Five Year Highlights

2017 - 2018 Highlights


Healthier People


Increased support for the campus student food pantry, serving more than 100 students per day

Increased support through the Let All the Big Dawgs Eat food scholarships to 84 students

Integrated the Embark@UGA program serving homeless and foster students into Student Care and Outreach

Developed a proactive approach to connecting with students who may need support following significant natural disasters

Hosted the Georgia Recreational Sports Association state workshop

Established a contact lens store within the University Health Center

Stronger Communities


Established Dawg Camp Rise in partnership with the Office of Institutional Diversity to support incoming students from underrepresented populations

Extended outreach to campus and community audiences

Significantly increased listserv subscriptions, social media followers, and website traffic

Completed University brand transition

Significantly increased Student Affairs coverage in University-wide communications through daily communication with the Division of Marketing and Communications

Established ALAS Latinx Graduation Celebration Ceremony

New Welcome UGA collaborations and coordinated campus programming

APIDA Leadership Retreat received 2018 Outstanding Program award from the ACPA Asian Pacific American Network

Lifelong Learners


We play a central role in the President’s Task Force on Student Learning and Success. We now lead innovative efforts to support numerous student populations, including first-year, transfer, and rural students

Established division-wide process for submitting EL proposals, resulting in 47 accepted proposals to date

Improved note taker and accommodated testing efficiencies for students with disabilities

We engaged nearly 300 UGA faculty members in Student Affairs programs and activities

Students in Greek letter organizations earned their highest cumulative grade point average to date

Refined the Persistence Coaching model for student veterans with the addition of academic coaching and an enhanced data management system to better visualize and track student progress

Implemented a new technology system, RegisterBlast, to increase efficiency in test scheduling and payments in Testing Services

Ethical Leaders


17,731 students engaged in 265,598 hours of service to the community, raising more than $2 million for community benefit

Hosted NODA Extended Orientation Institute with the highest attendance in history of the institute

Enhanced the World Leader program training, which will support international students on campus

UGA Miracle raised $1.27 million for the Children’s Hospital of Atlanta

Transitioned Student Sexual Misconduct trainings to Student Conduct in collaboration with the Equal Opportunity Office

Successfully navigated issues related to free speech and freedom of expression, hosting numerous campus speakers representing diverse points of view

Implemented new processes from recent revisions to the Code of Conduct

Dynamic Partnerships


Raised nearly $1.3 million in private support, increasing the total number of gifts to Student Affairs by 12 percent (1,637 total gifts)

Completed $44.5 million renovation of Russell Hall on time and under budget

Hosted a national student affairs data summit, involving more than 80 colleagues from 38 institutions, concerning the role of student affairs in higher education data analytics

Implemented Ramsey Renewal improvement projects, including pool pump room, Gym West floor, and iris cameras

Earned #1 Tier-1 Military Friendly Institution for 2018-2019

Received approval for increased student health fee and posted more than $10.5 million dollars beyond health fees​

Engaged more than 200 UGA alumni in Student Affairs programs and activities

Established 26 new Student Affairs collaborations on broad-ranging initiatives

Initiated 69 new external campus and community partnerships, including corporate, nonprofit, and government groups

Completed key leadership staffing transitions in Academic Partnerships and Initiatives, Disability Resource Center, Multicultural Services and Programs, Testing Services, University Health Center, and University Housing

Developed first of its kind Student Affairs participant dashboard via Tableau – now in use by departments across the division

Continued to support the growth and development of Student Affairs staff:
• Record number of attendees at our Engage! Conference and Annual Celebration
• Highly successful Innovate Teams
• New staff development workshops that reached nearly 600 staff
• New social media, staff website, enewsletter, and new staff orientation resources