Dr. Greg Lisby
- To hire everyone who needs hiring
- to promote everyone who needs promoting
- to solving every problem that needs solving
- to sign everything that needs signing
Dr. Jaye Atkinson
“Problem Solver, Policy Enforcer”
- Personnel Issues including directing faculty reviews, recruiting/hiring of Limited Term Faculty/Part Time Instructors, handling student complaints
- Course Scheduling including curriculum and instructor rotations, oversight of private classroom space, workload implementation for all levels of instructors
More Info: triathlete, football fan, born and raised in West Virginia
“Departmental Data Aggregator”
- Maintain all financial records of budgets (revenue and expenses) from multiple funding sources and monitor departmental expenditures and reimbursements; approves expenditures.
- Handle the financial affairs where applicable: journals, forecasting, account reconciliation, monthly budget review, posts accounting transactions to general ledger accounts, and processing payroll.
More Info: “I have been a butcher, baker, and a candle stick maker; Traveled to 41 of the 50 states; and visited the Decorah Ice Cave and my flash light died during journey”
“Mrs. Sparkle: the Facilitator”
Manage and support the general day-to-day operations of the front office. Oversee the support of student assistants with daily duties as well as act as department liaison for major projects and events. Facilitate and maintain the departmental calendar for meetings and prepare travel/ hotel arrangements for guest within the department. Collect and administer departmental book adoptions, also while managing the office spaces for instructors and graduate students.
More Info: “Umbrellas is my Thing! I am a Friend to the friendless, giver in many ways and always on the move!”
“The Savvy Administrator”
Manages all aspects of the graduate program (admissions; assistantship program including HR processes for graduate assistants; graduation audits; advisement; graduate database; orientations and recruitment efforts)
More Info: Is interested in the well being of children and coordinate efforts for several local organizations; thrift store fanatic; loves taking Amtrak to destinations; and is slowly (but surely) realizing her goal of visiting all major cities in the US
“Olivia Pope of Undergraduate Support”
Undergraduate support for registration, scholarships, grades, grade and registration changes, calendar host for conference rooms, ARL and Dr. Lisby
More Info: “I love unicorns, I pledged Zeta Phi Beta Sorority at the graduate level, I love to sing.”
- Update computers software and hardware
- Resolve computer and network issues
- Repair or replace defective equipment
More Info: “I get the job done right.”
“Professional Juggler of Parcels”
- Keeping inventory of all video/audio equipment used by students and the GSUTV equipment used for productions.
- Overseeing all student checkouts from Langdale Hall 106.
- Maintaining Mac workstations in the Department of Communication computer classrooms
More Info: “I love the freedom of riding my motorcycle anywhere there are great roads and scenery. I’m a drummer. I know every line of the movie ‘The Princess Bride’.”
James C. Taylor, III
“The Renaissance Man”
- Public Relations Manager including website maintenance, the oversight departmental social media accounts, and the planning, logistics & advertisement for major events)
- Course scheduling, including staffing of instructors and curriculum rotations
- Manage the teaching portfolios, annual reports, digital measures, tenure/post-tenure review process
- Other administrative support to the Chair, associate chair, faculty/staff, and research centers as needed
More Info: James is a musician and philanthropist who hosts benefit concerts to combat urban social issues. He is also a #ProudGSUPanther! “Follow us on social media @GSUCommDept”