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Nekaybaw Watson
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Hey, Georgia Southern! My name is Nekaybaw Watson and I am your President. I am a senior Exercise Science major here at Georgia Southern. I started my involvement with RHA my sophomore year and I even attended a conference with RHA which was what made me want to truly embrace a leadership position within RHA. Other organizations I am involved with on campus are, the Wellness Ambassadors and I am a Fitness Specialist at the RAC. I pride myself in bringing the best I have to offer to all aspects of my life. I hope to share my enthusiasm with other students and bring everything I can to the table. I am more than glad to discuss anything with anyone of my peers feel free to contact me in person, by email, or during my office hours. HAIL SOUTHERN!!!


Madison Snider
National Communications Coordinator
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Liyah Morgan
Vice President of Advocacy and Service
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Hey, Eagle Nation! My name is Liyah Morgan and I am the Vice President of Advocacy and Service. I am a Junior Psychology major with a double minor in criminal justice and sociology. I currently live in Augusta, Georgia but I am from St. Thomas U.S.V.I. I started RHA the first semester of my freshman year as a Freedom’s Landing community advocate.  I plan to focus my time in office promoting the welfare and interests of on-campus students through hall improvement and residence life quality proposals. My quote for this year is, “ The only time I set the bar low is for limbo.” If you are interested in making a difference in your community, come visit me during my office hours to learn more. I hope to see you join our organization and grow not only as a leader but as an individual!

Kyla Robinson
Vice President of Programmin
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Ashlin Smith
Vice President of Administrative and Finance Operations
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Hey Eagle Nation! My name is Ashlin Smith. I am a Senior Biology major and Business minor. I am from Albany, Georgia. I got involved with RHA Fall of 2016 when I became the Director of Philanthropy for Centennial Place. After the restructuring, I became the Service Lead for the spring. I have enjoyed my time with RHA so much I decided to become a part of the executive board leading me to my previous position as President and now I am the new Vice President of Administrative and Finance Operations. So, join me and become an active member of this amazing organization either through a leadership position or just being a member of the general body. Feel free to make an appointment with me! I look forward to seeing you all at the weekly meetings or during my office hours!


Maya Allen
Vice President of Communication and Recognition
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Hello Eagle Nation! My name is Maya Allen and I am your Vice President of Communications and Public Relations for the 2018-2019 academic year! I am a Junior Graphic Design major. I currently reside in McDonough, Georgia but I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. This year is my first year as an RHA E-Board member, and I am very excited to get to know you all through our weekly meetings and programs. If you would like to be involved with RHA, please do not hesitate to come to one of our weekly meetings, or contact me during my office hours! Let’s have a great year!


Verva Jean Shumate

Hi, Georgia Southern! My name is Verva Jean Shumate and I am one of the Co-Advisor to the Residence Hall Association (RHA). When I am not working with the executive board to plan exciting and innovative programs for you all, I am the Resident Director for University Villas. I am originally from St. James, MN and I graduated from South Dakota State University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Environmental Science. I recently graduated with my Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University.

RHA is an exciting organization that enhances the experiences of all students living on campus. RHA allows for opportunities to meet new people, attend awesome programs, improve the living experiences within the Residence Halls and help you grow as a leader! Besides becoming True Blue, I enjoy watching the Denver Broncos during football season and the Colorado Rockies during baseball season. When I am not cheering on my sports teams. I love being outside – hiking and fishing. I am looking forward to working with you and getting to know you and how we can continue to improve the experience of living on campus! Hail Southern!!

Nicole Hilliard
Hey Georgia Southern! My name is Nicole Hilliard and I am one of the Co-Advisors to the Residence Hall Association (RHA).  When I am not working RHA on an awesome service opportunity or implementing advocacy initiatives or planning a fun program for you all to attend, I am fulfilling the other half of my role as the Graduate Resident Director for Watson Hall. I am originally from Colonia New Jersey. I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Rowan University. Currently, I am working on receiving a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration here at Southern!
The best way to make Georgia Southern feel like home is to get involved with RHA! RHA provides the opportunity for residents to meet other residents all around campus, connect with campus partners, build a foundation for leadership and it’s a great way to have fun! When I am not working, my hobbies are watching Netflix, shopping, playing board games and spending time with my boyfriend Kyle.  I truly believe that RHA will give you the opportunities you have been looking for! Being a part of RHA is such a great way to get involved here on campus! I can’t wait to see you every Monday night in the Watson MPR at 7:00PM!! I look forward to working with you!
Casey Weaver

Hello, Georgia Southern! My name is Casey Weaver and I am one of the Co-Advisor to the Residence Hall Association (RHA). When I am not working with the executive board to plan awesome programs & events for you all, I am fulfilling the other half of my role as the Assistant Director of Residence Education. I am originally from Bath, PA and I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Sciences from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Most recently I graduated with my Master’s Degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Being involved with RHA is one of the best things a resident can do while living on campus! RHA opens the door to meeting new people, experiencing awesome events and can even help you grow professionally! When I’m not working, my hobbies consist of golfing, doing activities with my family, and catching up with friends, I believe that all on-campus students can find a good home with RHA and I cannot wait to meet & work with all of you!



Last updated: 10/14/2018