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Student Union & Activities Office Staff

Student Union & Activities Office Staff

Director of Campus Life, Engagement, & Student Retention - Mr. Kedrick Nicholas, M.S.

Kedrick Nicholas
Bio

"Dean Ked" is originally from New Orleans, LA, but has been a resident of Lake Charles since August 2000, when he first attended McNeese State University as a scholarship football player. During his 5 years of athletics Kedrick earned a Bachelor of General Studies then continued onto graduate school at McNeese State. As a graduate student, Kedrick served as a Graduate Assistant for the Office of Student Services and President of the Student Union Board for two consecutive years. After receiving a Master of Science in Instructional Technology in May of 2007, Kedrick became a full-time employee in the Office of Financial Aid before soon transferring back to the Student Services Department as Student Activities Coordinator. In the fall of 2011, Kedrick was promoted to Assistant Dean of Student Services, followed by a reorganization that caused a minor adjustment of his title to Director of Campus Life & Engagement.  In December of 2016, Student Retention was added to his title following his development of the C.A.R.E. Mentorship Program.

Job Duties

Mr. Nicholas oversees several programs and initiatives that directly impact the student learning and co-curricular experience.  He supervises several proefessional staff members, graduate assistants, and student workers that are employed within the department.  He is the director of the Student Union & Activities Office, responsible for the oversight of day to day management and operations in the Holbrook Student Union facility.   He oversees all major student life initiatives including Student Organizations, Greek Life, multicultural programs, leadership programs, Student Union Board, and Student Union & Activities engagement programs. Recently, he developmed the C.A.R.E. Mentorship Program which serves as a retention and engagement mechanism for McNeese students. Mr. Nicholas is the technology administrator for the University Services division and assists with other operations of the division such as student discipline advocacy, summer camps, campus housing, and campus dining.  It is also his responsibility to collaborate with peer professionals regarding student life initiatives and developments at comparable colleges/universities.  He also serves on several University committees. 

Contact Information:
Student Union (New Ranch)
4300 Jefferson Davis Dr.
Box 92549
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70609
337-475-5610 (office)
337-475-5608 (fax)
knicholas@mcneese.edu


Student Activities Coordinator - Ms. Erica Medina, M.S.

Erica Medina

Bio

Erica was born and raised in Loraine, a small west Texas town. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at McMurry University in Abilene, TX.  As an undergraduate student, Erica was the Campus Activities Board president, Diversity Affairs Council founding president, and a student orientation co-director, which led to her decision of pursuing a career in Higher Education.  Prior to her arrival at McNeese State University, Erica received her Master of Science degree in Higher Post-secondary Education at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY. During her time at Syracuse, Erica served as a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Student Activities. She is most excited about working with students to execute the most memorable events! 


Job Duties
Erica serves as the primary advisor to the Student Life Coalition, the flagship programming board for McNeese State University.  She is also the advisor to the Panhellenic Council.  In her role as Student Activities Coordinator, Erica is responsible for the supervision of programs and activities that connect students to the University and provide opportunities for leaderhip, cultural, and professional development.  Erica also supervises elements of Greek Life and student organization operations.

Contact Information:
Student Union (New Ranch)
4300 Jefferson Davis Dr.
Box 92549
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70609
337-475-5609 (office)
337-475-5608 (fax)
emedina@mcneese.edu


Administrative Assistant  - Mrs. Christol Daniels

Christol Daniels
Bio


Job Duties

Mrs. Daniels is responsible for providing administrative support to the the Student Union & Activities Office. She also coordinates the use of Holbrook Student Union facilities and equipment for meetings, programs, banquets, classes, concerts, summer camp programs and other functions.  Mrs. Daniels manages financial records for the 10+ accounts included within the Student Union & Activities Office.

Contact Information:
Student Union (New Ranch)
4300 Jefferson Davis Dr.
Box 92549
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70609
337-475-5609 (office)
337-475-5608 (fax)
cdaniels@mcneese.edu



Student Union & Activities Graduate Assistants

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 A'renica Mumford  
A'renica Mumford, B.S.
(Student Organizations & Student Life Coalition)
msu-amumford@student.mcneese.edu


Hannah Carter
Hannah Carter, B.S
(Greek Life and General Operations)

hecarter316@gmail.com