Dennis Gillaird

  • Position: Assistant Director
  • Department: Recruitment and Admissions
  • Division: Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Dennis Gillaird is the assistant director of recruitment and operations for Fort Valley State University. Prior to joining the Fort Valley State University Department of Recruitment and Admissions Fall 2018, Mr. Gillaird served ten years working in various departments within student affairs in higher education. His robust career includes three years working in the career development services department as a graduate advisor and business development representative,  five years as a senior assistant director of admissions, and two years as an onsite program manager (educational liaison).

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in interdisciplinary communication studies from Elmhurst College and a Master of Arts degree in higher and postsecondary education from Argosy University-Atlanta.

Mr. Gillaird is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated as well as the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals (NASAP).

His favorite quote is “help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours” by Les Brown.