends. I love seeing new faces and meeting new people, so please feel free to contact me or stop by my office any time! I look forward to getting to know you, and of course… GO HERD!

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Gabriel Poindexter

Marshall Commons Residence Director, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-6126

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Hello sons and daughters of Marshall University! I am Gabriel Poindexter, the Residence Director of Marshall Commons (Gibson Hall, Haymaker Hall, Wellman Hall, and Willis Hall). As a native of Southwest Virginia, I attended Radford University where I earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Political Science and Sociology. In May of 2016, I graduated from Clark Atlanta University where I earned a Master’s of Public Administration (Public Policy) degree. To date, I have eight years of experience in student housing and residence life and I am excited to continue my journey in the arena of residence life at Marshall University. My duties include: direct supervising the Marshall Commons Residence Advisor Staff and Assistant Residence Director and providing support to the residents of Marshall Commons. As a student centered and student focused individual, I truly believe in putting the students first! If you have any questions, concerns, or just need a little daily inspiration, please feel free to stop by my office in Gibson Hall where I have an open door, open mind, and open heart policy.

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Meenakshi Elango

Marshall Commons Assistant Residence Director, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-6124
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Hello my name is Meena Elango. I am the Assistant Residence Director for Marshall Commons. My duties include assisting the Residence Director and Residential Advisors with the day to day operations as well as providing resident support. I have recently just graduated Marshall University with a Public Health Degree. Originally I am from Alexandria, Virginia. I plan to further my education by pursuing a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management this Fall here at Marshall University. Marshall University has become my second home and I will always bleed green! GO HERD!

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Allison Pierce

Twin Towers West Residence Director, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-2574
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Hello fellow Herd fans! My name is Allison Pierce and I am the Resident Director for Twin Towers West. I grew up in Beckley, WV and made a long two hour drive to Huntington to continue my education. I graduated from Marshall University with my undergraduate degrees in English and Secondary Education, and am working to finish up my Master’s degree in Literacy Education. I have spent the majority of my time at Marshall working in Residence Life, originally with first year students as a Resident Advisor, then as an Assistant Resident Director in a community of upperclassman, and now a Resident Director. Huntington has become my home in the short amount of time I’ve been here, and I couldn’t be happier to spend this next year learning more about this campus and the needs of the residents that live here.

 

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Glen Godby

Twin Towers West Assistant Residence Director, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-3659
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This is Glen S. Godby III. I am the Assistant Resident Director for Twin Towers West. I graduated from Marshall University with a degree in History. Currently I am pursuing my Masters in teaching and aiming to get certified in history and mathematics.

I’ve worked for HRL year round since my second year of Marshall. I enjoy the opportunity it gives me to share my experiences and to try to make other’s experience at Marshall as enjoyable as possible. If I can help in anyway, if you have any questions, or if you just want to talk, you’re welcome to contact me or stop by my office

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Tony Sampson

Twin Towers East Residence Director, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-2572
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Welcome to Marshall University!!! I am the Resident Director of Twin Tower East Residence Hall. I earned my undergraduate degree in History from Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV. My Master’s is in Leadership Studies with an emphasis on Higher Education Administration from Marshall University. I am available to assist you with any of your questions and concerns for Housing and Residence Life — feel free to stop by my office in Twin Towers East or contact me. Go Herd!!

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Rilie Mangan

Twin Towers East Assistant Residence Director, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-5241
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Hello and welcome to Marshall! I am very excited to begin my time on Marshall’s campus! I recently completed by undergraduate degree at the University of Kentucky where I studied Communication Sciences and Disorders. While at Marshall I will be pursuing my masters in Communication Disorders to become a Speech Language Pathologist. While at the University of Kentucky I was a Resident Advisor and Assistant Resident Director on campus. I love working with students to make the best memories and experiences possible while on campus! In my free time I love to spend time with my dog, Samson, and go on hikes. I can’t wait to cheer on the Herd with you all this next year!

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Derek Genco

Freshman North & South Residence Director, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-3409
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Hello, my name is Derek Genco, and I am the Residence Director for the First Year Residence Halls. This is my first year at Marshall University and I am really excited to be here and take part in all the great things happening here. 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. I also received a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Murray State University in May of 2013.
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!!!!

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Zach Gill

Student Security Coordinator, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-6128
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