Resident Assistants (RAs)

RAs are current SMU students that live on the floors with the residents. They work as part of a staff team in order to build a positive community experience for CM residents.  RAs are the first point of contact for residents who have questions, concerns, or just want to see a friendly face. RAs plan programs, serve on a nightly on-call rotation, respond to issues, and build relationships with their residents. They report directly to the RCD of Cockrell-McIntosh.

First Floor


Alex Payne


Alex is a senior from Wichita, Kansas majoring in Public Relations & Strategic Communication with minors in Business Administration, Women & Gender Studies and CCPA. This is her fourth year living in Cockrell-McIntosh and her third year as an RA. On campus, she serves as a Student Representative to the Board of Trustees, President of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), SMU Global and Online Intern, member of mustangconsulting and member of SMU Honor Council. Since starting college, she has spent every summer interning in Dallas. In her spare time, she watches basketball games, does puzzles and tries new restaurants in the area.

Second Floor

Barrett Stout


Barrett is a senior from McKinney, Texas. She is majoring in Anthropology and History with minors in Spanish and European Studies, and wants to be an archaeologist. When she is not working in the lab, she loves traveling, going to museums, and watching movies with her dogs. 


Kurtis Hawn


Kurtis is a sophomore from Forney, Texas but was born in Missouri. He is currently studying Sports Management with a minor in advertising. He played many sports during his childhood, but soccer is what he excelled at and still loves to watch and play. On campus, Kurtis is involved in Cockrell Cares, a volunteer organization in the dorm, and Commons Council. In his free time, Kurtis loves to listen to music and play video games with friends, so if you ever just want to jam out to any music or want someone to hang out with, let him know.

Third Floor


Kayleigh Dilworth


Kayleigh is a senior from San Antonio, majoring in General Business with minors in Spanish and Law and Legal Reasoning. She currently serves as a Student Representative to the Board of Trustees, President of Student Foundation, site leader for Dog and Kitty City/Mustang Heroes, and outreach coordinator for the Wesley House. Additionally, she is part of the University Honors Program, Hilltop Scholar Programs, and Mortar Board. She has spent her last two summers studying abroad in Madrid and London. In her free time she enjoys traveling, hanging out with friends, watching movies and playing with dogs. 

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Lucas Rhamy


Lucas is a senior Mechanical Engineering and Math double major who was born and raised in Chicago, IL, but now lives right down the road in McKinney, TX. On campus he is a student ambassador and very involved with the Mustang Theme Park Design club. Some other fun facts about Lucas is he has been to 12 different countries, knows at least 4 songs on piano, and is a 2 time intramural champion.


Fourth Floor


Ben Pearson


Ben is a junior from St. Petersburg, Florida studying Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration. He loves to fish and scuba dive when at home, and eat at new restaurants and play sports with friends when in Dallas. He also likes to make sure everyone knows that there is no shame in switching out the cowboy boots for flip-flops every now and then.


Meredith Lloyd


Meredith is a sophomore from Atlanta, Georgia studying Journalism and Marketing. On campus, she is involved in the English as a Second Language program and as the membership vice chair for Student Foundation. She has been to all 50 states along with all 30 Major League Ballparks, and she spends her free time trying new restaurants with her friends, finding dogs on campus, and watching baseball games.