, Executive Director of Advising
CSU ADVISE - Woodall Hall 134, firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-507-8787
Lisa Shaw serves as the Executive Director of CSU ADVISE. She has worked at CSU since 1998 in the capacity of student advising.
Lisa adores her pets and enjoys SEC football and playing golf.
Melissa Young, Assistant Director & Dual Enrollment Coordinator
CSU ADVISE -Woodall Hall 152, email@example.com, 706-565-1316
Melissa Young, M.Ed. holds an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Education
from Chaminade University of Honolulu. She is currently enrolled as a doctoral candidate at Columbus State University. She
has worked in higher education as a program coordinator, advisor and part-time faculty member for over 18 years. Her research interests include best practices in academic advising, instructional technology in online programs, retention and persistence of non-traditional college students and the impact of socioeconomic background on student success.
Alisha Miles, Academic Advisor & Retention Specialist
CSU ADVISE - Woodall Hall 167, firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-565-1318
Alisha Miles is an alumna of Columbus State University receiving her Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems in 2002. She also received her Master of Public Administration from Troy University in 2010. In addition to her education, Alisha has over 7 years experience in undergraduate/graduate admissions and academic advising from Troy University and LaGrange College. In her spare time, Alisha enjoys crafting, spending time with family, and traveling.
Christopher Holloway, SIP Grant Coordinator
CSU ADVISE - Woodall Hall 157, email@example.com, 706-565-1317
Chris is a newcomer to CSU ADVISE. He received his B.A. in Secondary English Education from Georgia State University in 2010. He brings in over 4 years of undergraduate advising experience in the private sector and is excited to begin his work with the student body at CSU. Chris has a passion for writing, music, and spending time with family.
Janie Henderson, Academic Advisor & Retention Specialist
CSU ADVISE - Frank Brown Hall 2029, firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-565-1435
Janie Henderson is a graduate of Columbus State with a Degree in Early Childhood Education. She earned her Masters and Specialist Degrees from Troy State University. She taught in Harris County for 30 years and retired in 2015. She started at CSU the summer of 2015 as an Advisor in the SAFE office for Early Childhood majors. She enjoys spending time with her two children, crafting, baking and watching the Braves on TV.
Jay Davis, Academic Advisor & Retention Specialist
CSU ADVISE - Woodall Hall 156, email@example.com, 706-507-8785
Jay Davis is an alumna of Columbus State University where he received a BA in English/Language and Literature. In addition to his education, Jay has over 8 years experience at CSU in undergraduate admissions and recruitment. He has 4 kids, 2 dogs, loves sports and has a passion for playing guitar.
Joseph Sawyer, Academic Advisor & Retention Specialist
CSU ADVISE -Woodall Hall 161, firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-507-8782
Joseph Sawyer is a graduate of Columbus State University. He began his professional career at TSYS in 2004. Joseph joined CSU as an Academic Advisor and Retention Specialist in July of 2013. Joseph also serves as a liaison for military members stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Julie Lassalle, Academic Advisor & Retention Specialist
CSU ADVISE - Broadway Crossing, email@example.com, 706-507-8784
Julie Lassalle received her B.A. in Psychology from Millsaps College and M.A. Education, Higher Education and Student Affairs from Virginia Tech. Prior to joining the ADVISE staff as an Academic Advisor and Retention Specialist in 2015, Julie worked in Residence Life, Fraternity & Sorority Life, and Student Involvement at various institutions in the southeast. In her spare time, Julie enjoys reading, photography, spending time with family, and traveling.
Julie Lowry, Academic Advisor & Retention Specialist
CSU ADVISE - Frank Brown Hall 2028, firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-507-8569
Julie Lowry is an alumni from Columbus State. After completing her education, she decided to stay with CSU as she began her professional career. She has worked in the Academic Center for Tutoring, Admissions, and is now an Academic Advisor in the College of Education and Health Professions. Using her range of inter-department knowledge, her goal is to be an approachable and effective resource to all students and faculty/staff who come to her.
Kaylen Deal, Academic Advisor & Retention Specialist
CSU ADVISE - Woodall Hall 153, email@example.com, 706-565-1329
Kaylen Deal is an alumna of Troy University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Education. She has been an
Academic Advisor at CSU since 2013, and she is currently pursing her masters degree at CSU. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, reading, and volunteering in the community.
Kelly Koch, Academic Advisor & Retention Specialist
CSU ADVISE - Frank Brown Hall , firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-507-8788
Kelly Koch is an alumna of Columbus State University. She received her B.A. in English Language and Literature, with a Concentration in Professional Writing in December 2007. During her undergraduate career, she received the 2006 Professional Writing Major of the Year award. Kelly began her career at CSU as an undergraduate tutor in the Writing Center during the summer of 2005. She began working with CSU ADVISE in January 2008 as an administrative assistant. She began working as an Academic Advisor in December 2011. In her free time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her family, photography, scrapbooking, bargain shopping/couponing, reading, and watching movies.
Lora Taft, Academic Advisor & Retention Specialist
CSU ADVISE - Frank Brown Hall 2027, email@example.com,706-565-1434
Lora Taft received her MSEd from Columbus College and her Education Specialist from Troy University. She taught elementary school for 27 years and then became a Media/Instructional Technology Specialist for 10 years before retiring from Harris County. Lora Taft is also a Veteran serving 30 years in the Army Reserves retiring as a Colonel. She enjoys scrapbooking, spending time with her grandkids, and traveling places on her buckle list.
Lyn Riggsby-Gonzalez, Academic Advisor & Retention Specialist
CSU ADVISE - Frank Brown Hall 2034, firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-565-1431
Lyn has worked with CSU since 2001 in continuing education and career development. She received her
Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Auburn University, M.S. in Human Resources
Management from Troy University, and B.A. in Psychology from Agnes Scott College. She enjoys
spending time with her family, reading, and home decorating.
Kristi Rosengrant, Academic Advisor & Retention Specialist
CSU ADVISE - Woodall Hall 160, email@example.com, 706-507-8789
Kristi, is alumna from Georgia Southern University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Science with an emphasis in Family Services. She has been with Admission for the past five years. When she is out of the office you can count on her to be on an adventure because she loves to travel. She enjoys spending time with her family and her dog.
Marty Oxford, CSU ADVISE Schuster Administrative Assistant
CSU ADVISE - Woodall Hall 154, firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-507-8780
Marty Oxford is a newcomer to higher education and Columbus State, but she is not new to the field of education. Marty taught in K-12 schools for 30 years, primarily working with gifted students. Working as an admin allows Marty to learn more about CSU and what it takes for students to succeed! In her spare time, Marty enjoys scrapbooking, spending time with family, and traveling.
Nadya Perkins, Academic Advisor & Retention Specialist
CSU ADVISE - Woodall Hall 163, email@example.com, 706-565-1319
Nadya Perkins is an alumna of Auburn University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Master of Education in School Counseling. In addition to her education, Nadya brings over four years of post-secondary experience rooted in student support and advocacy. In her spare time, she enjoys crafting, traveling, and spending time with her family, friends, and dog, Marley.
Randalette Williams, Gear Up Georgia Program Coordinator
CSU ADVISE - Woodall Hall 131, firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-565-1315
Randalette L. Williams is an alumna of Valdosta State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health & Physical Education. She continued her education at Troy State University where she earned both a Master of Science degree and Educational Specialist degree in Counseling and Human Development. Making the transition after twenty-three years of experience in elementary education to higher education has been an exciting one for her. She assumes the position of Gear Up Georgia Site Coordinator for the University which is housed in CSU ADVISE. In her spare time, Randalette enjoys volunteering in the community and spending time with her husband and three children.
Sherri Nagamatsu, Academic Advisor & Retention Specialist
CSU ADVISE - Woodall Hall 155, email@example.com, 706-565-1328
Sherri Nagamatsu received her B.A. in Economics from the University of Hawaii and MSFE Master Science in Foundations
of Education from Troy University. She enjoys spending time time with her family.
Tammy Baxter, Academic Advisor & Retention Specialist
CSU ADVISE - Woodall Hall 166, firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-507-8783
Tammy Baxter is a newcomer to Columbus State. She brings with her a background in Social Work with an emphasis in Intercultural Studies. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her new husband and her dog, Jack. She has guided three daughters
through the college-going process, and will someday do the same for her granddaughter.
Tamika McKenzie, Academic Advisor & Retention Specialist
CSU ADVISE - Woodall Hall 151, email@example.com, 706-507-8564
Tamika McKenzie joined CSU in June 2014 and serves as the advisor for the sociology & criminal justice programs. She holds a Master of Education in History from Troy University and MS in Organizational Leadership from CSU.
Terri Conner, CSU ADVISE Frank Brown Hall Administrative Assistant
CSU ADVISE - Frank Brown Hall 2026, firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-507-8560
Terri Conner has worked at CSU since 2011. She is enrolled at CSU working towards a degree in Business. Terri enjoys crafting, family, friends and the North Georgia Mountains. Her children are grown; however, she has two fur babies, Bella and Lacey.
Theresa Conklin, Academic Advisor & Retention Specialist
CSU ADVISE - Frank Brown Hall 2032, email@example.com, 706-507-8563
Theresa Conklin is an alumna of Columbus State University. She received her B.A. in Liberal Arts with a minor in Business in August 2016. Theresa began her career at Columbus State as an Administrative Assistant in the School of Nursing in July 2010. In March 2016, she worked in the Registrars Office as a Transfer Credit Representative. Theresa began working as an Academic Advisor and Retention Specialist to RN-BSN students in August 2017. She enjoys spending time with family, reading and playing cards and board games.
Darline Nabbie, Academic Advisor & Retention Specialist
CSU ADVISE - Frank Brown Hall 2021, firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-565-1495
Earned Bachelors in Sociology from North Carolina State University. Earned Masters of Arts in Health Care Administration from Ashford University. Currently enrolled as a doctoral candidate at Walden University. Previously worked as a Military Education Coordinator for the University of Maryland University College. I have two children. I enjoy traveling, photography, sports, fall things fashion, and all things art.