Administration Offices, Departments, and Leaders

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

Senior Leadership

Paul Jones, Ph.D., President                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Emma Bennett-Williams, Esq., Chief of Staff Phone: (478) 825-4350
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
Keith Howard, Ph.D., Economic Development and Land Grant Affairs
Michelle Martin, Vice President  of Business and Finance

Academic Affairs

Interim Dean of Graduate Education. Nirmal Joshee, Ph.D. Phone:  (478)-822-7593
Careers and Collaborative ProgramsIsaac 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 Kauffeld, Professor of Military Science  Phone: 478-825-6866
College of Agriculture, Family Sciences, and Technology Keith Howard, Ph.D., Dean Phone: (478) 825-6320
Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness (OIRPE)Jill T. Ellis, Executive Director  Phone: (478) 822-7593
Hunt Memorial Library Frank Mahitab, Director Phone: (478) 825-6753
Faculty DevelopmentDarryl J. Hancock, Ph.D., Interim Assistant VP for Online Learning and Faculty Development, Phone: (478) 827-3857
Academic Counseling and Disability Services – Latosha Baldwin, Phone: (478) 822-1072
Assessment and Tutorial ServicesHeidi Gregg, Phone: (478) 825-6384
Office of the Registrar- Sharee Lawrence, Registrar, Phone: (478) 825-6282
Strategic Academic Partnerships & Student Engagement- Kermelle D. Hensley, Ed.D., Executive Director, Phone: (478) 825-4302
Office of Global Studies and Engagement- Rayton R. Sianjina, Ph.D., Executive Director, Phone: (478) 825-6791
Honors Program - Mark Smith, Ph.D., Executive Director, Phone: (478) 825-6667

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management –  Timothy L. Hatchett, Ph.D. Phone: (478) 825-6291
Student Engagement and Achievement Center - Latosha Baldwin, Executive Director, Phone: (478) 822-1018
Career Services – Barcado Styles, Director Phone: (478) 825-6350
Dean of Students – Vacant
Financial Aid Heidi Pinney, Regional Executive 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
Student Health and Counseling Services – John Carter, LPC, Program Coordinator, Phone: (478) 825-6278, Alvin Lindsey, Outreach Services Director, Phone: (478) 822-1036
Student Life Brian Byrd, Director Phone: (478) 825-6290
TRIO Educational Talent Search – Wallace Keese, Director, Phone: (478) 825-6931
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

Chief Business Officer and Vice President of Business and Finance –  Michelle Martin, MBA, CPA Phone: (478) 825-6425
Assistant Vice President and Controller – Samantha Hutchinson Phone: (478) 825-6111
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 Operations Edwidge Dufresne, CEEP, Director Phone: (478) 825-6200

Economic Development and Land-Grant Affairs

Vice President of Economic Development and Land Grant Affairs - Keith Howard, Ph.D., Phone 478-825-4613
Sponsored ProgramsAlfreda Hester, Interim Director, Phone: (478) 822-1063 
Sheliah Wiley Research and Grant Contractor Administrator (Post-Awards)

Information Technology

Chief Information OfficerNdidi Akuta, Sc.D. Phone: (478) 825-6228

Marketing and Communications

Executive DirectorBritney Smith, MBA Phone: (478) 825-6518
Events Management  Phone: (478) 825-6478

Legal Affairs, Compliance, and Audit

Legal and Government Affairs – Kimberly Ballard-Washingtom 
Contracts and Compliance  Phone: (478) 825-4284
Risk Management, Safety, and Transportation Phone: (478) 827-3017

Human Resources

Interim Chief Human Resources Officer  Phone:   (478) 825-6301


Interim Director of Athletics Daphne Johnson Phone: 478-825-6179
Ticket Office Phone: (478) 825-6522

Campus Police and Safety

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

Title III Administration

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