Administration Offices, Departments, and Leaders

Key FVSU institutional offices, divisions, and departments and their leaders include:

Senior Leadership

Paul Jones, Ph.D., President
Olufunke A. Fontenot, Ed.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Karen Wright,  Interim Vice President for Advancement
Timothy L. Hatchett, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Govind Kannan, Ph.D., Vice President of Economic Development and Land Grant Affairs
Michelle Martin, Vice President  of Business and Finance

Academic Affairs

Vice Provost of Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Education.Robert Dibie, Ph.D.
Phone:  (478)-822-7593
Careers and Collaborative Programs Isaac Crumbly, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Careers and Collaborative Programs and Founder/Director, Cooperative Developmental Energy Program (CDEP)
Phone: (478) 825-6243
College of Arts and Sciences Fares Howari, Ph.D., Dean
Phone: 478-825-6738

College of Education Beth Day-Hairston, Ph.D., Dean
Phone: (478) 825-6856

Military Science – LTC Nicholas KauffeldProfessor of Military Science 
Phone: 478-825-6866
College of Agriculture, Family Sciences, and Technology Keith Howard, Ph.D., Dean
Phone: (478) 825-6320
University College
Phone: (478) 822-1018
Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness (OIRPE) Frank Archer, III, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Director of Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness
Phone: (478) 822-7593
Hunt Memorial Library Frank Mahitab, Director
Phone: (478) 825-6753
Faculty Development Tamara B. Payne, Ph.D., Director
Phone: (478) 825-1771
Sponsored Programs –  Joyce Y. Johnson M.Ed., Director
Phone: (478) 825-4323
Academic Counseling and Disability Services  Joyce Brown, Director
Phone: (478) 822-1072
Assessment and Tutorial ServicesJocelyn P. Neal, Director
Phone: (478) 822-1315

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management –  Timothy L. Hatchett, Ph.D.
Phone: (478) 825-6291
Center for Student Engagement – LuWanna L. Williams, Director
(478) 822-1354
Career Services – Barcado Styles, Assistant Director
Phone: (478) 825-6350
Dean of Students – Wallace Keese, Dean of Students
Phone: (478) 825-6290
Financial Aid Toshia Williams, Ed.D., Director
Phone: (478) 825-6605

Recruitment and Admissions Alex Thomas, Executive Director
Phone: (478) 825-6520
Residential Life and Housing – Shawn Modena, Director of Housing
Phone: (478) 825-6100
Office of the RegistrarSharee Lawrence, Registrar
Phone: (478) 825-6282
Student Health and Counseling Services – Jacqueline Caskey-James, LPC, NCCDirector of Health and Counseling Services
Phone: (478) 825-6174
Student LifeBrian Byrd, Director
Phone: (478) 825-6290
TRIO Educational Talent Search – Shirley McClellan, Ph.D., Director
Phone: (478) 825-1760, (478) 825-1817
TRIO Student Support Services –  Davida J. Curtis, Ph.D., Director
Phone:  (478) 822-7195
TRIO Upward Bound LaVasa Parks, Ed.D., Director
Phone: (478) 825-6963

University Advancement

(Interim) Vice President for Advancement Karen Wright
Phone: (478) 827-3677
Alumni Relations – Karyn Nooks, Director
Phone: (478) 827-1064
Annual Giving  
Phone: (478) 825-6514

Business and Finance

Vice President for Business and Finance –  Michelle Martin, MBA, CPA
Phone: (478) 825-6425
Assistant Vice President and Controller H. Allen Salter, CPA
Phone: (478) 827-3229
Financial Services John Cagnina, Bursar and Director of Student Account Services
Phone: (478) 825-6522
Procurement Rebecca Horton, Director
Phone: (478) 825-6226
Facilities and Plant OperationsEdwidge Dufresne, CEEP, Director
Phone: (478) 825-6200

Information Technology

Chief Information Officer – Ndidi Akuta

Phone: (478) 825-6228

Marketing and Communications

Executive Director – Britney Smith, MBA
Phone: (478) 825-6518

Legal Affairs, Compliance, and Audit

Legal and Government AffairsEmma Bennett-Williams, Esq., Director
Phone: (478) 825-4350
Contracts and Compliance Patrice Terrell, Director
Phone: (478) 825-4284
Risk Management, Safety, and Transportation
Phone: (478) 827-3017
Internal Audit – Jennifer Bolden, Ph.D., Director
Phone: (478) 825-4314
Events Management 
Phone: (478) 825-6478

Human Resources

Chief Human Resources Officer
Gena S. Wilson, MBA, SPHR
 (478) 825-6301


Director of Athletics – Vacant


Ticket Office
Phone: (478) 825-3309

Campus Police and Safety

Chief of Police – Antonio Fletcher 
Phone: (478) 825-6500

Title III Administration

Director – Danyell Barry
Phone: (478) 827-3232