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Residence Life Staff

The Department of Residence Life staff works to provide support, guidance, and assistance to over 1,600 residential students. The professional staff team currently includes a Director of Residence Life & Leadership, an Assistant Director for Housing Operations, an Assistant Director for Student Conduct, a Senior Coordinator and three Graduate Assistants. Additionally, we have fifty-four Resident Assistants (RA's) living in our 14 residence halls to intentionally foster and develop strong positive communities and assist our resident students. Our RA’s are supervised by Resident Assistant Directors (RAD’s), who support an area of campus comprised of 200-350 residents and 7-10 RA's.

The Office of Residence Life is located in Apartment 6, which is the residence hall nearest the Student Activities Building (SAB) and Student Community Center (SCC). You can reach us by e-mail at residence.life@saintleo.edu, by phone at (352) 588-8268 or by fax at (352) 588-8901. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. We encourage students to seek assistance themselves, but are glad to speak to parents who would appreciate tips on coaching their children on asking for help or receiving direction to resolving residential concerns.

Residence life staff are available 24:7 for emergency assistance via the Campus Safety office (352-588-8432).

Sean-Ferguson-2020Sean Ferguson

Assistant Director of Residence Life for Student Conduct


Sean joined the Saint Leo team in August of 2019. He attended the University of Florida where he received his M.Ed. in Student Personnel in Higher Education. Before that, he attended SUNY The College at Brockport where he received a B.S. in Communications. When Sean is out of the office, you will most likely find him hiking, reading, or running on campus with his dog, Juno.

Kimesha NorrisKimesha Norris

Assistant Director of Residence Life for Housing Operations 


Kimesha Norris joined Saint Leo in January 2019 from Henderson State University in Arkansas, where she had been serving as an Area Coordinator. Kimesha received both her Bachelor of General Studies and Masters of Science in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling from Henderson State. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Education Degree from Florida Southern College. When Kimesha is out of the office, you will find her shopping, at the beach, church, or walking her dog, Chance.

Yolanda-2020Yolanda Parnther

Senior Coordinator for Residence Life 


Yolanda joined Saint Leo University family in March 2019.  She serves as the Senior Coordinator of Residence Life.  She’s from Washington, DC.  Retired from the Federal Government after 28 years of service.  She will be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology in the Summer of 2020. 

Grippo KariKari Grippo

Graduate Assistant for Programming


Kari Grippo has been member of the Saint Leo community since 2014. Kari completed her Bachelors in Accounting at Saint Leo University and is currently pursuing her Masters in Accounting. Kari is from Venice, Florida and when she is not in the office, you can find her outside on the water and in the sun, spending time with her family and friends.

HauryluckAlex LexLex Hauryluck

Graduate Assistant for Facilities


Alexander “Lex” Hauryluck is from Westchester, New York and joined the Saint Leo community in 2014. Alexander became a Resident Assistant as a junior in 2016 and is now a Graduate Assistant for Facilities and Housing Operations within Residence Life. He is pursuing a graduate degree in Critical Incident Management Systems.

Megan LawsonMegan Lawson

Graduate Assistant for  Training & Recruitment

Megan Lawson came to Saint Leo University in the summer of 2018. Megan was born and raised in Joplin, MO. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Oklahoma Baptist University & is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Human Services Administration at Saint Leo. In her free time she enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, and traveling.


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