Meet the Staff

Rachel Lehmann

Graduate Hall Director

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Rachel comes to VSU after completing a degree in History from the University of Iowa. While in college, she loved the time she spend as a Resident Assistant and Orientation Leader. Rachel is recently returning from a summer working in Indianapolis, but has also enjoyed working in residence halls in Pennsylvania and Colorado. After working last year as the Graduate Hall Director in Reade and Converse Halls, she is very excited for a year in Langdale Hall.

Rachel is pursuing a Master's degree in VSU's Higher Education Leadership, and in her free time she loves to be creative, go thirfting, reading, and watching movies. She loves meeting new people and getting to know residents in her community!​

Phone: (229) 333-2194
Email: Rachel Lehmann, langdalerhd@valdosta.edu   rmlehmann@valdosta.edu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                


Eric Petersen

Complex Director

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Eric came to Valdosta State in May of 2014 after working at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO and Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA.  Originally from the Kansas City area, he received his B.A. in Spanish from Truman State University and his M.S. in College Student Personnel Administration from the University of Central Missouri.  In his role as Complex Director, he is excited to be supervising the Residence Hall Directors in Georgia, Reade, Langdale, and Converse.

Aside from working in Higher Education, Eric is starting to learn the Valdosta area and find ways to get connected to the community.  Eric loves to cook and try new foods, so you might find him at the Farmer’s Market or a new restaurant on the weekends.  He also enjoys bowling and golfing (though he’s not very good at either) and is also a big movie fan. If you have any questions or just want to chat, please don’t hesitate to send him an email or swing by his office in Langdale Hall!

Phone: (229) 249-4982   
Email: Eric Petersen, ejpeterson@valdosta.edu