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Student Success Team


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David Betsch joined University Housing at CCU in July 2011. He brings with him experience from four different Universities, compiling over thirteen years of Housing experience, including his undergraduate years working as a Resident Assistant. David earned his Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education degree at the University of West Florida and his Master of Education in Student Personnel Services at the University of South Carolina. David and his Student Success Team are dedicated to creating a living and learning environment that is supportive of our residents’ academic pursuits.

David Betsch
Associate Director
Student Success
Ingle Office


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Originally from Nebraska and raised in Illinois and Florida, Stephen earned his Bachelor of Arts in French Language and Literature with minors in Theology and Political Science from Marquette University before pursuing a Master of Science in Education in Adult and Higher Education from Northern Illinois University. Prior to coming to Coastal, Stephen served for over four years in the United States Peace Corps, teaching high school English as a foreign language and working on sustainable agroforestry projects in Kaele, Cameroon. At Coastal, Stephen was the Resident Director of the Grand Strand community in 2012 before becoming First Year Engagement Coordindator in January 2013 and later transitioning to his current role. Stephen as of October 2014 has also taken over supervision of the Gardens.

Stephen Swieton
Assistant Director for Engagement
Grand Strand Activity House


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Kat Mortensen is from Ogden, Iowa and is the Area Director for Main Campus and oversees Special Interest Housing. She received her degree in Applied Mathematics from Grand View College in 2006 and received a degree in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Ball State University in 2007. She’s been with CCU since July 2012 and has enjoyed working with all of the dedicated and passionate people at the university.

Kathryn Mortenson
Assistant Director for Main Campus
Eaglin/Ingle/The Woods
Eaglin Office


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Born and raised in Gastonia, North Carolina, Richard earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Western Carolina University before pursuing a Master of Education in College Student Personnel from Western Carolina University. Richard has been at Coastal since July 2012 and served as an Area Director prior to his current role as Assistant Director.

Richard Gamble
Assistant Director for University Place
Blue Ridge/Grand Strand/Low Country/Piedmont/Sandhills
Grand Strand Annex



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Clarissia Collins is the Graduate Resident Director for the Gardens Community (Azalea and Magnolia.) Clarissia is originally from Charleston, SC; she is a Coastal Carolina University Alumni where she served as a Resident Assistant while also obtaining the title Residents Assistant of the Year. While attending Coastal Carolina University, Clarissia obtained a Bachelors of Arts in Communication with a Minor in Graphic Design. Clarissia is pursuing her Master’s Degree at Springfield College and will graduate May of 2015.

Clarissia Collins
Graduate Resident Director
The Gardens
Azalea Office


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Joel Clement is from Stone Mountain, Georgia and is serving as the Resident Director for the Woods Community (Palmetto, Elm, Dogwood, Maple, Cypress, and Oak Halls).  Joel is coming to CCU from Appalachian State University, where he spent six years earning his Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Arts in College Student Development degrees.  While at Appalachian State, Joel served as a Resident Assistant, Graduate Residence Director, and Learning Skills Services Specialist.  He is looking forward to his role at CCU and working with all of the dedicated and passionate students, faculty and staff.  He has been in his current role since July 2014.

Joel Clement
Resident Director
The Woods
Ingle Office


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Megan Mesco is currently the Resident Director for Eaglin Hall.  Originally from a small town in Eastern Pennsylvania, she graduated from Arcadia University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. Upon graduating, she decided to go directly to graduate school at Old Dominion University where she received her Master’s of Science in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education and Student Affairs in May 2014.  While attending grad school, Megan worked in Residence Life at Virginia Wesleyan College as a Village Coordinator. 

Megan Mesco
Resident Director
Eaglin Hall
Eaglin Office


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Ryan Bowyer is originally from Christiansburg, Virginia in Southwest Virginia. He graduated from Emory & Henry College in 2010 with Bachelors in History and Middle Eastern/Islamic Studies. He attended Big South rival Radford University where he was a Graduate Resident Director where he graduated with a Master’s of Science in Education. Ryan is an avid Obstacle Course Racer, trail runner, enjoys playing Magic the Gathering, and absolutely loves dogs.

Ryan Bowyer
Resident Director
Ingle Hall
Ingle Office


Suzanna Menard is originally from Grand Blanc, Michigan and is the Area Operations Assistant for the Main Campus communities. A Coastal Carolina University alumna, Suzanna earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2013. She is also currently enrolled in CCU’s Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program. Suzanna joined the University Housing team in June of 2013 and has thoroughly enjoyed working with students, faculty, and staff here at CCU.

Suzanna Menard
Area Operations Assistant
Main Campus
Ingle 129




University Place

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Bryan Ensel's journey began in Plattsburgh, NY--a small town in a tucked away region of the Adirondack Mountains. During his time there, he completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at SUNY Plattsburgh (while sifting his way through the snow of course). To launch his professional career and pursue his passion, Bryan relocated to CCU in 2011 and has been here ever since. Being a fan of hard work, he's not afraid to roll-up his sleeves, nor is he afraid to pour a little sweat. On any given day throughout the summer, you might find him working on special projects alongside our custodial, facilities, and maintenance folks within University Housing; and in his free time, he loves to experiment with new recipes in the kitchen, go on long runs, work on computers, and teach students the joys of Spinning. (Did we mention he's a certified Spinning Instructor, too? Talk about a "triple threat!") If you're looking for ways to get involved at the university or simply seeking help with your technology issues, Bryan's the guy to call! 

Bryan Ensel
Resident Director
Grand Strand Annex


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Amanda Jones joined the CCU in July of 2014 and is the Resident Director for Blue Ridge. Amanda earned her Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and Literature/Writing in 2011 from SUNY Potsdam before completing Master’s degree in Literacy in 2012 at SUNY Potsdam. Since Amanda is originally from the Lake Placid area of Upstate New York, she is looking forward to making connections with students from all areas.

Amanda Jones
Resident Director
Blue Ridge
Grand Strand Annex


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Crystal White is from Atlanta, Georgia. She previously worked at Georgia State University as an Assistant Resident Director and also brings experience form the secondary education and non-profit areas serving as an Assistant Sports Director with a Metro-Atlanta YMCA. Crystal has her BA in Psychology from Louisiana State University and completed her MBA in Marketing from the University of Phoenix.

Crystal White
Resident Director
Grand Strand Office


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Shelli Ivey is from southeast Georgia and went to college at Valdosta State University. She was a Resident Assistant while pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She decided to stay two more years at VSU to get her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. While attending grad school, she also worked as Graduate Residence Hall Director. After joining the CCU housing family in 2012 where she spent two years as the Resident Director for Eaglin Hall. Currently, Shelli has transitioned over to University Place where she is the Resident Director of Low Country.

Shelli Ivey
Resident Director
Low Country
Grand Strand Office


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Randy was a Resident Assistant while pursuing his Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology at SUNY Plattsburgh. After graduating in December of 2007 Randy went out into the work force and held a few different social service based positions working with troubled youth. A year after moving to South Carolina Randy began working as an Area Operatons Assistant here at Coastal Carolina University. After entering back into Higher Education, Randy decided to obtain his Master's of Education degree and graduated in August of 2014 from Columbia College.  Randy is looking forward to helping students adjust and ultimately succeed in their quest for an advanced degree.

Randy Smalls
Resident Director
Grand Strand
Grand Strand Office

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Julie Johansen is from New Jersey and has been the Area Operations Assistant for the Grand Strand Office at University Place since 2011. Her career was in Hotel Management for 17 years before coming to Coastal Carolina University. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in accounting degree from Colorado Technical University. Julie’s favorite part of her job is working with the student staff and helping the residents of Housing have the best experience they can.

Julie Johansen
Area Operations Assistant
University Place
Grand Strand Office



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