Housing & Residence Life

 Leadership Team

Leadership Team
  • Larry Wray, Interim Director
  • (910) 962.3241
  • wrayl@uncw.edu 
  • The director serves as the department head for Housing and Residence Life.  UNCW's housing program accommodates approximately 4,000 students, and is staffed with an extraordinary team of professionals, contract staff, and students.
Brittany Philbert
  • Brittany Philbert, Interim Associate Director of Residence Life
  • (910) 962.3241
  • philbertb@uncw.edu
  • Brittany oversees the Seahawk Apartments and Tri-House communities and assists the Associate Director of Residence Life in the leadership of the residence life program.  Originally a New Jersey native, Brittany is an alumna of Florida State and La Salle University.  When not assisting Seahawks, Brittany enjoys hanging out at Carolina Beach, traveling, eating tacos and coaching youth tennis.  
  • TBD, Associate Director of Business Services
  • (910) 962.3241
  • The Associate Director of Business Services is responsible for the oversight of Housing and Residence Life’s business services, budget management, and technology. They also oversee housing contracts, room assignments, and the general administration of the student transition process.  
Shawn Burkett
  • Shawn Burkett, Associate Director of Facility Operations
  • (910) 962.3241
  • burketts@uncw.edu
  • Shawn is responsible for overseeing facility operations to include budgeting, long range planning, coordinating renovations/remodeling, facility projects, housekeeping services, and routine maintenance.  Shawn loves camping, hunting, fishing, and the great outdoors.


Christa Faison
  • Christa Faison, Assistant Director of Residence Life
  • (910) 962.3241
  • faisonc@uncw.edu
  • Christa oversees the daily operations and advises the freshmen residential areas. Christa is from Richlands, NC and in her free time she enjoys spending time with her son and family and enjoys eating ice cream and donuts on the beach.
Jennifer Lee, Assistant Director of Technology
  • Jennifer Lee, Assistant Director of Technology
  • (910) 962.2833
  • Jennifer is responsible for the technology, information systems, and oversees the Assignments for the department. This role provides the department with technical support, software training, and is responsible for maintaining all housing data and reports. 
James Coston
  • James Coston, Assistant Director of Facility Operations
  • (910) 962.3241
  • costonj@uncw.edu
  • James leads and supervises all professional maintenance, inventory, and summer operations staff. He oversees daily and emergency maintenance and serves as a liaison role between HRL and other collaborative departments on campus.  When not at work James loves camping, fishing, and enjoys the outdoors in his spare time!

Main Points of Contact

Main Points of Contact
  • TBD, Administrative Associate
  • (910) 962.2532
  • Administrative Associate is the primary point of contact to schedule meetings with the Director and Associate Directors for Housing & Residence Life.  She also is responsible for travel and is the department Leave-Keeper. 


Danielle Harris
  • Danielle Harris, Facility Operations - Office Administrator
  • (910) 962.4225
  • harrisdh@uncw.edu
  • Danielle processes all maintenance requests, greets/assists contractors, staff and student workers.  She loves traveling, floating in the ocean, and laughing with her son.

Residence Life Team

Residence Life Team
Ashton Inman
  • Ashton Inman, Residence Coordinator
  • (910) 962.0627
  • inmana@uncw.edu
  • Oversees the daily operations and advises the residence life team at Pelican Hall.
Jessica Gorgas
  • Jessica Gorgas, Residence Coordinator
  • (910) 962.8616
  • gorgasj@uncw.edu
  • Jess oversees the Tri-House community of Keystone House, Innovation House, and Cornerstone Hall. While she’s originally from Pittsburgh, PA, she’s adjusting well to warm sunny days on the beach. When she’s not on the job, you can probably find her doing something outdoors or telling people about how they don’t know cold until they’ve spent a winter in central Pennsylvania. 
Caitlin Grindall
  • Caitlin Grindall, Residence Coordinator
  • (910) 962.0630
  • grindallc@uncw.edu
  • Caitlin oversees the daily operations and advises the residence life team at Sandpiper Hall. Caitlin is from Woodbury, CT, and in her free time she enjoys gaming, reading, watching baseball, spontaneous trips to places unknown, and new experiences.
Kelly Hook, Residence Coordinator
  • Kelly Hook, Residence Coordinator
  • Phone TBD 
  • hookk@uncw.edu
  • This role oversees the daily operations and advises the residence life team at Terrapin Hall.  
Teddy Howell
  • Teddy Howell, Residence Coordinator
  • (910) 962.5738
  • howellt@uncw.edu
  • Teddy oversees the daily operations and advises the residence life team at Schwartz Hall & University Suites. When Teddy is not around helping students, you can find him listening to music, hanging out with friends, and watching movies. Teddy also loves traveling the world while eating his favorite snack…Cheez-Its.
Mike Jefferson
  • Mike Jefferson, Residence Coordinator
  • (910) 962.8874
  • jeffersonm@uncw.edu
  • Mike oversees the daily operations and advises the residence life team at Seahawk Village.
O'Keefe Johnson
  • O'Keefe Johnson, Residence Coordinator
  • (910) 962.2862
  • johnsono@uncw.edu
  • O'Keefe oversees the daily operations and advises the residence life team at Seahawk Crossing.
Emilee Fuller
  • Emilee Fuller, Interim Residence Coordinator
  • (910) 962.1552
  • Oversees the daily operations and advises the Residence Life team at Seahawk Landing.
Jay Carroll II
  • Jay Carroll II, Residence Coordinator
  • (910) 962.1552
  • carrollj@uncw.edu
  • Oversees the daily operations and advises the Residence Life team at Belk and Graham- Hewlett Halls.
Hayden Raynor
  • Hayden Raynor, Residence Coordinator
  • (910) 962.1552
  • raynorh@uncw.edu
  • Oversees the daily operations and advises the Residence Life team at Loggerhead Hall.

Communications & Marketing

Communications & Marketing
Mary Steele
  • Mary Steele, Public Communications Specialist
  • (910) 962.2858
  • steelema@uncw.edu
  • This role is responsible for the department's public relations/marketing initiatives to include events, tours, digital signage/content and printed materials. It also serves as the department webmaster and social media manager. 

Business Operations Team

Leila Souidi
  • Leila Souidi, Business Services Coordinator
  • (910) 962.4161
  • This role coordinates budget and business process needs of the department including oversight of requisitions, and performs financial reconciliations for the department. 
Megan Hilliard
  • Megan Hilliard, Assignments & Systems Coordinator
  • (910) 962.4190
  • hilliardm@uncw.edu
  • This role is responsible for managing and coordinating assignments for the department. Megan loves scary movies, cooking, and spending time with her baby girl.  
  • Zach Clark, Administrative Associate
  • (910) 962.4161
  • clarkz@uncw.edu
  • Zach is responsible for purchasing transactions, P-cards and assists in budgetary processes for the department.  Zach enjoys cooking, history, and spending time with family and friends.
Trevor Havelks
  • Trevor Havelka, Technology Support Analyst
  • (910) 962.3581
  • havelkat@uncw.edu
  • Trevor is responsible for system administration, provides the department with technical support and trains and supports staff with their technology.  Trevor has been a musician all his life and loves spending time with his wife and children and enjoys the mountains.
  • Andrea Swanson, Administrative Associate
  • (910) 962.3897
  • swansona@uncw.edu
  • Andrea is the RA Scholarship Coordinator and performs Housing and Residence Life daily operations to include processing all student worker payroll.  Andrea is addicted to Korean drama, enjoys playing tennis and loves to go hiking.

Facilities Team

Facilities Team
Ron Wefing
  • Ron Wefing, Warehouse Inventory Manager
  • (910) 962.3241
  • wefingr@uncw.edu
  • Ron is the department inventory control specialist and manages the departments inventory needs as well as tracking and anticipating the needs of the department.  Ron enjoys cooking, yard work, spending time with his dogs and loves his 1963 Corvette.
Mark Grosser
  • Mark Grosser, Lead Maintenance Technician
  • (910) 962.3241
  • grosserm@uncw.edu
  • Mark trains and supervises the maintenance technician team and is also the maintenance shop manager.  When not at work Mark loves wood working, gardening, and watching the Steeler's football games.

Maintenance Technicians

Housing Maintenance Technicians have experience in all the different trades such as HVAC, electrical. plumbing, carpentry, lock repair etc..  Some of their daily duties include doing daily walks of the residence halls, performing preventative maintenance tasks, working on special construction projects, as well as responding to emergency maintenance requests and work orders submitted by residents. They take pride in their work, customer service and maintaining the residence halls to a high standard for our students.

Maintenance Technician Team
Whit Hayden
  • Whitford Hayden, Maintenance Mechanic
  • (910) 962.3241
  • haydenw@uncw.edu
  • When not at work Whit loves music, camping, and fishing.
Randall Todd
  • Randall Todd, Maintenance Mechanic
  • (910) 962.3241
  • toddr@uncw.edu
  • Randall likes racing, music, and is a sports enthusiast.
Michael Maloney
  • Michael Maloney, Maintenance Mechanic
  • (910) 962.3241
  • maloneym@uncw.edu
  • Mike loves fast cars and restoring older cars and he also loves gardening.
  • John Platt, Maintenance Mechanic
  • (910) 962.3241
  • plattj@uncw.edu
  • John enjoys spending time with friends and family when not at work and he is a New England sports enthusiast.

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