Meet the Staff
Sha-Ron E. Jones, Director of Recruitment and Admissions
Office: (478) 825-6348
Biography: The opportunity to go to college is something many people should consider in their lifetime. Knowledge helps us widen our understanding and broaden our horizon of an ever changing sophisticated world. I have worked in college admissions and recruitment for decades. My satisfaction comes in knowing people appreciate and enjoy the opportunity given for higher learning with the objective to live fruitful and productive lives.
Education: B.A. - South Carolina State University
M.Ed. - South Carolina State University
Graduate Studies – University of South Carolina
Calandra Wright, Assistant Director of Admissions
Office: (478) 825-6227
Biography: My purpose in life is to help others live their dreams. I am passionate about making sure students take advantage of higher education opportunities, and I am dedicated to helping students complete the admissions process. Before joining Fort Valley State University in 2011, I worked for ten years as a television news anchor and reporter and four years as a high school literature teacher and senior advisor.
Recruitment Region: central Georgia
Education: Master of Education in School Counseling, Fort Valley State University, Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Georgia State University, Associate of Arts in Journalism, Middle Georgia State College
Jasmine Howard, Admissions Counselor
Office: (478) 825-6506
Biography: I am committed to the development and success of Fort Valley State University. I love working with students. Growing up in Middle Georgia around educators and serving as a former Miss FVSU, I understand the importance and benefits of having a solid education in a global marketplace.
Recruitment Region: north Georgia.
Education: BA in Psychology, Fort Valley State University, 2012
William A. Thomas, Admissions Counselor
Office: (478) 825-6329
Biography: As a native of Moultrie, Georgia, I thoroughly enjoy meeting prospective students from south Georgia. It is a pleasure to share the great educational opportunities Fort Valley State University has to offer. I am committed to assist all prospective students with their transition to join the Wildcat family and embark on a great college experience.
Recruitment region: south Georgia
Education: B.A., Political Science, Valdosta State University
Master of Public Administration, Valdosta State University
Ariel Smith, Enrollment Associate and Tuition Classification Officer
Office: (478) 825-6480
Biography: As an Enrollment Associate, the most gratifying part of my work is making someone dream of attending college come true. As a wildcat, the most gratifying part is welcoming students into our Wildcat Family and knowing those students graduate.
Education: B.A. Psychology, Fort Valley State University
Felicia L. Martin, Enrollment Associate
Office: (478) 827-3116
Biography: For over 11 years it has been my honor and pleasure to assist interested students with admission to Fort Valley State University. I have found nothing more fulfilling than knowing I have been an integral part of helping a student achieve one of life’s biggest accomplishments: an opportunity to earn a college degree.
Education: Fort Valley State University, currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program
Michelle L. Knolton, Enrollment Associate
Office: (478) 825-6307
Biography: As an Enrollment Associate, I feel extremely excited to be part of the Recruitment and Admissions team. I look forward to working with prospective students as we strive together to enhance an incredible Wildcat community!
Education: A.A. Business Administration, University of Phoenix
LaSondra Swain, Enrollment Associate
Office: (478) 822-1016
Biography: I have worked at Fort Valley State University for several years. I enjoy the satisfaction of knowing students and parents are excited about their admission to FVSU. It brings a smile to my face and joy to my heart.
Education: AAS Accounting , Georgia SouthWestern State University in Americus, Ga.