Professional Staff

Director, Housing & Residence Life

The Director of Housing & Residence Life is a full-time, Masters housing professional responsible for the leadership, administrative oversight and management of the university residence hall system. The Director of Housing & Residence Life has the comprehensive administrative and supervisory responsibility for facilities management, departmental budget oversight, resident related safety and security issues, residence hall occupancy management, and the development and direction of a comprehensive on-campus residential program.

Jennifer Sutton, M.A.Ed

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Jennifer received her M.A.Ed in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Western Kentucky University and her B.S. from Murray State University in Organizational Communication. Her professional interests include marketing, staff and residential development, and collaborative programming. She enjoys photography, traveling, and checking out the local happenings with her husband, Bradley, and three adorable children - Grayson, Makenna, and Braxton. 


Associate Director of Housing & Residence Life

The Associate Director of Housing & Residence Life is a master’s-level housing professional who oversees the residential program and reports to the Director of Housing & Residence Life. Responsibilities include: supervising area coordinators, departmental academic initiatives, development and evaluation of themed-living options, departmental marketing, and residential program development and oversight. The Associate Director also serves as a member of the Housing & Residence Life senior leadership team. 

Jami Flippo

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Jami is a two time graduate from the University of North Alabama.  She received her Master of Arts in Community Counseling and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology.  Her professional interests include staff and student development, diversity education, and programming with campus partners. She enjoys UNA athletics (ROAR LIONS!), Target, fancy hotels, Christmas, and spending time with her stud of a husband, Ben, and her 2 rockstar boys, Schep and Dodger.


Assistant Director of Housing

The Assistant Director of Housing is a full-time housing professional who oversees residential facilities and reports to the Director of Housing & Residence Life. Responsibilities include: facilities management, maintenance, environmental services, operations, and residential development. The Assistant Director also serves as a member of the Housing & Residence Life senior leadership team. 

Jimmy Waddell

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Jimmy hails from Tuscumbia, AL and is a proud graduate of University of North Alabama. Jimmy works closely with the Area Coordinators, Resident Advisors, and Facilities Assistants to ensure that the residence halls and apartments are safe, secure, and comfortable living environments. 


Residential Support Services Coordinator

The Residential Support Services Coordinator is a master’s-level housing professional who manages student support needs for HRL by coordinating and facilitating student outreach and support efforts for on-campus residential students. The Residential Support Services Coordinator also serves as a member of the Housing & Residence Life senior leadership team. 

Jocelyn Wright

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Jocelyn is a two time graduate from the University of North Alabama. She received her Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration and her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies.  Her professional interests include Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as well as mental health and creating a holistic student experience. She enjoys spending time with family, fine dining (oysters are a plus), and traveling.


Senior Administrative Assistant

Jessica Lindley

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Jessica grew up in the Florence area and has always loved the community and kindness that UNA has to offer! Jessica does a great job of managing the Housing and Residence Life office, and can often be found engaging in warm conversations with RAs, professional staff, and students. Jessica loves spending time with her beautiful daughter, Karsyn, dogs, DIY projects, and taking her daughter on fun trips. 


Area Coordinators

The Area Coordinators (ACs) are professional full-time staff who reside within university housing and oversee the day to day management of a group of buildings comprising an Area. They are typically entry-level staff who hold a master's degree in student affairs, higher education, college student development or counseling. Each AC manages an area consisting of between 650-800 students and directly supervises 15-17 Resident Advisors.  They serve as first-responders for emergencies and crisis situations, conduct hearing officers, and a general resource to students.

Senior Area Coordiantor: Anna Leigh Rossi

Olive, Hawthorne, Covington, Appleby East & West / Camps & Conferences

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Anna Leigh received her undergraduate degree in Mass Communications from UNA in May of 2015. During her time at UNA, she worked in Housing and Residence Life as an RA and served in various other leadership roles across campus. In her free time, she loves spending time with her partner Drake, dogs Rufus and Ralph, watching YouTube and taking long walks at Target.

Area Coordinator: Calviee Tandy

Rivers & Mattielou

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Calviee is from Hopkinsville KY, and is a two-time graduate of Western Kentucky University. (#GoTops) She received her Masters of Arts in Student Affairs and her Bachelor's in Education. Her professional interests are diversity and inclusion, along with being student focused, and having their best interests at heart to ensure their success. She enjoys visiting Leo the University mascot (#RoarLions), Tik Tok, watching scary movies, traveling with her boyfriend, and spending time with her family and close friends.

Area Coordinator: Donald Hilliard

Rice & Apartments

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Occupancy & Marketing Coordinator

Kristi Henson

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