Meet the Staff
Resident Assistants (RAs) are students who serve as role models, peer advisors, resources, and friends to students.
Contact an RA: (435) 650-8887
As student staff members, RAs play a unique role in guiding, encouraging, directing, and helping other students made a smooth transition from high school to college. Change is often difficult; especially when it comes to moving away from a familiar place such as home. Becoming homesick, not adjusting to living with a roommate, and complications with the transition may arise. Every student who lives on campus has an RA who lives nearby and RAs are on-call when the offices are closed.
Each residential hall also has a full-time Hall Director (HD) who lives on campus in the residence halls. Their responsibilities include knowing each resident; serving as a resource; familiarizing students with and enforcing university policies and regulations; mediating conflicts between residents; helping residents maintain an environment conducive to learning; and as appropriate, assisting residents to improve student techniques and personal problem-solving skills.
Resident Assistant Reports
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Braxton is a sophomore this year and is currently studying Criminal Justice. When not living in Price Baxton lives in Syracuse, Utah with his family. He is huge Utah Jazz and Kansas City Chiefs Fan. You can catch Braxton outdoors fishing whenever possible. He is excited to be your RA and hopes we have a great year!
Cory enters his 5th year associated with Utah State University Eastern as either a student or staff. He obtained an associate degree while attending USU Eastern. He played baseball for the Eagles for three seasons (red-shirting one). He then attended the University of Antelope Valley (Lancaster, CA) for his final two years of schooling and baseball. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management from UAV. Cory is currently a graduate assistant coach for the baseball team at USU Eastern and is pursuing an MBA through Utah State University. He and his wife Brooke enjoy the outdoors and playing sports together.
This is Ben's 1st year at Utah State Eastern. He is working on getting a bachelors degree in Statistics and just transferred from College of the Siskoyous (CA). He's from Bountiful, Utah and chose to come to Price this year to play on the baseball team as a pitcher. Ben enjoys playing any types of games, playing/watching sports, and spending time with friends and family.
Emma is the Resident Assistant for Tucker Hall. She is a junior studying Elementary Education. She has been a part of many organizations on campus; The Eagle newspaper, Students United for Reproductive Freedoms, SUN Center, and of course, the Residence Life team. Emma is from Fresno, California, but has moved a lot and lived in the Philippines for three years. She loves traveling and exploring new things. She is always doing something around campus, and when someone asks what her hobby is she answers, “Staying busy.” She is excited to meet all of her residents and help every one of them.
Emma was born in California and raised in Alpine, Utah where she went to Lone Peak high school. She grew up being the youngest of four kids. Emma has played volleyball since she was little and will continue to play here at Utah State University Eastern. She loves art and likes to use watercolors. She also sketches from time to time with regular pencils. Emma loves the outdoors and all the corresponding activities like camping, hiking, and more.
Jeridi Price Haney
Jeridi grew up in small town, Clawson Utah, and graduated from Emery High in 2013. She attended USU Eastern from 2013-2018. During those years she received an Associate of Science Degree, and multiple Certificates of Completion. She was married in September 2016 to a USU Eastern baseball player who is now the head baseball coach. Jeridi and her husband have one beautiful daughter who they welcomed in late 2018. Jeridi is now looking to finish a bachelor's degree here at USU Eastern. Besides working as a Hall Director, she is a Microblading Artist and working part-time for an airport. She enjoys being outdoors, playing/watching sports, and playing with her daughter.
Kevin Van Der Spek
Kevin grew up in West Jordan Utah and moved to price in 2016, and has been dedicated to the Residential Life ever since. Kevin is the Hall Director for the Aaron Jones Hall and is excited to meet all the students coming to Eastern. Kevin's favorite aspect of Residental Life is the community that builds each year. He also is the head coach for E-Sports and hopes that will help build a strong connection in his community.
Luke was born and raised in Payson Utah, and attended Salem Hills High School. He's loves sports, being outdoors, camping, and fishing. Luke played baseball here at USU Eastern and is now continuing his education. He is also an assistant coach for the baseball team. He loves Price!
Marissa, most call her Missy, is excited to be a freshman here at USU Eastern and to be an RA. She is from Las Vegas, Nevada and loves the outdoors, especially the beach, but says she will learn quickly about the cold winters coming her way here in Price. She is on the girls USU Eastern soccer team, and loves sport. Her other passions include art, calligraphy, playing the piano, Broadway musicals, and spending time with friends at the movies or traveling. Missy is studying to earn a Bachelor’s in Nursing, and has a soft spot for the elderly. She is excited to be an Eagle and to get to know each of everyone. Let her know how she can help in any way.
MerSadee, who goes by Sadee, is from a little town in central Utah called Glenwood. She is a returned missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loves to play tennis, play the piano, and listen to country music. Sadee loves being an aunt, doing crafts, lime green, serving others, 4-H, and having fun. Her favorite Disney character is Winnie the Pooh and if she could be any Disney princess she would be Rapunzel. Sadee is an incoming freshman looking to major in graphic design.
Sara has lived in Price almost her entire life. She grew up playing any sport you can possibly imagine, and that is what she likes to do most of the time. Sara has a big, loud, tall family, and they all love to quote Disney movies and sing together. This semester she is an RA, the Institute President, and a Student Success Leader. She loves people, making new friends, and having a good time anywhere she is. She loves USU Eastern and Price in general.
Corban is from Duchesne, Utah and is currently a freshman here at USU Eastern. Corban loves sports and the outdoors. He also enjoys watching movies and playing board and card games with friends. He is excited to be your RA and hopes we have a fun year together!
Myriam is finishing up her sophomore year here at USU Eastern. She is majoring in social work and hopes to be a social worker for the military. Myriam has been in the US Army 3+ years and hopes to retire with them. When she isn’t running around you can catch her painting in her room or practicing her piano skills. Myriam is excited to be an RA and wishes to continue to be part of such and amazing group as long as she is at USU Eastern.
RESIDENT LIFE STAFF
Eric was born and raised in Tooele, Utah. He came to Price for college in 2012 and stayed. He has graduated with his Associate's and Bachelor’s degrees in Business and is currently working on his MBA. He has been in Resident Life starting out as an RA, moving to a Hall Director position in Sessions Hall and now serves as the Coordinator of Housing and Residential Life. He is excited to work with the individuals in the department as well as the great students that come to USU Eastern. At home, he has a wife, 3 boys, and a little girl.
Sharon has been a resident of Price, Utah for twenty plus years including her attendance at the College of Eastern Utah where she received her Associate's Degree. Sharon has worked in the Housing department for nineteen years, four years part-time as a Hall Director and full-time for fifteen years as the Administrative Assistant for both Residence Life and the Director of Students. Sharon was born in Provo, Utah and raised in Tremonton, Utah. She has been married to her husband Ben for twenty-three years and has two children, Brayden & Isabella. Sharon enjoys helping the students with her duties and assisting the faculty & staff whenever possible.