Meet the Staff

Rachel Lehmann

Graduate Hall Director

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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) 333-2194
Email: Rachel Lehmann,


Eric Petersen

Complex Director

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Eric came to Valdosta State in May of 2014 after working at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO and Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA.  Originally from the Kansas City area, he received his B.A. in Spanish from Truman State University and his M.S. in College Student Personnel Administration from the University of Central Missouri.  In his role as Complex Director, he is excited to be supervising the Residence Hall Directors in Georgia, Reade, Langdale, and Converse.

Aside from working in Higher Education, Eric is starting to learn the Valdosta area and find ways to get connected to the community.  Eric loves to cook and try new foods, so you might find him at the Farmer’s Market or a new restaurant on the weekends.  He also enjoys bowling and golfing (though he’s not very good at either) and is also a big movie fan. If you have any questions or just want to chat, please don’t hesitate to send him an email or swing by his office in Langdale Hall!

Phone: (229) 249-4982   
Email: Eric Petersen,