Auburn University Housing cultivates and supports living environments rooted in tradition with a commitment to providing well-maintained residence halls that are safe, welcoming, and inclusive. Our staff foster holistic student development to prepare residents for success in a global society.


Kevin Hoult, Ed.D, director of housing and residence life

Kevin Hoult, Ed.D.

Director, University Housing
and Residence Life

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.



Virginia A. Koch, Ph.D. , Director

Virginia A. Koch, Ph.D. email Virginia Koch

Director, Residence Life

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.


Maureen Young

Maureen Young email Maureen Young

Assistant Director, Residence Life

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.


Robert R. McKinnell

Robert R. McKinnell email Robert McKinnell

Assistant Director, Housing Operations

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.


Jessi Dillingham

Jessi Dillingham email Jessi Dillingham

Area Coordinator, The Hill

Ms. Jessi Dillingham is originally from Nashville, TN and in 2014 received her B.S. in Psychology from Austin Peay State University. In 2016 she earned a M.S. in Counselor Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs at Mississippi State University. Jessi joined University Housing in July 2016.




Lindsey Sharpe

Lindsey Sharpe email Lindsey Sharpe

Assignments Coordinator

As an Auburn Native, Mrs. Sharpe completed her Bachelor’s degree in Apparel Merchandising, Design and Production Management and a minor in Business from Auburn in 2006. Mrs. Sharpe has worked in student housing in multiple settings. Prior to joining the Housing team, she spent 5 years working with a private college housing company that served students in the Auburn and Texas A&M market. Mrs. Sharpe currently serves as the Assignments Coordinator for University Housing.


Hannah Box

Hannah Box email Hannah Box

Access Coordinator

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

Caroline Bush email Caroline Bush

Administrative Associate

Mrs. Bush is originally from Selma, Alabama. She moved to Auburn as a freshman and hasn’t left! Caroline 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

Abigail Jones email Abigail Jones

Administrative Support Assistant

Ms. 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.



Graduate Staff


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Caitlin Bridges

Graduate Area Coordinator, Hill East

Caitlin Bridges is a native of Huntsville, Alabama. She is a 2017 graduate of Liberty University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Development and minors in Chinese and Psychology. While at Liberty University, she served as a Resident Assistant for two years. Ms. Bridges is pursuing a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Auburn.


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Stanley Cedant

Graduate Area Coordinator, Village North

Mr. Cedant is originally from Miami, Florida and is a 2016 graduate of the University of Central Florida where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Sciences. He is pursuing a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Auburn.


Brittany Dennis

Brittany Dennis

Administrative Graduate Assistant

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.


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Toni Jackson

Graduate Area Coordinator, Hill West

Ms. Jackson was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. In 2016, she received a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Tennessee. While at the University of Tennessee, she served as a Resident Assistant for seven semesters and studied abroad in Santander, Spain. Ms. Jackson is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration at Auburn.



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Hillary Lindsay

Graduate Area Coordinator, Lower Quad

Ms. Lindsay is from Tuscaloosa, Alabama and is a 2016 graduate of The University of Alabama where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a minor Human Development and Family Studies. She is pursuing a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Auburn.


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Kali Popson

Operations Graduate Assistant

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.


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Claudia Seckinger

Graduate Area Coordinator, Village South

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.


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Emily Scarpa

Graduate Area Coordinator, Upper Quad

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 pursuing a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration with a minor in Sport Management.




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Micah Toles

Graduate Area Coordinator, Cambridge

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.


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Colin Warner

Graduate Area Coordinator, South Donahue

Mr. Warner comes to Auburn from Tipton, Indiana. In 2013, he received a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Ball State University. After graduation, he worked for Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity for two and a half years and consulted with 39 chapters across the Southeast, Northeast and Midwest. Mr. Warner is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration at Auburn.

Last Updated: November 08, 2017