Campus Life CentralDr. Ajay Nair, Senior Vice President & Dean
Dr. Ajay Nair was previously Senior Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania. He has also held positions at Columbia University, Penn State University, and the University of Virginia. During his tenure in higher education, he has served in a variety of capacities as faculty member, student affairs administrator, and academic administrator.
Dr. Nair’s research interests include quality assurance in educational systems, service learning and civic engagement, and 2nd-generation Asian American identity. His co-edited book, Desi Rap: Hip-Hop in South Asian America, focuses on the complexities of 2nd-generation South Asian American identity. His current book project explores the current state of multiculturalism in higher education.
Dr. Nair was born and raised in Philadelphia. He earned his baccalaureate and doctorate degrees from Penn State University.
Dr. Bridget Guernsey Riordan, Dean of Students
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Dr. Bridget Guernsey Riordan was named Dean of Students in October 2006. At Emory she has held the positions of Director of Student Activities, Assistant to the Vice President for Campus Life, and Assistant Vice President of Campus Life. She supervises the offices of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Life, Multicultural Programs and Services, Sorority and Fraternity Life, and Student Leadership and Service.
Dr. Riordan has also served as an adjunct faculty member in the Higher Education program at Georgia State University. Prior to her positions at Emory, Dr. Riordan worked in various student affairs positions at the University of Cincinnati and the University of Pittsburgh and served as a National Collegiate Field Advisor for Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity.
A native of Indiana, Dr. Riordan received her Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University, her Master of Education degree from the University of Cincinnati, and her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Higher Education from the University of Pittsburgh.
In professional associations, Dr. Riordan served as the President of the Association of Fraternity Advisors (AFA) and has been on the Region III board for NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators). Her areas of research and publication have included alcohol education and Greek letter organizations.
Dr. Carolyn Livingston, Special Assistant to Senior Vice President
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Carolyn Livingston is currently Special Assistant to the Senior Vice President and Dean of Campus Life. She is responsible chiefly for supporting the Senior Vice President in daily tasks and projects, supervising the Office of Student Conduct, implementing and coordinating division-wide assessment efforts, addressing off-campus concerns, developing relationships with key internal constituents, policy implementation, event and program development, and serving as liaison to the Dean of Campus Life at Oxford College. She also administers the student medical amnesty process.
Prior to joining Emory in July 2006, Carolyn worked for a combined seven years in both the Office of the President and the Office of Undergraduate Admission at the University of Virginia. Carolyn received her Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from N.C. State University (Raleigh, NC), her Master of Education in Counselor Education, and her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Virginia.
Eric Bymaster, Assistant Vice President of Finance and Operations
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Eric Bymaster was named Assistant Vice-President of Finance and Operations in December of 2010. Prior to this appointment, Eric was the Chief Financial Officer for the Division of Campus Life since June of 2008. Currently, he oversees financial operations, human resources, Dobbs University Center, Bookstore Liaison, Technical Services, Food Services, and Student Government financial operations.
Prior to joining Campus Life, Eric was the Director of Finance for the Emory University Libraries. He joined Emory in October of 2001. Before Emory, Eric worked at Purdue University and Purdue Research Foundation in different positions involving real estate, finance, grants and contracts.
A native of Indiana, Eric received his Bachelor of Science in Management from Purdue's Krannert School of Management and his Master of Science degree in Higher Educational Administration, also from Purdue University.
Andrew P. Christopherson, Director of Development
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Andrew Christopherson was named Director of Development for Emory University's Division of Campus Life in March 2011. A member of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Andrew's duties include coordinating fund-raising and alumni outreach efforts, along with identifying, cultivating and soliciting philanthropic support from individuals and companies for all areas of Campus Life.
Andrew's professional background includes extensive experience in higher education administration. Andrew started at Emory on the University's Regional Development team. Prior to coming to Emory, Andrew served as the Director of Alumni Programs at the Carolina Alumni Association for five years where he worked on a variety of institutional advancement projects. In addition, Andrew has professional experience in campus life as well as having worked in athletic administration with the Southern Conference.
Originally from Minneapolis, MN, Andrew is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Davidson College. He also earned a master's and doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of South Carolina, and his dissertation won a national research award from CASE in 2011. A former student-athlete, Andrew has volunteered as a baseball coach at a variety of levels. He and his wife live in Atlanta.
Roland C. Witter, Accounting Manager
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Roland C. Witter is the Senior Financial Analyst in the Division of Campus Life. Originally from northern New Jersey, Roland came to Atlanta to attend Morehouse College. Upon graduation, he began working in the fields of banking and accounting. Roland came to Emory in 1998 as the Accountant for the EmoryCard in-house debit-card system. Over the years his role has expanded to include providing accounting support to the Emory Bookstores, Food Service Administration, Student Health & Counseling, Campus Life Technology & Communications, and various departments throughout the Division of Campus Life.
Mekeshua North, Human Resources Associate, Senior
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Mekeshua North began her Human Resources Career in 1999 after she earned her MHRM (Masters of Human Resources Management). She has worked in various industries such as Trucking/Transportation, State and Local Government and Aviation/Engineering. Her Human Resources experience includes Recruitment, Benefits Administration, Employee Relations and Training and Organizational Development. In addition to her degree, she is certified in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessments, 360 Feedback Assessments, and DiSC Assessments.
Kathy Moss, Executive Administrative Assistant
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Kathy Moss is the Executive Administrative Assistant to the Senior Vice President and Special Assistant to the Senior Vice President. Kathy joined Emory in 2003 following a "first career" in elementary education & special education in Tennessee and Georgia. Kathy received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee and completed graduate courses in the area of learning disabilities. She enjoys bicycling, gardening, and reading.
Nelda Stoudenmire, Administrative Assistant
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Nelda Stoudenmire is Administrative Assistant to the Associate Vice President of Campus Life and Chief Financial Officer. Nelda joined Emory in 1986 as a secretary to the director of Residential Facilities. Since 1994, she has been in her present position with Campus Life Central.
Barbara Hasty, Administrative Assistant
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Barbara Hasty, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Students and the Office of Student Conduct, joined Emory in 1987. She has been with the Division of Campus Life throughout her employment, beginning with her first position at Emory University Health Services as a Patient Coordinator and then as the Insurance Coordinator for Student Health. Following these positions, Barbara was the Office Manager for the Faculty and Staff Clinic for four years, and worked at the Emory Bookstore for two years.
Barbara attended North Carolina Central University for three years and is currently pursuing an associate degree from Clayton State University.