Martin-Schexnider Residence Hall Profile
Number of floors: 4 in Martin Tower and 3 in Schexnider Tower
Number of rooms? 117
Air Conditioning? Yes
Study Room(s)? Yes
Kitchen Access? Yes, on the first floor
Laundry Facilities? Yes, in each Pod
North: Alumni House
South: Moore Hall
West: Atkins Hall
East: SG Atkins House
Martin-Schexnider is named after two previous Chancellors at Winston-Salem State University. One of the two towers of the residence hall is named for Dr. Harold L. Martin Sr., who served as chancellor from 2000 until 2006. The other tower is named for Dr. Alvin J. Schexnider, who was chancellor from 1996 until 2000.
Martin-Schexnider Residence Hall is a 44,000 square foot, 227 bed, two tower “pod” concept facility. A one story connector building links the two towers with common space for all residents, including a classroom for group resident instruction in a living learning community.
Martin-Schexnider is co-ed by floor. Each floor of each tower contains 16 or 17 double-occupancy student rooms, two shared bathrooms and a common living space. The rooms are approximately 11 feet by 17 feet in size with two built-in closets. Students have wood vinyl plank flooring and ¾ height loftable furniture including a chest of drawers, a desk and a twin XL bed.
Lerone Joseph, originally from the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts, has spent most of his adult life in New York. He graduated from the University at Albany where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice. While at the University at Albany, he began his career in student affairs by holding multiple positions in the Department of Residence Life including serving as a Resident Assistant, Housing Manager, and Orientation Assistant. After graduation, Lerone completed two years at the University of New Haven (UNH) in Connecticut where he served as a Graduate Residence Hall Director for three apartment complexes. He also secured his master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration and completed the certificate program in Public Administration. Lerone has a passion for working with students and developing student leaders. Central to his philosophy for student development is that college is an opportunity to develop an identity and personal values. Outside of his Hall Director role he enjoys watching and playing sports and hopes to one-day coach on some level.