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Below are the members of Oglethorpe University's Campus Life staff. They can be reached via e-mail by simply clicking on their names. Please click below the bios for additional information about each area.

Michelle Hall, Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students

Michelle Hall assumed her role as Vice President for Campus Life at Oglethorpe University in July 2010. She oversees student services, residence life, health services, counseling services, athletics, career services, Greek life, campus safety, dining services and the Conant Performing Arts Center. Prior to Oglethorpe, Michelle was Associate Vice President for Student Life and Community Relations at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta

Michelle is a native of Atlanta. She received her Bachelors of Arts in history from Sewanee, The University of the South in Tennessee and earned a Masters of Science degree in leadership and policy studies from The University of Memphis. After working briefly in Senegal, West Africa and Washington, DC, Hall’s career in higher education began at Rhodes College in Memphis in 1993. In 1995, she assumed the role of director of residence life at Birmingham-Southern College and subsequently left to lead her alma mater's residential program in 1997. While at Sewanee, she became Assistant and Associate Dean of Students.

 

Kame Jo Thomas, Campus Life Coordinator

Kame Jo joined Oglethorpe in 2011 as the Desktop Support Specialist at the HelpDesk within the Office of
Information Technology Services. Ms. Thomas moved to Campus Life as the Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of students in September 2012. In October 2013 she assumed her current position of Campus Life Coordinator.

Kame Jo is a native of Philadelphia, Pa. She received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Clark Atlanta University and furthered her education with a Masters of Science in Health Service Administration from Strayer University.

Kame Jo is excited about supporting the integration of services within the unique and diverse needs of the Oglethorpe student population.

 

Becky Hall, Athletics Director

Becky Hall came to Oglethorpe in 2012 as the Director of Athletics from Wittenberg University, where she served as the Assistant Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator.  She has also worked as Wittenberg's Head Softball Coach and Director of Intramurals and Club Sports. Becky is a 1998 graduate of Urbana University and was a star softball player. She also earned her Master of Science degree in Sports Management from California University of Pennsylvania.

Stormy Petrel Athletics

Leanne Henry-Miller, Director of Counseling Services

Ms. Henry-Miller has an Master of Arts degree in Psychology with a Clinical Specialty from the Georgia School of Psychology.  She is licensed as a Professional Counselor and as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Georgia.  She has worked in both mental health and addiction settings providing individual, couple, family and group counseling.  She also has several years experience providing outreach, consultation, crisis intervention and mentoring for interns.  Special interests include: program development, wellness programming, and counseling college age students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds.

Oglethorpe University Counseling Center

Dr. Danny Glassmann, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life

Dr. Danny Glassmann came to Oglethorpe University in July 2011. Danny received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Master of Science in College Student Personnel Services and Administration from the University of Central Arkansas. He also obtained his Ph.D. in Counseling and Student Personnel Services from The University of Georgia. Before coming to Oglethorpe, Danny previously served as the Assistant Director of Residence Life and Multicultural Center at Elon University and, most recently, worked in the Office of Staff Development and Student Conduct at The University of Georgia. His professional background includes experience with residence life, student conduct, multicultural affairs, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) life. He is involved in many professional organizations, including the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), National Association of Student Personnel Administration (NASPA), Association of College and University Housing Officers (ACUHO-I), Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals, Georgia College Personnel Association (GCPA), and Georgia Housing Officers (GHO). Outside of work and school, Danny enjoys staying active, traveling, and spending time with friends, family, and his two pugs, Ebony and Cooper.

Residence Life at Oglethorpe University

Raphael Coleman, Assistant Director of Residence Life and Housing Operations

Raphael Coleman arrived to Oglethorpe in July 2013 and is responsible for managing Alumni and Jacob Residence Halls, Greek Row Houses, and coordinating housing assignments and operations. Raphael received his Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and Master of Public Health in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education from Emory University. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Counseling and Student Personnel Services from The University of Georgia. Prior to Oglethorpe, Raphael was a Conferences Coordinator at Emory University, and most recently, served as a Fraternity House Director for their Division of Campus Life. His professional background includes experience with residence life, student conduct, health promotion, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender life. He is involved in the National Association of StudentPersonnel Administration (NASPA). Outside of work, Raphael also enjoys staying active, volunteering for HIV/AIDS prevention causes, board games, and karaoke.

 

Jason Collins, Residence Life Coordinator

Jason Collins is the Coordinator of Residence Life and Housing Operations for Jobe Hansen and Bowden Magbee Residence Halls. Jason is a native of Georgia and received his B.A. in Modern Language & Culture from Kennesaw State University. While at KSU, Jason served multiple years as an R.A. and coordinator of student activities. Previously, Jason worked in Georgia State University’s Study Abroad office and he serves as a resource to OU students in this capacity. In addition to his passion for travel and residential programming, Jason is always excited about the Stormy Petrels because he is an avid bird-watcher.

 

 

Veronica Gilliard, Residence Life Coordinator

Veronica Gilliard is the Coordinator of First-Year Experience and Residential Education responsible for Traer and Dempsey Residence Halls and the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and Peer Academic Leader (PAL) Program. Veronica received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Georgia, where she founded the Epsilon Alpha chapter of Tau Sigma National Honor Society. Veronica also brings residence life experience from St. John’s University in Queens, NY, and served as the Director of Development for New Life S.A.Y. Yes! Center, in Atlanta. She is currently pursuing a M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership at Mercer University, where she hopes to cultivate her passion in assisting first generations students with navigating their undergraduate careers. During her free time, Veronica enjoys cooking, traveling, and diving into a good book of any genre.

Alex Yancey, Coordinator of Student Activities and Orientation

Alex Yancey is the Coordinator for Student Activities and Orientation and is responsible for orientation activities and planning events on-campus. She is a Georgia native and a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. During her time at GSU, Alex served in multi-year leadership positions in university housing and Greek life. She is very interested in helping freshmen in transition from high school to college!


LaSella Hall, Coordinator of Leadership and Greek Affairs

LaSella Hall is the Leadership and Greek Affairs Coordinator who coordinates leadership activities and oversees our sororities and fraternities. LaSella (pronounced Ley-Sell), is a native of Omaha, Nebraska. He is in his final year of doctoral studies in Humanities with concentrations in African American Studies and Political Science at Clark Atlanta University. In addition to his duties at Oglethorpe, LaSella is the Georgia State Director for Education for Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

Greek Life

Dr. Robin Brandt, Director of Experiential Learning

Dr. Robin Brandt joined Oglethorpe in August, 2011.  Her role is to increase the number of students who participate in Internships and to improve the quality and quantity of available relevant Internships for students.  Prior to Oglethorpe, Robin was Vice President at Federal Job Results, Client Services Consultant at PDI Ninth House and Vice President of Sales at Right Management Consultants.  She has also served in the Admissions’ offices at The American University, Washington, D.C. and Reed College in Portland, Oregon.

Robin is a native of northern Virginia but has resided in Atlanta for the past 13 years.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree at Virginia Tech, her Master’s degree at The University of Maryland’s European Division and her doctorate at The American University.

Professional Development

Amy Clemente, Career Counselor

Amy Clemente joined Oglethorpe in September 2012 after completing a counseling internship with the University in the 2011-2012 school year.   She is a National Certified Counselor and is currently working towards licensure in the state of Georgia.    Amy has a B.S. in Psychology from N.C. State University and a M.S. in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University. Prior to Oglethorpe, Amy worked for Sprint /Nextel where she had an established career in Human Resources, Training and Development, and Project Management for the company’s leadership curriculum.   Amy’s interests include using strength-based approaches to help students identify and refine personal and professional identity.  She is a member of the ACA (American Counseling Association) and the NCDA (National Career Development Association).

Plan for Your Career

Brett Muller, Director of Dining Services

Brett Muller came to Oglethorpe in December 2011. Brett has been with Aramark since April 1999 and has worked at 6 different Universities in Georgia, Texas and Tennessee.

Brett is a native of Roanoke, VA and received a degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University in Providence RI. Outside of work, Brett enjoys traveling, skiing, baseball and going to the dog park with “Maverick”.

Dining Services

John Richardson, Oglethorpe University Volunteer Chaplain

John Richardson is an Anglican missionary priest serving the United States under the direction of the Anglican Church of Rwanda via PEAR USA. He has a Masters of Divinity from the University of the South (Sewanee), 1993, and a Doctor of Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS), 1999. He is a former missionary to Bolivia.

From 1996 to 2002 John led the 6thfastest growing Episcopal (US branch of Anglicanism) church in the US. Since, from 2003 to 2010, John was the founding pastor of a growing Anglican church in Birmingham. He moved to the Brookhaven to plant Grace Community, An Ancient Future Church. Recently John was appointed Chaplain at Oglethorpe University. As Chaplain, John is gladly available to all with an empathetic ear. Beyond that, John specifically seeks to create opportunities for prayer, discipleship, and worship.

John is married to Kristen Richardson. They have five children Mary (22), Madison (15), Dow (5 1/2), Whit (3), and Graham (2). In the few moments free of church leadership and parenting, John enjoys sun, boating, wakeboarding and snow skiing. He’s also rather fond of his undergraduate alma mater, the University of Alabama.

Grace Community, An Ancient Future Church

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