The Resident Assistant (RA) is one of 30+ student staff members who share responsibility for the Millsaps Residence Life program. These students work in the College's residence halls under the direct supervision of both the Resident Hall Director (RHD) and the Director of Residence Life. The primary role of the RA is to work with the other members of the residence life staff to facilitate an environment within the residence halls that promotes the educational experience of residential living. The RA articulates to the residents the philosophy and policies of the Office of Student Life and the College and, in turn, represents the needs of the students to the administration.
Resident Assistants (RAs) are members of the Student Life staff and serve as representatives of Millsaps College. In the living communities for which they have responsibilities, RAs serve as an important liaison between students and college staff members, through which college policies and objectives can be interpreted to students and the students' needs can, in turn, be communicated effectively back to the College. RAs should make an effort to be available to their floors/wings/cubes as much as possible throughout the day.
RA Duties and Responsibilities
Resident Assistants are students. Because of the dual role of being both a student and an employee, time management is essential component to maintaining sanity as well as balance in life. It is expected that much of the RA's campus time will be spent in the residence halls. Personal contact, outside that of a disciplinary nature, is the best way for a positive relationship to exist between the RA and the residents.
2012-13 Residence Life Staff
Residence Hall Resident Assistant Room Number Bacot Hall Katie Wilson (RHD) W39 Sara Del Castillo W29 Ellie Giglio S39 Evan Gist N11 Paul Gomila S18 Kaleigh Redhead N39 Taylor Scyster N28 Mary Katherine Simmons S28 Michala Sullivan E28 Ethan Westbrook W19 Sanderson Hall Jennifer Goebel (RHD) 113 Claire Aime 308 Nick Cortese 108 Abe Hutcheon 208 Ezelle Hall James Michael Bell (RHD) 113 Dustin Garig 103 John Guice 225 Conner Mize 215 Kyle Skene 325 Matt Wahl 125 New South Hall Chelsey Overstreet (RHD) 328 Kenny Artigues 113 John McAfee 213 Raven Scott 229 Lily Womble 313 Goodman House Austin Deskewies (RHD) 116 Audrey Sheppard 208 John Hall Anna Nations 118 Susanna Hall Jordan Hammons 114 Charles Hall Kenya Strong Johnston 118