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1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta, GA 31698
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Graduate Hall Director
Miguel Olivera finds himself traveling all the way from Dearborn Heights, Michigan to the lovely city of Valdosta. He graduated from Central Michigan University in May 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in English, with a concentration in creative writing. Miguel is working towards a Master’s degree in Higher Education and this is his first year at Valdosta State. He looks forward to spending this year working with the students of Lowndes Hall. At Central, Miguel was a Resident Assistant, the Risk Manger of his fraternity (Phi Kappa Tau), and a senator in the Student Government Association.
When not at work or studying, Miguel can be caught reading, writing, playing a card, board, or video game, or listening to his stand-up comedy channel on Pandora. He hopes to write the next great American novel, or at least a pretty decent one.
Haley Lyman joined the VSU housing team this year. Haley is from Orlando, FL and received her Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida. She has been involved with different facets of Housing and Residence Life at the University of West Florida and University of Central Florida. In her spare time, Haley enjoys exploring Valdosta restaurants and playing with her rescue dog, Pickles.