As the web developer principal for the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Wes oversees the design, production, implementation and maintenance of Student Affairs’ online initiatives. He is responsible for the visual design and branding of the Student Affairs web presence, as well as working with other Student Affairs web and design professionals to support online initiatives throughout the division.
Previously, Wes worked for the UGA Division of Development and Alumni Relations designing, building and maintaining the online presence of multiple departments, including the UGA Alumni Association, the UGA Foundation, the UGA online giving and event registration system (GAIL), the UGA Parents & Families Association and the Office of Development and Donor Relations
Wes began his career at UGA in the Division of Student Affairs and is happy to once again be a part of enriching the lives of our students while they build the foundation of knowledge that will lead to success after graduation from this great institution.
Wes holds a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. He and his wife, Tracey, live in Athens with their daughters, Elsie, Violet and Ada. Wes has been a member of the Student Affairs team since April 2014.
Director of Student Affairs Communications and
As the director of student affairs communications and marketing initiatives, Stan leads and executes a comprehensive marketing and communications strategy for the Division of Student Affairs. He oversees the design, production and implementation of branding, advertising, marketing and public relations initiatives for the division. He is a member of the vice president’s office staff, serves on the leadership team for the division, and is a member of the University's Core Strategic Communications group. In addition, he provides staff support for various initiatives and division-wide projects, and has served on several campus-wide program design and strategy committees.
Stan's professional background includes more than 10 years in higher education communications, including serving on the staffs of the UGA Alumni Association, UGA’s Department of Financial Services and the UGA Griffin Campus. Previous to his work in higher education, he worked for the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce, Inlingua International and the Verona International Program, and he chaired a county commissioner's successful re-election campaign.
His expertise is building efficient processes for team-driven communications and collaboration, with a particular focus on training and encouraging staff and faculty in communications and marketing, issues management, and process strategy. Stan also has a successful record of establishing and growing social media initiatives and designing functional, intuitive digital media.
Stan has previously served on the 1919 Society of the Piedmont Athens Regional Health System, as well as the boards of Hands On Northeast Georgia and the Georgia Children’s Chorus. He is a graduate of the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Oconee program. He is also an active member of Athens First United Methodist Church.
Stan holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration with a specialization in higher education administration, both from the University of Georgia. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in higher education from the University's Institute of Higher Education. He and his wife, Angel, live in Watkinsville with their son, Conner, and daughter, Laura Claire. He has been a member of the Student Affairs team since December 2013.