Eric Barnes


Eric (he,him,his) joins us from Regis University in Denver, CO where Eric held multiple positions in Residence Life, Community Standards and Care. Eric joins the Residence Life team with over 15yrs of experience fostering inclusive residential communities, developing residential curriculums, and providing intentional support and care for the overall student experience.  Eric has a passion for diversity and inclusive excellence initiatives and holds a Master in Education: Leadership and Inclusive Practices as well as a Bachelors in Criminal Justice. Outside of his role, Eric enjoys spending time with family, going on hikes with his husband, and exploring new places. 

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Dr. Becky Pritchett

Assistant Director, Housing Operations.

Becky comes to Conn from the South (New Orleans native), excited to work with a student population that is invested in their college experience. She has over 10 years of Residence Life experience from many types of institutions. Becky earned her Bachelor of Sociology from Loyola University New Orleans and her Master of Arts in Student Affairs from Louisiana State University, and a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. Her office has a myriad of unique deocrations to interact with others; feel free to stop by! When not at work, you can find Becky playing board games with her partner and friends, reading, or playing with her cat. 

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Taylor Chafey

Assistant Director, North Campus: Johnson, Park, Wright, Lambdin, Morrisson, Hamilton, Larrabee, Katherine Blunt, Smith, Branford, Burdick

Taylor graduated from Connecticut College in 2020 where she obtained her bachelor's in biology, as well as worked for two years with Residential Life as both a Floor Governor and Housefellow. Currently, she is working on her master's in higher education. In her free time, you can find her tending to her houseplants, or spending time with her partner and two cats.

Meredith Whaley

Assistant Director, South Campus: Freeman House, Jane Addams House, Harkness House, Plant House, Blackstone House, Knowlton House, Abbey House, Earth House, Apartments (River Ridge, Mohegan 191, Mohegan 360, Winchester, Manwaring)

A Connecticut native, Meredith earned her Bachelor of Sociology from Emmanuel College and her M.Ed. in Higher Education from Providence College. Meredith worked for two years with Residential Life at PC as both a Graduate Hall Director and a Complex Director and has additional experience working in Student Engagement at Brown University and Salve Regina University. In her free time, she enjoys playing guitar, swimming, and going on walks with her family.