Garrett Meggs, currently the Director of Residence Life at Carson-Newman University in Tennessee, has been appointed director of student life in Wilson College. Garrett succeeds Aaron King who left Princeton in January for a position at Cornell.
Garrett has served for the past four years at Carson-Newman, first as a residence life coordinator and then as director of residence life. In these positions he gained valuable experience in crisis intervention and emergency management, student conduct, and in training and supervising student and professional residential life staff. Garrett served on the University’s CARE team supporting students of concern and was responsible for developing and overseeing residential emergency protocols. He also directed the Bystander Intervention Program and served as an adjunct instructor for a first-year seminar course on service learning.
Prior to his tenure at Carson-Newman, Garrett served as an academic coach at Lipscomb University in Nashville where he developed the University’s First Generation Program. He led weekly seminars and workshops for students designed to enhance their academic skills while also providing individual coaching and support to those at-risk. Garrett began his career as a student success coordinator at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee, where he advised and mentored students around strategies for academic success. He also supported new student orientation and advised the Student Government Association and the Greek Life Council.
Garrett earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Freed-Hardeman University and his Master of Science in Counseling from Lipscomb University. Please join the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students and the Wilson College staff in welcoming Garrett when he takes up his new duties on March 26.