Our Staff

The mission of the Department of Residential Education & Housing is to create a safe, supportive, and engaged living-learning community that enhances students’ personal and academic success, and supports the College’s core values in both word and practice. Residential Education & Housing supports the curricular experience by engaging students in intentional developmental opportunities outside of the classroom and by cultivating leadership. Our staff is committed to serving as allies, advocates, and resources to students of all backgrounds and to foster an environment of social support, personal autonomy, and community accountability.

Jenny Bingham (she/her/hers)

Community Director of Binford, English, and Mary Hobbs Hallsemail: binghamjl@guilford.eduphone: (336)316-2854office: 117 Binford Hall

Ja'lessa Morris (she/her/hers)

Housing Operations Coordinatoremail: morrisjo@guilford.edu phone: (336)316-2877office: 210 Founders Hall

Colin Nollet (they/them/theirs)

Community Director of Bryan, Milner, and Shore Hallsemail: nolletce@guilford.edu phone: (336)316-2880office: Shore Hall Office

Susanna Westberg (she/her/hers)

Director of Residential Education & Housingemail: westbergssy@guilford.edu phone: (336)316-2370office: 210 Founders Hall

Michelle Ward (she/her/hers)

Community Director of East, North, and South Apartmentsemail: wardml@guilford.edu phone: (336)316-2516office: East Apartments 807 Office

Steve Mencarini (he/him/his)

Dean of Studentsemail: mencarinism@guilford.edu phone: (336)316-2465office: 210 Founders Hall

Assistant Community directors

These staff members (who are also students in their senior year) live and work in the residence halls alongside the professional staff. They have experience in Residential Education & Housing and have proven themselves to be extraordinary leaders. They can be reached through their supervising Community Directors listed above.

Hadis Daqiq (she/her/hers)

2018-2019 Assistant Community DirectorEast Apartments

Shannon Petsch (she/her/hers)

2018-2019 Assistant Community DirectorBryan and Shore Halls

Dwayne Duncan (he/him/his)

2018-2019 Assistant Community DirectorBinford, English, and Mary Hobbs Halls

Farhad Walizai (he/him/his)

2018-2019 Assistant Community DirectorNorth and South Apartments

Resident Advisors

A skilled, energetic, and dedicated team of 30+ Resident Advisors (who also happen to be students) live and work in the residence halls, providing oversight and support to designated areas of the campus. They are "front-line" resources for students in need of assistance. Find them on your hall or they can be reached through their supervising Community Directors listed above.