Residence Life Staff
Heidi LeCount attended Kent State University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in art education (K-12). She attended Central Missouri State University and received a Master of Science in college student personnel administration. LeCount joined the Meredith College staff as director of residence life in June 2000.
Donna LaHaye serves as the Administrative Assistant to the department.
Residence Hall Staff
Meredith’s residence halls are staffed with personnel who are available to assist residents with questions or concerns ranging from campus information to counseling about a roommate concern to personal concerns about relationships, academics or social activities.
Residence Directors (RDs) are full-time staff members who live in an apartment in each of the residence halls. RDs supervise the Resident Assistants, act as a resource for residents, respond to crisis situations and assist residents through an on-call system.
Meredith’s current RDs are:
Allison van den Berg, Vann Hall/Stringfield Hall, (919) 760-8520
Katie Fraser, Heilman Hall, (919) 760-8001
Emily Fincher, Brewer Hall, (919) 760-8502
Meagan Paschal, Faircloth Hall, (919) 760-8503
Linda Bridgers, Poteat Hall, (919) 760-8528
Resident Assistants (RAs) are students who are chosen to serve as RAs after going through an application process. RAs serve as resources to their residents, provide community building opportunities, and encourage residents to get involved in campus activities. RAs are compensated for their work.
Sarah May, Oaks Apartment Manager, is a full-time professional who resides in the apartments and is part of the Office of Residence Life staff. The Apartment Manager provides tenants with professional guidance in a living-learning environment. The Apartment Manager supervises the apartment student staff and is available to assist tenants with apartment issues, community needs, and questions.
Oaks Student Staff
Apartment student staff are members of the apartment community and provide assistance to residents throughout the Fall and Spring terms. They are supervised by the Apartment Manager.
In response to the ever-changing needs of college students, the residence life staff provides a program of student services designed to enrich the quality of life of Meredith students. By offering programming and counseling, maintaining safety, and intervening in crisis situations, we provide an environment conducive to student success at Meredith.
The philosophy of the residence life staff is one which recognizes and affirms the uniqueness and worth of each student and her potential for growth. To enhance and supplement the classroom experience, the residence life staff promotes activities, programming and community building which contribute to the holistic development of the student. The residential setting, as a living/learning dimension of campus life, is perhaps the single most important synthesis of classroom learning and college experience and activity.
A commitment to the living/learning environment provides the motivation for community building that serves students and provides opportunities for intellectual, physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and professional growth. The Residence Hall Association provides the structure for the governance of the residence halls and is instrumental in planning and monitoring campus communications as well as special residence hall and campus programming. Residence hall presidents, resident assistants, and residence directors assess and respond to the particular interests and needs of their students and select interesting, challenging, informative, and entertaining programs, speakers, and events.