Housing and Residential Life Staff
The Office of Housing and Residential Life is located in Gund Commons. Please call us at 740-427-5142, or e-mail email@example.com if you have any general questions. Or, feel free to contact any of the staff listed below if you have specific concerns.
- Alicia G. Dugas, Assistant Dean of Students for Housing and Residential Life and First Year Dean
- Lindsay Faulstick, Associate Director for Housing and Residential Life, South Campus
- Assistant Directors
- Lisa Train, Assistant Director for Housing and Residential Life, North Campus
- Andi Kelley, Assistant Director for Housing and Residential Life, First-Year Quad Halls
- Scott Gill-Jacobson, Assistant Director for Housing and Residential Life, Mather and McBride Halls
- Cathy Kempton, Computer Records Supervisor for the Student Affairs Division
- Beth Pae, Office Manager for the Office of Housing and Residential Life
- Community Advisors
Office phone number: 740-427-5142
Office location: Gund Commons Game Room
Alicia Dugas is beginning her sixth year as the Assistant Dean of Students for Housing and Residential Life as well as the First Year Dean. She supports the mission of the College by planning, designing, and administering housing and residential life programs, policies, and services for all students such that they enhance academic achievement, development, and personal growth. In addition, the assistant dean is responsible for the first-year and upperclass room assignment process, room changes, billing, budgeting, duty, and emergency response preparation. One of the most rewarding parts of the position however is working closely with the paraprofessional and professional staff on supervision, selection and training. In cooperation with other student affairs staff members, Dean Dugas shares an awareness of and concern for all aspects of each student's classroom, residential, and co-curricular life, and formulates and interprets policy.
Dean Dugas also serves as the First Year Dean working closely with first year students with any areas of concern outside the classroom as related to social, behavior, emotional or physical issues. The Assistant Dean/First Year Dean serves as the advisor to the First Year Council, Campus Government's Housing and Dining Committee, the Deans Advisory Council and chairs the Board of Division Housing.
Dean Dugas is married to her husband Lee. In the Spring of 2011, they added to their family with triplets! Jackson, Shelby and Marlee joined the family on Dean Dugas' birthday. Together the family likes to simply spend time reading, playing, attempting to travel and cheering on their Fighting LSU Tigers! On campus you can find them enjoying athletic events, theater performances, eating in the dining hall and attending lectures.
If you need to get in touch with Dean Dugas feel free to send her an email, stop by the Office of Housing and Residential Life or call.
Office Phone Number: 740-427-5141
Campus Apartment: Morgan Apartment #1
Lindsay is beginning her first year at Kenyon College. She is looking forward to meeting all of the students who will call South Campus their home this year! One of the things Lindsay is looking forward to most this year is becoming an active member of the campus community, developing relationships across campus. Lindsay received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Hanover College in Indiana, and then her Master of Science in Education in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at Indiana University.
She comes to us, most recently, from Roanoke College after serving for three years as Area Coordinator/Greek Life Coordinator--a position which gave her the opportunity to work in the residential community as well as the Greek community on campus. Lindsay enjoys working on residential campuses at liberal arts institutions because of the unique opportunities for student growth that is developed while living in a small community of diverse individuals. In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband, Ben, and their dog, Hurley, cooking, and finding opportunities for living an active and healthy lifestyle. She is enthusiastic about what this coming year holds at Kenyon College and hopes you'll stop by the office in Gund Commons to say hello!
The Associate Director and three Assistant Directors of Housing and Residential Life have a wide range of responsibility for the residential and housing aspects of Kenyon's campus. They work closely with the Assistant Dean to provide a positive atmosphere for academic and individual growth. The Assistant Directors provide guidance, leadership, and supervision to the Community Advisors.
Assistant Directors are part of the on-campus residential community, living in apartments located inside residence halls. It is important that they live in the halls so that they can assist students with their transition, help with problems, supervise the Community Advisors (CAs), walk through the facilities and handle maintenance concerns, interact with students, and serve on the campus-wide emergency on-call rotation system. Assistant Directors house incoming first-year students based on their preferences, matching them to a Community Advisor and most with a roommate, and house upperclass students that need to be summer-housed. With the help of CAs, Assistant Directors also assist in handling roommate conflicts and work to maintain a safe and well-kept environment. Working closely with the Assistant Dean and the Housing Process Coordinator, Assistant Directors manage and carry-out various departmental projects and operational tasks. Each Assistant Director is responsible for a different campus area and different students. First year students are served by two Assistant Directors, while one serves all upperclass students. Assistant Directors maintain an office in Gund Commons.
Office Phone Number: 740-427-5104
Campus Apartment: North Campus Apartments
Lisa is excited to begin her second year at Kenyon College. She looks forward to continuing to build relationships with the upperclassmen of North Campus. After earning her bachelor's degree in Wildlife Biology at Ohio University, Lisa decided that it was the student development and educational opportunities that her positions as a Resident Assistant and later an Administrative Resident Assistant offered that she was most passionate about. Turning her focus to a career in residential life led to her to Mobile, Alabama, where she worked as an Area Coordinator at Spring Hill College for six years before returning to Ohio to continue growing her student-centered developmental skills at Kenyon College. While at Spring Hill College, Lisa also earned a master's degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Leadership and Ethics. When not working or attending events on-campus, Lisa enjoys spending time with her cats and Sam the puppy, watching movies and sports, gaming, and getting to know the area outside of Kenyon College.
Office Phone Number: 740-427-5984
Campus Apartment: Gund Residence Hall 120
Andi is beginning her first year at Kenyon and is looking forward to meeting and welcoming the first year students of the first year quad. She loves working on small, liberal arts campuses, which is one of the main things that drew her to Kenyon.
Andi earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology for The College of Wooster in 2010, and followed up with her Master's in Higher Education Administration from Kent State University in 2012. While Andi attended Kent State University, she worked at the University of Mount Union as a Resident Director of an all women's hall. She was also the Graduate Assistant for Fraternities and Sororities at Mount Union as one of the advisors for different Greek groups on campus. Andi has come to love working in a residence hall because of the opportunities it allows to get to know students in ways that other administrators never get to see and connect with them. While not working, Andi spends her time hunting, fishing, with music, watching TV, and being active in different ways. She is very excited to begin working at Kenyon and building new relationships within the Kenyon community.
Office Phone Number: 740-427-5745
Campus Apartment: Manning Residence Hall 001
This is Scott's first year working at Kenyon, and he is so excited for what lies ahead in Mather-McBride. He believes that every member of the community can learn from and teach each other new things, and he looks forward building a strong, fun, and respectful community with his residents in the fall.
Scott's experience working in residence life began in his second year at Florida Southern College when he became a Resident Advisor. He had an amazing and transformative experience, and he hopes that students fall in love with Kenyon in the same way that he did with his undergrad. After graduating from FSC in 2010, he entered the College Student Personnel program at Ohio University, where he worked in Residual Housing while completing his master's degree. Scott graduated this past June. When he is not working in the office or spending time in the halls, he can be found enjoying a film, listening to music, reading, or playing sports.
Office Phone Number: 740-427-5143
Cathy Kempton maintains student records and databases for the Office of Residential Life, Academic Advising, and the Student Affairs Center. Cathy also provides computer support and training to division staff and works closely with the LBIS staff to write programs for lottery, athletic tracking, and other office needs. Cathy enjoys attending Kenyon athletic events, and is a co-teacher of a quilting class for students at the Kenyon Craft Center. She is an avid reader, volunteers as a mentor to Junior High age girls, and likes the challenge of running a half-marathon a couple of times a year.
Office Phone Number: 740-427-5142
Beth keeps the office running smoothly. Answering student and parent questions, maintaining key inventories, assisting with the lottery, and organizing the first-year student summer mailing are among some of her many tasks. Beth maintains budget information for Community Advisors and coordinates mailings and information distribution throughout the year. Beth also maintains calendars for Assistant Dean of Students for Housing and Residential Life and the Assistant Directors. Should you need to make an appointment or if you have other questions about Housing and Residential Life, please give Beth a call or send her an e-mail.
Community Advisors (CAs) are a select group of 46 student leaders who have been specifically trained to assist residents in on-campus residential areas. CAs are a crucial link between their residents, the Office of Housing and Residential Life, Student Affairs professionals, and other campus departments. CAs are leaders who work to ensure student safety in the residential areas, facilitate interaction, plan social and educational events, serve as a resource, and report maintenance issues in the facilities. Community Advisors who live in the first-year residence halls serve as mentors to our new students in situations common to the first-year college experience. General issues of adjustment and transition, as well as the more specific areas of community development, roommate relationships, policy enforcement, and intentional relations all fall under the wing of the Community Advisors.
CAs have six primary roles: peer helper, resource/referral agent, educator/programmer, community builder, policy enforcer/explainer, and leader/role model. To assist residents with a variety of issues, including concerns and emergency needs, approximately six Community Advisors serve on duty each night from 10:00 pm to 8:00 am during the week, and from 8:00 pm to 8:00 am on Saturday and Sunday.