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RHA Executive Board

WKU RHA Executive Board

 Kaylan Boyd

Kaylan Boyd

President

Junior

Organizational Leadership

Henderson, KY

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Kaylan Boyd is RHA President, and has been involved with RHA since the August of 2015. Kaylan is a Junior and majoring in Organizational Leadership in hopes to become a hall director after graduation. Proudly from Henderson, Kentucky, Kaylan enjoys working with children or going for hikes on sunny afternoons to center himself. During his term as RHA President, Kaylan dreams of introducing new ideas, programs, organizations, and insights with a mindset of diversity on our campus. 

The President of RHA is responsible for the overall direction and management of the organization. This position represents RHA to the Department of Housing and Residence Life as well as the entirety of campus, plans and runs executive board and executive board meetings, chairs the President's Committee, and assists with RHA budget.

Email Address: kaylan.boyd832@topper.wku.edu

 

 

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Kessandra Ballard

Vice President of Administration

Junior

Organizational Leadership

Louisville, KY

Kessandra Ballard is the RHA Vice President of Administration and has been involved in RHA since August of 2017. Kessandra is a sophomore majoring in Organizational Leadership with a minor in Meeting, Convention, and Exposition planning in hopes to become a wedding planner after graduation. Proudly from Louisville, Kentucky, Kessandra enjoys reading and spending time with her family. During her term as RHA VP of Administration, Kessandra hopes to help students feel more connected to their residence hall and make living on campus a memorable experience for everyone.

The Vice President of Administration is responsible for the budget and general record keeping of the organization. This position is also responsible for all fundraising activities as well as serving as the President in the President's absence. 

Email Address: kessandra.ballard521@topper.wku.edu

 

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El'Agance Shemwell

Vice President of Events

Sophomore

Broadcasting

Owensboro, KY 

The Vice President of Events is responsible for all of the large-scale programs that RHA hosts each year (including but not limited to Big Red Volleyball, HRL Cribs, Homecoming Events, Rock-Sober-Fest, movie nights, and more). Additionally, this position chairs the RHA Programming Committee, represents RHA on the departmental Programming Committee, and submits Of-The-Month Awards for programs.

Email Address: elagance.shemwell494@topper.wku.edu

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Jenny Begley

Vice President of Resident Affairs

Sophomore

Civil Engineering

Springfield, KY

Jenny Begley is your 2017-2018 VP of Resident Affairs and has been involved with RHA since July, 2017. Jenny is a Sophomore and majoring in civil engineering and has a job lined up with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet after graduation. She’s proudly from Springfield, KY and enjoys zip-lining, white water rafting, sewing, reading, public speaking, and food. During her term for RHA she wants to help make each of the residents in the residence halls have a memorable year of fun, making friends, and stepping out of their comfort zone. Her dreams while at WKU are to become President of the American Society of Civil Engineers and to graduate with a 3.8 GPA or better.

The Vice President of Resident Affairs is responsible for working with administrators on campus to ensure that the residents' voice and concerns are heard. This position chairs the RHA Advocacy Committee, coordinates forums with campus departments, and assists in writing all RHA resolutions. 

Email Address: jenny.begley485@topper.wku.edu

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Joseph Pecoraro

Vice President of Marketing and Outreach

Sophomore

Sports Management

Bensenville, IL

The Vice President of Marketing and Outreach is responsible for the RHA social media presence and all marketing efforts. This position co-chairs the RHA Programming Committee and coordinates with the Marketing Coordinator for the department to help market RHA.

Email Address: joseph.pecoraro627@topper.wku.edu

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Mary Adams

National Communications Coordinator

Sophomore

Political Science and Communications

Glendale, KY

The National Communications Coordinator is responsible for representing RHA to the Kentucky Association of Residence Halls (KARH), the South Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (SAACURH) and the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH). This position leads all of the conference delegations to conferences and works to ensure compliance within the larger organizations.

Email Address: mary.adams304@topper.wku.edu

 

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Vacant (Filled in Spring Semester)

National Communications Coordinator - Elect


The National Communications Coordinator - Elect is responsible for training with the National Communications Coordinator to represent RHA to the Kentucky Association of Residence Halls (KARH), the South Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (SAACURH) and the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH). This position takes over for the National Communications Coordinator at the end of the Spring semester. 

 

 

WKU RHA Staff Advisors


 Nicholas Schiller

Nicholas Schiller

RHA Advisor

Minton Hall Coordinator

nicholas.schiller@wku.edu                                                                               

 

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Natalie Smith

RHA Advisor

Bemis Lawrence Hall Coordinator

natalie.smith@wku.edu

 

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