Meet the Student Services Staff
- Amanda Lammers
- Valerie Simmons-Walston
- Tami English
- Lauren Bell
- Jordan Anderson
- Alison Carling
- Debbie Thompson
- George Bagel
- Rosanne Short
- Sue Johnston
- Jessica Bowling
Vice President for Student Services
Amanda oversees student services staff and is responsible for creating a physical, emotional, social, and intellectual environment to promote the growth and development of Brenau students in their preparation for life beyond the classroom.
Dean of Students
Valerie is the university judicial officer and oversees all aspects of Honor court which is Brenau’s student led conduct system. In addition, she overseas Residence Life Staff, Career Services, Office of International Studies and the Office of Military and Veteran Affairs. Valerie is responsible for student retention, is an advocate for the students, and is a liaison with faculty. She is also responsible for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. convocation and instrumental in other aspects of Multi-cultural/diversity and education at Brenau.
Executive Director of Student Life
Tami is responsible for overseeing the development of new student orientation programs, campus life and supporting academic success through retention efforts. Tami organizes campus-wide student leadership programming. Tami also supervises the Assistant Director of Student Life and the Director for Greek Life & Campus Traditions, in their efforts to promote student life. She also facilitates instruction of AS 100, a First Year Seminar course, which focuses on the successful transition to college life.
Assistant Director for Student Life
Lauren oversees student organizations and groups. She is the main point of contact for student events on campus and works with vendors in coordinating events to bring awareness and support to women’s college students on the Gainesville campus.
Director of International Students & Programs
Jordan’s responsibilities include advising and assisting international students, coordinating faculty study abroad programs and assisting students looking for study abroad placements.
Director, Center for Greek Life and Campus Traditions
Debbie is responsible for coordinating campus events such as R.A.T.T. Week, Family Weekend, Miss Brenau, Spade Hunt, Class Day and May Day. Debbie also coordinates the resources and advising for the 8 national Greek organizations and serves as the adviser for the 3 Greek honor societies and the governing councils within the Greek community. She received the Brenau Adviser of the Year award in 2004 for her work with the Student Alumnae Council.
George provides career advising for students and alumni, organizes career fairs, coordinates student employment, and presents career-related workshops to classes and student organizations. He has over twenty years of career development experience including career counseling in higher education, outplacement consulting and technical recruiting.
Director of Military & Veterans
Rosanne works with our military and veteran students and ensures they receive the services provided to help them achieve their academic goals. Rosanne often visits each of the six Brenau campuses and greet students who are a well respected piece of the student body.
Coordinator for Student Services Operations
Jessica is responsible for assisting the Vice President for student services and helps with day to day operations. She oversees the switchboard and handles the Women’s college status changes and withdrawals process.