Residence Life Professional Staff

Neil E. Golemo

Assistant Director for Residence Life

Susan R Martin

Neil E. Golemo has been with Texas A&M University at Galveston since 2006 and has served as the Assistant Director for Residence Life since the Fall of 2009.  During his tenure, he has seen the professional staff grow from one Masters level and live-on professional to four Masters level professionals with three living on-campus.  The Residence Life Student Staff program has grown from twelve Resident Assistants, to 21 Community Leaders and 4 Company Commanders.  The campus community has grown from 3 Residence Hall Buildings to 5.  Mr. Golemo has been involved in many committees such as chairing the Residence Hall recommendation steering committee and assisting with the development of the TAMUG Honors Curriculum.  These things along with many programs such as Halloween Howl, Campus Preview and Gig ‘Em Week have all grown during his time at Texas A&M University at Galveston.  Mr. Golemo earned his B.A. in Speech Communications at Baylor University in 2004 and his M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Baylor University in 2006.

Alex B. Crouse

Housing Coordinator for Oceans/Hullabaloo & Corps





Alex Crouse came to the TAMUG Residence Life Staff in the Spring of 2013. He comes with a Bachelors of Science in Marine Biology from York College of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Higher Education- Student Affairs Administration from Kutztown University. Alex also has experience working in different areas of student life, orientation, community outreach, and campus activities, and a variety of students, first-year, co-ed, and upperclassmen. Along with working in Residence Life, he will be advising Checkin’ Crew. 


Sarah West

Housing Coordinator for Pacific Hall




Sarah West started her TAMUG Residence Life Staff experience in the summer of 2014. She has received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Journalism Broadcasting from Oklahoma State University in addition to a Masters in Higher Education- Student Affairs Administration, also from Oklahoma State University. Sarah has worked in a wide range of student affairs job titles. During her time as a Wellness Residence Director she planned wellness programs for the Housing and Residential Life as well as supervised an Academic Mentor student staff. Sarah has also worked as a Success Coach and co-supervised Supplemental Instruction Leaders. Here at TAMUG Sarah is the Hall Coordinator for Pacific and will work closely with Living Learning Communities and Residential Hall Association. 

Branston Harris

Housing Coordinator for Atlantic Hall



Branston G. Harris became part of the TAMUG Residence Life team in the Summer of 2014. Before his transition to Galveston, he completed his Master’s degree in Higher Education: Administration & Supervision at the University of Houston and his Bachelor’s degree in Music at Texas State University. He served in many different Student Affairs areas while at both institutions including: Commuter Student Services, Student Conduct, Residence Life, Orientation, Student Program Board, Campus Activities and a variety of different diversity/inclusion initiatives. Branston is a student affairs professional who is intent on establishing a strong learning conducive environment which enables students to prosper academically and grow holistically as individuals as they matriculate through their college experience towards success in their post-graduation endeavors. – Gig ‘Em.

Community Leaders

The Community Leader (CL) is an important member of the Residence Life staff.  He/she is generally an undergraduate peer leader who works with a group of 50-75 residents.  The Community Leader is supervised by the Housing Coordinators, and also report to the Assistant Director for Residence Life and Director of Student Life.  For students living in Battalion housing, Company Commanders (CO) or Executive Officers (XO) also serve as Community Leaders and work for the Office of Residence Life. Working together, the Community Leaders support and carry out objectives, policies and procedures of Texas A&M University at Galveston, the Division of Student Affairs, and the Student Life Office. They are available for conflict mediation, help residents with transitioning and making connections to campus resources, and enjoy providing engaging programs for their residents to enjoy. Community Leaders staff the main office from 8AM - 2AM daily and are on-call after 2AM until the office re-opens next day.