STUDENT AFFAIRS STAFF DIRECTORY

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University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
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306 Memorial Hall
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-3564 | dosadmin@uga.edu
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Dean of StudentsUGA Student AffairsOffice of the Vice President for Student Affairs
306 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-3564

Biographical Info

Eric Atkinson serves as Dean of Students at the University of Georgia. He is responsible for overseeing the following departments:

  • Engagement, Leadership, and Service
  • Greek Life
  • Student Conduct
  • Student Transitions
  • Student Veterans Resource Center
  • Tate Student Center
  • University Housing

He is also a member of the University’s Behavioral Assessment and Response Council (BARC), the Freedom of Expression Team, and co-teaches a First Year Odyssey (FYO) seminar with President Morehead.

Eric received his undergraduate degree from Troy State University and earned M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Georgia. He has worked in UGA’s Division of Student Affairs since 1999.

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Associate Dean of StudentsUGA Student AffairsOffice of the Vice President for Student Affairs
325 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-7774

Biographical Info

Barrett Malone serves as Associate Dean of Students within the Division of Student Affairs. In this role, Barrett provides administrative oversight and supervision to three departments, including Student Conduct, Greek Life, and the Student Veterans Resource Center. He also chairs the University’s Behavioral Assessment and Response Council (BARC) and is a member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team.

Barrett previously served the University as Director for the Office of Student Conduct and was responsible for planning, implementation, evaluation and oversight of the University’s student conduct system. He also facilitated and served as the Hearing Officer for sexual misconduct hearings and coordinated and monitored appeals of all University judicial hearings.

A two-time graduate of UGA, Barrett received his B.B.A. from the Terry College of Business and earned his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law. Prior to joining the Division of Student Affairs, Barrett worked in the sports communications department at the University of Georgia Athletic Association, and after graduating from law school, entered the private practice of law for several years before returning to his alma mater.

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Director of Student TransitionsStudent AffairsStudent Transitions
Work Phone: 706-542-7774

Biographical Info

Dr. Nicole McConnell is the Director of Student Transitions (ST) where she leads a staff in the endeavor of supporting students during their key times of transition at UGA. The department of Student Transitions works to connect students to on-campus resources that will help them learn strategies to effectively navigate their collegiate experience. The ST portfolio includes Dawg Camp, Welcome UGA, and transition leaders as various transition programming opportunities.

Joining the University of Georgia in 2017, Nicole worked as the Assistant Director of Student Activities which included overseeing student activities and the programming board, first-year and transfer student experience initiatives, and the homecoming committee. Over the course of her career, she has planned, executed, or consulted on tons of events including those with an attendance of nearly 7,000. Previously, she served three and a half years in Student Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University, working in residential life and housing.

Nicole holds an Ed.D in Student Affairs Leadership from the University of Georgia, Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial engineering Technology from Kennesaw State University (formerly Southern Polytechnic State University). Her research and professional interest areas include supervision, student involvement, biracial/multiracial student experience, and support of students in transition.

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Associate Director of the Tate Student Center for Facilities & OperationsTate Student Center for Facilities & Operations
325 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-583-0644
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Assistant Director for Facilities & Operations
325 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-7774
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Senior CoordinatorStudent AffairsStudent Transitions
Work Phone: 706-542-7774

Biographical Info

As a Senior Coordinator for the Department of Student Transitions, Taylor supports the Dawg Camp Extended Orientation program. Dawg Camp allows participants to meet other incoming students and connect with current campus leaders in the spirit of UGA’s history and traditions over the course of multiple days. Dawg Camp provides a foundation for a successful college experience by exposing participants to student life, exploring common transition topics, and engaging in fun and dynamic activities. Taylor also works to help support various office initiatives to advance the mission and goals of the Department of Student Transitions.

Taylor received her B.A. in Communication Studies, with a minor in Psychology from UNC Charlotte, and her M.Ed. in Student Affairs from the University of West Georgia. One of my favorite parts of working at UGA is the relationships and support I am able to provide new and returning students. She is dedicated to student development, community building, and student success. She is looking forward to continue executing programs to best support students during their transitions. She loves Taylor Swift, spending time at the beach and going to visit family and friends in North Carolina!

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Growth Marketing Manager
Work Phone: 706-542-3564
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HR Senior Manager
320 Tate Student Center Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8544
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Office of the Dean of Students
Work Phone: 706-542-7774
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Assistant DirectorStudent AffairsStudent Transitions
Work Phone: 706-542-7774

Biographical Info

As the Assistant Director for the Department of Student Transitions, Victoria supports the Dawg Camp Extended Orientation program, a nationally renowned extended orientation program designed to assist students with their transition into the University of Georgia community. In her role, Victoria supports perspective, new, and returning students through dedicated programming that assists with the college transition. She also represents the Department of Student Transitions on the Welcome UGA committee which supports a university wide six-week initiative to help welcome and acclimate students to life at the University of Georgia.

Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Victoria received her B.S. in Social Work, with a minor in Non Profit Management, and her M.A. in Student Affairs Administration from Appalachian State University.

Victoria loves connecting and engaging with the amazing students at the University of Georgia. She is dedicated to student success, well-being, and education and is excited to continue to grow the Dawg Camp Extended Orientation program. She also loves to bike, go to Orange Theory, and is Dolly Parton’s #1 fan.

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Senior CoordinatorStudent AffairsStudent Transitions
Work Phone: 706-542-7774

Biographical Info

As Senior Coordinator for the Department of Student Transitions, Mackenzie advises the Transition Leaders, a group of student leaders who are passionate about helping UGA students navigate their UGA journeys. She also coordinates the Dawg Pack cohort program, which gives incoming first-year and transfer students the opportunity to build community, learn about campus resources, and receive mentorship from Transition Leaders during their first semester at UGA. Mackenzie also oversees transfer student experience initiatives.

Mackenzie holds a B.S.F.C.S. in Human Development and Family Science and an M.Ed. in College Student Affairs Administration, both from the University of Georgia. She is committed to helping students find their community at UGA and creating an environment that fosters students’ learning and development. She loves finding new ways to meet students where they are and desires to help each student learn about the many ways UGA supports their college journey. 

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