Albany State University president announces new leadership appointments

Albany State University president announces
new leadership appointments

Kenyatta Johnson - Enrollment Management

Kenyatta Johnson

Patrice Buckner Jackson - Student Affairs

Patrice Buckner Jackson

ALBANY, Ga. – Albany State University (ASU) President Marion Fedrick has announced changes to her executive leadership team.

Patrice Buckner Jackson will serve as the University’s new vice president of Student Affairs. The appointment is effective Oct. 1. Kenyatta Morrison Johnson will serve as the vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Success, effective Sept. 1.

“It is my pleasure to welcome Dr. Jackson to Albany State University. Her broad experience and leadership in Student Affairs will greatly benefit the institution as we work to enhance the overall student experience through enhanced student programs and strategic student engagement initiatives,” Fedrick said.

As vice president of Student Affairs, Jackson will oversee a wide range of activities, programs, and services that support student welfare and development. Jackson brings nearly 20 years of service in higher education. She previously served as a member of the ASU transition team; the associate vice president and dean of students at Georgia Southern University (GSU); assistant dean of students for student conduct at GSU; director of Judicial Affairs and Community Education for St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas; and as assistant registrar of records management for the Office of the Registrar at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. Jackson earned a doctorate degree in education administration, a master’s degree in counseling, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology.

“Mrs. Johnson has proven to be an effective leader for our students and the entire ASU community,” Fedrick said. “Under her guidance as my chief of staff and interim vice president for the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, the ASU Enrollment Management team has greatly improved financial aid, admissions and student registration processes.”

Johnson previously served as a member of the Albany State University transition team and as executive director for enterprise risk management at the University System of Georgia (USG). In the latter role, she was responsible for assisting management with visualizing, assessing, and managing significant risks that may adversely impact the attainment of key organizational objectives and providing program management support for USG consolidation efforts. She also served as the director for information technology audit for the System.

Prior to joining the System, Johnson held an executive management position at Citigroup, where she was responsible for global process improvement effort. Johnson has held adjunct faculty positions at Georgia State University-Perimeter College and Atlanta Metropolitan State College.



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