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Jeff Cooper
Director of Residence Life

Jeff Cooper, Director of Residence Life, joined Kennesaw State University in June 2008. Jeff earned a Master of Education in College Student Affairs from the University of South Florida in 2000 and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Florida State University in 1995.  With over ten years of experience in the field of student housing and residence life administration, Jeff has served in many roles within public and private institutions.  Prior to joining KSU, Jeff served as the Director of Residence Life at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.  In 2008, Jeff joined KSU as the Associate Director of Residence Life and was selected as KSU’s second Director of Residence Life in November 2010.


As Director, Jeff has responsibility for all personnel, programmatic, and budgetary matters for residence life operations.  Jeff also serves as an adjunct professor in the University College where he teaches a first-year seminar course each fall.  He is actively involved in national, regional, and state-level associations related to student affairs and student housing such as NASPA, SEAHO, and ACUHO-I.

     
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Natalie Reckard
Assistant Director for Residence Life

Natalie Reckard is from the metro Atlanta area. She graduated from Agnes Scott College in 2005 with a BA in English and Political Science and received her Master's degree from Clemson University in 2008. Natalie's works with freshmen and she is responsible for NRHH, FRYE and RD Training. She also enjoys teaching a section of KSU 1101 to the incoming freshmen students.

When she is not working, she likes spending time with her family and dogs Charley and Sadie. She loves shopping and getting out in Atlanta. In the future, she hopes to earn a Ph.D. in Higher education.

     
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Justin Koonz
Assistant Director for Residence Life

Justin Koonz started working for KSU in June 2008. He got his B.A. in Psychology at Sacred Heart University where he was a Resident Assistant. He then got his M.B.A in Managerial Leadership from Piedmont College where he was a Resident Director. Justin has attended RELI (Regional Entry Level Institute) as well as NHTI (National Housing Training Institute) and many other state and regional conferences. He has served on the GHO (Georgia Housing Officers) executive board for 2 years as Webmaster, and will serve another 3 year term as VP/President and Past president. Justin has taught KSU1101 through the department of first year programs.  He loves bowling, golf and photography and is married to Tonya Koonz with their dog Freckles.

     
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Sheryl Carter
Business Manager

Sheryl Carter joined the Residence Life Family in April 2007. Sheryl previously worked in the College of Nursing at Kennesaw State University. She hails from Kansas originally. Sheryl and her husband Dennis have 4 children and 8 grandchildren. Sheryl is active in the KSU Community and Alumni Choir.

     
   

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Office Manager

 

     
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Paisley Martin
Area Coordinator, University Village Suites and KSU Place

Paisley is from Northern Virginia and joined KSU Residence Life in July 2013. She graduated from George Mason University in 2009 with a BS in Tourism and Events Management and received her Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration from George Mason University in 2013. Paisley oversees the University Village Suites, KSU Place and the First Year Residential Experience (FYRE). When not working Paisley enjoys exploring the Atlanta area, spending time with her Beagle, Moli Mango, and her friends and family, cooking, shopping and traveling, especially to the beach!

 

     
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Cody Fry

Residence Director, KSU Place

Cody Fry is originally from Williamsport, PA, and graduated in May from KSU with a B.B.A. in Management. Prior to joining the Residence Life team in January 2013, Cody was very active on campus. He was an Orientation Leader, a Resident Assistant for 3 years, and worked on various committees, including the Strategic Homecoming Planning Committee for 2 years. In his role as a Residence Director, Cody works with a variety of students, including freshman and upperclassmen and is also responsible for RA Training. While not at work, Cody enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the movies, traveling, and attending concerts.



     
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Jessie Pniewski

Residence Director, University Village Suites - Building 3000

Jessie is originially from Union, New Jersey. She graduated with a B.A. in Fine Arts from KSU in May 2013. Prior to joining the Residence Life family in 2013, she was a Resident Assistant for three years.

     
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Cassidi Bowen
Residence Director, University Village Suites - Building 4000

This is Cassi’s first year as a Resident Director at Kennesaw State University. She just graduated from Clemson University in May 2013 with her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Science. Prior to coming to KSU, Cassi worked as a Resident Assistant at Clemson for 3 years, was President of NRHH, and an Administrative Hearing Conduct Board member. Cassi enjoys reading, movies and spending time enjoying the company of her family and friends. Clemson football, the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Braves are her favorite teams, and she enjoys going to as many games as possible during the season. Cassi looks forward to being a part of the KSU Residence Life team this year!


     
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LaVel Heintz
Area Coordinator, University Village

LaVel joined KSU Residence Life in July 2012. He earned a Master of Science in College Student Personnel Services and Administration from the University of Central Arkansas and a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Restaurant Administration from Missouri State University. LaVel oversees the University Village area, RA Training, and RA in-services.

This St. Louis Native enjoys movies, traveling, reading biographies, and spending time with family and friends. He wants to see every student take full advantage of the Black and Gold Experience.

 

     
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Hannah Harkleroad
Residence Director, University Village - Buildings 2000 & 6000

Hannah Harkleroad joined the Residence Life team in July 2013. Hannah is from Newnan, GA and recently graduated from the University of North Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology. In her free time, Hannah enjoys traveling, exploring new places, and spending quality time with friends.

     
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Lauren Way
Residence Director, University Village - Buildings 1000 & 5000

This is Lauren’s first year as a Residence Director at Kennesaw State University. She graduated from Ithaca College in May 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in French and Francophone Studies. She lived and taught English in Bordeaux, France for a year following her graduation from Ithaca, and loves French culture and living and traveling in Europe. Lauren is originally from Gorham, New York, a small town in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York. She loves being outdoors, reading, traveling, cooking and baking.

 

     
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Paul DeCock
Area Coordinator, Austin Residence Complex

Paul DeCock is from Minnesota, and joined KSU in July of 2012.  He graduated from St. Cloud State University with a BS in Marketing in 2001, and received his Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration from St. Cloud State University in 2012. 
Paul works with a variety of students and communities including the ERGO and Veterans communities.  He is also responsible for Marketing and the RA Selection Process.

In addition to attending KSU events, Paul enjoys watching sports, traveling, playing cards, watching movies, and golfing all with his wife Dani. 

 

     
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Jared Campanella
Residence Director, Austin Residence Complex 1200-1400

Jared Campanella joined the Residence Life team in July 2012. He in originally from Los Angeles, California and has lived in Georgia for Six years. He received his B.A. in Human Services with a focus in Case Management from Kennesaw State University. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, Jared worked as a Resident Assistant for 3 years in University Village and University Village Suites. He has also be an Intern at two different collegiate recovery programs in the Kennesaw area. When Jared isn’t working, he enjoys cooking, bowling, drawing, sculpting, watching movies, running, and competing in mud/obstacle races.   

     
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Krysta Cosper
Residence Director, Austin Residence Complex 100-1100

Krysta Cosper will be graduating from KSU with a B.S. in Psychology in Spring 2013. She plans to then work towards a Masters in Student Affairs Administration. Prior to the Residence Director position, she was a Resident Assistant for 3 years and served as a committee member for the Homecoming Committee and the Residence Life Scholarship Committee. In her spare time, she loves listening to music and attending concerts.



 

 
   
 

   
 
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