Staff Directory

Under the direction of the Executive Director, Director and Associate Directors, the Housing and Residence Life staff performs a variety of functions ranging from business operations, administrative services, facility management, and student development to make your on campus living experience satisfying. 

Department Leadership

Martin Reed, Executive Director of Student Affairs Auxillaries

Vacant, Director of Housing & Residence Life

Current Residents

Vanessa Hauser, Associate Director of Residence Life

Dallas Carter, Coordinator for Residential and Academic Initiatives 

Contact for: Residents living in Heritage Apartments

The RLCs supervise the Lead RAs, RAs and PAs, that work together to create safe and inclusive learning communities. RLCs are also available for after-hour assistance. 

Lammi Adem, Residence Life Coordinator for Valley Terraces

Juan Carlos Lopez, Residence Life Coordinator for Sierra Terraces

Josh Parker, Residence Life Coordinator for Half Dome

Michele Kleeman, Residence Life Coordinator for Cathedral & Tenaya

Future Residents

Jason Mellen, Business Systems Analyst
General questions related to housing applications, assignments, and billing should be directed to housing@ucmerced.edu or 209-228-4663.

Conferences, Event Services & Room Reservations

Debbie Henderson, Manager for Marketing, Conferences, and Event Services

Front Desk Operations and Mail Services

Ashley Eagleson, Office Manager

Janice Zarate, Front Desk Coordinator

Facilities and Custodial Operations

If something is broken, please submit a work order or visit your apartment leasing office.

Edvardas Dabbs Vilciauskas, Associate Director of Housing Facilities

Peter Arroyo, Custodial Manager

Purchasing and Business Operations

Jaymz Harkey, Administrative Assistant

Junelle Lewis, Administrative Assistant