Residence Life Support

In order to best support the residence life experience, our residence halls are intentionally staffed with specific live-in leadership roles. Listed below is more clarification of these roles and the purpose behind them.

Director of Community Life

Assists in providing leadership to the co-curricular campus life programs at Montreat with a focus on community life, the first year experience, and serving our students well (retention). This position collaborates with the residence life team, the housing coordinator, and the vice president for student services to support the cultivation of the student life mission and residence life mission.

Director of Community Life (studentlife@montreat.edu)
Andy Buckwalter – andy.buckwalter@montreat.edu | x3782

Housing Coordinator

In conjunction with the Residence Life and Student Services team, this role administers on-campus and off-campus student housing for the academic year.

Current Housing Coordinator
Kathleen Walden – kathleen.walden@montreat.edu | x3630

Director of Residence Life

Leads the residential student experience through provision of healthy, Christ centered living environments that promote intentional community devoted to the holistic growth of each student. This role plays a critical part in the supervision of the Residence Life team, management of the multiple location complexes and residential programs, and supporting the onboarding of new students.

Director of Residence Life (reslife@montreat.edu)
Joey Stewart – joseph.stewart@montreat.edu

Residence Director

The position of residence hall director is a vital role in fulfilling Montreat College’s Christ-centered mission. A residence hall director serves students in a co-curricular capacity within the residential environment through planned and unplanned educational opportunities, crisis response, management of the complex facility, supervision of the resident assistant staff, responding to student handbook violations, and other administrative needs.

Current Residence Directors

  • Area Coordinator (RD) for Davis Hall: Nathan Fruh (nathan.fruh@montreat.edu, x3639)
  • Area Coordinator (RD) for Honors Housing: To be announced
  • Area Coordinator (RD) for Anderson and McGregor Halls: To be announced
  • Area Coordinator (RD) for Community at the Ridge: Grace Baker (grace.baker@montreat.edu, x3779)
  • Area Coordinator (RD) for Howerton Hall: Griffin McKesson (griffin.mckesson@montreat.edu, x3643)

Resident Assistants

These positions are responsible for facilitating the social, academic, and personal adjustment of students to the residence halls and the college. The RA develops a sense of community among residents as members of a floor, residents of the hall, and active participants in the residence life system, while serving as a positive role model to resident and peer staff members. The RA enforces the rules and policies of residence life, housing, and acts as an extension of the Student Services Office to the campus by acting as a liaison between residents and the college administration.