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Housing/Residence Life &

Dining Services Staff

joe-mills head shotJoe Mills

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Director of Housing




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

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

Joe oversees long range planning, goals, and objectives for entire office; develops and manages the housing budget, master plan, marketing plan, and departmental assessment plan; provides facility management of housing projects; participates in AP Day and ROW events;  provides supervision of professional and support staff for office; develops and oversees residential communities to create engaging learning environments; and develops and implements the departmental crisis and risk management plan.

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Director of Residence Life



Kimberley has been a part of the APSU Housing/Residence Life and Dining Services team since 2007 where she has served as the Associate Director of Housing/Residence Life and the Director of Residence Life. 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.

Kim supervises the residence life program including staffing, programs, and living-learning communities; serves as the CHO in absence of the AVP; provides direct supervision of the area coordinator staff; serves as the hearing officer for formal discipline; coordinates the contract release and damage appeals processes; participates in AP Day and ROW events; manages the residence life budget; oversees early arrival and late stay request; and oversees surveys within residence life.

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Sue Fort

Associate Director of Housing Operations




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

Currently, Sue supervises one clerical staff and the Functional Support Specialist. Other job responsibilities includes: overseeing main campus housing assignments; implementation of emergency housing bid; overflow housing/contract administration; coordinating athletic housing with coaches; overseeing housing department’s room change administration;  and the processing of resident housing cancellations/withdrawals.

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Cecil Wilson, MBA

Director of Housing Services



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.

Cecil serves as the administrator for Dining Service Contract; liaison for the Dining Advisory Committee; oversees meal plan exemptions; provides oversight of refunds and issues related to meal plans; prepares the annual budget; oversees contracts and bids related to housing and dining; manages dining investment funds; oversees annual quality of life survey; provides oversight for dining renovations; and supervises the Dining Mechanic.

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Assistant Director of Residence Life



Responsibilities include supervision of the Area Coordinators; recruitment, selection, and training of paraprofessional staff; hearing officer for formal discipline; assists with the development and oversight of Living Learning Communities; assists with the development and implementation of the residence life budget; and recruitment, selection, and training of summer conference staff.

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Functional Support Specialist



This role serves as the main liaison between Housing/Residence Life and Dining Services and Information Technology. They will maintain the occupancy management and student conduct databases for the department; maintain the departmental webpages; builds and maintains all Banner processes; develops and prepares external and internal reports for the department; and serves as the primary contact for StarRez/Banner/Maxient issues for the department. 

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Area Coordinator



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.

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Area Coordinator



This position oversees Emerald Hill/ Two Rivers, Meacham, Sevier and Harvill Hall and supervises the Residence hall staffs. It also advises the departments social media committee and is coordinates the department social media channels. This position is also responsible for the daily operations of the Emerald Hill Non-Traditional/Family Housing office.



Area Coordinator



This role serves as the supervisor for Castle Heights, Blount Hall, and Sevier Hall. They will manage Residence Hall Directors and Resident Assistants of each respective staff, and advise the Residence Hall Association and Hall Councils. They will also be responsible for operating departmental committees that engage and progress student development.



Administrative Assistant III



This role assists 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. They will also do special projects for the AVP/Director of Housing.


Jill Endsley, CAP

Administrative Assistant II




Jill was born and raised in northern New Hampshire, but Jill has been a Tennessean now for over 18 years.  Jill married an army solider stationed at Ft. Campbell Kentucky Military Base in 2006 where they 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 billing, assist with schedule of student employees, work orders and re-core requests, correspondence, meeting room reservations for 109 and 111.

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Cliff Gaines

Mechanic Mechanic



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.