Q&A with Dr. Peake
What do you do at CAES?
I direct academic programs on the UGA Tifton Campus. This includes overseeing recruiting, marketing, branding, UGA Tifton ambassadors, course scheduling, student workshops, student organizations, orientation, graduation, student activities, planning areas of growth, and communicating with stake holders. My typical day is spent teaching classes, advising students, helping students resolve any problems they encounter, and working to expand student opportunities.
How do you interact with students and improve student life in CAES?
My primary interaction with students focuses on helping students mitigate any problems that arise that would otherwise impede their success with UGA. Primarily I serve as an advocate for the students and work to help them be successful during their time with UGA.
What is your favorite thing about CAES?
My favorite thing about UGA and CAES is the quality of the people who make up this institution. UGA is not the cheapest, fastest, and easiest way to earn a degree in the state of Georgia… however I do believe it is the highest quality education in the state and that is due to the quality of the people who work here.