Residential Life

Staff

Morena Ribeiro

Morena Ribeiro

Residence Hall Director
Griffon, Juda, & Beshears Halls

She holds a Master of Education in Higher Education and Leadership from Iowa State University and a Bachelor of Education from Brigham Young University- Hawaii. Prior to coming to Missouri Western State University, she worked as a Housing Manager and Volleyball Assistant Coach at Iowa Lakes Community College. Furthermore, she has international employment experience working as an Elementary Teacher in Brazil.


Paige Burns

Paige Burns

Assistant Residence Hall Director
Griffon, Juda, & Beshears Halls
816-383-7103

She is currently earning her Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Education for Elementary Education at Missouri Western State University. Prior to working as an Assistant Residence Hall Director, she served as a Resident Assistant in Juda Hall. Additionally, Paige has worked as a Student Ambassador for The Office of Admissions.


Beshears Hall 2017-2018 RA Staff


Madison Baker

Madison Baker

Resident Assistant
Studying BSE-Elementary Education

Haley Stock

Haley Stock

Resident Assistant
Studying Pre Social Work


Who is Kelsy B. Beshears?
Beshears Hall is named in honor of Kelsy B. Beshears, a highly respected advocate for the civil rights movement in this community and in the state of Missouri. A graduate of Howard University, Mrs. Beshears was a schoolteacher and the first guidance counselor in the Washington, DC School District. In 1946, She moved to St. Joseph and served as president of the local and state chapters of the NAACP and as coordinator for the regional chapters. In 1968, she developed the Brookdale East Apartment Complex, which she continued to operate until her death.