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Staff

Departmental Staff
Donna McGalliard

Donna McGalliard

Dean, Residence Life and Housing

mcgalldp@wfu.edu

Welcome to Wake Forest! I have been with the Office of Residence Life and Housing since June 2000, first as Associate Director of Residence Life and most recently as Director of Residence Life. I transitioned to the role of Dean of Residence Life and Housing in October 2006.

I graduated from North Carolina State University with a BA in Communications, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with an M.Ed in Higher Education Administration, and earned my doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Florida State University .

While a Wolfpacker at heart, I enjoy working as a Demon Deacon and serving the needs of the Wake Forest student community!

Go Deacs!

Norma Altidor

Norma Altidor

Residence Life Coordinator, South Campus

altidonj@wfu.edu

Hi! My name is Norma and I joined the Wake Forest family as a Residence Life Coordinator for South Campus in July 2016. I am originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida where I attended Nova Southeastern University. I received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology as well as a Master's degree in College Student Affairs. Before coming to Wake Forest, I served as a Residence Hall Director at Georgia State University for the last three years.

My professional passions include civic engagement, mentoring, first year experience and leadership development. I am also a fan of all things StrengthsQuest. In my free time, I enjoy meditating, reading, traveling and spending time with my family.

Adam Bernot

Adam Bernot

Assistant Director, Assignments

bernotav@wfu.edu

I became the Assistant Director of Housing Assignments at Wake Forest University in October 2015. In this role, I oversee On- and Off-Campus housing assignments processes, room selection processes, and our housing assignments software.

I earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Western Oregon University back when I thought I was going to become a software engineer. However, I got involved in student organizations and other activities that led me to pursue a Master of Arts in Educational Administration/Student Affairs from San Diego State University, and a career in Student Affairs.

I am thrilled to be a part of the Residence Life & Housing team at Wake Forest. Go Deacs!

Zach Blackmon

Zach Blackmon

Assistant Director, Operations

blackmzr@wfu.edu

As I begin my fifth year with the Office of Residence Life and Housing at Wake Forest, I am excited to serve as the Assistant Director of Operations. In this role I assist with the coordination of departmental processes and systems.

I am an alumni of Queens University of Charlotte where I was a Business and Corporate Communication double major. When I left Queens, I began working at Wingate University while earning my Master of Business Administration. In May 2013, I earned my Master of Education from Clemson University. I am currently pursuing a doctoral degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro studying higher education.

My professional passions center on the residential experience, systems and processes, fraternity/sorority life, diversity and inclusion - particularly for LGBT students, and the use of technology in higher education.

In my free time, I enjoy cooking and exploring the local food scene, watching movies and television, spending time with friends and family, and traveling.

James Byrd

James Byrd

Director, Physical Security Technology

byrdjp@wfu.edu

I joined Wake Forest in January 2010 as Superintendent of the Lock Shop after moving up from New Orleans where I had worked in Facilities Management for sixteen years. I transferred over to Residence Life and Housing as the Manager of Deacon OneCard in September 2012. My responsibilities include managing the superb staff in the Deacon OneCard office and overseeing card access, cameras, and access control capital projects and improvements.

I graduated from Gardner-Webb University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Church Music. Additionally, I graduated from Association of Physical Plant Administrators’ Institute for Facilities Management and am a registered locksmith with the Associated Locksmiths of America.

Come on down to the Deacon OneCard office. We are always glad to see you!

Stephanie Carter

Stephanie Carter

Director, Residence Life

cartersk@wfu.edu

Greetings! This Florida native is excited to now call North Carolina home! I joined the Wake Forest family as the Director of Residence Life in February 2017! I am originally from Gainesville, FL. I attended The Florida State University where I received a BA in English/Creative Writing. From FSU I went on to obtain my Master's Degree from The University of Georgia. I hold a M.Ed. in College Student Affairs Administration. Which pretty much means I love working with college students and their parents. They keep me young! I took a few years to work professionally after obtaining this degree within the field of Residence Life and Housing and decided to go back to school shortly after having my son in 2010. My final degree (to date at least) is a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management from Capella University.

Professionally, Residence Life and Housing is my passion. There is never a dull day when you work with residential students. Their energy and passion fuel me and the work I do. I believe wholeheartedly in and practice the tenants of Servant Leadership and my door will always be open to those in need. I am excited about the opportunity to serve the needs of the Wake Forest/Winston-Salem community. Come by and say hello when you're in my neck of the woods.

This FSU Seminole/IUGA Bulldawg is happy to now be a Demon Deacon!

Go Deacs!

Sara Chaney

Sara Chaney

Budget Analyst

chaneysr@wfu.edu

I joined Wake Forest University in February 2012 as a Financial Assistant and transitioned to Budget Analyst in July 2014. I am responsible for analyzing, forecasting, and reporting the financial results of Residence Life and Housing accounts.
I received my Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Elon University. Prior to coming to Wake Forest, I worked in public accounting for 6 ½ years.
In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading, and spending time with my family and friends.
I am excited to be part of the Residence Life and Housing team!

David Cowan

David Cowan

Physical Security Technology Administrator

cowandj@wfu.edu

Hello Everyone!
I joined Wake Forest University in September 2012 and have loved every minute of it. I first became acquainted with Wake Forest while working for Frank L. Blum Construction. I was assigned to work on several projects including Deacon Tower, South Hall, The Barn and most recently the new North Campus residence halls which will be completed by August 2013. I so much enjoyed working with Wake Forest University and the people here that I decided I had to become a Demon Deacon fan and employee! In my role as Access Systems Administrator in the Deacon OneCard office, I am in the position to serve students, faculty and staff at Wake Forest.

I received my Associate’s degree in Computer Information Systems from BYU-Idaho, and then completed my Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Management from Baker College.

Go Deacs!

Crystal Crouse

Crystal Crouse

Residence Life Coordinator - North Campus

crousecd@wfu.edu

I am very excited to join the office of Residence Life and Housing at Wake Forest! I will be serving as the Residence Life Coordinator for North Campus. Some of my responsibilities include supervising North Campus residence hall staff, co-instructing a section of the Resident Adviser course, and co-advising the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH).

I am an alumna of Western Carolina University where I was a Psychology and Sociology double major. I was a Resident Assistant at WCU, and I have been working in Residence Life ever since! Most recently, I spent four years at Young Harris College as a Resident Director while working through graduate school. In 2011, I earned my M.S. in Youth Development Leadership from Clemson University. I love working with students, and I am thrilled about my newest opportunity at WFU! In my free time, I enjoy reading, spending time with friends and family, crafts, and exploring new things.

Please feel free to stop by my office in Angelou Hall if you have any questions, concerns, or if you just want to say "Hi"!

Kristy A. Eanes

Kristy A. Eanes

Coordinator of Assignments

eaneska@wfu.edu

Hello, I’m Kristy Eanes. I joined the Residence Life and Housing staff in June 2004 as the front desk staff assistant. Now, I coordinate all room assignments for on campus undergraduate students. Working with students is definitely enjoyable and rewarding!

Wake is a beautiful place to work. I look forward to many years with such a great group of individuals.

Lisa Harris

Lisa Harris

Staff Assistant

harrislr@wfu.edu

"Hello, welcome to Residence Life & Housing, this is Lisa, how may I help you?”

In the summer of 2008 I joined Residence Life & Housing as Staff Assistant, and I have been saying that ever since – and loving it. I am here to answer any questions you may have about life at Wake Forest University and if I don’t know the answer I will get it for you.

I am the daughter of Wake Forest grads, the wife of a Wake Forest grad, the parent of Wake Forest grads and a Wake Forest graduate myself, so I can look at RL&H issues from many different angles. I have lived in Bostwick, Babcock, Luter (“new dorm” back then), and even the North Campus Apartments (I was a baby at the time—they were still the Faculty Apartments), so I am familiar with what makes the campus a wonderful place to live.

So give me a call, I am here to help parents and students alike have a great living experience at Wake Forest University!

GO DEACS!

Lindy Johnson

Lindy Johnson

Assistant Director, Physical Security Technology

johnsolm@wfu.edu

Hello, my name is Lindy! I joined the Wake Forest team in January of 2017 as the Assistant Director of Physical Security Technology and Deacon OneCard.

I graduated from High Point University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and completed Basic Law Enforcement Training at Guilford Technical Community College. I served as a police officer for the City of Burlington, NC before returning to my alma mater in 2009 as the Security Department Technology and Communications Manager. While at HPU, I managed the Protection Technology Unit, oversaw all aspects of physical security, radio communications and systems administration as well as security design and project management.

When I am not at work you can find me spending time with family. I love being outdoors, gardening, and anything to do with music. I am an active member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) International and First Wesleyan Church in High Point.

I am excited to be part of Wake Forest and look forward to seeing you in the Deacon OneCard office. Go Deacs!

Gina Jones

Gina Jones

Physical Security Technology Administrator

jonesgl@wfu.edu

Hi I’m Gina Jones! I have been with Wake Forest University since April, 1997. I began in the WFU Police Department, moved to Wake Forest Properties and I now work with Residence Life and Housing as an Access System Administrator. I work with an awesome group that ensures the security of our campus through Electronic Physical Security. This includes the implementation and maintenance of card readers, card access and scheduling, door locks, panic buttons and camera systems. I am so excited to be back on campus and working with the students on a daily basis!
Through my involvement with the Police Department, I became a Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) instructor. Working with female students in this capacity is a strong passion of mine as I believe it brings out the awareness, knowledge and strength that women already have.
During my downtime, I enjoy relaxing with family and friends. In the past, I have played softball and ridden horses. From time to time I still get to enjoy those things. I have two children that are very involved in sports --they certainly keep me moving and I love it!

Elizabeth Leslie

Elizabeth Leslie

Coordinator of Residence Education

leslieea@wfu.edu

Hello! I’m Elizabeth and I serve as the Coordinator of Residence Education here at Wake Forest University. My roles include helping to coordinate departmental training activities for resident advisers and graduate hall directors; coordinating our undergraduate and graduate staff selection and placement processes; consulting with hall staff and other partners on community development initiatives in the residence halls; coordinating the Residential Engagement Communities initiative and working with other faculty/student engagement initiatives; and teaching a section of the Resident Advisor course during the fall semester.

I oversee the Graduate Assistants for Residence Education and Residential Engagement Community student leaders, and have the privilege of serving as a co-advisor for the Resident Student Association and the South Campus Area Council.

Before coming to Wake, I served as a Graduate Residence Hall Director at Baylor University while completing my M.S.Ed in Higher Education and Student Affairs. I also hold a master’s degree in Human Development from Virginia Tech and received my bachelor’s degree in Family Studies from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.

Sarah Magness

Sarah Magness

Residence Life Coordinator - South Campus

magnesse@wfu.edu

Hello! My name is Sarah Magness and I am one of the Residence Life Coordinators for South Campus. I oversee Luter, Babcock and Johnson Halls including the graduate hall directors and the Resident Advisers who call these communities home. Some of my specific job functions include oversight and supervising the South Campus staff, instructing one section of the CNS353 Resident Adviser course, working with Residence Education to oversee the Faculty Fellows program, and serving as a liaison between first-year students and University administration.
I am a graduate of Brenau University Women’s College, in Gainesville, GA, where I received my B.F.A. in Studio Art. While at Brenau, I discovered my passion for student affairs when I worked as the student assistant to the Dean of Students, as well as a Resident Assistant for two years. After graduation, I worked in Residence Life at Brenau Women’s College and then at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC. I attended graduate school at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, where I received my Masters of Arts in College Student Development, Student Affairs Practice. While in graduate school, I was Residence Director of Justice Hall my first year, before transitioning into a role with Multicultural Student Development, working as the Graduate Assistant of the LGBT Center. During my last semester of grad school I was given the opportunity to work at Wake Forest University as the Assignments Intern. I love working at Wake and am really grateful to be continuing on as the RLC of South Campus.
My professional passions include issues surrounding social justice, privilege and oppression, multiculturalism and intersectionality of identities, sexual assault prevention and Title IX compliance, and student leadership and development. My hobbies include all things arts and crafts, traveling, reading, watching Netflix, spending time in my hammock, and playing with my pugs.
I love meeting new people, so please stop by Angelou Hall and chat with me!

Dana Muto

Dana Muto

Coordinator of Housing

mutodw@wfu.edu

I have been with Wake Forest University since October 2004 and am very happy to be a part of the Residence Life and Housing team. As the Coordinator of Housing, I work specifically to help make sure students have the best experience possible living on campus. In the daily course of my job, I help with a multitude of problems or concerns regarding rooms or residence halls in general. I have to say, working with students is the very best part of being at Wake Forest University.

Outside of my life and duties at Wake Forest University, I am a licensed real estate broker and REALTOR®.

D'Najah Pendergrass

D'Najah Pendergrass

Assistant Director, Residence Life

penderdm@wfu.edu

Greetings! I am excited to join the staff at Wake Forest as Assistant Director of Residence Life.
Some of my responsibilities include the selection, training and supervision of the Residence Life
team.
A native North Carolinian, I graduated from Appalachian State University with a BS in
Communications, The Florida State University with a Master’s in Sport Administration, and Duke
University where I earned a Master of Divinity. I have worked with the NFL Players Association,
The American Junior Golf Association, Goodwill Industries, and The Florida Bar. Before coming
to Wake Forest, I served as a Residence Coordinator at Duke University for three years. While
my path to Residence Life has been a winding road, I have found my home!
I love working with students and I am passionate about relationships. I my work tends to focus
on authenticity, vulnerability and sense of belonging. I love meeting new people and learning
their stories. There is truly power is narrative and shared experience! I look forward to serving
here at Wake Forest and invite you to stop by and say “hey’ anytime.

Ted Reavis

Ted Reavis

Physical Security Technology Administrator

reavistw@wfu.edu

In addition to working for Wake Forest since 2007 as an access and security integrator for an outside contracted company, I bring over 12 years of experience in the programming and utilization of technical systems and electronic devices.

In May 2011, I accepted the opportunity to serve the University as one of the Access System Administrators in the Deacon OneCard office. In my role, I issue new and replacement Deacon OneCards, set access parameters, resolve technical issues, monitor projects and, most importantly, help insure the safety and security of all students, staff members and faculty. Please stop by the Deacon OneCard office anytime and meet me and my fellow team members.

Lauren Rust

Lauren Rust

Assistant Director, Residence Education

rustlw@wfu.edu

I joined Wake Forest University in January 2015. As the Assistant Director of Residence Education, I oversee educational programming initiatives, coordinate departmental training activities, organize staff selection processes, and manage departmental student advising practices. I also work with the Faculty Fellows Program.

I earned my Bachelor of Arts from Salem College, where I was a Resident Assistant, and a Masters of Education in Higher Education from University of Louisville while working as a Graduate Hall Director. Prior to working at Wake Forest I worked at University of Louisville as a Coordinator of Residence Life and at Ringling College of Art + Design in the Office of Residence Life.

Feel free to stop by my office in Angelou Hall to say hello!

Frank Shelton

Frank Shelton

Director, Housing

sheltogf@wfu.edu

Hello, my name is Frank Shelton. My affiliation with Wake Forest University began in 1991 as a contractor with Salem Electric Company. I was involved with various construction and renovation projects on campus during this thirteen-year period.

I became an employee of Wake Forest University in 2004 as a member of the Facilities and Campus Services team. I joined the staff of Residence Life and Housing in January 2009 in the position of Access System Administrator with the Deacon OneCard office and then became the Deacon OneCard Manager March 2011.

In May of 2010 I graduated from Winston Salem State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. I hope my professional experience along with my expertise in the electric and electronic field will help to ensure the excellence of services provided to the Wake Forest community.

Wesley Todd

Wesley Todd

Assistant Director, Housing

toddwe@wfu.edu

Hello everyone, my name is Wesley Todd and I am the Assistant Director of Housing here at Wake Forest University. Some of my responsibilities include overseeing day to day operations for the Housing team, maintaining student organizational lounges, student staff training, and partnering with Facilities and Campus Services to ensure the residential facilities are well maintained.

I joined the RL&H team here at Wake Forest in September of 2014. Prior to coming to Wake Forest, I earned my Bachelors of Arts degree in Communications from Jacksonville State University in Alabama. While working as a Residence Life Coordinator and as the Assistant Director for Conference and Support Operations at JSU, I earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration, with a concentration in Education.

Should you ever have questions or concerns, please feel free to stop by my office in Angelou Hall. Go Deacs!

Erin Wallen

Erin Wallen

Coord. of Assignments & Off-Campus Housing

wallenea@wfu.edu

Hi, and welcome to Wake Forest University! My name is Erin Wallen and I have been with Residence Life and Housing since October 2014 as the Coordinator of Assignments and Off Campus Housing.

I went to East Carolina University for my undergraduate degree and am a big supporter of the Pirates! I did, however, grow up in Winston-Salem and have always been a Demon Deacon fan! Prior to joining the Residence Life and Housing team, I worked at a private residence hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as their Director of Sales and University Relations.

I am very excited to be working with Wake Forest University students. My door is always open, so please feel free to stop by and visit!

Denise Williard

Denise Williard

Executive Assistant to the Dean

williadg@wfu.edu

Hi, I'm Denise! I came to Wake Forest in July 2000. I have served the University in several roles since my arrival. I am currently the Executive Assistant to the Dean of Residence Life and Housing. My primary duties include working directly with the Dean of Residence Life and Housing and serving as the office manager.

I received my B.S. in Psychology from Mississippi College and M.S. in Higher Education from Mississippi State University. I have truly enjoyed my many experiences in the time I have been at Wake Forest!

When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, and visiting local antique shops!

Go Deacs!

Residence Hall Staff

Sarah Magness, Residence Life Coordinator, South Campus

Graduate Hall Director Location Phone
Evan Sieges Babcock Residence Hall
Alexis Fintchre Johnson Residence Hall
Heather Richardson Luter Residence Hall

Norma Altidor, Residence Life Coordinator, South Campus

Graduate Hall Director Location Phone
Laurie Kenyon Angelou Residence Hall
Christopher Aragon Bostwick Residence Hall
Angel Woodrum Collins Residence Hall
Chase Martin South Residence Hall

Crystal Crouse, Residence Life Coordinator, North Campus

Graduate Hall Director Location Phone
Devon Stewart 1125 Polo Road
Hannah Smith Dogwood Residence Hall
Gabbie Pulsinelli Magnolia Residence Hall
Devon Stewart Martin Residence Hall
Morgan Wehrkamp North Campus Apartments
Devon Stewart Polo Residence Hall
Morgan Wehrkamp Student Apartments

VACANT, Residence Life Coordinator, Quad Area

Please contact D'Najah Pendergrass with questions.

Graduate Hall Director Location Phone
Khalif Timberlake Davis Residence Hall
Sierra Kohler Efird Residence Hall
Latricia Giles Huffman Residence Hall
T Taylor Kitchin Residence Hall
Mattie Gibbons Palmer Residence Hall
Mattie Gibbons Piccolo Residence Hall
Latricia Giles Poteat Residence Hall
Sierra Kohler Taylor Residence Hall