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Contact Us

The Offices of Admissions and Recruitment is located in the Welcome Center on Main Campus. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Offices are not opened when the University is closed for holiday observances.

For answers to general questions about the admissions process, contact an Enrollment Service Representative at 706-507-8800 or toll-free at 866-264-2035. You can also send an email to enroll@columbusstate.edu.

Please review the entire contact list to find the appropriate contact for you. Each representative has a specific territory, part of the alphabet, or program for which they are responsible. The admissions counselor who is responsible for your territory is happy to help! You may call, email or use the Calendly link to contact the Admission Counselor for your territory and schedule a private virtual meeting.

Meet the Team

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Gary Bush

Executive Director of Admissions
Office: 706-507-8800
Email: bush_gary@columbusstate.edu

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Kristin Williams

Director of Admissions - Recruitment
Office: 706-507-8848
Email: williams_kristin@columbusstate.edu

Areas Covered:

  • School/Guidance, Independent, & College Counselor Liaison
  • Virtual/Cyber High Schools
  • Muscogee County Schools: Christian Heritage Academy, Columbus Christian Academy, Edgewood Christian School, Grace Christian School, Hallie Turner Private School, Kingdom Christian Academy, Lasseter Academy, Lighthouse Christian Academy, Northside High School, Pacelli Catholic High School, Shaw High School, William H. Spencer High School
  • Clayton County School: Forest Park High School
  • Cobb County Schools: Campbell High School, Marietta High School, Osborne High School, Pebblebrook High School
  • Gwinnett County Schools: Berkmar High School, Central Gwinnett High School, Collins Hill High School, Discovery High School, Duluth High School, Meadowcreek High School, Norcross High School
  • North Georgia Counties: Hall, Whitfield
  • South Georgia Counties: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Baker, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brantley, Brooks, Calhoun, Camden, Charlton, Chattahoochee, Clay, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Echols, Glynn, Grady, Irwin, Jeff Davis, Lanier, Lee, Lowndes, Miller, Mitchell, Pierce, Randolph, Seminole, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Turner, Ware, Wayne, Worth
  • Georgia Counties: Bartow, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Cobb, Coweta, Dade, Dawson, Douglas, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Fulton County Public School, Fulton County Private/Independent Schools, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Walker
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Bailey Brado

Senior Admission Counselor
Office: 706-507-8810 | Text: 706-810-2081
Email: brado_bailey@columbusstate.edu

Schedule a Call/Meeting

Areas Covered:

  • Dual Enrollment Students
  • Campus Visits including Daily Campus & Group Tours
  • Team 58/Student Ambassador
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Laurie Aiken

Admission Counselor
Office: 706-507-8850 | Text: 706-810-2168
Email: aiken_laurie@columbusstate.edu

Schedule a Call/Meeting

Areas Covered:

  • Muscogee County Schools: Brookstone School, Calvary Christian School, Columbus High School, Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts
  • Home School Students
  • Georgia Counties: Bleckley, Bryan, Bulloch, Candler, Chatham, Crisp, Dodge, Dooly, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Jenkins, Johnson, Laurens, Liberty, Long, Marion, McIntosh, Montgomery, Pulaski, Quitman, Schley, Screven, Stewart, Sumter, Tattnall, Telfair, Toombs, Treutlen, Webster, Wheeler, Wilcox
  • Alabama Counties: Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Chambers, Chilton, Choctaw, Clarke, Coffee, Conecuh, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Dallas, Elmore, Escambia, Geneva, Greene, Hale, Henry, Houston, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Perry, Pike, Russell, Sumter, Tallapoosa, Washington, Wilcox
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Megan Blankenstein

Admission Counselor
Office: 706-507-8832 | Text: 706-810-5310
Email: blankenstein_megan@columbusstate.edu

Schedule a Call/Meeting

Areas Covered:

  • Transfer Students
  • Non-Traditional/Adult Learners
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Jordan Bracewell

Admission Counselor
Office: 706-507-8882 | Text: 706-810-5634
Email: bracewell_jordan@columbusstate.edu

Schedule a Call/Meeting

Areas Covered:

  • Graduate Programs
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Shyra Lynch

Admission Counselor
Office: 706-507-8863 | Text: 706-321-4220
Email: lynch_shyra@columbusstate.edu

Schedule a Call/Meeting

Areas Covered:

  • Muscogee County Schools: Carver High School, Hardaway High School, Jordan High School, Kendrick High School
  • Georgia Counties: Baldwin, Bibb, Burke, Butts, Columbia, Crawford, Glascock, Hancock, Harris, Heard, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Jones, Lamar, Macon, McDuffie, Meriwether, Monroe, Peach, Pike, Putnam, Richmond, Spalding, Talbot, Taylor, Troup, Twiggs, Upson, Warren, Washington, Wilkinson
  • Alabama Counties: Bibb, Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, Pickens, Randolph, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Winston
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Nam Nguyen

Admission Counselor - Regional
Office: 706-507-8885 | Text: 706-350-6754
Email: nguyen_nam@columbusstate.edu

Schedule a Call/Meeting

Areas Covered:

  • Georgia Counties: Atlanta Public Schools, Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Clayton, DeKalb, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hart, Henry, Jackson, Lincoln, Lumpkin, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Rabun, Rockdale, Stephens, Taliaferro, Towns, Union, Walton, White, Wilkes

Office of Admissions

Phone: 706-507-8800
Email: admissions@columbusstate.edu

Name Position Areas of Responsibility Email
Viola Alexander Senior Associate Director of Admissions Senior Associate Director alexander_viola@columbusstate.edu
Catrina Smith-Edmond Associate Director of Admissions

Graduate

RN-to-BSN

Online Degree Programs

smithedmond_catrina@columbusstate.edu
Rebecca Bartlett Admissions Specialist Freshman (Last Name A-M) bartlett_sarah@columbusstate.edu
Lisa Morris Admission Specialist Freshman (Last Name N-Z) Traditional and Non-Traditional Freshman/Transfer morris_lisa@columbusstate.edu
Alanna Barry

Graduate Admission Specialist

Graduate barry_alanna@columbusstate.edu