Manager of Residence Life

Biography

Hello, I am Cassidy McFarland.  I am the Manager of Residence Life for Continuing Students.  I grew up right down the road in Hiram, Georgia before moving away to attend Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee where I received my Bachelor’s degree majoring in Anthropology and Political Science.  After that, I spent two years working at a residential high school in Hot Springs, Arkansas where I decided that my passion for working with students in a higher education setting was something I could turn into a career.  From there, I attended the University of Texas at Austin where I earned my Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration while working for the Women in Engineering Program.  For the next two and a half years I have been a full time Residence Hall Director at the University of South Dakota.

After spending 10 years away from the place I grew up, my husband and I decided it was time to pack up our life and our dog, Joy, and move home in December of 2017.  I was the Residence Life Coordinator for Arbor View Apartments for the spring of 2018 before moving into the Manager role.  I am excited to bring my strengths and working knowledge to the University of West Georgia, and to learn and grow from the students and staff.