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Effective immediately, Dr. Charmaine Troy has accepted a new position within the Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE) as Associate Director of First-Generation Student Initiatives in the Office of First-Generation/Limited Income Student Initiatives (FGSI). 

Troy first joined OUE in May 2021 as their inaugural first-generation, limited income student program and operations manager. She was charged with continuing the expansion of services to first-generation students, embedding these services within the fabric of the Institute.
In her role as Associate Director of First-Generation Student Initiatives, Charmaine will create partnerships and cultivate engagement within OUE, first-generation faculty and staff, and other related campus partners to deliver support services. She will also develop and maintain comprehensive data on first-generation students, support GT’s Complete College Georgia (CCG) and Momentum Year plans, manage FGSI programming, and perform additional duties that will benefit Georgia Tech's first-generation population.
Before joining Georgia Tech, Charmaine served as the Assistant Dean for First-Generation Student Success at Virginia Tech and has successfully launched first-generation student programs at three institutions. She earned a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master's in Public Administration from North Carolina Central University, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Higher Education from Morgan State University.

Thank you to the search committee for their work in identifying an excellent candidate for this position:

  • Lacy Hodges (Chair / Director, Undergraduate Analytics & Planning)
  • Al Ferri (Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies and Professor, ME)
  • Chad Bryant (Associate Director, Undergraduate Admissions)
  • Steve Fazenbaker (STAR Program Director, Student Life)
  • Denise Thomas (Assistant Director, Retention Initiatives, OMED)
  • Aboubacar Barrie (Undergraduate Student)