Meet the Staff

Angel Maxwell

Graduate Hall Director
Maxwell HeadshotAngel D. Maxwell was born and raised in Southern California where he graduated from California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB) with his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with an emphasis on Entrepreneurial Management and a Minor in Psychology.

While pursuing his degree at CSUSB, he worked for the Office of Housing & Residential Life where he spent two years as a Residential Assistant only to later be promoted to the position of Hall Coordinator for the next two years. In addition to him serving in these two positions, Angel also held a membership service staff position at the Student Recreation & Fitness Center.

Angel’s involvement was not limited to the job positions he held on campus, but he was also actively involved in many campus organizations such as: Black Student Union (B.S.U.), Enrichment Through Action (E.T.A.), Alpha All-Star Step Team, Toast Masters Int’l, Housing & Residential Life Village Council, President of the Students of African American Brotherhood (S.A.A.B.), and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Pi Epsilon Chapter.

During his downtime, he likes to meet new people, read new books (that aren’t school related), explore new music, work out at the gym, and gain new experiences. Angel believes that “obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal”, and he hopes, in his role as an RHD, to help others in pursuit of higher education share these views. Although he considers himself an introvert, Angel intends to bring that eccentric, warm-hearted, chill-vibes type of personality that only the best of California has to offer. So don’t hesitate to say hello to this guy if you see him around. We’re told that he is “as cool as the other side of the pillow”.


Phone: 229-333-5313

Lenora Willis

Area Coordinator

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Lenora Willis, a Philadelphia,PA native, received her Bachelor's degree at Drew University in Madison, NJ in mathematics in 2011. After 3 years as a very involved student leader, serving as Orientation Leader, Student Government Association president, RHA Vice President, and paraprofessional in Residence life, Lenora decided to pursue a Master's degree and a career in Higher Education and Student Affairs. She has worked in higher education professionally, since 2011, at various institutions including Bloomfield College, Salem State University, and University of Oregon. Lenora brings various experiences in professional and student staff training and hiring, anti- oppression and social justice work, career development, and assessment and strategic planning. Lenora joins VSU as a full time professional overseeing Centennial, Converse, and Hopper halls. She is very excited to work with students transitioning out of the university setting and apply her passion areas to her everyday student interactions.  Lenora enjoys anywhere there is water, music, her new pup, and most importantly cooking delicious food. Although, she may be far from home in NJ, she is excited to be back in the same time zone as her family and friends, and not to mention Disney World.

Phone:  229-333-5330