East Georgia State College announces the appointment of Jessica Williamson as the new Director of EGSC-Statesboro (EGSC-S). She has served as interim director since July 1, 2018.
As Director, Williamson will oversee the daily delivery of services at EGSC-S, work collaboratively with Georgia Southern University to facilitate student transfers and contribute strategically as a member of the President’s Cabinet.
EGSC President Dr. Bob Boehmer said, “We are proud and pleased that Jessi Williamson will serve as director of East Georgia State College-Statesboro. In addition to her military service, she has earned a degree at EGSC, two degrees at Georgia Southern University and returned to EGSC to progress through all levels at EGSC-Statesboro as a staff member. She will be an outstanding director and a model for the educational pathway we urge our students to follow.”
Williamson was a Military Police Officer in the United States Army National Guard, 179th Military Police Company, from January 2010 until August 2014. She attended EGSC-Statesboro and completed an AA degree in 2011. While working full time at EGSC-S, she also earned a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies from Georgia Southern University and a Master of Public Administration from Georgia Southern University.
Having held multiple positions at EGSC-Statesboro, all with progressive responsibility, Williamson has attained a broad level of operational knowledge. She began employment in July 2012 as a front-desk clerk, worked as a public safety officer, became institutional services coordinator, was promoted to Student Affairs assistant director and recruiter before being appointed as interim director.
In response to her appointment, Williamson said, “Serving EGSC has been a great honor for me and I am delighted to continue this service in my new capacity as Director of our Statesboro campus. I am passionate about helping our students succeed in their educational and career goals.”
She concluded by saying, “I will continue to work towards enhancing our community relationships and educational partnerships to better serve the needs of our students.”
Prior to becoming interim director, Williamson was assistant director of Student Affairs and recruiter. In this role, she recruited students throughout the region, oversaw all Student Affairs processes for EGSC-Statesboro, and served as transfer liaison for EGSC and Georgia Southern University. She also managed and coordinated student life activities, admission events, counselor workshops; community outreach events, served as Counseling and Disability Services liaison, and provided supervision to six student workers and two institutional services coordinators.
Williamson attained additional student affairs knowledge when she served as an institutional services coordinator and oversaw the front office operations at EGSC-S. She and her staff of student workers assisted all prospective and current students with admission, financial aid, registration, graduation, and transfer. Additionally, she advised and mentored Student Government Association (SGA) members and Student Ambassadors and assisted with student leadership development initiatives, student life activities, as well as community outreach and recruitment events.