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Our Dedicated Residence Hall Staff: Here for You

At the University of Kentucky, each residence hall is a hub of support and community, thanks to our team of dedicated professionals and peers. This team is committed to enriching and supporting the on-campus living experience of every student. Our RDs, CAAs, and RAs are all here to support you. Whether you need assistance, support, or resources, we encourage you to reach out to any member of our team. 

For more information about Residence Life's executive team, please visit our staff page.

Residence Life Office

Location Detail
202 Frazee Hall, Lexington, KY 40506

Baldwin Hall

Front Desk: 859-323-1507

Terrah Holland, Resident Director


Ball Hall

Front Desk: 859-629-3780

TaNajia Smith, Resident Director


Blazer Hall

Front Desk: 859-629-3778

Jami Young, Resident Director

Boyd Hall

Front Desk: 859-402-2826

Chellgren Hall

Front Desk: 859-629-3779

Sussana Machinga, Resident Director


Donovan Hall

Front Desk: 859-317-6145

Haggin Hall

Front Desk: 859-629-3781

MaKayla Seifert, Resident Director


Holmes Hall

Front Desk: 859-402-2780

Alex Duenzl, Resident Director


Ingels Hall

Front Desk: 859-323-1508

Terrah Holland, Resident Director


Jewell Hall

Front Desk: 859-629-3777

Brooke White, Resident Director


Emily Wilder, Assistant Resident Director

Johnson Hall

Front Desk: 859-629-3942

Lewis Hall

Front Desk: 859-286-3162

Jessica Anderson, Resident Director


Pigman Hall

Front Desk: 859-629-4240

Mac Becraft, Resident Director


Katie Williams, Assistant Resident Director

Roselle Hall

Front Desk: 859-323-1588

Kenyon Harper, Resident Director


Smith Hall

Front Desk: 859-323-1506

Terrah Holland, Resident Director


University Flats

Front Desk: 859-286-3161

Lynne White, Resident Director


Wildcat Coal Lodge

Nicholas Lockhart, Resident Director


Woodland Glen IV

Front Desk: 859-629-4446

Andrew Johnson, Resident Director



Woodland Glen V

Front Desk: 859-629-4447


Kelsie Thorpe, Resident Director


Residence Life Staff Descriptions

Resident Directors (RDs)

The backbone of each residence hall is the full-time Resident Director. These professional staff members play a pivotal role in creating a safe, inclusive, and dynamic living environment. They manage the overall operations of the hall, supervise Resident Advisors (RAs), and coordinate with various university departments. RDs are invaluable in addressing complex issues, offering guidance, and linking students to a broad spectrum of campus resources. You'll find the RD's office near the front desk in each residence hall.

Community Administrative Assistants (CAAs)

Our CAAs are the friendly faces you see at the front desks of the halls, available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. They oversee desk and mail operations and serve as a go-to resource for students. Whether it's helping with mail, answering questions, or providing general assistance, our CAAs are there to ensure smooth day-to-day operations and offer additional support to the Residence Life community.

Resident Advisors (RAs)

Each student is paired with a Resident Advisor, a trained peer leader residing on their wing or floor. RAs are crucial in fostering a sense of community; they provide peer support and coordinate a range of educational and social programs. Approachable and informed, RAs assist with everyday concerns, answer questions, and help students connect with campus life. As a primary contact for students seeking assistance, RAs work in tandem with RDs to ensure a positive and enriching residential experience.

Assistant Directors

As a member of the executive leadership team, each Assistant Director is responsible for overseeing 2-3 Resident Directors and their respective buildings. They play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of these residences, focusing on the well-being and development of both students and staff within their jurisdiction.

Associate Directors

Supervising two Assistant Directors each, the Associate Directors are members of the executive leadership team who are responsible for one of the three key areas of our campus – North, Central, or South. They provide leadership and oversight, ensuring that each area fosters a supportive and inclusive community aligned with our university’s values.

Associate Dean of Students for the Residential Experience

The Associate Dean stands at the helm of Residence Life, guiding the overarching vision and strategy. This role is pivotal in ensuring that all business functions, curricular and programmatic planning, student conduct, staff selection, training and development, and assessment are executed with excellence and align with our commitment to student success.