Meet the Management Team
Meet the Management Team
I am the University Registrar. I received a Bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a Master’s degree from Syracuse University’s College of Education.
Prior to my arrival at Georgia State University, I worked for nine years as the Registrar for Onondaga Community College, part of the State University of New York, and prior to that for 15 years at Syracuse University primarily as a Registrar and Bursar for Continuing Education.
During my tenure here at Georgia State University, my staff and I have worked on a variety of initiatives to improve services for staff, faculty, and students and will continue to do so. Our goal is to work with others to ensure each student’s experience at Georgia State is a rewarding one, leading to the successful completion of educational goals.
I am an Associate Registrar of Enrollment Services, and the supervisor of the One Stop Shop. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Mississippi (’01) and currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Management from Troy University.
Prior to my arrival at Georgia State University, I worked at Florida State University in Employee Relations and previously played in the National Football League (NFL). In my professional football career, I played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the San Francisco 49ers. I have learned what it means to be a team player and I apply it every day in our Enrollment Service Center and Call Center. The Enrollment Service Center and Call Center is my playing field and I try to assist students, alumni, and staff in winning each day.
Georgia State University is an exciting and vibrant campus in downtown Atlanta. My team and I look forward to serving you with all your Enrollment Services needs in the areas of Financial Aid, Registrar, and Student Accounts. Our vision statement is “To foster a rewarding and collaborative environment where our services are an exciting option for students, alumni and staff.”
Averil G. Smith
I am an Associate Registrar in the Office of the Registrar, for the Registration and Compliance Unit. I received an Associate degree in Business Administration from Middle Georgia College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public and Interpersonal Relations from the University of Georgia, and a Master of Science degree in Post Secondary Education – Instructional Technology from Troy University.
The Registration and Compliance Team is dedicated and eager to assist students in registration, cross-registration, veterans services, and tuition classification.
Whether you are a student at the beginning or end of your college career, there is going to be some business to take care of along the way. From adding courses to your registration schedule to determining the cost of tuition, the Registration and Compliance team is committed to helping you achieve your academic aspirations.
I am an Associate Registrar in the Office of the Registrar, for the Academic Records, Graduation and Commencement Offices. I received an Associate degree from Atlanta Metropolitan College and a Bachelor of Science degree from Clayton State University. During my tenure here at the University, I have played an integral role with systems management and with implementing academic policy.
It is my belief that more things are accomplished with a collaborative team effort. Each day, it is the goal of the Academic Records, Graduation and Commencement Offices to work together to provide excellent customer to students, faculty and staff. What is distinct about this unit is that we have the opportunity to interact and impact the lives of students as they complete their journey to obtain a degree.
During and even after our students’ collegiate careers, there will come a time when they will have to pounce on an opportunity quickly and I can guarantee that my staff and I will be more than willing to assist.