People

Staff

The Student Center is operated by an extensive staff of professional and student employees dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of customer service, programming and performance. The Student Center staff is committed to making visitors’ experience with the center a positive one and welcomes feedback. For contact information other than the linked email addresses, see Visit Us.

Boyd Beckwith: Senior Director
It was Boyd Beckwith's experience as a member of the university activities organization’s concerts committee while pursuing his bachelor of arts degree in both business administration and music at Bowling Green State University that led to his career in student affairs. He received his master of arts in student affairs in higher education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. At Georgia State University, Boyd manages and provides leadership for the Student Center in areas including staff supervision, policy formation and budget and event management for a 200,000-square-foot facility that has an average of 20,000 users daily. He serves as a liaison with Campus Services and retail tenants and chairs the Student Communications Committee. Boyd is an active member of the Association of College Unions International (ACUI), which provides students and administrators resources to build campus community. He has served as the director of Region 12 of ACUI and was honored to receive the region’s Shirley Byrd Perry Outstanding Professional Award. Throughout his career, Boyd has worked to give students a stronger voice in determining the programs and services that are offered while helping them to develop life and leadership skills.

Gail Sutton: Director for Programs and Student Life
While Gail oversees Programs and Student Life for Student Engagement & Programs, she is also responsible for assessment, marketing and training for the Student Center.

David Murkison: Associate Director for Building Administration
David Murkison has a bachelor's in communication arts and a master's of business administration from Georgia Southern University. He holds a master of education from the University of South Carolina. David joined the Student Center in August 2011. He is responsible for daily operations and facility management and manages the center's maintenance, custodial services, security and building reservations areas. Additionally, he provides support to tenants and is responsible for ensuring quality event support, including room setups, audiovisual support and building management.

DeLea Kearse: Assistant Director for Business Services
DeLea Kearse received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Saint Joseph's College in Indiana. In August 2000, she began managing the internal accounting system for the Student Center, which receives support from multiple sources with an annual budget that exceeds $5 million. DeLea is responsible for administering the financial management processes, ensuring compliance with all personnel and business practices, and coordinating the accounting procedures for the center.  In addition to overseeing the budgeting, accounting, she also oversees the human resources functions and staff.

Lesia Chandler: HR Coordinator
Lesia Chandler has over 30 years of experience in administrative roles. She began working for the Student Center in June 2003. Lesia is responsible for overseeing and managing the Human Resources functions for the Student Center and Perimeter Student Life offices as well as supervising the front office clerical staff.  Lesia often represents the Student Center on various committees for the university and serves as a liaison between the department and the university community.

Sasha Worthy: HR Assistant
Sasha Worthy has 6 years of experience in administrative roles and has recently received her degree in Human Resource Management with a specialization in Project Management.  She started as a Panther Temp in 2019 and began providing administrative support in her role as HR Administrative Assistant for the Student Center Human Resources Department in 2020.  Sasha coordinates the payroll and hiring process for the Student Center and Student Life staff and students.  She provides research with payroll discrepancies and often facilitates sessions during periodic Human Resources training.

Ramona Rollins: Accountant II
Ramona Rollins received a Bachelor of Business Administration concentrating in accounting from Georgia State University. In November 2005, she began working at the Student Center as a student accounting assistant while finishing her degree. Beginning in July 2008, Ramona began full-time as an accountant to assist with Student Center business functions. She internally coordinates the procurement card program and aids in its compliance and assists with ensuring efficient and effective internal controls by auditing department purchase orders and completing monthly budget reconciliations. Additionally, Ramona supervises an accounting team of students, graduate students, and an administrative assistant.

Caroline Sim: Administrative Assistant, Accounting
Caroline Sim received bachelor’s degrees in psychology and managerial sciences from Georgia State University. In June 2016, she began working at the Student Center as a student accounting assistant while working on her degree. In September 2019, she began working full-time as an administrative assistant to assist the accountant with various fiscal and administrative tasks. Caroline is responsible for billing Student Center event reservations including distributing invoices, tracking invoice balances, posting payments, and responding to client inquiries.

Monica Goodman: Custodial Foreman

Vacant - 1st Shift Custodial Supervisor

  • Fontella Bridges - 1st Shift Custodian
  • Latashia Faust - 1st Shift Custodian
  • David Holmes - 1st Shift Custodian
  • Willie Smith - 1st Shift Custodian
  • TBA - 1st Shift Custodian

Reggie Wilder - 2nd Shift Custodial Supervisor

  • Lynn Ray - 2nd Shift Custodian
  • Retha Murray - 2nd Shift Custodian
  • Kenroy Prentice - 2nd Shift Custodian
  • Willard Warren - 2nd Shift Custodian
  • TBA - 2nd Shift Custodian

Jeannie Cho: Assistant Director, Operations and Event Services
Jeannie Cho is a native Californian who moved to Atlanta from Las Vegas and joined the Student Center team in November 2014. For six years, she gained experience planning events, training and running the foundation for the Nevada Restaurant Association and Nevada Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. There she planned events that featured notable figures, such as celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse and Michael Simon. Jeannie is a certified food trainer for food safety, responsible alcohol service and restaurant management. In this capacity, she has worked with many large organizations, including the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Target Corporation and the Clark County School District. In addition, Jeannie has administered the ProStart program, a national high school culinary and restaurant management program.

TBA: Event Manager

Nicholas Moore: Media Supervisor
Nicholas Moore received a specialized degree in the recording arts from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. He has worked for Georgia State University since November 2005. At the Student Center, Nick is responsible for providing client technical support for the daily operations of all media-enhanced events. Nick serves on the university commencement board as the audiovisual consultant and serves as the staff advisor for the Georgia State Ultimate Frisbee Club.

Zayreton Slayton: Media Utilization Specialist I


Anthony Banks:
 
Event Support Coordinator
Anthony Banks received a bachelor of fine arts from Georgia State University. He has worked for the Student Center since July 2001. Previously, he was a staff member with Continuing Education. Anthony assists in coordinating facility reservations, specifically providing client support for the campus spaces reserved by the Student Center, including the west exhibit areas in the Urban Life Center, Library Plaza, Unity Plaza, Urban Life Plaza, Langdale Hall Plaza, Hurt Park and display space for banners. He manages the University Solicitation Policy for vendor requests and also coordinates data and voice connections related to special projects in the center.

TBA: Event Planning Coordinator

Monica GrahamAdministrative Coordinator
Monica Graham has over 18 years of experience in administrative and management roles and has received professional training in the areas of business administration, computer information systems and customer service. She began working for the Student Center in January 2008. Monica manages the operations support front office. She assists in coordinating administrative tasks and daily activities for the center under the guidance of the center's associate director. She also maintains department records, files and databases; schedules equipment maintenance and tracks work order progress and completion.

Joe Breitbach: Maintenance Foreman
Joe Breitbach oversees Student Center maintenance and supervises maintenance personnel. A member of the Student Center staff since April 2003, Joe possesses expertise in a number of maintenance areas, including carpentry, plumbing, drywall, flooring and heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

Charles  Cloud - Painter

Quy Nguyen - Skilled Trades Worker