Residence Life Staff

Director of Residence Life

Mellie DerryMellie Derry (She/Her)
Associate Director for Housing Operations
(937) 327-7808

Mellie has worked in Residence Life for over 7 years including her undergraduate work and is so excited to bring her experiences to Wittenberg University. She graduated from Ashland University in 2018 with a Bachelor in Hospitality Management and Business Marketing. She then went on to get her Masters in College Student Personnel at Bowling Green State University while working as a Hall Director at Baldwin Wallace University. Mellie grew up in Springfield, Ohio, and is a graduate of Greenon High School and worked at Young’s Jersey Dairy for over 10 years throughout school, so she is thrilled to be back home. Mellie has a passion for Campus Safety and working with students, she finds her work rewarding in developing students to be successful adults and is thrilled to be a part of the Wittenberg Community. Mellie enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as binging true crime podcast and listening to music.

Danyelle HughesDanyelle Hughes (She/Her)
Area Coordinator (Tower Hall/Polis House/New Hall)
(937) 327-7570

Danyelle grew up in Northeastern Ohio where she graduated from Lima Shawnee High School. Danyelle went to Wright State University for her Bachelor's in Organizational Leadership. During her undergrad career she started working in Hospitality Management until 2021. Danyelle then worked for two years at an elementary school in the special education department. Danyelle is excited to be joining the Wittenberg family, to help students grow and for her own growth in higher ed. She is passionate about diversity, equality, learning, and loves to help people. Danyelle likes to be in nature, relax with her dog, sing, and spend time with her loved ones.

Jay VossJay Voss
Area Coordinator (Firestine Hall/Ferncliff Hall)
(937) 327-7572


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