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Housing and residence life staff

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Nickie Smith

Director, Housing and Residence Life
The housing and residence life director is responsible for the leadership and management of the University's housing and residence life (HRL) program, directly supervising the residential learning coordinators, graduate assistants, and undergraduate staff members. The director of HRL works to provide communities which promote academic success and personal growth. Nickie is available for support and referral as needed by students and staff.
  • Office phone: (540) 362-6281
  • E-mail: csmith3@hollins.edu
  • Office location: Moody 3rd Floor, Office #3

Kaitlyn Price

Sarah Likins

Residential Learning Coordinators

Residential learning coordinators (RLCs) are live-in professional staff members who report to the director of housing and residence life. Kaitlyn, the Area I RLC, oversees Randolph, Tinker, and the apartments, specializing in the needs of students in transition. Sarah, the Area II RLC, oversees East, Main, West, and the Hill Houses, focusing on specialty housing. Students may contact their RLC via phone, e-mail, voicemail, or by stopping by their offices.

  • Office phone (Kaitlyn): (540) 362-6085
    Email: pricekm@hollins.edu
    Office location: Tinker D201

    Office phone (Sarah): (540) 362-6265
    Email: likinsse@hollins.edu
  • Office location: Moody 3rd floor, Office #4
Graduate Assistants Graduate assistants (GAs) live in the residence halls and report to the RLCs and director of HRL. The GAs assist the HRL staff in a variety of ways including mentoring the head resident assistants, monitoring programming events, and assisting the RLCs with other administrative duties.
Head Resident Assistants The uncommon women who fill these roles assist their RLCs in the day-to-day operations of their residential area. The responsibilities of a head resident assistant (HRA) include staff development, new student programming, and general administration. HRAs fill a principal student leadership position within housing and residence life. They support and embrace the value of customer service through daily interaction with fellow students.
Resident Assistants The first person residents should turn to when they have questions or concerns should be the resident assistant (RA) on their hall. RAs are student leaders who act as peer helpers and community builders on their floor, supporting the development of each resident. They are a vital link in the HRL program between students and professional staff.