Meet the Staff

Rachel Lehmann

Graduate Hall Director

Rachel Lehmann Staff Photo

Rachel has lived most of her life in the state of Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in History. However, she has lived and worked in Colorado and Pennsylvania. Rachel loved the time she spent as a Resident Assistant and Orientation Leader in college, and she is excited for her new role as the Resident Hall Director of Reade and Converse Halls. Rachel is pursuing a Master’s degree in Higher Education, and in her free time she loves to be creative, go thirfting, reading, and watching movies. She can’t wait to get to know all the students at Valdosta State University! 

Phone: (229) 245-3792


Bonnie Brackett

Complex Director

Bonnie Brackett Staff PhotoAfter spending a year in the cold state of Maine, Bonnie Brackett is excited to return to her home state of Georgia and begin working at VSU as a Complex Director. Bonnie is originally from East Point, Georgia on the southern side of Atlanta. Although Bonnie originally wanted to plan weddings and graduated with a B.S. in Leisure and Sport Management from Elon University in Elon, North Carolina, she discovered the field of Student Affairs and decided to shift career paths. After working as a Graduate Resident and completing her M.Ed. in College Student Affairs Administration at the University of Georgia in 2010, Bonnie headed north where she was the Assistant Director for Residence Life and Housing at the University of Maine at Farmington for a year. Now she is ready for a return to the warm weather and charm of the south! During her college years, Bonnie was very active in many aspects of Student Affairs, including residence life, leadership, orientation, admissions, and community service. Bonnie spent several years as president of the Resident Student Association at Elon University and held two positions on the SAACURH Executive Committee while at the University of Georgia before moving into an advisor role for the Campus Residence Council at the University of Maine at Farmington. Bonnie is excited to be working at a school with a strong RHA and NRHH in her home region! When Bonnie is not working with students and staff, she enjoys cooking and baking, reading, watching television, cheering on the Elon Phoenix and Georgia Dawgs, shopping, and traveling. The Georgia coast holds a special place in her heart and Bonnie is looking forward to many trips to Jekyll Island and the surrounding coastal area. Bonnie is also involved with the Young Alumni Council at Elon and travels back to North Carolina several times a year for Young Alumni meetings. Don’t hesitate to stop by Bonnie’s office in Langdale Hall and say hello! Bonnie is always eager to talk with students and share some candy or homemade cookies!

Phone: (229) 249-4982



Resident Assistants

1st Floor Female RA:  Desiray Ward

3rd Floor Female RA:  Aylesha Gurley