Senior Director of Residence Life and Housing
B.A., Bryan College; M.A., Geneva College
Sam Barrick is the Senior Director of Residence Life and Housing at Erskine College, where he has ministered to students since 2017. He has spent the past 18 years developing and equipping college students. Helping students realize their potential and grow as individuals is the driving force of his heart in his professional life.
In college, Barrick was a Resident Assistant for 3 years and graduated from Bryan College with a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies. His love for people and desire for ministry led him to residence life as a career path. Barrick began working professionally with college students in 2009 and received a master’s degree in Higher Education from Geneva College in 2016.
With his background in both spiritual growth and sociological trends in higher education, Barrick is now pursuing a doctorate to deepen his understanding of human cognition and motivation so he may better serve the students in his care.
Barrick and his family came to beautiful Due West in 2017, and he has enjoyed seeing his children grow alongside Erskine students. Close to Barrick’s heart are his lovely wife and three precious daughters, with whom he enjoys playing games and watching movies. Glitter and sprinkles abound in his life, and he’s a secure enough man to attend lavish tea parties from time to time.