Residential & Student Affairs
Director of Residential and Student Affairs
M.A. – Ball State University
B.A. – University of Evansville
Office: WA 175
Paul is beginning his 19th year as a proud member of the Academy Community, but this will be his third year as Director of Residential and Student Affairs. He is looking forward to the unique year ahead. Paul is originally from Muncie, Indiana and graduated from the University of Evansville with a B.A. in English and several minors. After graduating in 2000, Paul applied and was selected to participate in the Americorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) program in San Diego, California. There, he traveled the Western Region states as a National Service Volunteer. Paul has done several projects in the fields of the Environment, Unmet Human Needs, Public Safety, and Education. Whether assisting retired military in daily living, helping homeless street kids in San Diego, revitalizing a small town in Washington State, building homes with Habitat for Humanity in San Francisco, constructing a skate park for the youth of Virginia City, Nevada, or planning and implementing education programs throughout the Western Region, Paul has welcomed each new experience and embraces the opportunity and role of Director here at the Academy.
Paul has worked with almost every special event and committee at some point while on staff at the Academy. Paul received his Master of Arts degree in Executive Development for Public Service from Ball State University in 2006. Paul enjoys many diverse forms of music and writing, reading, volunteering, and almost anything related to sports. Paul and his wife, Sabra, celebrate the joys of their two daughters (Lynley and Myla) and enjoy re-experiencing the world once again through their daughters’ eyes. Paul’s passion and commitment to the Academy has grown stronger with each passing year and he looks forward to faithfully serving the students, parents, and fellow staff members of the Indiana Academy. He is proud to be a part of such a great school and amazing student experience.
Associate Director of Residential and Student Affairs
B.A. – Huntington University
Office: WA 171
In his role as Associate Director, Bridger cherishes the opportunity to work alongside a group of dedicated SLCs who share a passion for taking care of the students of the Academy. Bridger still gets a kick out of working in an office directly across the courtyard from the apartment he lived in as a 1st floor SLC from 2013-2016.
Bridger was born in Hong Kong and lived in Macau through his childhood. His family moved to Huntington, Indiana when he was in fifth grade. He attended Huntington North High School and Huntington University (Class of ’09). During his time at HU, he was employed as a local sportswriter and radio broadcaster. Bridger has returned to Asia many times since moving to Indiana, including seven trips as a volunteer with English camps in China and a two-year stint as an English instructor in Macau after college.
Bridger lives in Muncie with his wife Shannon (3rd floor SLC, 2012-2015) and two children: Ben (3) and Hazel (1). Ben and Hazel are the only grandchildren on both sides of the family, so most of the family’s free time is spent visiting with grandparents. Bridger is an avid sports fan (Go Cubs!), loves learning about other cultures, and is always eager to try new types of food – the spicier, the better!
Residential and Student Affairs Administrative Coordinator
B.S. (Communications) – Gustavus Adolphus College
Office: WA 165
Anna joined the Indiana Academy in July of 2021 as Residential and Student Affairs Administrative Coordinator. Anna works behind the front desk at Wagoner Hall and is excited to be a first point of contact for students and visitors at the Academy. She wears many hats, including maintaining sign in and sign out records for students when leaving and entering the Academy, overseeing daily desk duties such as mail and space reservations, maintaining financial records related to residential and student affairs, handling student room keys, and assisting the School Nurse with medication.
Anna grew up in Minnesota and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Gustavus Adolphus College. She moved to Muncie in 2003, following 6 years of living in Davis, California. Anna is married with 2 boys. The oldest was a 2021 graduate of the Indiana Academy and is now attending Purdue and the youngest is a high school student at Burris and plays on the soccer team. Anna enjoys her 3 cats, cooking and baking, traveling and exploring new places, and getting back to Minnesota as often as possible.