Willis Excited About Serving Men's Residence Life Program
Posted on Monday, March 07, 2011 [11:41 AM]
LWC alumnus Jordan
Willis has been named the college's men's area coordinator.
In the background are Harold J. Smith Hall, left, and Richardson
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- The voice of the new men's area
coordinator at Lindsey Wilson College should be recognizable to
most people familiar with LWC, even if they have not met him
If you have attended an LWC
basketball game in Biggers Sports over the last three years,
chances are you heard Jordan Willis' voice echoing over the
Willis recently added a new title to
his resume as he was named LWC men's area coordinator. As men's
area coordinator, Willis is responsible for the more than 500 male
residential students who live in LWC campus housing. He oversees
Richardson Hall, Harold J. Smith Hall, Horton Hall, College Hill
and Trabue Apartments.
Watching former LWC area coordinators
work with students by creating a living-learning campus life led
Willis to pursue the position.
"I took the job based on years of
watching (LWC Residence Life Director) Heather Davis and (Assistant Dean of Students)
Andy McAllister and how much they helped the
students when they were area coordinators," Willis said. "I admired
the work ethic of Andy, Heather, (Vice President of Student
Services & Enrollment Management) Dean Adams and (Dean of Students) Chris Schmidt, and I have always wanted to be
a bigger part of their team."
Willis just concluded his third
season as public address announcer for Blue Raider home basketball
games. That is but one of the many hats Willis has worn since he
joined the LWC staff four years ago after graduating from the
college in December 2007.
For three years, he was assistant
director of student activities, manager of Grider Apartments and
helped with LWC's Upward Bound program.
Willis understands the importance of
his job and how it affects students' lives of students.
"Residence life area coordinators are
full-time LWC employees who are responsible for providing safe and
comfortable residence halls and apartments," said Willis, who is an
Adair County native and graduate of Adair County High School.
include: developing community on campus; organizing hall councils;
developing programs for residents; and maintaining an environment
conducive to students' academic, social and personal success.
Coordinators also supervise the team
of residence life professionals and student staffs; enforce
residence life policy; oversee the housing process; and work with
the LWC administration, faculty and staff.
Willis said his appointment as men's
area coordinator is another way for him to give back to a school
that has enriched his life.
"I love being able to continue my
service to the college in a new way," Willis said. "LWC has done so
much for me in the past, and I am more than happy to be able to
give back to the college the way that it once gave to me and still
does. I learn something new every single day from the students on
this campus and look forward to staying around LWC for a long