General Staff

Dr. BodevinDr. Leon Bodevin.
College Head

Dr. Bodevin is a Chilian. He has been to four different continents and over ten different countries. Dr. Bodevin has been teaching at Murray State University for the past fifteen years.

PeterBrandon McPherson
Resident Director

Brandon is the Residence Director at J.H. Richmond College. He graduated with his BFA in Creative Writing in Fall 2012 and is currently working on his MA in English. His interests include fishing, cooking (inside and outside), reading and writing fiction, and bowling. His favorite writer is Charles Dickens and has seen, read, and listened to almost all different renditions of A Christmas Carol.

MarionMarion Taylor
College Head Assistant

Marion is the Communications & Programming Assistant for Dr. Bodevin at Richmond College. She is a senior journalism major and psychology minor. Marion is from Louisville, Ky. and hopes to work as an editorial writer for a magazine in the future.

Resident Advisors - Men

TravisTravis Rupprecht
First Floor, North Wing

I was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I graduated from Westminster Christian Academy in 2009. I came to Murray State where I study Political Science American Government and International Affairs with a minor in history and a certification in Social Studies in Secondary Education. I enjoy reading many types of books as well doing creative reading of my own. Some of my heroes are Jesus Christ, George Washington, Dietrich Bonheoffer. When I am out of Murray State University I want to be fulfilling the great commission as laid out in the gospel of Matthew.

DevinDevin Dorrough
Second Floor, North Wing

Devin is the name; Xbox is a game, which I play occasionally. I’m a military kid that’s lived in a couple of states and now I’m your RA. So if you see me don’t be afraid to say hey, I’m one of the coolest down-to-earth dudes there is. I like sports, cars, and…sports and cars. You can find me in 226!

SethSeth Brown-Keene
Third Floor, South Wing

My name is Seth Brown-Keene and I was born and raised in Marion Kentucky. I am a senior at Murray State University and a Senior in the ROTC. I am a Military Science major. I will commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in May where I will be branched into the Infantry.

BrandenTyler Lavea
Fourth Floor, South Wing

My name is Tyler Lavea. My major is Exercise Science, Pre- Physical Therapy and I will graduate in May. I am from San Diego California. I played football for MSU for two years. I speak Spanish and play the piano. My favorite TV shows are Duck Dynasty and Everwood. I love cookies and milk. My favorite food is my dad’s barbeque. I love to play ping pong. Orange.

Resident Advisors - Women

LaurenLauren Trent
First Floor, South Wing

My name is Lauren Trent and I am a sophomore. I am majoring in Pre-Med/ Chemistry and plan to attend Med school and become a surgeon. I am a sister of Alpha Gamma Delta and an undergraduate researcher in Nano-chemistry. I was born on a Marine base in Mississippi but spent most of my childhood in Louisville Kentucky. In my free time I especially enjoy reading and painting.

EmilyEmily Ashby
Second Floor, North Wing

Emily is a senior at Murray State and will be graduating with a BFA in Graphic Design and minor in Spanish. She enjoys typography, screenprinting, photography, and all types of music. In her free time she likes to exercise and research package design.

ShelbyShelby Hall
Third Floor, North Wing

Shelby Hall is the third floor RA. Her shade is lilac in every way. She would like to be a nurse. They never ride in a hearse. She likes throwing oranges away.

MaryMary Mruk
Fourth Floor, South Wing

My name is Mary Mruk and I am the RA on the 4th floor. I live in Atlanta, GA and am a senior at Murray State. I am studying Early Childhood Education and will graduate in December. After graduation I plan to continue my education and get a masters degree in Social Work. I am a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and am involved in many other organizations on campus.