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Meet your Res-Life Staff

The Emporia State University Residential Life staff is here to help you have the best year possible. We have staff in the residence halls and in our main office that are dedicated to your success and the providing supportive learning environments on campus. We bring life the University experience!

  Photo of the 2015-2016 RA Staff


Our Professional Staff are here year-round and can help with any issue, concern or idea that you may have. With the exception of the Complex Coordinators whose offices are in their complexes, we are all in the main Residential Life office located in 308 South Morse Hall.


Director for Residential Life - Cass Coughlin

Assistant Director, Residential Life - Kayla Smith

Assistant Director, Residential Facilities - Caleb Kohman

Coordinator, Business and Marketing Operations - Emmy Edie

Housing Assignments Coordinator - Hannah Pierce

Complex Coordinator for Morse Complex - Emilie Atherton

Complex Coordinator for Singular & South Tower - Roman Peterson

Complex Coordinator for Trusler & North Tower - Andrea Riebel


Resident Assistants
Your Resident Assistant (RA) is a student just like you. Each RA lives on a floor and is responsible for building community and planning events for that floor. RAs also serve in a duty rotation to ensure your safety and security in the buildings. They are supervised by a full-time Complex Coordinator. Students should go to their RA first with concerns or questions! If you are interested in becoming an RA you can visit our Employment Opportunities page here!

Reception Center Assistants
These students live off-campus and work at the Reception Centers in either Morse or Towers Complex. They can assist you when you are locked out of your room, lost your key, need to put in a work order for your room, have questions about campus, or need to meet with your Complex Coordinator. They are supervised by a full-time Complex Coordinator. These friendly folks are always happy to help you out at the reception centers located in each Complex!

Office Assistants
Office Assistants are students who have previously spent at least one full year as a Reception Center Assistant. They maintain the Reception Center work schedule, provide on-going training and complete other tasks assigned to them by the Complex Coordinator who supervises them. There is one Office Assistant for Morse Complex and one for Towers Complex.

Student Office Assistants
These students work in the main Residential Life Office and assist with answering telephones, responding to questions, organizing student housing records, processes paperwork, and other duties as assigned. They are supervised by the Senior Administrative Specialist. When you visit our main office in 308 South Morse Hall these lovely students are typically the first to greet you and answer your question or guide you to the right person!

Complex Coordinators
Your Complex Coordinator is a full-time professional who lives on-campus and manages the day-to-day routines of one or more of the residence halls. They supervise, train, and evaluate the Reception Center Assistants, Resident Assistants, Office Assistants, and Program Assistants. They also co-advises an Activities Council and communicates with custodians and maintenance staff about issues in the buildings. They are supervised by the Assistant Director.


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