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President's Student Success Council - Columbus State University

Academic Affairs

President's Student Success Council


To take bold actions to (1) significantly increase the number of students who successfully complete college and achieve degrees and credentials that forward their educational and career goals and (2) close the attainment gaps for traditionally underrepresented populations.

Council Members:

  • Dr. Chris Markwood, President, Co-Chair
  • Dr. Deborah Bordelon, Provost and Executive Vice President, Co-Chair
  • Mr. Craig Burgess, General Counsel
  • Mr. Abraham George, Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
  • Dr. Ed Helton, Assistant Vice President for Leadership Development
  • Dr. Tom Helton, Vice President for Business Affairs
  • Dr. Rocky Kettering, Vice President for University Advancement
  • Dr. John Lester, Associate Vice President for University and Government Relations & Special Assistant to the President
  • Mr. Todd Reeser, Director, Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Dr. Gina Sheeks, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Dr. Larry Dooley, Interim Dean, College of the Arts
  • Mr. Mark Flynn, Dean, CSU Libraries
  • Dr. Deirdre Greer, Dean, College of Education and Health Professions
  • Dr. Linda Hadley, Dean, Turner College of Business
  • Dr. Dennis Rome, Dean, College of Letters and Sciences
  • Dr. Cindy Ticknor, Dean, Honors College
  • Dr. Jennifer Brown, Chair, Retention, Progression, and Graduation Committee
  • Ms. Mary Covington, Executive Director, Information Technology Services
  • Dr. Julie Ballenger, Chair, Chairs Assembly
  • Dr. Susan Hrach, Director, Faculty Center
  • Dr. Barbara Hunt, Coordinator, Complete College Georgia Initiatives
  • Ms. Annette Brown, Interim Director, Human Resources
  • Dr. Eliot Rendleman, Director, Academic Center for Tutoring
  • Dr. Lyn Riggsby-Gonzalez, Director, Center for Career Development
  • Mr. Winston Black, President, Student Government Association
  • Dr. Chris McCollough, Executive Officer, Faculty Senate
  • Ms. Lisa Shaw, Director, Academic Center for Excellence
  • Dr. Sri Sitharaman, Director, Institutional Research and Effectiveness
  • Dr. Kimberly McElveen, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Assessment
  • Dr. Tina Butcher, Associate Provost
  • Dr. Melody Shumaker, Director, First Year Experience and Learning Support
  • Ms. Lashica Thomas, Chair, Staff Council

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