Eric Barnes


Eric (he,him,his) joins us from Regis University in Denver, CO where Eric held multiple positions in Residence Life, Community Standards and Care. Eric joins the Residence Life team with over 15yrs of experience fostering inclusive residential communities, developing residential curriculums, and providing intentional support and care for the overall student experience.  Eric has a passion for diversity and inclusive excellence initiatives and holds a Master in Education: Leadership and Inclusive Practices as well as a Bachelors in Criminal Justice. Outside of his role, Eric enjoys spending time with family, going on hikes with his husband, and exploring new places. 

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Becky Pritchett, Ed.D.

Associate Director

Becky comes to Conn from the South (New Orleans native), excited to work with a student population that is invested in their college experience. She has over 10 years of Residence Life experience from many types of institutions. Becky earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Loyola University New Orleans, a Master of Arts in Student Affairs from Louisiana State University, and a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. When not at work, you can find Becky playing board games with her partner and friends, reading, or playing with her cat. 

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Taylor Chafey

Assistant Director, North Campus: Johnson, Park, Wright, Lambdin, Morrisson, Hamilton, Larrabee, Katherine Blunt, Smith, Branford, Burdick

Taylor graduated from Connecticut College in 2020 where she obtained her bachelor's in biology, as well as worked for two years with Residential Life as both a Floor Governor and Housefellow. She also recently graduated with her master's in higher education. In her free time, you can find her tending to her houseplants, or spending time with her partner and two cats.

Donna Ayers

Assistant Director- South Campus: Freeman, Jane Addams, Harkness, Knowlton, Blackstone, Plant, Windham, Lazrus, Earth, Apartments (191, 360, River Ridge, Winchester Rd., Manwaring)

Donna (she/her) moved to Connecticut from Pennsylvania with her partner, dogs, and cat. She graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work in 2021 and is working on a Master of Education in Student Affairs in Higher Education. Donna held roles in Residence Life during her undergraduate time at Kutztown University and most recently was a Graduate Residence Director at Northampton Community College. For fun, Donna likes to spend the afternoon at the dog park then lounge with a bowl of popcorn for movie night.