Meet The Staff

Professional Staff

Matthew McCarthy

Matthew McCarthy-Clark
Assistant Director of Residential Life
Email: mmccarthyclark@daltonstate.edu

Matthew McCarthy-Clark is the Assistant Director of Residential Life and is responsible for the supervision of the Head Resident and Resident Assistant staff. In addition, his responsibilities include managing all departmental programming, social media/website management and graphic design. Matthew holds a bachelor’s degree in media production from East Carolina University and a master’s degree in higher education from the University of Mississippi. Outside of work, he enjoys playing tennis, painting, and traveling with his husband, Andrew, and their two dogs Jarvis and Cooper.

Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson
Office Manager
Email: jpatterson19@daltonstate.edu

Jessica Patterson serves Residential Life as the Office Manager and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the office and supervision of the Office Assistants. In addition, Jessica manages the application and housing assignments process. She attended Georgia Perimeter College as a Business major.  She enjoys cooking, swimming, SEC Football and spending time with her husband, Jason, and two children, Gracie and Logan.

Derrick Henderson

Derrick Henderson​
Head Resident

Derrick Henderson is in his Senior year and is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He is outgoing, fun loving, confident, and very respectful and willing to learn from anyone willing to teach. His hobbies include basketball, drawing, dancing, and football, track, playing video games and hanging out with his friends. He was born in Watts, California and moved to Georgia in the summer of 2012.