Residence Life

Our staff is dedicated to the learning experience of our students by building a community cultivated in a Christ-centered and transformative living environment.

Meet Your ResLife Staff!

Kelley EasonPosition: Director of Residence Life

Degrees Earned: B.A. in Religion with a specialization in Foreign Missions

Hobbies: Reading, traveling, baking, and collecting books, globes, tea pots, and house plants.

How many years in Resident Life: 3 years as the Director of Housing of a smaller college and 5 ½ years as a Resident Director/ Residence Life Coordinator at a sister school.

What is your favorite thing about being in this field?: Going to college is such a bewildering time for students. They are navigating becoming an adult, being a student, and deciding who they are and what they want to become. The best part of my job is watching those transitions and providing students opportunities to grow and connect to others.

Why did you apply to be in Residence Life?: I applied to HSU in order to continue being a part of a Christ-centered atmosphere, advance my education in higher ed, and help grow the department of Residence Life!

What advice would you give those attending HSU?: Show up. Show up to class, show up to activities that sound fun, show up for your friends and most importantly – show up for yourself.

Jagger GranPosition: Residence Director Campus Houses

Hometown: Shoreview, Minn.

Degrees earned: M.Ed. in Adult and Higher Education, B.A. in Theology/Philosophy and Biology

What are your hobbies?: Board games, Sports, Learning, and Languages

How many years in Residence Life? How long and what capacity?: 4 years as an R.A. and 2 years as an R.D.

What is your favorite thing about being in this field?: Discipleship and other growth among students and staff

Why did you apply to be in Residence Life?: I wanted to grow as a leader and be a part of the indescribable college experience.

What advice would you give those attending HSU?: Say yes to every opportunity. Be the roommate you want your roommate to be (Matthew 7:12, Luke 6:31, Galatians 5:14, Romans 13:9).

Angelica RamirezPosition: Residence Director Anderson Hall

Hometown: Austin, TX

Degrees earned: Bachelors of Science in Biology

What are your hobbies?: Painting, Yoga, Zumba, and being outside

How many years in Residence Life? How long and what capacity?: 4 years – 2 years of being a Resident Assistant in girls dorm at Howard Payne University and 2 years Resident Assistant for apartments at Howard Payne University.

What is your favorite thing about being in this field?: My favorite thing about working in Residence Life is getting to meet students of all different backgrounds and walks of life.

Why did you apply to be in Residence Life?: I enjoyed it as both a resident and staff member from all the lifelong connections I was able to make. The community you develop during college is many times the people living next door to you, and who you go to events with, so I believe being intentional in Residence Life can drastically impact a students college experience for the better. If there is anyway I can enrich a students experience at HSU, I want to be a part of that!

What advice would you give those attending HSU?: Be intentional with your experience here! It is apart of God’s divine plan that you are at HSU, every person you encounter, event you attend and class you take is all for a reason!

Tori WestPosition: Residence Director of Lange Residence Hall

Hometown: Midland, TX

Degrees Earned: B.B.S in Psychology from Hardin-Simmons University

What are your Hobbies? I love doing anything outdoors. Hiking, camping, and lake days are my jam. I really enjoy traveling, particularly to other countries. I love getting to meet new people and experience new cultures. I also really enjoy game nights and spending time with my family. 

How many years in Residence Life? This is my second year working in Residence Life.

What is your favorite thing about working in Student Life/Higher Education/Residence life? My favorite thing about working with students on campus is really getting to know them and walk with them in such a transformational time of their life. College is a major growing point for so many and I love getting to be right in the middle of watching people discover who God has made them to be.

Why did you apply to be in Residence Life? The community you develop in college has the ability to have a huge impact on your life. I love the idea of getting to be a part of helping to develop a culture that is loving and encouraging.

What advice would you give those attending HSU? Seek God with all your heart and be excited for what He has in store for you at HSU. Put yourself out there and be intentional to build community! The college experience is really sweet to do with friends alongside you.