CSU’s Student Affairs Division Names Three New Leaders
COLUMBUS, GA. - Three new leaders –- one a familiar face –- begin work in February in Columbus State University’s Student Affairs division, equipping CSU to better serve students at main and RiverPark campuses.
First, to serve as a liaison for the growing downtown student population, Cathy Anderson is moving to CSU’s Yancey Center at One Arsenal Place to become dean of students for CSU’s RiverPark campus. Anderson, currently associate dean of students on main campus, will move to her new job Feb. 1. She will work closely with the associate dean for the fine and performing arts, RiverPark housing and the CSU main campus, serving as a liaison between CSU student-related services and RiverPark students, coordinating with all CSU offices to develop, implement, and evaluate student opportunities at the RiverPark campus.
“I am excited about my promotion to full dean status, which satisfies my personal career goal, and the opportunity to utilize 28 years of experience at CSU that served as a mentorship for this position,” Anderson said. “As I was once a music student, I view this position as coming full circle; that is to serve a population that I discovered and enjoyed as a freshman several decades ago.”
As Anderson moves downtown, Chip Reese, currently dean of students at Andrew College in Cuthbert, moves to Columbus to become dean of students for main campus.
Reese has been in charge of all student life activities at Andrew College for five years, and has served as a college instructor and baseball coach at several institutions, including a stint as CSU’s head baseball coach in the early 1990s. Reese has a bachelor’s degree from the University of West Georgia, a master of education from Clemson and is working on a doctor of education from Argosy University. Reese starts Feb. 1 and will oversee Student Judicial Affairs, Campus Recreation, Residence Life, also serving as the main adviser to student government.
Ten days after Reese starts, Darryl Holloman will also join the staff, filling a long-vacant position of assistant vice president for student affairs.
Holloman comes to CSU from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, where he is an assistant professor of higher education and coordinates the student affairs concentration for the university’s doctoral program. Before moving to Arkansas, he worked as an instructor and a student affairs administrator at Rutgers University’s Newark N.J. campus and at Georgia State University. He holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from Georgia State University.
He starts Feb.11 and will oversee CSU Student Activities, the Greek system, new student orientation, multicultural and minority affairs, the Career Center, and the Davidson Student Center. He also will lead assessment efforts for the division.
“CSU and the student affairs division are so fortunate to have such qualified and student-centered professionals among our staff,” said Student Affairs Vice President Gina Sheeks. “Dean Anderson will be a great addition to the downtown environment and Dr. Holloman and Mr. Reese will assist our existing staff in re-energizing the division as we plan for the future.”
That future includes construction of a $9 million Schuster Student Success Center adjacent to Davidson.
“There’s a new student-focused building going up next door and we have greater demands than ever to serve our growing student body, helping them prepare for college, stay in college and get the most out of their experience here,” Sheeks said. It is truly an exciting time to be a part of CSU.”