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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Associate Director, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-6779
Email:

 

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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. The staff and I want to ensure you have a great time living and learning in the halls. 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!!

Vacant

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

 

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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, Area Coordinators 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.

Vacant

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.

Dianna Adkins

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

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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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

Michaela Bishop

Buskirk and Twin Towers West Area Coordinator, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-2574
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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.

Cara Paraska

Buskirk and Twin Towers West Assistant Area Coordinator, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-6695
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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!!

 

Gabriel Poindexter

Holderby Hall & Marshall Commons Area Coordinator, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-6126

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Greetings and salutations! I am Gabriel Poindexter, the Area Coordinator of Marshall Commons (Gibson Hall, Haymaker Hall, Wellman Hall, and Willis Hall) and Holderby 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; I am also a graduate of Clark Atlanta University where I earned a Master’s of Public Administration (Public Policy) degree. To date, I have over 8 years of experience in residence life and student housing and I am excited to continue my journey in the field of residence life at Marshall University! My duties include: direct supervising the Marshall Commons / Holderby Residence Advisor Staff, Assistant Area Coordinator, and Desk Coordinators, and providing support to the residents of Marshall Commons and Holderby residential halls. As a student centered and student focused educator, 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!

Austin McClanahan

Holderby Hall & Marshall Commons Assistant Area Coordinator, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-2580
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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!

Tyler Ferraino

Twin Towers East Area Coordinator, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-2572
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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.

Bethany Buckner

Twin Towers East Assistant Area Coordinator, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-2572
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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.

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Derek Genco

Freshman North & South Area Coordinator, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-3409
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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!!!

Sarah Bostic

Desk Operations Coordinator, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-3659
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Hello! As the Desk Operations Coordinator, I am responsible for the overall operation and administration of the Desk Assistant Program in Housing and Residence Life. I am a native of West Virginia and have worked for Housing and Residence Life since August of 2014. I received a BBA in Marketing from Marshall University with minors in Management and International Affairs. I am pursuing a Master’s of Business Administration (M.B.A) at Marshall University. I’m passionate about creating a positive impact on Marshall students as they pursue their degrees and hope each achieves success. ​

 

Christa Morton

Residential Learning Graduate Assistant, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-7036
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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!

Thomas Holland

Counselor in Residence, Housing and Residence Life
Telephone: 304-696-5265
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Hello and welcome to Marshall University! My name is Thomas Holland. I work as the Counselor in Residence inside Marshall’s Housing and Residence Life. My job is to provide brief, short-term therapy for our students, residents, and staff on campus during difficult life and crisis situations. You will always be welcomed to my offices in Twin Towers East and I’d love to sit down with you whenever you need to talk. I’m a son of Marshall, having completed undergraduate here, so I’m very excited to give back to this university, community, and region. In my free time I enjoy reading, writing, and playing music. I hope you come to relish your time on campus with the rest of the Marshall community!