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Chris Vinet Dr. Chris Vinet
Executive Director, Housing & Dining

Phone: 251-460-6185
emailcvinet@southalabama.edu

James Bridgeforth Dr. James Bridgeforth
Director, Housing

Phone: 251-460-6185
emailjbridgeforth@southalabama.edu

Dr. James Bridgeforth joined the University of South Alabama in January 2010 where he currently serves as the Director of Housing. Previously, he has worked at some of the most reputable housing and residence life programs in the country such as The University of Massachusetts-Amherst, George Mason University, and The Catholic University of America. He has nearly 15 years of experience in higher education and remains passionate about students and their development. Currently serving as the Chair-elect for the ACUHO-I Housing & Facilities Services Committee, Dr. Bridgeforth received the USA Team Outstanding Employee Service Award in the Student Affairs Division in 2010 and is an honorary member of the National Residence Hall Honorary.

Degrees
PhD in Higher Education Administration, emphasis in Institutional Research & Assessment from The University of Southern Mississippi; MEd in Higher Education Administration, emphasis in Student Affairs Administration from The University of Massachusetts-Amherst; BA in Sociology, Catawba College.

Favorite Spot on Campus: Java City (bottom floor of the USA Dining Hall)

Mike Havard Mike Havard
Business Manager

Phone: 251-460-6185
emailmhavard@southalabama.edu

Mike Havard is a University of South Alabama alumni (December 1987) who joined the USA Housing & Dining team in December 1996. He received the 2009 USA Team Outstanding Employee Service Award in the Student Affairs Division and become an Honorary Member of the National Residence Hall Honorary in April 2004.

Degrees
Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of South Alabama

Dorann Owens Dorann Owens
Assignments Coordinator

Phone: 251-460-6185
emaildowens@southalabama.edu

Bonnie Carpenter Bonnie Carpenter
Accounting Clerk

Phone: 251-460-6185
emailbcarpenter@southalabama.edu

Jackie Cruthirds  Jackie Cruthirds
Secretary V

Phone: 251-460-6185
emailjcruthirds@southalabama.edu



Lauren Gulsby Lauren Gulsby
Marketing Coordinator

Phone: 251-460-6185
emaillgulsby@southalabama.edu

Originally from Northport, Alabama, Lauren Gulsby joined the University of South Alabama staff in September 2009 and serves as the Marketing Coordinator for Housing & Dining. Previously, Lauren served as the Southeast Area Coordinator from 2009-11.

Degrees
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, concentrations in Communication, Counselor Education, and Education from Mississippi State University; MEd in Higher Education Administration from the University of South Alabama.

Favorite Spot on Campus: The Dr. Sebastian Nature Trail. Surrounded by so many beautiful facilities on a daily basis, it's nice to know we have a great resource to experience nature in our own backyard!

Not pictured Jerica Jones
Area Coordinator

Phone: 251-460-7870
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Amber Jones Amber L. Jones
Area Coordinator


Phone: 251-460-7921
emailaljones@southalabama.edu

Amber L. Jones joined the University of South Alabama staff in June 2010. She currently serves as the Area Coordinator for the Northwest Residential Area (overseeing Stokes Hall, New Hall, and Delta Communities) with Housing & Dining. Originally from Pass Christian, Mississippi, Amber moved to Mobile as an undergraduate to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice in 2009. She continued on to obtain her Master of Public Administration in 2012. Since she began with USA, Amber has been heavily involved with Summer Housing, Desk Assistant selection and training, advisor to the USA Residence Hall Association, and Violence and Sexual Assault Rape Prevention Programming (Girl's Night Out).

Degrees
Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, University of South Alabama Master of Public Administration, University of South Alabama

Favorite Spot on Campus: The entire campus, which is full of beautiful trees and landscaping. USA's campus is great for walking or jogging, and enjoying the outdoors.

Noelle Cheeks

Noelle Cheeks
Beta/Gamma Community Director

Phone: 251-460-6465
emailncheeks@southalabama.edu

Noelle joined the University of South Alabama staff in June 2015 and serves as the Community Director for the Beta/Gamma Community with Housing & Dining. Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, Noelle moved to Mobile to pursue a Master of Education degree in Higher Education Administration.

Degrees
Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Favorite Spot on Campus: One of my favorite places on campus is the USA Bookstore because it's where I get all of my South Alabama swag.


 Brandon Brown Brandon Brown
New Hall Community Director

Phone: 251-460-7926
emailbrbrown@southalabama.edu

Brandon Brown joined the University of South Alabama staff in June 2014 and serves as the Community Director for the New Hall Community with Housing & Dining. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Brandon moved to Mobile to pursue a Master of Education degree in Higher Education Administration. 

Degrees
Bachelor of Arts in English from Middle Tennessee State University.

Favorite Spot on Campus: Marx Library; specifically, the views looking out from the 3rd floor.

Alex Hughes Alexandra Hughes
Stokes Hall Community Director

Phone: 251-460-7921
emailaehughes@southalabama.edu

Alexandra ("Alex") Hughes joined the University of South Alabama staff in June 2014 and serves as the Community Director for the Stokes Hall Community with Housing & Dining. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Alex moved to Mobile to pursue a Master of Education degree in Higher Education Administration. 

Degrees
Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Mercer University in Macon, GA

Favorite Spot on Campus: Student Recreation Center

Michael Parrish

Michael Parrish
Fraternity & Sorority Housing Community Director

Phone: 251-460-7759
emailmdparrish@southalabama.edu

Michael Parrish joined the University of South Alabama staff in June 2014 and serves as the Community Director for Fraternity & Sorority Housing with Housing & Dining. Originally from Pocahontas, Arkansas, Michael moved to Mobile to pursue a Master of Education degree in Higher Education Administration.

Degrees
Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, AR

Favorite Spot on Campus: My favorite spot on campus at South would have to be, Starbucks in the Marx Library. The liveliness of the students there is very robust. Seeing students studying, hanging out, and meeting friends to have some down time. All of these different activities blend together and create the most simplistic idea of what student life is. It allows me to have that pleasant sigh moment and creates the feeling that I'm in the right place, doing the right thing.


Mary Ann Cooper

Mary Ann Cooper
Epsilon Community Director


Phone: 251-460-7870
emailmacooper@southalabama.edu

Mary Ann Cooper joined the University of South Alabama staff in June 2015 and currently serves as the Community Director for the Epsilon Community with Housing & Dining. Originally from Trussville, Alabama, Mary Ann moved to Mobile to pursue a Master of Education degree in Higher Education Administration.

Degrees
Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Alabama.

Favorite Spot on Campus: The little brick wall across from the caf. I like to sit there and read when I have time and the weather is nice.


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Kadiejha Price
Delta Community Director

Phone: 251-460-6315
emailkprice@southalabama.edu

Kadiejha Price joined the University of South Alabama staff in June 2015 and serves as the Community Director for the Delta Community (Delta 3-5) with Housing & Dining. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Kadiejha moved to Mobile to pursue a Master of Education degree in Higher Education Administration.

Degrees
Bachelors of Arts in Sociology

Favorite Spot on Campus: The Student Center

Amanda Freyaldenhoven

Amanda Freyaldenhoven
Assistant Director, Housing


Phone: 251-460-7655
emailafreyaldenhoven@southalabama.edu

Amanda Freyaldenhoven joined the University of South Alabama in June 2015 where she currently serves as the Assistant Director of Housing. Previously, Amanda worked at the University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University and Arizona State University.

Degrees
Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling from Bowling Green State University; Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Wright State University.

Favorite Spot in Campus: The nature trails on campus when the temperature is cooler, and Starbucks in Marx Library when I need a place to cool off and relax.


 Joe McMillan

Joe McMillan
Assistant Manager, Facilities


Phone: 251-341-3066
emailjgmcmillan@southalabama.edu

Joe McMillan joined the University of South Alabama in July 2015 where he currently serves as the Assistant Facilities Manager.

 


 

Monica Jeanfreau Monica Davidson
Housing Services Coordinator


Phone: 251-460-7655
emailmjeanfreau@southalabama.edu

Monica Davidson joined the University of South Alabama professional staff in October 2014 where she currently serves as the Housing Services Coordinator. Previously, she has worked as an undergraduate student with the department as a Resident Assistant and Assistant Community Director. It was then, during her undergrad experience, she discovered her interest and passion for Higher Education and Student Development.

Degrees
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of South Alabama.

Favorite Spot in Campus: Moulton Tower, which was under construction and erected during my first year at South! It is a piece of South Alabama history that I have personal connection with. 


Tyrone Davis Tyrone Davis
Maintenance Mechanic II

 Jack Lunceford Jack Lunceford
Maintenance Mechanic II

 Richard O'Rear Richard O'Rear
Maintenance Mechanic I

Richard Nixon Richard Nixon
Maintenance Mechanic I

Stephanie Spears

Stephanie Spears
Lead Worker
Custodial Worker I


 
Andy Brooks  Andy Brooks
Custodial Worker I

 
Wendy Satcher

Windy Satcher
Custodial Worker I

 Rochelle Reed Rochelle Reed
Custodial Worker I