Q&A with Julie
What do you do at CAES?
As CAES Program Coordinator at UGA-Griffin, I am a generalist and a specialist at the same time due to the size and scope of Academic Programs on this extended campus. Internally, I provide administrative support to CAES majors and faculty related to classroom instruction. Externally, I am the face and voice promoting CAES programs at marketing and recruitment events in the Griffin and surrounding area as well as at regional and state events. Unique to the UGA-Griffin campus is the relationship with the other four UGA Colleges that have degree programs on the campus at the undergraduate and graduate levels and the necessity for my position to facilitate our efforts with those constituencies.
How do you interact with students and improve student life in CAES?
Whether it is assisting with exam proctoring, coordinating faculty advisement, or insuring that course offerings meet student needs, one of my daily goals is to insure that CAES students on the Griffin campus have the necessary support to succeed in the classroom and beyond. I attempt to be one of their best “cheerleaders” and serve as a sounding board when needed.
Share a little about yourself
In my interactions with students (others as well), I strive to be viewed as a problem solver. Over my career, I’ve developed the philosophy of engaging with students as I hope other college administrators would treat my own children.