Meet the Staff

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Regina Bryant
Customer Service Specialist

Education:
B.S., Visual Communication, Westwood College

Working at Georgia State has given me the opportunity to work with some great people who are passionate about seeing students succeed. In the Office of Student Success, I am able to assist students in their transition to Georgia State. As the Customer Service Specialist, I get to engage with the different population of students we serve in our office.

Phone: 404/413-2052
Email: rvbryant@gsu.edu
Office Location: Suite 500, 25 Park Place

 

July Coleman

Coordinator, Latino Outreach and Support

Education:
M.Ed., Professional Counseling (Concentration in College Student Affairs), University of West Georgia
B.A., Foreign Languages (Concentration in Spanish, Minor is Psychology), University of West Georgia

My personal and professional experiences have allowed me to fulfill my role as the Coordinator of Latino Outreach and Support Programs for the Office of Latino Student Services and Outreach. My responsibility includes administering and promoting initiatives that support the retention and academic success of Latin@ students. Daily, I have the opportunity to identify and address the academic, social, cultural, and political needs of Latin@ students, as well as other students within the Georgia State University community. My role allows individual students and student organizations the access to an advisor and mentor on academic and personal concerns that impact academic performance.

Phone: 404/413-2616
Email: jpcoleman@gsu.edu
Office Location: Suite 255, Sparks Hall

 

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Director, Office of Student Success

Education:
M.S., Sports Management, Georgia Southern University
B.S., Physical Education, Florida International University

Student Success is at the heart of Georgia State University and all the efforts, programs, and offices within the Division of Student Success. Students at this university have the grand opportunity of impacting our society and changing their lives through education. It is my responsibility and passion to support success for all undergraduates at all campuses of Georgia State University. Along with the expert staff within the Division of Student Success, I invite all students to leverage our resources and programming to support your in-class learning, on-campus engagement, and pursuit of your chosen degree. Go Panthers!

Phone: 404/413-2692
Email: ecuevas@gsu.edu
Office Location: Suite 500, 25 Park Place

 

Hallie Dowling-Huppert
Retention Coordinator, Latino Outreach and Support

Education:
M.Ed., Community Engagement (Focus in Higher Education Administration), Merrimack College
B.A., Peace Studies and Latin American Studies, Guilford College

As Retention Coordinator in the Office of Latino Student Services and Outreach at Georgia State’s Perimeter College, I support the retention and success of Latino students across five campuses. Through community outreach, academic and personal support as well as professional development, I am able to assist Latin@ students in achieving their goals.  I work in collaboration with the Atlanta campus to ensure students are supported throughout their academic careers.

Phone: 404/272-5214
Email: hdowlinghuppert@gsu.edu
Office Location: Dunwoody Campus, NB 1203

 

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Academic Counselor, First-Year and Transition Programs

Education:
M.Ed., Student Affairs, University of Nebraska at Kearney
B.S., Psychology and Sociology, University of Nebraska at Kearney

As an Academic Counselor in the Office of First-Year and Transition Programs, I am responsible for supervising the Peer Mentors who assist the GSU 1010 instructors in class and provide academic and out of class social opportunities for students in Freshman Learning Communities. I also oversee the Panther Excellence Program which provides students opportunities to meet with various faculty, staff, and offices on campus that will support them in achieving their academic goals. Additionally, I have the opportunity to instruct a section of GSU 1010.

Phone: 404/413-2052
Email: chein@gsu.edu
Office Location: Suite 400, 25 Park Place

 

Candace Henry
Coordinator, Scholarship Outreach

Education:
M.Ed., Counselor Education, Georgia Southern University
B.A., Music, Clayton State University

I am passionate about student development and growth. As Coordinator of Scholarship Outreach, I am responsible for coordinating the university wide open application scholarship process, proving scholarship outreach and overseeing the Scholarship Resource Center. I am excited about continuing to enhance positive recognition of the scholarship program and empowering students to discover proactive solutions for the challenges they face in funding their education. I also serve as an instructor for the GSU 1010 and have enjoyed introducing GSU freshman to Panther-life.

I welcome you to visit our office, website or attend a scholarship workshop if you need any assistance.

Phone: 404/413-2611
Email: chenry@gsu.edu
Office Location: Suite 224, Sparks Hall

 

Neftali Hernandez-Montijo
Coordinator, Latino Outreach and Support

Education:
M.Ed., Counseling Psychology (Concentration in Student Personnel Services), University of Louisville
B.S., Psychology, Georgia State University

As the Retention Coordinator in the Office of Latino Student Services & Outreach, I administer retention programs, activities, and initiatives with a focus on the support of Goizueta Scholarship recipients and Latino/a students. I also work with our Latino Leadership Initiative which provides Cobb County Latino high school students an opportunity to be mentees of our Goizueta Scholarship Recipients. As an alumni and product of Georgia State University, I am passionate about giving back to the same community that gave so much to me.

Phone: 404/413-2046
Email: nhernandez4@gsu.edu
Office Location: Suite 255, Sparks Hall

 

Fredrick Holloman
Coordinator, Academic Coaching

Education:
B.A., Theater Studies, Emory University
M.A.T., Master of Arts in Teaching (Concentration in English Language and Literature), Agnes Scott College

I feel very privileged to be a part of the Office of Student Success as Retention Coordinator of Academic Coaching. My role allows me to influence the habits of students by promoting academic responsibility, self-efficacy, learning strategies, and degree completion. Acclimating students to college life and supervising new academic coaches is my highest priority. In addition to this responsibility, I also facilitate student success workshops, as well as serve undergraduates as an instructor for the GSU 1050 course.

I encourage new and returning Panthers seeking one-on-one academic support to improve or develop strategies for success to contact our office.

Phone: 404/413-2692
Email: fholloman@gsu.edu
Office Location: 257-A, Sparks Hall

 

 

Nikolas Huot
Associate Director, First-Year and Transition Programs

Education:
ABD, English Studies, Georgia State University
M.A., English Studies, Université de Montréal

My position allows me to help a large number of students successfully  transition to a college environment and make the most of their time at Georgia State. Because of the efforts of everyone involved in First-Year and Transition Programs, students are more likely to persist in their studies and graduate in a timely manner. My main responsibilities involve overseeing retention initiatives for first-year students, coordinating the Freshman Learning Communities, as well as data reporting and assessing success programs. Every fall, I also teach a few sections of GSU 1010 as part of the Freshman Learning Communities.

Phone: 404/413-2052
Email: nhuot1@gsu.edu
Office Location: Suite 1400, 25 Park Place

 

Kate Kendall
Retention Specialist, First-Year and Transition

Education:
M.Ed., Higher Education Management, University of Pittsburgh
B.A., Sociology, Elon University

As the Retention Specialist for First-Year and Transition Programs, I coordinate the Early Alert Program. This program seeks to provide support to students who have demonstrated characteristics that hinder academic performance and scholastic success within the first six weeks of the semester. I also am responsible for scheduling Perspective 2001 and 2002 courses, which are interdisciplinary courses designed to provide students with a better understanding of the contemporary world. I also oversee the First-Year Book program and teach a section of GSU 1010 New Student Orientation during the Fall Semester.

Phone: 404/413-2052
Email: kvkendall@gsu.edu
Office Location: Suite 1400, 25 Park Place

 

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Project Director, First-Year and Transition Programs

Education:
M.A., Higher Education, Student Affairs, Eastern Michigan University
B.B.E., Business Management, Marketing & Technology, Eastern Michigan University

Working at Georgia State University has provided me with an opportunity to do what I truly enjoy, which is helping students succeed. As the Project Director for Success Academy, I promote student success by establishing partnerships with various campus departments, facilitating academic workshops, connecting students with resources, as well as providing them with guidance and support to help them progress at Georgia State University. My role at Georgia State University also gives me the opportunity to support first-year students by instructing GSU 1010 courses and assisting with Success Academy and the Panther Excellence Program.

Phone: 404/413-2052
Email: jpalm@gsu.edu
Office Location: Suite 1400, 25 Park Place