August 29, 2013

Malynda Dorsey
Communications Specialist

VSU Welcomes Mark McNalley as Assistant Director of Housing for Resident Education

Mark McNalley

VALDOSTA – Valdosta State University welcomed Mark McNalley as its assistant director for resident education June 3.

In his role, McNalley oversees the development of all residential curriculum and serves as the advisor for the Residence Hall Association of VSU.

“One of my main responsibilities is conducting training for resident assistants and graduate hall directors,” said McNalley.  “Another part of my job includes developing living, learning communities. We currently have some with the Honors College and Air Force ROTC, but we would definitely like to have more in place.”

McNalley holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications with a minor in English Literature from the University of Virginia’s College at Wise as well as a master’s degree in student affairs administration from Ball State University. His professional career includes time as an assistant director at Ball State and then a community director of the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He joined VSU after three years as a residence coordinator at Florida State University.

To learn more about McNalley or other members of the Housing and Residence Life staff, visit .

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Implementation of the plan’s five goals, along with their accompanying objectives and strategies, supports VSU’s institutional mission and the University System of Georgia’s mission for comprehensive universities.

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Goal 3: Promote student, employee, alumni, retiree, and community engagement in our mission.

Goal 4: Foster an environment of creativity and scholarship.

Goal 5: Develop and enhance Valdosta State’s human and physical resources.

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