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  • Marilee Betz

    Position: Residence Life Coordinator for Burnett Hall

    Campus Phone: 865-471-2017


    Marilee Betz is serving in her first year as the Residence Life Coordinator for Burnett Hall. Marilee is a graduate of Carson-Newman, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary and Middle Grades Education. She is originally from Lawrenceburg, TN, and enjoys spending time with family and friends, crafting, running half marathons, and baking.

  • Lauren Kay Bonner

    Position: Residence Life Cooridnator for Alumni Hall & Swann Hall

    Campus Phone: 865.471.7111


    Lauren Bonner is currently serving her first year as the Residence Life Coordinator for Alumni & Swann Hall. Lauren is a graduate of Carson-Newman, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Psychology. She grew up in Cleveland, TN, but spent the last 5 years living in Las Vegas, NV with her husband Mitchell Bonner & Yorkie-poo Vega. Her interests include floral design, painting, crocheting, home improvement, cooking, & coffee shop conversations.

  • Runie J. Mensche

    Position: Residence Life Coordinator - Appalachian Commons and Butler Hall

    Campus Phone: (865) 471-3485


    This will be Runie’s first year serving as the Residence Life Coordinator for the Appalachian Commons and Butler Hall. He has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in History from SUNY Purchase and a Master of Science degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from Buffalo State. His interests include Intercollegiate Athletics, Intramurals and Recreation and Academic Advisement.

    Born and raised in Queens, NY, he is an avid fan of the Yankees and Giants.

  • Elaine Young

    Position: Director of Residence Life

    Campus Phone: (865) 471-3049


    In her capacity as Director, Elaine Young oversees the Residence Life Coordinators, and manages the operational and programming components of Residential Life at Carson-Newman College. Elaine is responsible for creating safe and healthy residential communitites where community members can thrive..

    Elaine began working in housing as an undergraduate at Austin Peay State University as a Resident Assistant. She is currently working on a Master’s of higher education administration through the University of Louisville.

    Favorite Quote: (Liz Lemon dressed as Princess Leia in effort to get out of jury duty)

    Liz: I don’t really think it’s fair for me to be in a jury because I can read thoughts.

    Judge: Dismissed