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Emily Long

Emily Long (she/her/hers)

Director of Residence Life


Office Location: Mortensen Hall 19

Emily has worked in student affairs since 2010 and received her undergraduate degree from Regis University in Denver and her Masters in Education with a focus in Student Development Administration from Seattle University. Before coming to Augsburg, Emily worked in residence life at a variety of institutions across the country, including Colorado College, Emerson College in Boston, and Merrimack College in Massachusetts. 

As the Director of Residence Life, Emily provides leadership and vision to the department and helps drive the department’s goal of helping students become responsible, respectful, and resourceful citizens. She works with the Central Staff, RAs, and departments across campus to create a residential environment that fosters a sense of belonging in which students feel they can be their authentic selves by providing opportunities for care, choice, and connection throughout their college experience. She believes building meaningful relationships across all levels of the institution allows students the opportunity to reflect and increase their self-awareness and help them reach their full potential

Outside her role, Emily enjoys being outdoors exploring the woods, writing, and spending time with her husband, Will, and their two children, Addy and Ian.

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Barry (she/her/hers)

Assistant Director of Residence Life


Office Location: Urness / Mortensen Lobby 6

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Barry earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication Arts and Literature Education from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and her Master of Arts in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno. Before Augsburg, she spent time as a Resident Director and Coordinator for Support Operations at Nevada as well as an Area Coordinator at Gustavus Adolphus College.
As the Assistant Director of Residence Life, Lizzie manages all community development efforts in the department. This includes overseeing the residential curriculum and programming model as well as supporting the success of the student staff by recruiting, training, and providing ongoing leadership opportunities. She supervises Area Coordinators and supports the department’s mission to provide respectful, responsible, and resourceful living communities.
Outside of her role, Lizzie enjoys traveling, escape rooms, music, and game nights with friends and family.


Elizabeth Charnell (she/her/hers)

Elizabeth Charnell

Assistant Director of Residential Operations


Office Location: Urness/Mortensen Lobby

Elizabeth received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in La Crosse, Wisconsin and her graduate degree from the University of St. Thomas in Leadership in Student Affairs. She has worked in higher education for nearly a decade and has previously worked at colleges in Alaska, Oregon, Florida, North Carolina, and China. 

As the Assistant Director of Residential Operations, Elizabeth provides operational support for the business side of Residence Life such as billing, occupancy, and other housing processes. In addition to the business support, she works closely with the Residence Hall Directors to help create a positive community experience. It is Elizabeth’s hope to provide a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment for students to thrive in during their time on campus. 

Outside of her role, Elizabeth enjoys sports, traveling, trying new restaurants in the Twin Cities area, powerlifting, and CrossFit. She also enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her adorable dogs, Gizmo and Minnie.

Jae Bates

Area Coordinator


Office Location: Urness / Mortensen Lobby 5

Jae received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA and received his Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary in Minneapolis. Prior to coming to Augsburg, Jae served as an intern pastor at an ELCA Lutheran church in Washington and also worked in multi-faith chaplaincy at the University of Puget Sound. Jae has past professional experience in anti-racist community building, LGBTQIA+ community organizing, and youth work.

As an Area Coordinator, Jae works closely with student leaders and residential students to help create a sense of community and belonging on campus. This includes supervising Resident Assistants and Student Leads in providing support, care, and resources to residents. He also collaborates with student staff and other University departments to ensure that residential areas are welcoming, comfortable, clean, and safe for residents.

Outside of work, Jae enjoys rock climbing, swimming, cooking (and eating!), as well as playing video games. His most prized personal accomplishment is recreating the entire X-Men mansion on Sims 4. Jae also enjoys spending time with his partner, playing board games with friends and family, as well as spending time walking, training, and playing with his dog.


Area Coordinator


Office Location: Urness / Mortensen Lobby