Committee Mission

The First-Gen Planning Committee's mission is to increase awareness of dedicated first-gen student resources on campus as well as insure all related initiatives and programs are working together for a successful first-gen student experience. A current list of committee members can be found below.  If you have any questions about the committee, please contact us.

 

    • Name
      Position / Titles
    • Felicia Echeverria
      Undergraduate Student (Major: Psychology) & President, First-Gen Owls (FGO)
    • Natasha Lovelace Habers
      Assistant Chair, Department of First-Year and Transition Studies & Director, Learning Communities & Professor of Art
    • Shameka Wells
      Director, Womens Resrouce and Interpersonal Violence Prevention Center
    • Name
      Position / Titles
    • Vanessa Benitez
      Undergraduate Student (Major: History) & SGA Senator for University College
    • Cathy Bradford
      Director of Learning Communities & Limited Term Instructor of Education, Department of First-Year and Transition Studies
    • Joshua Brown
      Undergraduate Student (Major: Sociology) & President, First-Gen Owls (FGO) & Project Coordinator, Office of Institutional Effectiveness
    • Sharon Brownlow
      Director of Parent and Family Programs
    • Theodore Bullard
      Lecturer of Organizational Leadership, Department of First-Year and Transition Studies
    • Marshal Chaifetz
      CHSS Grants and Contracts Coordinator and Clinical Associate Professor of Public Administration and Law, School of Government International Affairs
    • Dr. Jeff Chastine
      Interim Associate Dean of The Graduate College and Professor of Gaming
    • Jayne Chukwudinma
      Graduate Student (Master in Public Administration) & Graduate Intern, Cultural and Community Centers
    • Donald Coleman
      Director of Orientation Programs & Part-Time Instructor of Higher Education, University College - Office of the Dean
    • Chelsea Craig
      Student Services Associate III, Parent and Family Association
    • Dr. Danelle Dyckhoff
      Assistant Director of Learning Communities and Assistant Professor of English, Department of First-Year and Transition Studies
    • Dr. Ruth Goldfine
      Chair of the Department of First-Year and Transition Studies & Professor of English
    • Brandon Jackson
      Associate Director, Cultural and Community Centers
    • Dr. Cara Ray
      Assistant VP for Student Affairs - Marietta Campus
    • Dr. Matthew Robison
      Director, Cultural & Community Centers
    • Dr. Erin Ryan
      Assistant Director of Media and Entertainment Program & Associate Professor of Communication, School of Communication and Media
    • Karen Sichler
      Student Success Coordinator & Lecturer of Communication, School of Communication & Media
    • Shae Smith
      Lecturer of Education, Department of First-Year and Transition Studies & Thrive Program Director
    • Marcy Stidum
      Director, CARE Services
    • Jamesia Terry
      Administrative Specialist V, University College - Office of the Dean
    • Christina Ujj
      Area Coordinator, University Housing
    • Shameka Wells
      Associate Director, Cultural and Community Centers
    • Frank Wills
      Director of Veteran's Resource Center
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