Residential Life Staff

Meet Our Team

The Residential Life team is comprised of professional staff members who live on campus and care deeply about serving our JU students with excellence! Once living on campus, it is best for students to contact their specific building coordinators.


Lauren Brucker

Lauren Brucker M.B.A.

Director of Residential Operations

Office: Village Apartments 

Lauren is a Double Dolphin, receiving a Bachelor’s then Master’s in Business Administration from JU. She has a long-standing history with the University as she started attending school events while her parents worked at JU in the mid-90s. Her brother and sister-in-law are graduates, her parents both retired from JU, and she even met her husband, Alex, at the University. It’s safe to say that Lauren bleeds green and gold!


Asha Simpson


Asha Simpson MSKS

Assistant Director of Residential Life

Residential Life Coordinator (RLC)- Botts Hall

Office: Botts Hall

Asha is a native of Orangeburg, South Carolina and graduated from Jacksonville University with both her Bachelor's and Master's in Kinesiology. She joined the Residential Life Team as a Graduate Assistant in Fall 2021 and transitioned into a Coordinator role in 2022. Asha is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and was involved in Student Government and the National Pan-Hellenic Council during her undergraduate time at JU. In her downtime, Asha enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping, and getting her nails done!

Jynna EmbichJynna Embich M.Ed.

Operations Coordinator

Jynna completed her Bachelor’s in Construction Engineering and Master’s in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of West Florida. In undergrad she was involved in ResLife through Community Council, RHA, NRHH, and being a RA for several years. Jynna lives on campus with her wife, kids, and kitties and loves calling JU “Home”! She enjoys playing video games, especially Minecraft, The Witcher, & Halo.




Hall Coordinators

Alexandria Branstetter

Alexandria Branstetter

Residential Life Coordinator (RLC)- North Hall

Office: North Hall 

Alexandria is an East Tennessee native! She is a recent graduate from Carson-Newman University and has a B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing, and Management. Alexandria has been involved in Student Affairs for over 4 years, with most of her experience in Housing and Student Activities. In her free time, Alexandria likes to hike, hammock, thrift, and explore unique, locally owned establishments! 


Kayleigh Aubin

Nicole Chernohorsky M.Ed.

Residential Life Coordinator (RLC)- Oak Hall

Office: Oak Hall

Nicole was born and raised in Wisconsin and has her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She earned her master’s degree in Student Personnel in Higher Education from the University of Florida. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and going to the beach!


Cecilia Despres


Cecilia Despres   

Residential Life Coordiantor (RLC) - Village Apartments

Office: Village Apartments, Bldg 1

Cecilia is a Jacksonville native, earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Jacksonville University. During her undergrad, Cecilia was a Resident Advisor, Student Ambassador, an active participant in two on-campus vocal ensembles, and the vice president of Finprov, JU’s student-led improv club. In her free time, Cecilia loves drinking hot tea, going to local music events, spending time with friends and family, and taking classes at the gym! 



Khajeim DavidsonKhajeim Davidson 

Residential Life Coordinator (RLC)- Williams Hall

Office: Williams Hall

Khajeim was born and raised in the southern heat of South Carolina. He graduated from JU with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in photography and graphic design. In his undergrad, Khajeim was a part of various student leader organizations such as Dolphin Productions, Camera Clickers, and Reslife. He enjoys everything that deals with the arts, fantasy, and spiritualism. 


9am – 5pm

(904) 256-7788
Afterhours Emergency RA 24/7: 
(904) 305-0030     


9am – 5pm

(904) 256-7538
Afterhours Emergency RA 24/7:
(904) 302-1903


9AM – 5PM
(904) 256-8989
(904) 477-5150


9AM – 5PM
(904) 256-7691
(904) 832-0100

Oak Hall

9AM – 5PM
(904) 256-7545

(904) 305-1220


** RA 24/7 numbers are intended to be for Students only. Parents are encouraged to contact Campus Security with after hours concerns.

General Questions?

Call 904.256.7538 or Email 


Division of Student Affairs Administration

Davis Student Commons – 3rd Floor

Direct:  (904) 256-7067