STUDENT LIFE OFFICE
The Student Life Office helps meet student needs including residence life and housing, health and safety, community involvement, and campus activities. They are closely involved with students and concerned with their well-being and safety.
STUDENT LIFE STAFF LISTING
Anita, a Danville native, joined the Student Life staff in 2001. She comes to Centre from a local manufacturing facility where she was a Human Resources Assistant for 16 years. One of her major responsibilities in the Student Life Office is the publication of the student handbook which is given to each student. She also publishes the yearly Centre College Directory.
Kendrick joined the Student Life staff in August of 2011. He oversees the Student Activities Council, Student Government Association, and numerous registered student clubs and organizations. Kendrick also supervises the Campus Center student staff along with coordinating the Campus Center facility. Kendrick earned his bachelor’s degree in Communications from Bellarmine University in Louisville and his master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina. Kendrick is originally from Liberty, Ky.
Randy was promoted to the position of Vice President and Dean of Student Life in 2000 after serving since 1993 as Director of Residence Life and Counseling and Associate Dean of Student Life. As Vice President and Dean of Student Life, Randy continues to have an “open door” policy, which invites all students to call upon him for advice or direction here at Centre College. His philosophy for the Student Life Office is that each student deserves to have the best “outside the classroom” experience along with the best education while at Centre College. Randy earned a bachelor’s degree from Berea College and a master’s in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kentucky.
Vice President and Dean of Student Life Randy Hays receives “Dr. Fred Rhodes Outstanding Service” award at CPAK Conference
Feb. 2, 2016
Vice President and Dean of Student Life Randy Hays was recognized with the “Dr. Fred Rhodes Outstanding Service” award at the 2016 College Personnel Association of Kentucky (CPAK) Conference held on Centre College’s campus on Jan. 29.
The award commends outstanding professionals who have made significant professional contributions or achievements on a campus, or at the state or regional level. Nominees also demonstrate professional ethics, dedication and commitment to the principles of the college personnel profession. More….
Jack joined the Student Life Office in July, 2019. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Jack earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Eckerd College and his master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies: Higher Education Administration from Boston University. As the Director of Campus Activities and Leadership Programming, he oversees the Campus Center, including managing the reservation system and supervising the Campus Center student staff. Additionally, he oversees leadership programming and serves as the advisor for the Student Activities Council (SAC).
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Sophia earned her Bachelor of Arts in global management leadership at Earlham College in 2019 and joined the Student Life office as the Coordinator of Community Service and the Bonner Program in July. In this position, she helps the Bonner students develop their leadership potential as well as support the campus-wide community engagement efforts. Sophia was a Bonner Scholar at Earlham and did an internship at the Bonner Foundation.
Scotty joined the Student Life staff in June 2017. Scotty oversees the administrative aspects of fraternity and sorority life on campus as well as advises the Interfraternity and Panhellenic councils. In addition to Greek Life, he coordinates the new student orientation and supervises the orientation leaders. Scotty earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Communication from the University of North Alabama and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Georgia Southern University. Scotty is a member of the Delta Chi Fraternity and originally from Guntersville, Ala.
Jessie joined the student life staff in October of 2018. She oversees community service programming and the Bonner Scholar and Leader programs. Jessie earned her undergraduate degrees in religious studies and sociology from Bowling Green State University and her master of theological studies from Vanderbilt Divinity School. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Miami University’s Student Affairs in Higher Education program. Her dissertation focuses on civic education and explores how colleges and universities prepare students to be active and informed citizens in our democracy.
Jessie is an AmeriCorps VISTA alum and is originally from Bloomville, Ohio.
Julie Wheeler joined Centre’s staff in 2014 as a DPS officer. In 2019, she moved to her current position as coordinator of residence life.
Before coming to Centre, Julie served as a paramedic and emergency services manager in central Kentucky and abroad. She also worked as a substitute teacher and instructional assistant for Danville Independent Schools.
Julie received a B.S. in psychology from Eastern Kentucky University.