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306 Memorial Hall
Athens, GA 30602
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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 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 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 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 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 Matthew Waller Matthew Waller Chief of Staff

Matthew E. Waller is Chief of Staff for UGA Student Affairs. Matthew’s professional background spans more than two decades in higher education and strategic communications. Prior to UGA, Matthew served in senior leadership roles in campus life at the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania.

At UGA, Matthew serves as a primary and confidential advisor to the Vice President, providing the VP and other senior leaders with research, analysis, advice, and recommendations on the full range of issues facing students and Student Affairs.…

Photo of Annie Carlson Welch Annie Carlson Welch Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs – Learning and Improvement
Photo of James Crawford James Crawford Student Affairs Staff Development Lead

As Student Affairs Staff Development Lead, James coordinates division-wide staff development initiatives. He is responsible for department workshops, coordinating the Engage! Conference, New Staff Orientation, and other opportunities that arise through staff feedback and assessment.

James received his M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina and his Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training from the University of North Carolina – Wilmington.…

Photo of Stan Jackson Stan Jackson Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs – Communications and Digital Engagement

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 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 Steve Arnold Steve Arnold Systems Administrator Specialist
Photo of Blake Buffington Blake Buffington System Administrator Associate
Photo of Tricia Clark Tricia Clark Business Manager II
Photo of Susan Cowart Susan Cowart Associate Director for Finance and Human Resources
Photo of Casey Crock Casey Crock IT Professional Associate
Photo of Jennifer Erickson-Brown Jennifer Erickson-Brown Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs Coordinator

Jennifer works in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs providing administrative support for Vice President Wilson and the office as a whole. She also handles the staff development email, assists in planning division-wide events, and is always ready to talk your ear off about hockey.

Jennifer received a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Culture with a concentration in Classical Archaeology from the University of Georgia in 2007.…

Photo of Alden Loftis Alden Loftis Student Assistant
Photo of Brandie Pentecost Brandie Pentecost Assistant Director for Finance & Human Resources
Photo of Tim Smith Tim Smith Student Affairs Information Technology Lead
Photo of June Stokely June Stokely IT Professional Specialist
Photo of Kimberly Whitten Kimberly Whitten Assistant Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship