Housing Staff

Tara Dunn – Dean of Students

Tara Dunn joined the Northwest family in November 2016, after serving as Associate Director of Housing and Residence Life and Student Success Specialist at Hinds Community College. Her experience includes residence life programming, student orientation, student conduct, and mentoring initiatives. Tara obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Delta State University and a Master of Science Degree in Higher Education Administration from Mississippi College.


Ed CarrolEd Carroll – Assistant Director of Campus Life and Housing

Coach Carroll came to the Office of Campus Life and Housing in 2008 after serving as Assistant Football Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Northwest. He has previously coached and taught at both the high school and college levels. He has experience in marketing and public relations in corporate America. Coach Carroll holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Simpson College, a Teaching Certificate from Northwestern State, and has completed two years of study at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Science.


W.T. Wilbourn – Residence Life Coordinator 

W.T. Wilbourn came to the Office of Campus Life and Housing in the summer of 2016 after serving in supervisory roles at both the Batesville and Memphis Job Corps Center, as well as the DeSoto County Sheriff Department. Mr. Wilbourn is an alumnus of Northwest, and received his B.S. Degree in Criminal Justice from Mississippi Valley State University.



Tamika Foust – Residence Life Coordinator 

I am a Chicago Native but moved South 2 years ago with my family, and it is probably one of the best decisions I’ve made. My professional background is diverse having worked on the City of Chicago City Council for 7 years, the Chicago Park District for 3 years, Hospice for 1 ½ years but I found my passion when I took on the role of Career and Employment Services Manager for a nonprofit called Alternatives Inc where I supervised, trained and placed youth ages 14 to 24 in various job opportunities. I absolutely love training and development…pouring into others is one of the best experiences ever! My educational background: Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences from University of IL @ Urbana-Champaign, Masters of Human Resource Management and Masters of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management. Proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc, Tau Psi Zeta Chapter (Alsip, IL) Charter Member. Great accomplishments my son, Jayden, and my daughter, Jade.



Suzanne Geeslin – Coordinator of Housing Operations

Mrs. Geeslin joined the team in 2009. She has previous experience in the medical and automotive fields. She is responsible for housing assignments and administrative duties within the Campus Life and Housing Office. Mrs Geeslin is a graduate of Northwest.



Residence Hall Staff

Benton – Karol Barmer
Hello, and welcome to Benton Hall. While you are at Northwest, the Housing staff make it our mission to be sure your time with us is comfortable and convenient. We hope that your experience with us is a pleasant one.

Bobo – Letrecia Flowers
I would like to sincerely welcome you to BoBo Hall. My name is Letrecia Flowers, I have been a resident supervisor at Northwest since August of 2015. Prior to my time at Bobo, I supervised at Taylor Hall and Quitman Hall, and loved the experience at both. I look forward to meeting and growing with you.

DeSoto – Paula Lipford
I would like to welcome you to DeSoto Hall. My name is Paula Lipford, and I am the Residence Hall Supervisor. I have been a part of Northwest since August 2009, and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute here. I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of students’ lives while they are away from home. The students are involved in several activities, but most importantly they are dedicated to continuing their education and being the best they can be. Encouragement is one of the keys to success. I can truly say, I strive to encourage the young men and women of DeSoto to do the best they can, even when faced with adversity. Thank you for touring DeSoto Hall, and I look forward to meeting you soon.

Gainey – Ardina Wilson
Hello, and welcome to Gainey Hall. While you are at Northwest, the Housing staff make it our mission to be sure your time with us is comfortable and convenient. We hope that your experience with us is a pleasant one.

Marshall- Rebecca Moore
Hi and welcome to Marshall Hall. My name is Ms. Becky, but most students call me Mama B. I have been a supervisor here at Northwest since 1999 and have been at Marshall since it was opened in 2003. I enjoy being a hall supervisor because I enjoy being in the middle of students. I want them to feel comfortable to drop in and visit. It is important to me that they feel there is someone on campus that cares about them while they are away from home. I truly become their “mom” while they are on campus. We like to have fun here at Marshall and I look forward to meeting you when you come to Northwest. Mama B

Panola – Rhodie Catchings
Welcome to Panola Hall! I am glad you are web-touring my hall. With over 20 years of experience in residence life, I have supervised 2 other halls at Northwest. The spacious rooms and suite bathrooms are a great asset to the females of my hall. Through my many years as a residence hall supervisor, I continue to enjoy my job because I love working with students and watching a new group of students arrive each year. I look forward to seeing you on campus.

Quitman- Kyler Hardaway
Hello, and welcome toQuitman Hall. While you are at Northwest, the Housing staff make it our mission to be sure your time with us is comfortable and convenient. We hope that your experience with us is a pleasant one.

Tallahatchie – Lurlene Hoskins
Welcome to Tallahatchie Hall. I am Lurlene Hoskins, your Residence Hall Supervisor. New steps in life aren’t always easy. I intend to make the transition to campus life easier for each student I communicate with. My goal is to build a community that provides trust, activities, security and good communication. I sincerely look forward to being a part of your success at NWCC. Thank you.

Taylor – Tarika Thomas
Welcome to Taylor Hall! We hope you decide to attend Northwest, and hope you choose Taylor Hall as your new home. We are a family at Taylor, and we would love for you to be a part of it.

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