Housing and Residence Life Team

Residence Life Team photo

The Department of Housing and Residence Life is here to address the student population needs, maintain a safe and academically conducive environment, and assist students in the transition to university life.

Our professional staff are full-time, post-master’s professionals trained in student development theory, crisis intervention, and student conduct matters. The Director, Associate Director, and Coordinator of Operations work in the Residence Life Office in Petrik Hall; and our two live-in Area Coordinators have offices in their respective residence halls.

Each residence hall is also staffed with undergraduate para-professionals in the role of Resident Assistants. There is a Resident Assistant (RA) on duty available each night at the front desk, and we have professional staff on call for emergencies.

We encourage all students to become acquainted with their hall staff (including the Residence Life Coordinator) and the department!

Contact Information

Residence Life Office
502.272.7019 (fax)
Petrik Hall, First Floor
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Jacob SmithJacob Smith Headshot

Interim Director of Housing and Residence Life

Colleen Arnett Colleen Arnett Headshot

Assistant Director of Housing Operations

Jenna WardPlaceholder

Area Coordinator

  • jward5@bellarmine.edu
  • 502.272.7489
  • Areas of responsibility: Anniversary Hall, Kennedy-Newman Hall, Petrik Hall, National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH), Residence Hall Association (RHA)
  • Strengths: Individualization, Maximizer, Arranger, Context, Adaptability
  • Read more about Jenna

Michael Watts Michael Watts Headshot

Area Coordinator