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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.

Noelle Cheeks

Noelle Cheeks
Beta/Gamma Community Director

Phone: 251-460-6466
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.


TBA Samantha Brandeberry
New Hall Community Director

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


TBA Dylan Lloyd
Delta Community Director

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


TBA

Jayson Davis
Fraternity & Sorority Housing Community Director

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

 


TBA Janessa Rivas
Epsilon Community Director

Phone: 251-460-7479
email jrivas@southalabama.edu


TBA Thomas Joseph
Stokes Hall Community Director

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

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