Dr. Hoult is originally from Hartselle, Alabama. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Counseling with a concentration in College Student Personnel from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. He also earned his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education from Argosy University. Dr. Hoult began his career in residence life during his time as a graduate student at Jacksonville State University working as a hall director. He knew early in his studies that he wanted a career in housing and residence life. Throughout his professional career in higher education, Dr. Hoult has served as the Coordinator of Student Activities and Residence Life at Shawnee State University in Ohio, Resident Manager at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and lastly as the Director of University Housing at Jacksonville State University for 12 years. During his time at Jacksonville he restructured the housing department to include professional staff of area coordinators, renovated and upgraded several residence halls and facilitated the construction of a new residence hall facility which included a club floor and sky boxes for the football games.
Dr. Koch has over 30 years of experience in higher education with a focus in housing and residence life. A native Ohioan with southern roots in Tennessee, Dr. Koch earned her Ph.D. in higher education from Loyola University Chicago and MA in student personnel services from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She also holds degrees from the University of Akron and Case Western Reserve University. She is active in regional and national housing associations and is an adjunct faculty member at Auburn University.
Ms. Young is originally from New Orleans, LA where she completed an undergraduate degree at the University of New Orleans. In 2005, Ms. Young began serving as a graduate Hall Director and was promoted to Area Coordinator in 2009. She began serving as Assistant Director in summer 2014. She holds a Master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Auburn University.
Mr. McKinnell received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of South Alabama. A native of Mobile Alabama, he has worked at Auburn University since June 1999 working with the Outreach Program Office and Managing Conferences and Summer Programs. In November 2006 Mr. McKinnell joined the Housing team. An active member of the Auburn community, Mr. McKinnell can be found coaching various youth sports in the local area or coaching Auburn High School Football. Mr. McKinnell is married with two children and attends Auburn United Methodist Church.
An Auburn native, in 2006 Lindsey Sharpe completed her Bachelor’s degree in Apparel Merchandising, Design and Production Management with a minor in Business from Auburn. Mrs. Sharpe has worked in student housing in multiple settings. Prior to joining the Housing team, she spent five years working with a private college housing company that served students in the Auburn and Texas A&M market. Mrs. Sharpe is pursuing a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration at Auburn.
Mrs. Box received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Auburn in 2016. A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Mrs. Box began her college career as a Baylor bear but quickly found herself falling in love with all things Auburn and moving to the plains. Mrs. Box and her husband have a border collie, Presley and a black lab, Oakley who are very loved and spoiled.
Caroline Bush is originally from Selma, Alabama. She moved to Auburn as a freshman and hasn’t left! Mrs. Bush graduated from Auburn University in 2009 with a degree is Human Resource Management. While in college she met her husband Allen. They have two sons, Ellis and John Allen, and one Labrador Retriever, Abbie.
Abigail Jones is originally from Alexander City, Alabama where she grew up learning “all things Auburn.” She graduated from Troy University in May of 2014 with her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics while minoring in Leadership Development. While at Troy University, Ms. Jones worked as a Resident Assistant during her senior year. Ms. Jones is pursuing a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration at Auburn.
Leron Burge is originally from Charleston, West Virginia and received his B.A. in Education from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Mr. Burge obtained his Master of Arts in Education in Postsecondary and Higher Education from Argosy University in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Burge served as Senior Hall Director at the University of Toledo prior joining Auburn University Housing in February 2018.
Ms. Scarpa is originally from Mobile, Alabama and is a 2016 graduate of Auburn with a Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics. As an undergraduate student, Emily served as a Resident Assistant for three years. She is completing a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration with a minor in Sport Management. After nearly two years as a Graduate Area Coordinator, Ms. Scarpa joined AU Housing as an Area Coordinator in February 2018.
Ellori White is originally from Stone Mountain, GA and received her B.A. in Communications from Jacksonville State University (JSU) in Jacksonville, AL in 2013. Ms. White served as a Graduate Assistant at JSU where she obtained her Master’s in Sports Management emphasizing Student Leadership in Athletics. Ms. White served as Residential Director at Savannah State University before joining Auburn University Housing in November 2017.
Lexy Payne is originally from Owensboro, Kentucky and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from the University of Louisville in Kentucky. In 2014 Lexy obtained her Master of Arts in Education in Higher Education Administration from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Lexy served as a Residence Life Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for four years before joining Auburn University Housing in July 2018.
Jermaine Ferguson was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and received a B.A. in Mathematics from Tuskegee University. Mr. Ferguson served as a Graduate Assistant at the University of North Alabama (UNA) where he earned a Master’s in Interdisciplinary Professional Studies with a concentration in Community Development. Mr. Ferguson served as Associate Director of Housing Operations at Alabama A&M University before joining Auburn University Housing in November 2018.
Brittany Dennis, an Auburn native, graduated from Auburn University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in English Creative Writing and minor in Theatre. After working for Walt Disney World, she joined the University Housing team as an Access Coordinator in 2016. She is now pursuing a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Auburn.
Kali Popson is originally from Palm City, Florida and is a 2017 graduate of the University of South Florida where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Healthcare. She is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Auburn.
Lauren Benson is originally from Clanton, Alabama. She is a 2018 graduate of Auburn University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature with a Minor in Communication. While at Auburn, she served as a Resident Assistant for three years in the Upper Quad and Village North. Ms. Benson is currently pursuing a dual Master’s degree in Public Administration and Community Planning at Auburn.
Lexie Walden is originally from the Auburn area but moved to Tennessee in 2006. She attended Vanderbilt University and received dual Bachelor's degrees in Elementary Education and English Literature. Ms. Walden is pursuing a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Sydnee Baker is a native of Huntsville, Alabama. She is a 2018 graduate from Auburn University where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders with Minors in Italian Studies and Sport Coaching. While at Auburn, Ms. Baker worked for Auburn Soccer for three years. She is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
Claudia Seckinger is originally from Vero Beach, Florida and is a 2017 graduate of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where she received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and minors in Neuroscience and Studio Art. She is pursuing a Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration at Auburn.
Micah Toles is a native of Madison, Alabama. She is a 2017 graduate of Auburn where she received a Bachelor's degree in Landscape Horticulture with a Minor in Psychology. While at Auburn, she served as a Resident Assistant for four years. Ms. Toles is pursuing a Master's degree in Horticulture at Auburn.
Xavier Mundell is originally from Selma, Alabama. He graduated from The University of West Alabama (UWA) with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with a Minor in Chemistry. While at UWA, Xavier served as a Resident Assistant and a Hall Director in their housing department. At Auburn, Xavier is pursuing a Master’s degree in Finance.
Miranda Ross is originally from Los Angeles, CA. She is an alumna of Texas Christian University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Film. While an undergraduate student she served as a Chapter Resident Assistant in Fraternity and Sorority Life and worked with the Student Government Association. At Auburn, Ms. Ross is pursuing a Master's degree in Higher Education Administration.
Ciera Dorsey is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. She is a 2018 graduate of Georgia Southern University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science. Ms. Dorsey is pursuing a Master's degree in Higher Education Administration at Auburn.