Meet The Staff









Tim Reilly

Director of Residential Life


Timothy W. Reilly is the Director of Residential Life and is responsible for the overall supervision of the Residential Life department. Originally from Long Island, NY, he earned a bachelor's in Political Science from the Catholic University of America and a Master's in Higher Education Administration from Old Dominion University. His wife Emily and him have three young children, Samuel, Patrick, and Maren. After work, he can be regularly seen with his kids on the baseball diamond, tennis court, or in the hockey rink.


Deb Padgett

Assistant Director of Residential Life


Debra Padgett is the Assistant Director of Residence Life here at Dalton State. Originally from Cartersville, Georgia (by way of Orlando, Florida) and her husband Sean, son SJ, and their cat Paco live in Mashburn Hall. She received three college degrees: an Associate of Arts in Education from Gordon State College in Barnesville, GA, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Mass Media from Valdosta State University, and her Master of Education in College Student Development from Appalachian State University. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, baking, and watching Disney movies with her son.


William "Bill" Kilkenny

Operations Manager

Bill Kilkenny serves as our Operations Manager here in Residential Life. With over 30 years of construction experience, he ensures that the building is maintained to a high standard. Before joining the Roadrunner family he worked within Housing Facilities and Maintenance teams at both Emory and Georgia State University. Similar to Tim he grew up on Long Island (different generations) before moving his family to North Carolina and finally here to Georgia. He and his wife Kathy have two boys Nigel and Liam.