Meet the Housing Staff

Housing and Residential Life employs three professional staff, an administrative assistant, and 18 residential student staff. Housing and Residential Life also partners with several other campus departments to provide services for students. The Housing Office, located in the center of Sebastian Commons Apartments on 49th Street, is open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, with professional staff being available during traditional business hours. Please do not hesitate to contact any of the staff below regarding Housing and Residential Life questions or please email

Director of Housing and Residential Life

Beth Eppinger


Sebastian Commons Resident Director

Beth Eppinger


Beth joined the UAFS family in Fall 2009 and is currently the director of Housing and Residential Life. Beth’s role is to manage all on campus housing options by focusing on facility and student needs. Her mission is for students to have a successful time living on campus by being engaged in their surroundings. Beth’s housing experience includes her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota and her MBA from Northwest Missouri State University. Beth and the rest of her staff are just a short email or phone call away. Go Lions!

Jewels Howard


Lion's Den Resident Director

Jewels Howard


Jewels became a part of the UAFS team in June 2015 as the Sebastian Commons Resident Director. As such she is responsible for overseeing the SebCo Resident Assistants and supporting them in building a positive, welcoming, and educational living community. Jewels's Housing and Residential Life experience includes her time as an undergraduate at Texas Christian University and earning her master's degree in Higher Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs from the University of Arkansas. She has found joy in life with helping students learn and grow through their collegiate experience!



AnnMarie McCollum

AnnMarie, an alumna of UAFS, became a part of UAFS team in September 2018 and is now serving as the Resident Director of the Lion's Den. Her primary goal in this role is to make sure that students feel supported and can thrive both academically and personally. She does this by supervising the Lion's Den resident assistants to ensure our residents feel welcome and have opportunities to attend educational programming and by getting to know the residents who live in the facility. She is excited to be working in the same place that she called home in her time as a collegian and hopes she can help provide a similar experience to incoming residents.