Meet the RHDs

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

All bios are sorted alphabetically.

Jessi Mestan

Residence Hall Director, Johnson Hall

Jessi Mestan graduated from Baylor University with a B.A. in Public Relations. During her time at Baylor she was actively involved in Residence Life and worked with Admissions helping to recruit potential students. She moved to Nashville to join the Student Life team as a Residence Hall Director in Johnson...

Contact via email
615.966.1548 (ext. 1548)

Kimberlyn Perkins

Residence Hall Director, Elam Hall

Kimberlyn Perkins entered Residence Life as the Residence Hall Director of Elam Hall in July 2017. Perkins previously served as a resident assistant there as a student. She also serves as an advisor for Lipscomb's Greek Life. Perkins graduated from Lipscomb University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in...

Contact via email
615.966.1003 (ext. 1003)

Laurie Sain

Associate Dean of Student Life
Residence Hall Director

With 19 years of Student Affairs experience, Laurie brings many talents to the Student Life team. She has been a Residence Hall Director for 16 years and graduated from Lipscomb University with a bachelor's degree in psychology in 2008. Sain is most passionate about connecting with students, and programming and...

Contact via email
615.966.1181 (ext. 1181)

Jackson Smith

Residence Hall Director, Sewell Hall

After graduating from Lipscomb University earning a Bachelor's in Business Administration with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship and Corporate Management, Jackson Smith joined the Student Life team as a Residence Hall Director for Sewell Hall in 2017. As a former student leader, Jackson held many leadership positions including Student Government Association...

Contact via email
615.966.1635 (ext. 1635)

Mike Smith

Head Resident

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 32 years and have two grown sons, Seth and Nathan. Mike and Susan...

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615.966.1331 (ext. 1331)

Jonathan Williams

Sewell Residence Hall Director

Jonathan joined the Residence Life team in June of 2011 after graduating from Lipscomb University with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Biology. While pursuing his degree, Jonathan represented Lipscomb as a student-athlete competing in both cross country and track and working as a Resident Assistant...

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