OUE Equity Collective

Membership: Membership on this collective is on a self-selected and voluntary basis based on interest in and time available for collective work.

Purpose: The OUE Equity Collective seeks to combat racism as well as other forms of discrimination and cultivate diversity, equity, and inclusion in OUE and Georgia Tech. This alternative to a committee is a non-hierarchical structure with rotating roles, and shared responsibility; collectives operate through a different relationship to power, and different understanding of power and equity, than do the top-down arrangements of typical committees. In a collective, "leadership" rotates through the group (as do the tasks that accompany it, such as facilitating meetings, undertaking administrative work, organizing resources and other project management work), and the groups' priorities and agenda are determined collectively.

Contacts: Joyelle Harris (DEI Initiatives in Undergrad Education); Nicole Leonard (Undergraduate Advising & Transition); Linda Green (Tutoring & Academic Support); Lauren Evans (Honors Program); Lacy Hodges (Undergraduate Analytics & Planning); Susan Belmonte (Pre-Graduate & Pre-Professional Advising); Steven Girardot (Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education).


Assessment Committee

The Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE) Assessment Committee serves as an advisory group to the Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education and the Director of Undergraduate Analytics and Planning on matters relating to the assessment of student learning and programmatic outcomes in OUE.

Chair: Josh McConnell Parsons (Undergraduate Analytics and Planning)


  • Chris Reaves (Office of Experiential & Engaged Learning)
  • Courtney Hoffman (Office of Experiential & Engaged Learning)
  • Linda Green (Tutoring & Academic Support)
  • Beth Spencer (Undergraduate Advising & Transition)
  • Susan Belmonte (Pre-Graduate & Pre-Professional Advising)
  • Charmaine Troy (First-Generation Limited-Income Student Initiatives)
  • Joy Harris (DEI Initiatives)
  • Laura Garcia (Career Center)
  • Kyle Poe (Career Center)
  • Amy D’Unger (Honors Program)


Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development committee is charged with (1) developing initiatives to support staff professional development and learning opportunities across all OUE units (2) initiating and supporting efforts for campus or external awards and recognition for OUE staff and programs and (3) promoting opportunities for appropriate “extracurricular” (optional) activities and events.

Chair: Nicole Leonard (Undergraduate Advising & Transition)


  • Amara Anderson (Honors Program)
  • Iteeah Pounds (Career Center)
  • Widalys Santiago (Career Center)


Communications Work Group

OUE's Communications Workgroup provides strategic planning and communications support to OUE's units in order to ensure accurate and timely communication across the organization. The workgroup advises various groups and offers support to OUE leadership by providing perspectives on communications-related issues. The workgroup also provides a forum to discuss OUE-related communications activities, initiatives, and issues that affect all OUE units.

The group, comprising staff representatives from each of OUE's main units, are selected by their respective directors on a yearly basis.

Chair: Lacy Hodges (Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education)


  • Alonzo Simmons (Tutoring & Academic Support)
  • Cassie Thomas (Office of Experiential & Engaged Learning)
  • Camille Liverpool (Career Center)
  • Davia Woulard (Career Center)
  • Emmie Cass (Undergraduate Advising & Transition)
  • Jon Reid (Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education)
  • Lauren Evans (Honors Program)
  • Linda Green (Tutoring & Academic Support)
  • Stefan Smith (Undergraduate Analytics, Planning, & Assessment)
  • Susan Belmonte (Pre-Graduate & Pre-Professional Advising)
  • TBD (First-Year Semester Abroad)


OUE Administrative Professionals Work Group

Chair: Mysty Connelly (Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education)


  • Amara Anderson (Honors Program)
  • Erica Chaviano (Tutoring & Academic Support)
  • Jo Beth Cup (Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education)
  • Lauren Evans (Honors Program)
  • Krystal Green (Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education)
  • Criss Miller (Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education)
  • Monique Morris (Pre-Graduate & Pre-Professional Advising)
  • Olga Kotlyar (Career Center)
  • Mallorie Seibert (Office of the Provost Finance)
  • Jamie White-Jones (Office of Experiential & Engaged Learning)


Student Advisory Board

The mission for the OVPUE Student Advisory Board is to contribute diverse ideas and perspectives on matters that impact the undergraduate academic experience.

Student Liaison: Hunter Richardson (2023-2024)

Members: For more information about the SAB and its current members, CLICK HERE.


Athletic Academic Steering Committee (AASC)

This committee meets regularly to discuss and review matters related to Student Athletes and Academics.


  • Steven P. Girardot (Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education)


  • John Stein (Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students)
  • Baratunde Cola (School of Mechanical Engineering & Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR))
  • Phyllis Labaw (Associate Athletic Director for Student Services, GTAA)
  • Chris Breen (Director of Academic Services, GTAA)
  • Shoshanna Engel (Associate Athletic Director for Compliance, GTAA)
  • Reta Pikowsky (Associate Vice Provost and Registrar)
  • Paul Kohn (Vice Provost for Enrollment Management)
  • Kyla Ross (Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Advocacy and Conflict Resolution Wing S. Li, School of Mathematics)
  • Melissa Ianetta (School of Literature, Media and Communication)


  • Lance Markos, Assistant Athletic Director, Compliance


CCG-GT Steering Committee

Appointed by Provost Bras, the CCC-GT Steering Committee is charged with providing input and guidance for Georgia Tech’s undergraduate retention and graduation strategies; monitoring CCG outcomes; and promoting and disseminating progress to the campus community and other critical stakeholders.

Co-Chairs: Anna Holcomb (Director, Retention & Completion Initiatives) and Steven Girardot (Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education)

Current Members

For more information about CCG, please click here.


The Academic Advising Council

The Academic Advising Council serves to advise the Director of Undergraduate Academic Advising and the Office of Undergraduate Education on policies, communications, assessment, and strategies related to campus advising.

Chair: Beth Spencer


  • Angela Elleby (Electrical & Computer Engineering)
  • Adrienne Hillman (GTAAN President)
  • Ellen Murkison (Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
  • Kaitlyn Luppino (College of Engineering)
  • Kristi Mehaffey (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Troy Whyte (College of Design)
  • Daurette Joseph (College of Computing)
  • Beatriz Rodriguez (Scheller College of Business)
  • Amanda Blocker (Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts)
  • Hui Zhu (Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Biochemistry)
  • Mary Holder (Neuroscience)
  • Francisco Castelan (Pre-Graduate & Pre-Professional Advising)