Staff Spotlights: Tanesha Hitchcock

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Tanesha Hitchcock

Front Desk Associate - Disability Resource Center & Student Care and Outreach

Relator - Achiever - Responsibility - Significance - Arranger


Tanesha was nominated for a Staff Spotlight by a coworker, who had the following to share:

Tanesha is the brightest light of the day in Student Care and Outreach. During our response to COVID-19, she has been unwavering in her commitment to assist in whatever way possible. No matter what the situation she is always smiling and we love having her speak the truth for us! She has such an amazing outlook, and there is no question that our service to the students is better because she is a part of our team.


Are you from Georgia? If not, where are you from? (i.e., where do you call “home”?)

Yes. I am from Hull, GA.

How long have you worked at UGA?

I have worked for the university for 5 years

What does a “day in the life” look like for you at work?

I come in and greet everyone, coffee in hand. Check my email and start working on my daily tasks from there.

What are three things you love most about your job?

  • I love being able to help students alleviate stress.
  • I love that the main goal for everyone in our office is the well-being of the students.
  • I love being able to be around people.

Who do you look up to/ admire?

Michele Obama, a woman who was tormented for over eight years for just being herself; every time they went low she aimed high and that showed me people are going to say things about you that you don’t like all your life. The principle of the matter is what you choose do to afterwards.

What are things that you do for fun/hobbies?

I’m very creative and crafty so I love doing elaborate make up looks, cooking and making tutorials.

What might be some ways that staff could collaborate or partner with you?

If you know of a student having a difficult time direct the student to our office or you can reach out to us for the student. We can help to ensure the student receives the support they need.

What advice would you have for new staff joining UGA Student Affairs?

Get to know people from each office and get to know what their office does to service students

Nominate someone to be recognized for their hard work!

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