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University of Georgia
404 Memorial Hall
Athens, GA 30602

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Associate Vice President UGA Student AffairsOffice of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Work 306 Memorial Hall Athens Ga 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-3564

Biographical Info

Smith provides strategic leadership to support UGA and the Division of Student Affairs in effectively addressing the needs of UGA’s increasingly diverse student population, championing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts across the student experience. As associate vice president, he directly supervises three departments within Student Affairs: International Student Life, the Pride Center, and Multicultural Services and Programs. Smith reports directly to the vice president for Student Affairs and serves as a member of the senior administrative and leadership teams for the Division of Student Affairs.

Categories: International Student Life, Multicultural Services and Programs, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Student Affairs Leadership Team
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Assistant Director University of Georgia Student AffairsMulticultural Services and Programs
Work 404 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5773

Biographical Info

Wanda L. Johnson is the Assistant Director for Program for the Office of Multicultural Services and Programs. Wanda has diverse experience in student growth and development spanning from her time in DFCS, DJJ, Boys and Girls Club, and higher education. Prior to UGA, Wanda served as the Lead Academic Advisor III for STEM majors at Georgia College.

At UGA, Wanda is responsible for providing leadership with regard to planning, advising, developing and implementing a variety of programs, educational offerings, and trainings that focuses on providing opportunities that promote diversity, equity and inclusion, multicultural education and awareness, and intercultural engagement that also honors intersections of identity for the office of Multicultural Services and Programs. Additionally, the Assistant Director leads the assessment efforts of the office as well as working closely with student organizations within MSP to ensure proper programming and administrative functioning.

Wanda holds a Master’s in Higher Education Administration from Drexel University and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Georgia State University.

Wanda is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Education in Student Affairs Leadership at the University of Georgia.

Categories: Multicultural Services and Programs
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Assistant Director Student AffairsMulticultural Services and Programs
Work 404 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5773

Biographical Info

John Alvarez Turner is the Interim Director for the Office of Multicultural Services and Programs. John’s professional background in the field of Education spans over fifteen years in K-12, corporate training, and higher education. Prior to UGA, John served as the Associate Director for Hispanic Outreach, Student Success Instructor, Manager of the Dr. Shirla R. McClain Gallery of Akron’s Black History and Culture, and Academic Advisor at The University of Akron as well as a Commissioner on the Civil Rights Commission for the City of Akron, Ohio. He also proudly worked as a Middle School ESL Social Studies Teacher for 7 years.

At UGA, John is responsible for providing leadership with regard to planning, advising, developing and implementing a variety of programs, educational offerings, and trainings that focuses on providing opportunities that promote diversity, equity and inclusion, multicultural education and awareness, and intercultural engagement that also honors intersections of identity for the office of Multicultural Services and Programs.

John holds a Master’s in Higher Education Administration from The University of Akron and a Bachelor’s in History from the University of Central Florida. John joined UGA Multicultural Services and Programs in this role in 2018.

John is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Education in Student Affairs Leadership at the University of Georgia

Categories: Multicultural Services and Programs, Sa 2025 Plan - Student Organization Advisors Members
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Graduate Assistant Student AffairsMulticultural Services and Programs
Work 404 Memorial Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-5773

Biographical Info

Joshua Duarte was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Joshua was raised in a single-parent, low-income-immigrant household. His character and way of thinking have been highly influenced by the obstacles put in the way of his immigrant family. Joshua graduated from the University of Georgia in May 2021 with a degree in Criminal Justice and a degree in Sociology. He is currently enrolled in the Master of Public Administration and Policy program. His areas of interest involve policing/law enforcement, local government, and public policy.

Joshua hopes to become a special agent working for the federal government, specifically the Department of State. In his free time, Josh loves to work out, listen to music, try new recipes, and watch sports. Joshua loves to lend a helping hand whenever it is needed!

Categories: Multicultural Services and Programs
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Graduate Assistant Student AffairsMulticultural Services and Programs
Work Phone: 706-542-5773

Biographical Info

Claudia Wooten is the current Graduate Assistant for Multicultural Services and Programs(MSP). Claudia is from Rockmart, Georgia and has lived in Georgia for all of her life. In May 2021, Claudia graduated from the University of Georgia with two degrees in Political Science and International Affairs. She is currently on her way to Double Dawg Status, beginning her Masters in Education with a specialization in College Student Affairs Administration.

While Claudia isn’t working in MSP or finishing a Graduate School assignment, she enjoys blogging on her Instagram Page, getting a manicure, hanging with friends, and hosting/cooking friends at her apartment. For lifelong aspirations Claudia hopes to be an Assistant Vice President at a SEC school, while encouraging, uplifting, and inspiring students along the way. If you ever see Claudia in her office, please say Hello!

Categories: Multicultural Services and Programs
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