Potomac State hires two Residence Life Specialists

Karen Sommers and Amanda Renick were recently employed by Potomac State College of West Virginia University (WVU) where they will serve as residence life specialists.  In this capacity, both will supervise resident assistants and housekeeping staff as well as provide guidance to students who reside in the residence halls.

Sommers is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of Davis and Memorial Residence Halls. 

Karen Sommers Amanda Renick
Karen Sommers Amanda Renick

She previously served as a residence hall coordinator at Potomac State while employed as a Mountaineer Temp. Her duties included developing a residence hall community, conducting meetings, assisting with student staff policies and procedures, and maintaining a building programming budget to name a few.  

Prior to that, Sommers served as a graduate resident assistant for Lincoln Hall at WVU, as a STEM Ambassador and also served as an instructor and teaching assistant.  While at WVU, she was also recognized as the Resident Assistant of the Year, twice.

Sommers earned both her master’s degree in animal physiology and her bachelor’s degree in animal and nutritional science from WVU. 

Renick is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of University Place Residence Hall with duties similar to those of Sommers’ listed above.

Before coming to Potomac State, Renick served as the store manager with Hollister Co. in Morgantown, W.Va., as a resident assistant for Summit Hall and as a Fish Lab Tech, both at WVU.  She also served as a conservation job corps naturalist with the Department of Natural Resources in Annapolis, Md. 

Renick earned her Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife and fisheries resources from the Davis College of Natural Resources at WVU.