Timothy Johnson, J.D., Executive Director, Housing and Residence Life

Tim Johnson joined the UNCG Housing and Residence Life Staff in 2011. Tim holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Education from the University of Dayton and a Juris Doctorate from the Rutgers University School of Law at Newark. He has spent more than 25 years in service to students throughout the country. He served as a Resident Director at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Area Coordinator/Assistant Director of Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, Assistant Director for Residential Life at Temple University, and most recently served as the Associate Dean for Housing and Residence Life at Rutgers University-Newark. In addition to his work as a housing professional, Tim is also the founding partner of Reslife.net, which now serves over 200 Universities around the world including, US, Australia, South Africa, and Singapore. Tim has stayed active over the years within our most esteemed professional organizations. He has served as President of the Mid-Atlantic Association of College and University Housing Officers (MACUHO), and also served on the Executive Board and most recently served as Program Chair for the Association of College and University Housing Officers International (ACUHO-I) conference. His professional interests include student rights, the history of higher education, and technology. His personal interests include history, music, and theater. In his spare time Tim has performed in over 30 musical theater productions.

Email: tjjohns3@uncg.edu

Doug Fleming

Doug Fleming, Associate Director for Housing Facilities

Doug Fleming has been working in campus facilities since 1999. Doug came to UNCG in August 2022 after serving in a variety of positions at UNC-CH, including Assistant Director of Housing Support. He previously was employed with GE for 11 years as an Engineering Associate where he was involved with quality control, design, manufacturing, and UL testing. Doug earned a diploma in Electrical/Electronics from Danville Community College, a B.A. in Management and Society and a Graduate Certificate in Community Preparedness and Disaster Management from UNC-CH. During his career, Doug has provided leadership in a variety of areas including organizational management, operational budget planning, purchasing, facilities management, and strategic planning. Fun fact, Doug is a licensed Amateur Radio operator and has communicated with over 300 different countries or political entities.
Email: gdfleming@uncg.edu

LaFarin Meriwether

LaFarin Meriwether, Ph.D., Associate Director for Residence Life

LaFarin Meriwether joined HRL in 2019. She received her B.S. in Agricultural Economics and one in Public Service and Leadership from the University of Kentucky. LaFarin received her M.B.A from the University of Cincinnati and her doctorate in Higher Education from Florida State University. Fun fact LaFarin is a Black Belt in Taekwondo.
Email: lrmeriwe@uncg.edu

Melissa Barnes Associate Director of Business Operations

Melissa Barnes joined HRL in September of 2023 but has been working on campus in a variety of roles since 2006.  Melissa is originally from Western New York and earned her BA in Psychology from SUNY Geneseo.  Melissa is a self proclaimed crazy dog lady and likes to spend her free time with her husband, two kids and three dogs. Melissa is responsible for the overall management of business operations in Housing and Residence Life including, budgets/finance and human resources.

Email: mkbarnes@uncg.edu

Guy Sanders

Guy Sanders, Associate Director of Administrative Operations

Guy Sanders has been working in on campus housing since 1978. Guy came to UNCG in 1990 after serving in a variety of positions at UCLA including Coordinator of Academic Support Programs, Assistant Director for Staff Development and Judicial Affairs, and as a manager of one of 1984 Olympic Village areas. Guy earned a B.A. in Political Science/ History, an Elementary/High School Teaching Credential, and a M.A. in Education at UCLA. Guy is also a UNCG alum, having earned an MBA from the Bryan School. During his career, Guy has provided leadership in a variety of areas including alcohol education/prevention, promotion of diversity education and affirmative action, recruitment and retention, community service, emergency response, and the promotion and implementation of student technology.
Email: gmsander@uncg.edu

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