Central Office Staff


Director, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-6766




Pierre “Pete” A. Divers

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

Hi! I’m Pete Divers, the Assistant 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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Britt Frye

Assistant Director, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-3193
Email: fyre63@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.


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.


Chris Hodge

Project Coordinator, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-6768
Email: hodge41@marshall.edu

Welcome to Marshall University! My name is Chris Hodge and I’m the Project Coordinator for Housing and Residence Life. I graduated magna cum laude from Marshall University with a BA in Public Relations in 2014 and I’m currently pursuing a MS in Technology Management from Marshall University Graduate College.

I’m a first generation college graduate and a proud Son of Marshall. I’m married and have a son and live in Huntington, WV. If you ever need anything, my office door is always open.


Manager, Physical Plant II, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-6694



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!


Sharon Booth

Program Assistant III/Office Administrator, 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

Hi! My name is Deanna Stewart and live in Point Pleasant, WV. I received my AAS in Technical Business Mgt and my RBA with emphasis on business administration from Marshall University. I plan to further my education in Fall of 2010. I have been involved in the Marshall Community since 1995. Both my daughters, son in law and daughter in law received their degrees from Marshall University. I am very proud to be employed by Marshall University. I enjoy spending my spare time sharing my ministry of singing and spending time with my 3 children and 3 granddaughters.


Bonnie Ross

Work Control Technician, 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.


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.


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.


Dianna Lee Adkins

Program Assistant I, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-6766
Email: adkinsdi@marshall.edu

Welcome to Marshall! My name is Dianna Adkins and I am a Program Assistant at Marshall University. I am proud to work at a university that strives to provide a unique, diverse and pleasant environment for students, as well as employees. Working in the HRL Department affords the opportunity to meet with many wonderful students and parents; assisting them, from start to finish, with their housing concerns, special circumstances, procedures, eligibilities and options.

Born and raised in the North East, I settled in Kentucky over two decades ago where I attended ACTC. My husband and I have six children and enjoy spending time with our large family every chance we get. We also enjoy spending time at the Gulf Coast, running local 5ks, reading and gardening.

Please feel free to call or come see us in Holderby Hall if you have any housing concerns. We look forward to meeting you.

First Year Residence Halls Staff

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Scott Schatzer

Director of Operations, First Year Residence Halls
Telephone: 304-696-3409
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 Walker

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.


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John Wheeler

Maintenance Technician, First Year Residence Halls

Email: wheelerj@marshall.edu

Hello, my name is John Wheeler, I work in the First Year Residence Halls as the Maintenance Tech. I am responsible for the repair and upkeep of the buildings including work orders or other maintenance issues. I am certified in Building Maintenance and have over 20 years’ experience in the field of electricity.

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Tracey Eggleston

Buskirk and Holderby Residence Director, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-2580
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Buskirk and Holderby Assistant Residence Director, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-6695
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Tony Sampson

Marshall Commons Assistant Residence Director, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-6124

Welcome to Marshall University!!! I am the Assistant Resident Director of The Marshall Commons. I earned my undergraduate degree in History from Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV. I am currently enrolled in Marshall University’s Leadership Studies Graduate Program. I was born and raised in Charleston, WV. I am huge nerd, I was a nerd before it was cool. I love Star Trek and Comics, some may call it an obsession, but I call it a passion. I am also a huge gamer (#XboxFTW). I use a lot of my free time helping in animal rescue. Helping animals is where I can find my inner peace. 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 Wellman Hall or contact me. Go herd!!!


Jim Clagg

Twin Towers West Residence Director, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-2574
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Hi! My name is Jim Clagg and I am the Residence Hall Director for Twin Towers West. I am a Huntington area native and began my educational journey at Marshall University in 2002. While attending classes I worked in Housing and Residence Life in numerous roles which enabled me earn my Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Psychology. In my free time I enjoy traveling, spending time with friends and family and technology. While I have lived a few different places, Marshall has always been home and I am glad to make my return. I want all our students have an unforgettable and educational experience at my alma mater that they will carry throughout their lifetime. If I can be of help in any way please stop by my office or contact me any time!



Whitney Myers

Student Security Coordinator, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-6126
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Chris Bryant

Chris Bryant

Twin Towers East Residence Director, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-2572
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Welcome to Marshall University! My name is Chris and I am the Resident Director of Twin Towers East. I earned my undergraduate degree in Sociology and graduate degree in College Student Development and Administration from Shepherd University. While completing my graduate degree, I served as a Graduate Hall Director, and completed internships with the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and the Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC).  Prior to coming to Marshall, I began my professional career as the Coordinator of Housing at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.  I began working at Marshall University in Fall 2014 as a Student Resource Specialist in the Student Resource Center. I am available to assist you with any of your questions and concerns—feel free to stop by my office or contact me. Go herd!  ​


Chima Obi

Twin Towers East Assistant Residence Director, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-5241
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Greetings and welcome to this great citadel of study; Marshall University. My name is Chima Obi, I am the Assistant Resident Director for Twin Towers East. I am an international student from Nigeria and currently pursuing my masters degree in Environmental Science. I enjoy working with students, establishing a good relationship with them and thus share my ideas, opinions and experience among them. As an international student, I understand the challenges faced by foreign student and I am willing and available to assist you with any questions concerning housing and residence life. You are welcome to stop by my office at Twin Towers East.

Britt Frye

Britt Frye

Marshall Commons Residence Director, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-3193


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!!!!



Dr. Monika Sawhney

Telephone: 304-696-6340

Email: sawhney@marshall.edu

As the Faculty-in-Residence for Commons, I take this opportunity to welcome you to your new home for the coming academic year. Born and brought up in India, I completed my Bachelors in Biology and Chemistry and 2 Masters Degrees; one in Social Work and the other in Human Resources Management at top rated Universities in India. I moved to USA to complete my PhD in Global/Public Health from Tulane University in New Orleans. My work in the area of Global Health has provided me an opportunity to travel to all continents of planet earth except the Artic and Antarctica, and I look forward to visiting those some time in my lifetime. At Marshall University, I am working as an Assistant Professor and Director for the Under-Graduate Public Health program. For the academic year 2013-2014, I will be living in Willis hall where my faculty-in-residence office is also located. I enjoy outdoors activities, going to the Rec center, watching NFL, planning study abroad programs, and interacting with students from different disciplines. Feel free to stop by my office to discuss academics issues, planning your professional career, watch movies and football or for just a causal chat.

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Rosalynn Quinones

Telephone: 304-696-3659

Email: quinonesr@marshall.edu

Hola! I am the Faculty –in-Residence at Holderby Hall, Buskirk Hall and Twin Towers West. I graduated from University of Puerto Rico with a B.S. in Industrial Chemistry and my Doctoral Degree in Chemistry from Duquesne University. I just joined Marshall University as an Assistant Professor at the Chemistry Department. I love to exercise, travel, swim, and spend time with my family!

My office is located at Twin Towers West. I am looking forward to meeting students who want to practice some Spanish, learn about our culture, need help in their college, and future career or just to say Hi! Welcome to Residence Life at Marshall University!

David Cartwright

Telephone: 304-696-5241

Email: cartwrig@marshall.edu

Hello! My name is David Cartwright, and I am the Faculty-In-Residence(FIR) advisor for Twin Towers East (TTE). My offices are in the Morrow Library room 112, and in the teacher’s office in TTE. I am an Engineer (Industrial and Mechanical) obtaining my BS and MS degrees from the University of Dayton, and currently finishing my Industrial Engineering PhD from West Virginia University, with a concentration in Ergonomics.

My desire as a FIR is to teach students the “unwritten rules of the game” when it comes to living a productive, successful and happy life on campus. I am an excellent math and applied science teacher and tutor, so please come see me if you need help.

I love to play Ping-Pong, pool and basketball. I love having and listening to philosophical arguments. I love learning. I really enjoy people.

My home is Dayton, Ohio, but I have lived in the Huntington area for about 20 years now. I have 6 children, lots of grandchildren!

Welcome to Marshall University. Hope to see you soon!

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Susan Frank

Telephone: 304-696-5241
Email: frankst@marshall.edu


Susan Thomas Frank grew up in Huntington and received her undergraduate degree from Marshall in…..well, let’s just say a few years ago. She then went on to get her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from The George Washington University. Susan has practiced as a speech-language pathologist for over thirty years in North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia. She was the previous director of the University of Akron’s Speech and Hearing Center. While on faculty there, she learned of an opening in the Department of Communication Disorders at Marshall and jumped on the opportunity to return to her hometown and alma mater! During her 11 years on faculty here, Susan has had the privilege of teaching undergraduate and graduate courses to students majoring in communication disorders as well as facilitating First Year Seminars in Critical Thinking. She successfully completed her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Kentucky in 2012. It took her eight….that is correct….EIGHT years! She loves teaching and conducting research in her areas of interest: child language development, childhood language disorders, literacy, and issues related to higher education.

In addition to teaching and being a Faculty in Residence in the first year dorms, Susan is the mother of two grown children, Matt and Leeza. Both are graduates of Ohio University. Matt is married to the beautiful Meridith Kimble. They live in San Diego where Matt works for the Department of Homeland Security and Meri is an Assistant District Attorney. Leeza is married to Tanner Starks and they are the parents of three adorable children, Rory (8), and twins Keaton and Keely (6). They live in Fresno, CA where Leeza is the Assistant News Director at KFSN, an ABC/Disney television station.

In her spare time, Susan loves to read, cook, and do anything that brings calm to her life. One of her major goals as a FIR is to introduce Huntington to First Year Residents so that they can appreciate all that their new “hometown” has to offer. Please feel free to e-mail her at: frankst@marshall.edu to let her know about your Marshall experience and what she can do to help make it your BEST DECISION EVER!