Profiles of Deans & Staff

Talge Dean

Dwight Magers
Talge Hall
Dean of Men
P 423.236.2992
magers@southern

Dwight Magers is dean of men. Dean Magers is a husband and the father of three children. He graduated from Andrews University with a master’s degree in educational administration. Before coming to Southern in 1993, he was dean of men at Walla Walla College.

Talge Dean

Jeffery Erhard
Talge Hall
Associate Dean of Men
P 423.236.2995
jaerhard@southern

Jeffery Erhard assumed his duties at Southern Adventist University as an associate dean of men in June of 1997. He previously served as a physical education teacher and dean at three academies. Dean Erhard is also the Dean of Housing for all On-campus single student housing.

Dean of Southern Village

Carl Patterson
Talge Hall
Associate Dean of Men
P 423.236.2996
patterson@southern

Carl Patterson, an associate dean of men, came to Southern in 2004. Before joining us he had been a dean at Bass Memorial, Hawaiian Mission, Highland, Valley Grande and Adelphia Academies. His main responsibilities are night check and men's club.

Talge Dean

John Sager
Talge Hall
Associate Dean of Men
P 423.236.2991
jsager@southern

John Sager, an associate dean of men, came to Southern in 2001. He oversees janitorial and maintenance in Talge Hall. He also coordinates Southern’s freshmen mentoring program.

Talge Dean

Kevin Pride

Talge Hall
Associate Dean of Men
P 423.236.2993
pride@southern.edu

Kevin Pride, assistant dean of men, came to Southern from Forest Lake Academy. Dean Pride had 17 years of deaning experience prior to coming to Southern. He oversees the worship program, desk workers, and TV room.

Office Manager

Lisa Patterson Talge Hall
Office Manager
P 423.236.2990
lpatterson@southern

Lisa Patterson is the office manager in Talge Hall. Mrs. Patterson enjoys the residence hall environment and the wonderful students that grace Southern Adventist University’s campus. Outside of the residence hall, she has twin boys that keep her busy most of the time. Her prayer is for the success of each student in Talge Hall and here on campus.

Talge Housekeeping

Dusty Miller

Talge Hall
Maintenance/Housekeeping Supervisor
P 423.236.2999
gcmiller@southern

Dusty Miller is responsible for maintenance duties in Talge Hall, Thatcher Hall, Thatcher South and Southern Village Apts. He has worked at Southern since 1996. He is the Sponsor for the Southern Smiths which is the campus blacksmith student organization.and is an assist teacher for the class.

Dir. of Housekeeping for Thatcher/Thatcher South

Carol Plank

Talge Hall
Housekeeping Supervisor
P 423.236.2297
cplank@southern

Carol Plank has worked for Southern since 2007. In 2011 she became the Housekeeping Supervisor for Talge Hall. Prior to that she was the Assistant Supervisor for Thatcher Hall and Talge Hall. Carol's hobbies include needle crafts, sewing and camping.