Residence life staff

Each hall has a hall director and each floor has one or two student resident advisors. The staff members are employees of the university who live in the residence halls and are responsible for maintaining safety procedures, supporting the objectives of the university, and implementing programs of the student life division where friendships are formed and personal growth is encouraged.  On each hall page your will find a listing of staff for each building.

Professional Staff:

Jacklyn Wells
Director of residence life:
Jackie Wells

Jackie is currently in her sixth year as director of residence life for Bluffton University. Her job entails staff supervision, roommate matching, housing assignments, and RA/HD recruitment and selection. She also coordinates the Restorative Justice in Campus Conduct Program as well as coordinates Parent/Family Relations. Jackie serves as a member of the civic engagement committee and has been a member of Bluffton's antiracism team for many years. She is a 2005 Bluffton University alumni with a degree in early childhood education. She completed her graduate work in college student development at Appalachian State University in 2007. Some of her interests include reading, coffee, talking with students, snowboarding, photography and her dog Scarlet.

Contact Jackie at or call (419)-358-3376


Graduate intern:
stephanie baughStephanie Baugh

Stephanie is a second-year graduate student in Bowling Green State University's College Student Personnel program. Stephanie was raised in Valley Center, CA, and has a bachelor's degree in business and psychology from the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, WA). After being involved with Greek Life and student government during her undergrad years, Stephanie was inspired to enter the student affairs field and contribute to other students' learning and development. She is currently the Hirschy Complex hall director and the graduate assistant for student involvement. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys playing volleyball, singing in Bluffton's community choir, traveling, crafting jewelry and drinking tea.
Contact Stephanie at: or call (419) 358-3235

Graduate Intern: 
ravi-kumar knutson

Ravi KnutsonContact Ravi at: or call (419) 358-3253Ravi is a first-year graduate student in Bowling Green State University's College Student Personnel program. Ravi was proudly raised in Amarillo, TX and has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from The University of Texas at Dallas. Ravi's past experiences include working with orientation programs, first-year experience seminars, student unions, and housing associations; his interests lie in student leadership and first-year experiences. Ravi is currently the hall director for Ramseyer Hall and works as a graduate assistant in the Learning Resource Center. During his down time, Ravi enjoys exploring the country with friends, finding new restaurants to eat at, and playing League of Legends.