February 24, 2024

Office of Residence Life Welcomes New Staff

The Office of Residence Life is very excited to welcome three new professional staff members and four graduate assistants to the Office of Residence Life and Commuter Student Services.

Matthew Troutman joined the staff as associate director of residence life for housing and operations. Over the last five years, Troutman was employed at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, and has his M.S. in higher education from Indiana University. Matt has a 12-year background working in student affairs and is excited to now be working at UMW.

Marissa Miller joined the staff as the assistant director of residence life for Ball, Madison, Custis, Westmoreland and Virginia Halls (known as Area 3). Miller was employed previously at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y. She has her M.S. in administration and supervision with a specialization in higher education from Middle Tennessee State University. Marissa has a background in first year living communities, apartment style living, theme housing, and campus wide programming. She is ecstatic about joining the residence life team at the University of Mary Washington. Furthermore, Marissa is overjoyed to supervise Area 3 because of the history that plays into those residence halls and seeing students/programs daily on Ball Circle!

Colin Coleman came to us from Arizona State University where he was a community manager for upperclassmen apartments and adult housing.  He has his M.Ed. in higher and post secondary education.  Colin has a varied background from college admissions to residence life working with first year, upperclassmen, and adult students in traditional housing, apartment style and family houses.  Colin is the assistant director for Area 1 (Bushnell Hall, Jefferson Hall, Framar House, South Hall and the UMW Apartments).  This year, he will be working closely with our themed housing opportunities and residential curriculum.

Graduate assistants for the Office of Residence Life include Alex Mejia, Matthew Shepherd, Tony Leger and Mary Cait Nannery.  Alex Mejia is enrolled in the MS-MIS graduate program and is responsible for Willard and Virginia Halls.  Matt Shepherd is pursuing a MBA and is responsible for Jefferson and Bushnell Halls.  Tony Leger is pursuing an MBA and is responsible for Marshall and Russell Halls.  Mary Cait Nannery is also pursuing an MBA and is responsible for the desk at Eagle Landing.

Please help the Office of Residence Life in welcoming these new UMW Eagles.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.