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Residence Life Staff

The residence life staff members are responsible for directing, guiding and supervising GSSM students, particularly in areas of non-academic development.

The residence life coordinators are professional, full-time staff members who live in the residence hall. Four RLCs work rotating schedules which include day, night and weekend shifts so that the students in the residence hall are supervised 24/7. The RLCs also supervise two resident assistants who also live on their floors. 

The resident assistants serve as counselors, plan hall activities, help enforce guidelines, and act as liaisons between the students and staff. RAs are local college students who are chosen for their maturity, leadership, communication skills and interest in working with teenagers.

Director of Campus Life

John Batten

Johnny is originally from Central Maine and was GSSM’s Residence Life Coordinator for four years before being promoted to the Director position. Before GSSM, Johnny spent four years working in student life at Fordham University in residence hall management and housing operations. He began his career working at the Maine School for Science and Mathematics, where he served as a resident assistant and a hall director. He has also worked with Upward Bound and GSSM's GoSciTech summer science and technology camp.  He holds a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Maine at Presque Isle and a master's degree in psychology from Walden University.

Coordinator of Student Activities

Chelsea Lane

Chelsea Lane, of McBee, SC, served as a Resident Assistant at the Governor’s School for almost two years and is the new Student Activities Coordinator. In her new role, she works with students on monthly service projects and fun weekly activities in the Student Activity Center. She holds a bachelor’s degree in counseling psychology, with a minor in sociology, from Coker College. She currently volunteers at the newly created Thelma Louis Barns Learning Center in McBee, which teaches teens better communication skills and helps build confidence with public speaking. She enjoys a variety of activities, such as reading, horseback riding, music, spending time with family and friends and meeting new people. She loves working with these incredible students and looks forward to helping them find ways to become involved in both the GSSM and Hartsville communities.

Residence Life Coordinators
Gary Dent, 4th Floor
Heather Dunham, 3rd Floor
David Griffith, 2nd floor
Jenna Roberts, 4th Floor
Brittany Stephens, 2nd Floor
Maurice Williams, 3rd Floor

Resident Assistants
Jordan Davenport, 3rd Floor
Chelsea Frazier, 2nd Floor
Kenya Frazier, 3rd Floor
Robert Hankins, 4th Floor
Brandon Herron, 2nd Floor
Shanice Kelly, 4th Floor
Sarah McNamee, 2nd Floor
Chris Moore, 4th Floor
Hailey Owens, 3rd Floor
Troy Perrotti, 2nd Floor
Jendelle Vincent, 4th Floor
Devion Whetstone, 3rd Floor