Wanda Johnson named Director of Multicultural Services and Programs

Wanda Johnson, who was previously assistant director for programming for Multicultural Services and Programs, has been named director of Multicultural Services and Programs at the University of Georgia. Johnson will provide vision, strategic leadership, and overall supervision for Multicultural Services and Programs, supporting UGA staff’s and students’ efforts to foster a more inclusive, welcoming and equitable community for students at UGA.

Johnson’s appointment is effective December 1. In this role, she will also serve as a valuable resource for the UGA community and champion for students, in particular, students from underserved populations. She reports to Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Demetrius Smith and serves as a member of the leadership team for the Division of Student Affairs.

In this role, Johnson will serve as a primary point of contact, resource, mentor, and champion for students, particularly those from minoritized populations, providing direct support and connections with campus and community resources. She will also be responsible for leading efforts to provide dynamic learning activities, programs, and dialogues that engage diverse perspectives and foster shared understanding, in collaboration with students, student organizations, and campus and community stakeholders.

Johnson has served in student support roles at several institutions across the State of Georgia, including as adjunct instructor, faculty advisor, academic success coach, and tutoring coordinator at the Georgia Military College Extension Campus in Madison, Georgia, as an academic advisor at Georgia College and State University, and most recently as assistant director for UGA Multicultural Services and Programs.

She earned her Master of Science in Education Administration from Drexel University and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Georgia State University. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education in Student Affairs Leadership from the University of Georgia.