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Photo of Victor K. Wilson Victor K. Wilson Vice President for Student Affairs

Victor K. Wilson is Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Georgia. In more than three decades of experience in higher education administration and student affairs, he has served as a strong advocate for students and student development, particularly the inclusion and success of students from historically underrepresented groups.

Photo of Eric Atkinson Eric Atkinson Associate Vice President

Eric Atkinson serves as Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Georgia. He is responsible for overseeing the departments of Greek Life, Recreational Sports, and Student Conduct, and he supervises the assistant to the vice president for communications and digital engagement. He is also a member of the University’s Behavioral Assessment and Response Council (BARC) and co-teaches a First Year Odyssey (FYO) seminar with President Morehead.…

Photo of Bill McDonald Bill McDonald Dean of Students

Bill McDonald became Dean of Students at UGA in January 2011.  He is known as a strong student advocate who meets with student groups and individual students on a daily basis. 

McDonald supports seven departments, including the Disability Resource Center, Engagement Leadership and Service, Student Care and Outreach, Student Transitions, Student Veterans Resource Center, Tate Student Center (including UGA’s Freedom of Expression Policy), and University Testing Services.…

Photo of Amanda Patterson Amanda Patterson Associate Vice President

As the Associate Vice President for Finance and Risk Management, I work closely with the Vice President and serve as a member of the leadership team for the Division. I am the chief fiscal officer and risk advisor for the Division of Student Affairs. My stewardship responsibilities include fiscal and compliance matters, including financial accounting and reporting; HR/personnel actions; EO compliance; payroll; financial management systems; and fund management (state appropriated, auxiliary operations, student activity fee accounts and UGA Foundation funds).…

Photo of Beau Seagraves Beau Seagraves Associate Vice President for Student Well-being

Beau Seagraves is responsible for overseeing Student Care and Outreach, which provides individualized assistance to students experiencing hardship circumstances, support to faculty and staff working with students in distress, and guidance to parents seeking help and information on behalf of their students. He also coordinates the case management functions for the university’s Behavioral Assessment and Response Council (BARC).…

Photo of Dr. Demetrius Smith Dr. Demetrius Smith Associate Vice President

Smith provides strategic leadership to support UGA and the Division of Student Affairs in effectively addressing the needs of UGA’s increasingly diverse student population, championing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts across the student experience.

Photo of Annie Carlson Welch Annie Carlson Welch Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs
Photo of Stan Jackson Stan Jackson Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs

As assistant to the vice president for student affairs – communications and digital engagement, Stan represents and promotes the Division of Student Affairs by increasing its visibility, creating a consistent brand for the Division, provides new and enhanced digital service and content delivery to students, and supports the institution’s mission, vision, and goals.

Photo of Adrian Marin Adrian Marin Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs
Photo of Jan Davis Barham Jan Davis Barham Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Tate Student Center

Jan Davis Barham is Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Tate Student Center. She is responsible for managing the operations of Tate to include facility services, Campus Reservations Events and Technical Services, Print & Copy Services, the UGA Card Office, the UGA Chapel, and the Center for Student Activities & Involvement, which administers the Student Government Association, University Union Student Programming Board, Pandora Yearbook, WUOG 90.5FM, the Graduate Student Association, and over 800 registered student organizations.…

Photo of Erin Benson Erin Benson Director of the Disability Resource Center

As the Director of the Disability Resource Center, Erin leads the university’s commitment to educate and serve students with disabilities, ensuring equal educational opportunities as required by the ADA and other legislation. The Disability Resource Center houses three distinct services: the Test Accommodations Office for onsite classroom testing; the Assistive Technology Lab equipped with a variety of programs designed for people with disabilities; and Alternative Media Services, which converts required printed material into accessible formats for students with reading disabilities.…

Photo of KiJuana Clark KiJuana Clark Senior Accountant
Photo of Megan Edwards Megan Edwards Assistant Director
Photo of Michele Howard Michele Howard Senior Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs – Student Experience

Dr. Michele Howard serves as Senior Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs – Student Experience. She also serves as the co-chair for the Council on the First Year Experience and coordinates the Minor in College Student Affairs Administration for Student Affairs.

Photo of Linda Kasper Linda Kasper Executive Director of University Housing

Kasper brings more than 20 years of experience in University Housing. She previously served as executive director of residential education at the University of South Florida, director of residential education and associate director of University Housing and Dining Services at Oregon State University, and assistant director for residential education at the University of Arizona.

At South Florida, Kasper oversaw the implementation of a residential curriculum that contributed to increase USF’s overall persistence rate to record highs.…

Photo of J. Barrett Malone J. Barrett Malone Director for Student Conduct

Barrett Malone serves as Director for the Office of Student Conduct and is responsible for planning, implementation, evaluation and oversight of the University’s student conduct system. The Office of Student Conduct receives all complaints regarding possible infractions of conduct regulations; schedules all University judicial hearings; coordinates and monitors all appeals; maintains student disciplinary records; and recruits, trains, and advises the University Judiciary.…

Photo of Nicole McConnell Nicole McConnell Director of Student Transitions
Photo of Debra Norman Debra Norman Administrative Associate
Photo of Hailey Normandia Hailey Normandia Business Manager III
Photo of Steven Pitts Steven Pitts Senior Director of Development

Student Affairs is comprised of 18 departments that provide incredible programs, services and scholarships to our diverse student population. Many of our initiatives are made possible by the generous gifts from alumni, foundations and friends of the university. As the senior director of development, I serve as the chief fundraising officer for the vice president and our department directors and colleagues, and I partner with them to ensure their priorities are financially solvent through private and annual giving.…

Photo of Jon Segars Jon Segars Director of Student Veterans Resource Center
Photo of Carrie Smith Carrie Smith Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Care and Outreach

Carrie Smith serves as the Assistant Dean of Students for Student Care & Outreach, providing individualized support and assistance to students experiencing hardship circumstances. She oversees general case management within Student Care & Outreach. Additionally, Carrie provides trainings and informational sessions to campus and community partners about working with students of concern and the role of Student Care & Outreach.…

Photo of Jennifer Swails MBA Jennifer Swails, MBA Interim Executive Director of the University Health Center

Jen joined the University Health Center in 2018. She previously held the position of Administrative Director at Vanderbilt University’s Student Health Center. Prior to joining UGA, she worked for the State of Tennessee Department of Public Health Immunization Program and at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.…

Photo of Joshua Welch Joshua Welch Director of Greek Life

As the director of Greek Life, Joshua is responsible for strategic oversight of Greek Life Office operations and leads a team of talented professionals who work to create meaningful fraternity and sorority experiences for the 7500+ students involved in the Greek community. Through his personal and professional experiences, Joshua has come to believe that the fraternity and sorority experience, rooted in values, uniquely equips students to become impactful and multifaceted leaders.…

Photo of Keith Wenrich Keith Wenrich Director of Recreational Sports

Keith Wenrich leads the Department of Recreational Sports, serves on the leadership team for the Division of Student Affairs and reports directly to the associate vice president for student affairs. He is responsible for the operations of all recreational facilities including the Ramsey Student Center, Pound/Wheeler Gym on the health science campus, Rec Sports complex, Club Sports complex, the Lake Herrick Pavilion, and the Challenge Course in the Oconee Forrest.…

Photo of June Windate June Windate Business Manager II