Meet the RHDs

We're proud to introduce Lipscomb's Resident Hall Directors. Feel free to contact them with any questions, suggestions or concerns.

Hannah Meeks
Elam Hall

Hannah graduated from Colorado Christain Univeristy in May of 2013 with a Bachelors of Science in Global Studies with an emphasis in Leadership Studies. During her time as an undergraduate student, she was involved in Residence Life as a Resident Assistant, worked on the Student Body Government and founded a Service Club which focused on raising awareness about Human Trafficking. After graduating she worked as a Marketing Director at Chick-fil-A in Denver facilitating events and community involvement. Hannah has a passion for living a Gospel filled life, developing young leaders and loving people well. Hannah is currently the Residence Hall Director for Elam Hall. 


Laurie SainLaurie Sain
Fanning Hall

Laurie has been part of the Residence Life team for eleven years and the Residence Hall Director of Fanning Hall for the past six years. She graduated from Lipscomb University with an undergraduate degree in Psychology in 2008. Laurie and her Husband, Aaron, have been married for 23 years. They have two children, Adam, a freshman at Lipscomb University, and Taylor, an eighth grader at Lipscomb Academy. Laurie and her family attend Tusculum Church of Christ.


Caroline Gallagher
Johnson Hall

Caroline joined the Residence Life team in July 2011 as the Residence Hall Director for Johnson Hall. Prior to this appointment, she was a Residence Assistant in Elam Hall for two year. Caroline graduated in May of 2012 from Lipscomb University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business. Caroline received the Sarah Keith Gamble Award of Excellence in 2011. During her undergraduate studies, Caroline traveled to Ghana, West Africa the summers of 2009, 2010 and was the student Team Leader fro the trip in 2011. She is passionate about international missions and hopes to one day return to Africa and start an orphanage. 


Mike SmithMike Smith
High Rise

Mike Smith has been the Residence Hall Director for High Rise since fall of 2000. He graduated from Lipscomb University in 1982 and received his MBA in 2004. Mike and his wife, Susan, have been married for 27 years and have two grown sons, Seth and Nathan. Mike and Susan attend Woodmont Hills Church of Christ.


Sam ParnellSam Parnell
Sewell Hall

Sam obtained his Bachelor of Arts on Public Relations in 2004 and his Masters of Arts in Christian Studies in 2007 from Lipscomb University. He is currently enrolled at Tennessee State University working towards an Ed. D. in Higher Education Administration. Sam has worked in the Campus Life office at Lipscomb University for nine years. During this time, he has served as the Assistant Head Resident of High Rise and the Coordinator of Small Groups for Campus Ministry. Currently, Sam is Director of Greek Life and Residence Hall Director of Sewell Hall. He and his wife, Kristina, have two sons, Eli and Luke, and a daughter, Kate.


Jonathan WilliamsJonathan Williams
The Village

Jonathan graduated in May of 2011 from Lipscomb University with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Biology. As a student, Jonathan competed four years in cross country and track and worked as a Resident Assistant from August 2008 – May 2011. Being a Resident Assistant in Sewell Hall is where he found his love for campus life and student development. Jonathan is now working on his Masters degree in Exercise and Nutrition Science.