Jessica Hatcher (center) surrounded by the Miller and Meadows Hall RAs. (Photo provided)
Jessica Hatcher (center) surrounded by the Miller and Meadows Hall RAs. (Photo provided)

Jessica Hatcher is the new Miller and Meadows Hall resident director.

1. Where did you go to school and what did you major in?
I went to Anderson University, and I graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and Youth Leadership Development.

2. How did you find out about the open resident director job?
When I was applying for the graduate counseling program, Becca Cline, my admissions counselor, told me about it. Right when I found out, I knew that this would be a wonderful set up, and I began praying about it. I’m thankful that this is where God has brought me.

3. What’s been the hardest part about transitioning into that role?
I think the hardest part has been learning everything at a new school. It is kind of like starting college all over again, meeting new friends, figuring out where everything is and trying to get in a new schedule. Thankfully, I’m surrounded by great people who have helped me out a lot.

4. How have the resident assistants made the transition smoother?
My RA’s have been amazing! They have been able to teach me a lot about Miller/Meadows and campus in general. They have been welcoming and helpful in my transition. We are a great team, and I’m really looking forward to the rest of the year with them.

5. What is the one thing your residents should know about you?
I love residence life. This is definitely the job that God created me to do in this season of my life. I am eager to get to know students and create lots of memories! Here are some fun facts — I love to hammock, drink Coke and I can tap dance.

6. Any final comments?
Get ready for a fun year, Miller/Meadows. We are coming out of retirement!