New Neighborhood Engagement Directors Named

Neighborhood engagement directors for the five campus neighborhoods have been finalized. Assignments are as follows:

  • Kelly High McCord, Neighborhood Engagement Director for Brody (Armstrong, Bailey, Bryan, Butterfield, Emmons and Rather residence halls); co-convener of the Residential Pillar
  • Reggie Noto, Neighborhood Engagement Director for East (Akers, Holmes, and Hubbard residence halls); co-convener of the Academic Pillar
  • Tom Fritz, Neighborhood Engagement Director for North (Campbell, Gilchrist, Landon, Mayo, Yakeley, Williams, Abbot, Mason, Phillips, and Snyder residence halls); co-convener of the Health & Wellness Pillar
  • Jodi Hancock, Neighborhood Engagement Director for River Trail (McDonel, Owen, Shaw and Van Hoosen residence halls); liaison to Neighborhoods Student Advisory Board and student representatives assigned to pillars
  • Terry Walsh, Neighborhood Engagement Director for South (Case, Holden, Wilson and Wonders residence halls); co-convener of the Intercultural Pillar

After serving in the inaugural year of the initiative, Kelly High McCord, Terry Walsh and Reggie Noto return in permanent roles as neighborhood engagement directors. Their work in 2011-12 solidified the foundations and helped clarify the operational structure. We look forward this year to building upon the momentum and expertise they developed.

Jodi Hancock joins the team from the MSU Women’s Resource Center, where she has been the Educational Program Coordinator since 2003.  Jodi has a Masters degree in College Student Development and a Bachelors degree in Communication and Public Relations, both from Appalachian State University.  Tom Fritz comes from Texas A&M University where he served as a Community Director for the Department of Residence Life.  Tom has a Masters degree in Higher Education from Florida State University and a Bachelors degree in Economics from Quinnipiac University.

Along with the engagement centers in Brody, East and South, the new centers for the North and River Trail neighborhoods are now open. The North Neighborhood Engagement Center is located in Room 200 of the MSU Union. The River Trail Neighborhood Engagement Center is located on the first floor of McDonel Hall. Construction is nearing completion and the center will be fully staffed beginning Monday, September 17. With these two new centers the neighborhoods model extends campus-wide. The engagement center teams are eager to reach out to all of the students living on campus and get them connected to the resources, services and programs that will enhance their success.