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Housing & Residence Life Team


photoSirena Cantrell
Director of Housing & Residence Life

Sirena is a native of Caledonia, Mississippi. She received an associate’s degree in Behavioral Science from East Mississippi Community College. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Millsaps College. Sirena also received her master’s degree in counseling from Mississippi State University. Sirena was recently a residence hall director for six years at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater before joining Mississippi University for Women in the spring of 2008. Sirena is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Counselor Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs at Mississippi State University 




Nakikke Wallace-Johnson
Assistant Director for Housing Services

Nakikke Wallace-Johnson is a native of Baldwyn, MS. She received an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree from Northeast Mississippi Community College. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science with a minor in English from Delta State University. Nakikke obtained her Master’s degree in Secondary Education and an additional bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.                     





HamptonPhillip Dante Hampton
Residence Director for Kincannon Hall

Phillip is a native of Starkville, MS. He received his Bachelor's degree of Science in Kinesiology (Clinical Exercise) from Mississippi State University. He also received his Master's degree in Public Policy & Administration from Mississippi State University. Phillip joined Mississippi University for Women in the Summer of 2011.




KayJennifer Kay
Residence Hall Director for North Campus

Jennifer is a native of Sterling Heights, Michigan. She has a Bachelor's of Arts and Science degree in English with a minor in Psychology from Western Michigan University. Jennifer graduated from Mississippi State University, where she also worked as a Residence Director for two years. She spent a year at the University of Southern Mississippi as a Residence Life Coordinator before joining Mississippi University of Women as Residence Director.



MartinStephanie Martin
Residence Director for Jones Hall

Stephanie grew up in Ethelsville, Alabama, which is just a few miles from The W. In 2002, she graduated from the Alabama School of Mathematics and Science in Mobile. She continued her education at Auburn University where she received a Bachelor's of Science degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology. She then returned to ASMS as a hall advisor for four years before joining Mississippi University for Women as a Residence Director in the Fall of 2012.




EubanksTaylor Eubanks
International Student Services Coordinator

Taylor is originally from Madison, MS.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of Southern Mississippi, where she participated in an exchange program that allowed her to spend a year studying at the University of Wales in Swansea.  After graduating, she lived in Christchurch, New Zealand for a year and a half working as a Data Analyst for a company that was critical in the post-earthquake rebuild, returning to Columbus in May 2013 to work at The W.




MargaretMargaret Barry
Administrative Assistant

Margaret joined the Office of Housing & Residence Life staff in the summer of 2005 and has been employed in Student Services since 2000. She is a graduate of The W and works on departmental budgets and maintains the front office in the Office of Housing & Residence Life.






Rachel Clair Franklin

RachelRachel Clair is a native of Madison, Mississippi. She is a graduate of MUW where she received her Bachelor of Art degree in Psychology. Rachel Clair also received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health from Mississippi State University. She is approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors to practice as a Nationally Certified Counselor.







Craig Watson

CraigCraig is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi. Craig received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Mississippi State University. Craig's clinical experience has allowed him to provide mental health services to individuals of various cultural, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Craig strives to assist individuals in understanding themselves and empower them to find the resources within themselves to live a healthy and balanced life.


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