Josh Gaisser
  • Josh Gaisser
  • Assistant Dean of Students for Residence Life

  • Email:
  • Phone: 828.898.3311
  • Office: Cannon Student Center, Student Development Office
  • Department: Student Development


MA, University of Mississippi
BS, East Carolina University

Professional Achievements

"Last Chance Lecture" Featured Speaker, Mercer University, 2015

Advisor of the Year, Georgia Residence Hall Organization, 2015

Division of Student Affairs “Star” Award, Mercer University, 2014, for “outstanding and exceptional service to students, the Division of Student Affairs, and to Mercer University."

Outstanding Student Organization Advisor of the Year, Mercer University, 2014; for "encouraging the development of responsibility and leadership in students.”

SEAHO Service Award, Mercer University, 2014

Residence Hall Director of the Year, University of Mississippi, 2011

Institutional Service and Responsibilities

I serve as the Assistant Dean of Students for Residence Life, where I'm responsible for overseeing all aspects of the residence halls of Lees-McRae College, including supervision of RDs/RAs, residence hall programming to build community and pride, and serving as a primary crisis response member. I also serve as the primary hearing officer for the student conduct process. My greatest passions in the field include bystander intervention education, leadership education, and advocating for students.

Personal Interests

In my free time, I love reading books, watching How I Met Your Mother, and playing ultimate frisbee. I finished a thruhike of the 2,189 mile Appalachian Trail before beginning my position at LMC. You are more than welcome to swing by my office in SDO any time to say hello!