Student Housing


Central Office Staff

Dr. Nikki Laird is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Henderson Housing, Community Standards, and Division Strategy. She oversees all aspects of student housing and student behavior on campus. She also works with other departments in the Division of Student Affairs and Student Success on assessment, grant writing, and special projects. Nikki has worked in college housing from coast to coast and earned her B.A. in English at Duke University, her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration at the University of Texas at Austin, and her Ph.D. in College Student Affairs Administration at the University of Georgia. She enjoys watching sports of all kinds, especially when she gets to cheer on the Reddies!

Belford F. Williams, Jr., is the Director of Community Standards. He gets to meet with students to help maintain a safe and welcoming environment for all students on campus.   Belford has worked within Student Affairs for the past six years and has worked within Student Conduct and Community Standards for three years. He really enjoys being able to connect with students on campus and advocate for their success. Aside from his career, Belford is passionate about videography, traveling, and meeting new people.

Tonia McBay is the Administrative Specialist III for Housing at Henderson State University. Tonia has worked in Residence Life since 2010 at Henderson State University. She assists future and current students with the housing application process, choosing meal plans, and offers support to the housing staff and students. Tonia earned a B.G.S. at Henderson State University. Tonia is a wife and the mother of two. She enjoys going to the beach, canoeing, shopping, traveling, and watching high school and college sports.

Richard "Sam" Wolaver is the Area Coordinator of Housing Operations and Apartment Buildings.

Ashley Childs is the Area Coordinator for Housing Facilities, Services, and Staffing. She graduated from Henderson with a Bachelor's in Sociology in 2015 and a Masters in School Counseling in 2018. Ashley has worked for the housing department in various roles since 2013, and enjoys spending time with her friends, playing videogames, trying new food, and watching Netflix.

Hall Directors

Steven Jacobs - Newberry Hall

Lynlee Russell - University Place

Tracee Brown - East Hall

Dawn Coffman - West Hall

Karen Villeda Perez - Smith Hall

Emily Blanton - Ridge Pointe Apartments

Ashley Childs - Sturgis Hall

Richard "Sam" Wolaver - Reddie Villas