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Chris Vinet Dr. Chris Vinet
Director

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

James Bridgeforth Dr. James Bridgeforth
Associate Director

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

Dr. James Bridgeforth has served as the Associate Director for Housing & Residence Life at the University of South Alabama since January 2010. 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 & Residence Life 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 & Conference Housing 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 Coordinator for Marketing & Conference Housing with Housing & Residence Life. In addition to her current role, Lauren served as the Southeast Area Coordinator from 2009-11 and has enjoyed her opportunities to serve in the RA & CD selection process.

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!

Robbie Durr Robbie Durr
Area Coordinator

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

Robbie Durr joined the University of South Alabama staff in August 2011 and serves as the Southeast Area Coordinator (overseeing Epsilon, Beta-Gamma, and Fraternity & Sorority Communities) with Housing & Residence Life. Originally from Mississippi, Robbie moved to Mobile to pursue a career in Higher Education. Since she began with USA, Robbie has been heavily involved with building stronger partnerships between Housing and campus/community partners, the selection, professional development, and training for graduate and paraprofessional housing staff, Violence and Sexual Assault Rape Prevention Programming (Girl's Night Out), and she also serves on the OktSOBERfest committee for the University in partnership with Counseling Services. Her University awards include: Housing's Professional Staff Member of the Year for the 2012-2013 academic year and the Division of Student Affairs “Rising Star” Award for 2013.

Degrees
Associate's Degree: Liberal Arts, Jones County Junior College
Bachelor's Degree: Psychology with a minor in Biological Science, University of Southern Mississippi
Master's Degree: Counseling Psychology, emphasis in School Counseling, William Carey University

Favorite Spot on Campus: Though not known for being the most beautiful or glamorous spot on campus, I would have to say the Fresh Food Company is my favorite location. It is the central hub for our Housing Community and provides a great space for programming, dining, and fellowship between campus staff and residents.

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 & Residence Life. 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.

Madeleine Whitmire Madeleine Whitmire
Beta/Gamma Community Director

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

Madeleine Whitmire joined the University of South Alabama staff in June 2013 and serves as the Community Director for the Stokes Hall Community with Housing & Residence Life. Originally from New Orleans, LA, Madeleine moved to Mobile to pursue a Master of Education degree in Higher Education Administration. Since she began with USA, Madeleine has worked with RAs to develop programs for the Stokes Hall residents to help promote a community centered around its students.

Degrees
Bachelors of Arts in History from Louisiana State University.

Favorite Spot on Campus: In front of Stokes Hall before it rains. You can see the trees start moving in the wind and you can smell the rain on the air. It's especially nice when the weather is a little cooler and not sweltering hot and you can stand there briefly and just relax. 

 Brandon Brown Brandon Brown
Delta Community Director

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

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

Degrees
Bachelors 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
Epsilon Community Director

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

Alexandra ("Alex") Hughes joined the University of South Alabama staff in June 2014 and serves as the Community Director for the Epsilon Community with Housing & Residence Life. 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 & Residence Life. 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.


Sarah Sheldon Sarah Sheldon
New Hall Community Director


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

Sarah Sheldon joined the University of South Alabama staff in June 2013 and currently serves as the Community Director for the New Hall Community with Housing & Residence Life. Originally from Kentucky, Sarah moved to Mobile to pursue a Master of Education degree in Higher Education Administration. Since she began with USA, Sarah has been heavily involved with the USA Residence Hall Association and alcohol awareness programming such as OktSOBERfest.

Degrees
Bachelor of Science in Management: Business Administration from Western Kentucky University

Favorite Spot on Campus: The Bell Tower for its overall view of the campus landscape and proximity to not only the Mitchell Center but the cherished SouthPaw statue as well. Did I mention it overlooks the beautiful Beta Gamma Community?

Jessica Nathan Jessica Nathan
Stokes Hall Community Director

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

Jessica Nathan joined the University of South Alabama staff in June 2013 and serves as the Community Director for the Stokes Hall Community with Housing & Residence Life. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Jessica moved to Mobile to pursue a Master of Education degree in Higher Education Administration. Since she began with USA, Jessica has worked in Facilities within Housing and collaborated with other Community Directors on programming efforts. 

Degrees
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, AL

Favorite Spot on Campus: Moulton Tower

Not pictured TBA
Assistant Director, Housing


Phone: 251-460-7655
emailTBA


Monica Jeanfreau Monica Jeanfreau
Housing Services Coordinator


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

Monica Jeanfreau joined the USA Housing & Residence Life team in October 2014.  Jeanfreau graduated from the University of South Alabama with her bachelor's degree in May 2014 after serving in various roles with Residence Life (i.e. Desk Assistant, Resident Assistant, and Assistant Community Director).

Tyrone Davis Tyrone Davis
Maintenance Mechanic II Lead

Not Pictured Richard Nixon
Maintenance Mechanic I

Stephanie Stephanie Brooks
Custodial Worker I