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Residence Life Staff

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Dillon Key

Associate Director of Residence Life and Housing Operations

Dillon is originally from Spartanburg, SC, spent a few years in Greenville, and now lives in Anderson with his wife, Kim, and two sons, Josiah and Anders. Dillon received a BA in History from North Greenville University and an M.Ed. in Higher Education: Educational Leadership from Liberty University. He has been working in the area of Housing and Residence Life since 2010, formerly serving at North Greenville University and USC Upstate. Dillon is passionate about student engagement, preparing students for life after college, and mentoring young leaders. In his time off, Dillon enjoys wood working, board games, and well-timed dad jokes.

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Anika Womack

RD of Pratt & Denmark

Anika grew up in Salem, OR and went to college at Northwest Christian University in Eugene, OR. She got her BA in Interdisciplinary Studies. Her time at NCU was spent running on the Track and XC team as well as serving as an RA which is what led her to her love for Residence Life. She spent one year after graduation in the department of Admissions at NCU, then her and her husband, Ben, moved to West Texas to work in Admissions at Lubbock Christian University. After 3 years of working in Higher Education, she finally set out to become a Resident Director. In herdown time, she loves exploring new cities, paddleboarding on the lake, hiking in the mountains, and trying a new coffee shop every chance she gets. She is excited to help college students transform in their time at AU through the big and small moments.


Teagan Dunning

RD of Stringer & Whitaker

A Hoosier at heart, Teagan was born and raised in Central Indiana. She moved to Chicago for school and received her BA in Christian Ministries from Concordia University Chicago. While at Concordia, Teagan discovered a passion for college students through three years of being involved in Campus Ministries and Residence Life. These two passions combined lead to pursuing a Masters in Higher Education and Student Development with an emphasis in Christian Formation and Ministry at Wheaton College. While at Wheaton, Teagan worked in Residence Life as well as in the Office of Intercultural Arts and Media. Teagan is passionate about fun, strangers becoming friends, and trying new things, which lends itself perfectly to living and working in Stringer and Whitaker. In her free time, Teagan enjoys sharing meals and coffee with friends, making playlists on Spotify, playing sports, and being outdoors!

Wesley Theis

Wesley Theis

RD of College Park East

Wes graduated from the University of Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with a bachelor’s degree in Theology/Youth Ministry. He has spent the last five years as a youth pastor in Livingston, Montana where he helped build a youth ministry program for grades 6-12, discipling teens and setting them up for a vibrant life-giving relationship and adventure with Jesus. In joining the AU staff as Residence Director at Village-Kingsley, Wes is excited to continue that mission with students in their next stage.

Hannah Leavitt

Hannah Leavitt

RD of Boulevard
Kelsey Groves

Kelsey Groves

RD of College Park West and Theme Houses

Kelsey is originally from Grand Haven, Michigan. She attended Grace College and Seminary in northern Indiana, graduating with a B.S in Counseling and an M.A. in Leadership. From there, she moved to South Carolina to work in Residence Life at a nearby university until transitioning to Anderson in July of 2021. She served as the Townhomes RD for 3 years, then switched to College Park West in the summer of 2024. She loves the way that Residence Life makes conversations about Jesus accessible to everyone in simple, practical ways. Apart from work, Kelsey is an enthusiastic long-distance runner and loves baking, as well as finding new sushi and Vietnamese food restaurants. Kelsey is married to Steven and they love life on campus with their family!

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Daniel Beck

RD of Lawton & Rouse

Daniel is the RD of Lawton and Rouse, also known as LaRo by the campus community. Daniel graduated from Baylor University with a bachelor's degree from the Baylor Honors College, majoring as a University Scholar and writing an undergraduate thesis on how the Platonic notion of goodness should influence educators and education. After finishing his undergraduate degree, Daniel completed a Master of Arts in Teaching at Baylor, and then spent a year in local high schools teaching social studies. Daniel is an avid photographer who loves taking photo walks while hiking, camping, or traveling to new places. When indoors, Daniel enjoys baking bread and desserts and is currently learning how to play the piano.

Will Spears

RD of Village and Kingsley

Will grew up in rural north Alabama and moved to the Gulf Coast for college where he received his Bachelor’s in Special Education from the University of Mobile. After undergrad, he moved to upstate South Carolina to work in the office of Student Engagement and plan campus activities while pursuing a master’s degree in organizational leadership from North Greenville University. Will is passionate about fostering environments that fuel transformational growth in student's lives during their time on campus. He wants people to always feel seen, known, and included because the Gospel moves at the speed of relationships. He loves exploring new cities, hiking bald rock, scuba diving, baking Nanny’s chocolate cake, reading dystopian novels, watching survivor and playing Catan. Small fun swings open big doors!