Resident Hall Directors, Assistants Announced

Central Methodist University’s Resident Hall Directors (RHDs) and Resident Assistants (RAs) play an incredibly vital role in the overall on-campus experience of Central students.

“Residential Life staff at CMU have added two great RHDs to the arsenal,” said Brad Dixon, dean of students and supervisor of the CMU residence hall program. “These individuals bring knowledge and experience that will help us continue to provide a great experience for our students in the residence halls.” 

Zavon Moore, originally from Grandview, is the new RHD for McMurry Hall -- an upper-class co-ed facility set up in suites. Moore has experience as both an RHD and RA at other institutions. He is a graduate student at Central studying athletic administration and also is an assistant coach for the CMU Eagles football team.

Shannon Wells, a Potosi native, has been named the RHD for Holt Hall – a female residence hall. Wells was an RA at Central for three years prior to being named an RHD. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology in May when she graduated from Central Methodist.

Ensuring leadership and safety in student housing, Moore and Wells join Jordan Schwellenbach, RHD of Howard-Payne Hall – a co-ed residence hall; Jakob Junker, RHD of Woodward Hall – primarily a men’s residence hall for freshmen; and Donald Sledge, RHD of Burford Hall – a men’s residence hall.

Among the first to arrive to campus for the fall semester, Central’s 22 RAs are in line to help new and returning students with their needs. RAs assist with personal, physical, emotional, and safety issues. They report to the RHDs of their assigned halls.  

The RAs under Moore who will assist in McMurry Hall include Josh Broadus, a criminal justice major from Columbia, and Sydney Philpot, an athletic training major from Joplin.

Holt Hall’s RAs, who will be under the direction of Wells, include Paige Barnum, a psychology major from Oak Grove; Mikayla Hermanson, a business major from Sedalia; Lauren Payne, a health sciences major from Dearborn; Taylor Plunkett, a nursing major from Wright City; Maggie Severini, a physical education major from Clinton; and Madolyn Stodgel, a biology major from Boonville.

The RAs serving under Schwellenbach in Howard-Payne Hall include Amanda Allison, a biology major from Fulton; Austin Bucher, a biology major from Leopold; Marissa Daly, an athletic training major from St. Louis; Ethan Nuss, an education major from Grain Valley; and Reagan Peeples, a psychology major from Slater. 

For Woodward Hall, Junker will lead RAs Travis Burris, a criminal justice major from Jefferson City; Tanner Cassity, a biology major from Springfield; Jacob Long, a physical education major from Little Rock, Ark.; Colton Skyles, a physical education major from Ava; and Noah Wermelskirchen, a business major from Kearney. 

Burford Hall’s RAs, under Sledge’s leadership, include Tim Beasley, a biology major from Richmond; Graham Lemmons, a business major from Victoria, Texas; Adrian Sias, a criminal justice major from Wichita Falls, Texas; and Casey Vaughn, a biology major from Cape Girardeau.

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