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Housing/Residence Life & Dining Services Staff

Joe Mills

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Director of Housing
Office: Miller Hall, Phone: (931)221-7444, Email: millsj@apsu.edu

I graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1984 with my undergraduate degree and 1986 with my graduate degree in Student Personnel/Counseling.  My professional experience includes work at Texas Tech University as a professional hall director, an Area Coordinator at Appalachian State University and my current job at Austin Peay State University as Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Director of Housing.

I am active member of ACUHO- I, SEAHO and TACUHO.  Our department is committed to making sure the on campus experience is a positive one not only for the student, but their entire family.

Oversees long range planning, goals, and objectives for entire office.  Development and management of Housing budget, master plan, marketing plan, and departmental assessment plan.  Facility management of Housing projects.  AP Day/Summer Welcomes.  Supervision of professional and support staff for office.  Develop and oversee residential communities to create engaging learning environments.  Development and implementation of dept crisis and risk management plan.

Kim Morrow

Associate Director
Office: Miller Hall, Phone: (931)221-7444, Email: morrowk@apsu.edu

Kimberley Morrow has served as the Associate Director of Housing/Residence Life and Dining Services since 2007. She earned her BA from the University of South Alabama and went on to obtain her MS from Jacksonville State University. She received her Ed.S in Administration and Supervision from Austin Peay State University in 2011.

Supervisor of Residence Life staffing/programs/living learning communities. CHO in absence of Director. Direct Supervisor of the AC Staff. Hearing Officer for formal discipline. Coordinator of contract release and damage appeals process. AP Days/Summer Welcomes presentations. Manages the programming budget. Early arrival and late stay approval. Survey creation and Data Collection for Residence Life. Movie and Info Channel oversight.

Sue Fort

Assistant Director of Housing Operations
Office: Miller Hall, Phone: (931)221-7444, Email: forts@apsu.edu

I graduated from Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky with a Masters in Public Administration while working at Austin Peay State University.  

Currently, I supervise one clerical staff and a Data Analyst. Other job responsibilities includes: overseeing main campus housing assignments, overseeing Residential Management System (RMS) management software, implementation of emergency housing bid; overflow housing/contract administration; coordinating athletic housing with coaches; overseeing housing department’s Great Change Day /Room Change Administration, overseeing correct execution of occupancy reports, and the processing of resident housing cancellations/withdrawals.

Cecil Wilson

Assistant Director of Housing & Dining Services
Office: Miller Hall, Phone: (931)221-7444, Email: wilsonct@apsu.edu

Cecil graduated from Austin Peay State University with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and a Concentration in Accounting. As a student at Austin Peay, Cecil served for several years as a Resident Assistant (RA) in Rawlins Hall and Harvill Hall. After graduating, Cecil worked for several years in the corporate accounting field before returning to Austin Peay to work for Housing.

Administrator for Dining Service Contract. Dining Advisory Committee Liaison. Meal Plan Exemptions. Refunds/Accts Payable issues for meal plans. Budget preparation and financial analysis and reporting. Contract preparation. Management of dining investment funds. Survey Creation and Data Collection (QLS and Dining). Dining renovations. Supervision of dining mechanic. 

 

Lilian Obi

Area Coordinator
Office: Miller Hall, Phone: (931)221-7444, Email: obil@apsu.edu

Dr. Obi is an Area Coordinator in the Office of Housing/Residence Life & Dining Services. She came to APSU in 2003 after serving for two years as Hall Coordinator at the University of Iowa. She has also worked at University of Northern Illinois and Montana State University. Originally from Nigeria, she graduated from University of Northern Iowa with a B.A. degree in Administrative Management and an M. Ed degree in Business Education from Bowling Green State University, Ohio. She completed her Ph.D. degree in Higher Education Administration at Illinois State University. Before working in Residence Life, Dr. Obi served as a college faculty member (mostly in Nigeria) for seven years. Her hobbies include reading (favorite book is the Bible), listening to Christian music, cooking and playing scrabble. She has a daughter who is an Alumni of APSU and was a star athlete in High School and also at APSU.


Management of guest apartments. RHD Supervision (documentation, employee discipline). Assignments/Billing for Emerald Hill apartments. Create/revise notes for living – Emerald Hill/Marion Street. Student Staff selection and payroll (HR paperwork, loading of scholarships) RHD’s and RA’s. 24 hour on call rotation. Teach RA class. Informal discipline hearing/files. Hiring/Supervision of Emerald Hill office workers. Assist in staff training.

Michael Freeman

Area Coordinator

Office: Miller Hall, Phone: (931)221-7444, Email: freemanm@apsu.edu

Michael Freeman is an Area Coordinator in the Office of Housing/Residence Life & Dining Services.  He came to APSU in 2014 after serving for ten years as a Hall Director at the University of Tennessee at Martin.  He graduated from Berea College with a B.A. degree in Psychology.  Michael was also a Resident Assistant (R.A.) for four years at Berea College.  Michael is from Clarksville, TN and graduated from Kenwood High School before attending Berea College. 

Residence Hall Director (RHD) and administrative supervision of Castle Heights, Sevier Hall, Blount Hall, and Harvill Hall.  Supervision of the First Year Experience (FYE) Community Programming Director (CPD).  Advisor of the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and Hall Council.  Residence hall staff training (RHD, CPD, R.A.).  RHD, CPD evaluation.  Informal disciplinary hearing/files.  24-hour on-call rotation.  Teach RA class.  Supervision of summer staff (RHD, R.A.’s, Conference Assistants).  Coordinate summer camp Housing assignments.


Sarah Clark

Functional Support Specialist

Office: Miller Hall, Phone: (931)221-7444, Email: clarkse@apsu.edu

Sarah Clark graduated from Austin Peay State University in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science with concentrations in Information Systems and Database Administration.  


Reports to the Assistant Director of Housing Operations and is the main liaison between Housing/Residence Life and Dining Services and Information Technology. Works on Interfaces for Housing/Residence Life and Dining Services and/or other student affairs departments and Residential Management Software (RMS) and Banner processes and serves as the primary contact for RMS/Banner Housing issues.  Prepares most internal and external reports for the department.  


Tracey Webb

Administrative Assistant III, CAP
Office: Miller Hall, Phone: (931)221-7444, Email: webbt@apsu.edu

I’m Tracey Webb and I was born and raised in Clarksville.  I graduated from Austin Peay with a Liberal Arts degree.  I am the proud mother of two boys, Caleb and Joshua.  I love working in Housing/Residence Life and Dining Services.  I enjoy helping the students and parents navigate their way through the college experience. 

I assist the AVP/Director of Housing with marketing plans, All State ads, AP Day, GOV's ROW, presentations, purchasing management, Residency Exemption coordinator, personnel leave management.  I also do special projects for the AVP/Director of Housing.  


Jill Endsley

Administrative Assistant II

Office: Miller Hall, Phone: (931)221-7444, Email: endsleyj@apsu.edu

I was born and raised in northern New Hampshire, but I have been a Tennessean now for over 18 years.  I married an army soilder stationed at Ft. Campbell Kentrucky Military Base in 2006 where we set up residence in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Greet visitors, receptionist, residents swipe card and loaner key security inventory, judicial appointments, letters, files, contract release correspondence, process student biling, assist with scheldule of student employees, work orders and re-core requests, correspondence, meeting room reservations for 109 and 111.


 Cliff Gaines

Maintenance Mechanic
Office: Miller Hall, Phone: (931)221-7444, Email: gainesc@apsu.edu

Cliff attended Austin Peay State University from 1982 through 1984 where he majored in Art. He also attended Chattahoochee Technical College as a student and taught 3D Animation and Visual as an adjust professor. Cliff has competed in several animation competitions sponsored by D.E.C.A. Cliff served in the U.S. Army reserves for six year. Cliff enjoys reading, drawing and building computers for high-end digital graphics processing. With over fifteen years of experience in mechanical maintenance and repairing, we’re glad he is part of the Austin Peay Housing team.


Trouble-shoot and repair Dining Services equipment. Perform regularly scheduled preventative maintenance and inspections. Serve as point of contact for all Dining Services contracted work. Install and maintain new equipment. Test and operate all equipment. Maintain exhaust fans and vents for Dining Services. Maintain Dining Services plumping lines. Maintain Dining Services equipment inventory. Determine any need for replacing old equipment.