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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

Lauren Gulsby Lauren Gulsby
Assistant Manager, Business Operations

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 Assistant Manager of Business Operations for Housing & Dining. Previously, Lauren served as the Southeast Area Coordinator from 2009-11. And more recently served as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator from 2011-16.

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!

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.


Jerica Jones

Jerica Jones
Area Coordinator, Southeast

Phone: 251-460-7869
emailjericajones@southalabama.edu

Jerica Jones joined the University of South Alabama staff in September 2015. She currently serves as the Area Coordinator for the Southeast Residential Area (overseeing Beta/Gamma, Epsilon, and Fraternity & Sorority Housing Communities) with Housing & Dining.

 


Amber Jones Amber L. Jones
Area Coordinator, Northwest


Phone: 251-460-7088
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.

Heather Burgess

Heather Burgess
Epsilon Community Director

Phone: 251-460-7479
emailheatherburgess@southalabama.edu

Heather Burgess joined the University of South Alabama in July 2016, where she currently serves as the Community Director for the Epsilon Community with USA Housing. Originally from Custer, Kentucky, Heather moved to Mobile to pursue a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.

Degrees
Bachelor of Arts in History with certification in Secondary Education from Murray State University


Samantha Brandeberry Samantha Brandeberry
New Hall Community Director

Phone: 251-460-7950
emailbrandeberry@southalabama.edu

Samantha Brandeberry joined the University of South Alabama in July 2016 where she currently serves as the Community Director for the New Hall Community with USA Housing. Originally from Siloam Springs, Arkansas, Samantha moved to Mobile to pursue a Masters degree in Educational Leadership.

Degrees
Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Apparel Merchandising and Product Development from the University of Arkansas 

Dylan Lloyd Dylan Lloyd
Delta Community Director

Phone: 251-460-6976
email dslloyd@southalabama.edu

Dylan Lloyd joined the University of South Alabama in July 2016 where he currently serves as the Community Director for the Delta Community with USA Housing. Originally from Harviell, Missouri, Dylan moved to Mobile to pursue a Masters degree in Educational Leadership.

Degrees
Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Southeast Missouri State University

Favorite Spot on Campus: The nature trails! It is a great way to get some fresh air and explore the true beauty of Alabama.

Jayson Davis

Jayson Davis
Fraternity & Sorority Housing Community Director

Phone: 251-460-6450
emailjaysondavis@southalabama.edu

Jayson Davis joined the University of South Alabama in July 2016 where he currently serves as the Community Director for the Fraternity & Sorority Housing Community with USA Housing. Originally from Las Vegas, NV, Jayson most recently moved to Mobile from Boise, Idaho where he worked as a Resident Director at Boise State University. He moved to Mobile to pursue a Masters degree in Educational Leadership. 

Degrees
Bachelor of Science in Social Science from Boise State University

Favorite Spot on Campus: "Circle of Life" Statue next to the Student Center


Janessa Rivas Janessa Rivas
Beta/Gamma Community Director

Phone: 251-460-6466
email jrivas@southalabama.edu

Janessa Rivas joined the University of South Alabama in July 2016 where she currently serves as the Community Director for the Beta/Gamma Community with USA Housing. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Janessa moved to Mobile to pursue a Masters degree in Educational Leadership. Before moving to Mobile, she served as an RA and Programming Committee Leader for the Wabash Community Council at Roosevelt University.

Degrees
Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies from Roosevelt University

Favorite Spot on Campus: The Intramural Fields. It's beautiful and allows for a relaxing, fresh run around the field. Also, I look forward to playing softball and soccer out there!

Thomas Joseph

Thomas Joseph
Stokes Hall Community Director

Phone: 251-460-6975
email tjoseph@southalabama.edu

Thomas A. Joseph joined the University of South Alabama staff in July 2016. He currently serves as the Community Director for the Stokes Hall Community with USA Housing. Originally from Medina, Ohio, Thomas completed his Bachelor of Science from Kent State University and moved to Mobile as a graduate to pursue a Masters degree in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education in 2016.

Degrees
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry; concentration Biochemistry and a minor in Biological Sciences, Kent State University

Favorite Spot on Campus: All of the ponds, lakes, and hiking trails on campus! Coming to Mobile from a college town with these surroundings makes me feel at home here.

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