Meet the Housing Staff

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Housing and Residential Life employs three professional staff, an administrative assistant, and 22 residential student staff. Housing and Residential Life also partners with several other campus departments to provide services for students. The Housing Office, located in the center of Sebastian Commons Apartments on 49th Street, is open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, with professional staff being available during traditional business hours. Please do not hesitate to contact any of the staff below regarding Housing and Residential Life questions or please email housing@uafs.edu.

Director of Housing and Residential Life

Beth Eppinger

 

Sebastian Commons Resident Director

Beth Eppinger

beth.eppinger@uafs.edu

(479) 788 - 7334

Beth joined the UAFS family in Fall 2009 and is currently the director of Housing and Residential Life. Beth’s role is to manage all on campus housing options by focusing on facility and student needs. Her mission is for students to have a successful time living on campus by being engaged in their surroundings. Beth’s housing experience includes her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota and her MBA from Northwest Missouri State University. Beth and the rest of her staff are just a short email or phone call away. Go Lions!

Jewels Howard

 

Lion's Den Resident Director

Jewels Howard

jewels.howard@uafs.edu

(479) 788-7341

Jewels became a part of the UAFS team in June 2015 as the Sebastian Commons resident director. As such she is responsible for overseeing the SC resident assistants and supporting them in building a positive, welcoming, and educational living community. Jewels's Housing and Residential Life experience began during her time as an undergraduate at Texas Christian University. After graduating she became a hall director for a co-educational and an all-male building at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. She has found joy in life with helping students grow through their collegiate experience!

Ricky Harris

 

Ricky Harris

ricky.harris@uafs.edu

(479) 788-7348

Ricky began as a resident assistant as a sophomore in college, and Housing and Residential Life has been his passion since. Ricky served as a graduate hall director and marketing and technology graduate assistant at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where he received a B.A. in political science, a B.A. in journalism, and an M.A. in higher education/student affairs. Ricky spent one year as a full-time community director at Texas A&M University – Commerce before joining the UAFS team in the Summer of 2015. He enjoys making the college experience as meaningful as possible for all students in order to help prepare them for their lives and careers.