by Isaiah Smart
Another void is filled for VSU as it hires a new administrator.
Nicole Turley was named the new Associate Dean of Students less than two weeks ago and will serve alongside Russell Mast, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students.
The position involves working with the vice president for student affairs and the dean of students to implement plans for the Division of Student Affairs.
The search began in June and ended on August 1.
The search committee consisted of Thomas Hardy, Sherolyn Hopkins, Robin Vickery, Stanley Jones, Lisa Long, Kevin Taylor and Hassanat Oshodi.
Thomas Hardy led the committee but couldn’t be reached for answers at press time.
There were 55 applicants, the final four were invited to campus.
Turley, former SGA president and graduate of VSU, now serves as an advisor for SGA in her returning role at her alma mater.
She made a visit to the SGA meeting on Monday and spoke to the senate and guests briefly to introduce herself.
“I hope that the new Associate Dean of Students is able to fully foster all the expectations for an advisor,” Hassanat Oshodi, SGA Vice President, said. “SGA is in the reconstruction stage so at this point it is important that we have an advisor who is efficiently responsive and able to adhere to the needs of SGA and the other departments the ADS is over.”
With the increase in social media use Turley has the task of had coordinating social media for the division.
“The general plan is to deepen the awareness of and connection to the services, development and support provided by the Division of Student Affairs through various social media venues,” Turley said.
Turley will act as an advisor for departments such as: Access Office, Testing and Orientation/Leadership Programs.
She will also have a hand in coordinating student recognition initiatives, Parent Programs and Campus Ministries.
Turley’s office is located in the Student Affairs Office on the third floor of the Student Union.