Ajay Nair, PhD
Senior Vice President and Dean of Campus Life
404E Dobbs University Center
Dr. Ajay Nair, Senior Vice President and Dean of Campus Life, is an accomplished scholar and student affairs leader whose interests include immigration, race, and ethnicity. As Emory’s chief student advocate for nearly 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Ajay shoulders a broad portfolio of responsibilities ranging from intercollegiate athletics and the Greek experience to student health services and residence life. He also provides leadership and strategic direction in cultivating an ethically engaged community consistent with Emory’s vision.
Previously, Ajay served as 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.
Ajay’s research interests include quality assurance in educational systems, service learning and civic engagement, and Asian American identity. His co-edited book, Desi Rap: Hip-Hop in South Asian America, focuses on the complexities of second-generation South Asian American identity. His current book project explores the current state of multiculturalism in higher education.
Wanda Collins, PhD
Assistant Vice President of Counseling and Psychological Services
1462 Clifton Road
Dr. Wanda Collins joined Emory with almost 20 years of university counseling center experience to serve as Assistant Vice President, Counseling and Psychological Services, which is playing an increasingly important role in the Emory community.
Prior to Emory, Wanda was director of counseling and psychological services at Duke University and at American University (Washington, D.C.), as well as on faculty at the Washington School of Psychiatry. She served also as Vice President of the International Association of Counseling Services and Chair of the IACS Board of Accreditation. She is active in the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD) and a member of the Elements of Excellence Task Force.
In addition to her passions for counseling work and higher education in general, Wanda is interested in leadership, clinical work, supervision, training, and group therapy, as well as being committed to issues of diversity and inclusion. She holds degrees in general and counseling psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Sr. Director for Communications
409E Dobbs University Center
As Senior Director for Communications, Tomika DePriest develops and guides strategy to ensure that all Emory Campus Life communications consistently and accurately articulate the organization’s mission, vision, and goals. Under her leadership, the Communications Team oversees ECL’s website, social media, video, graphic design, editorial services, executive messaging, and development of collateral materials. She also partners closely on strategic initiatives with ECL Senior Staff and with Emory Communications and Public Affairs.
Before joining Emory, Tomika served for 13 years with Spelman College, the highly regarded historically black women’s college, as Assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives and earlier as Executive Director of Communications. Her previous positions also include assignments as a Producer with Turner Broadcasting Systems Inc. and a Communications Specialist and Editor with the Southern Company.
Tomika earned a bachelor’s in English from Spelman, a master’s in humanities from Clark Atlanta University, and a certificate from the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education.
Michael J. Huey, MD
Assistant Vice President and Executive Director of Emory University Student Health Services
1525 Clifton Road
Since 2002, Dr. Michael J. Huey has served as the Assistant Vice President and Executive Director of Emory Student Health Services, as well as an Associate Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine. In addition to his roles at Emory, Michael is also an Ebola Clinical Consultant with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and served as a CDC infection prevention consultant in Sierra Leone in summer 2015.
Michael is Board Certified in both Family Medicine and Primary Care Sports Medicine, and is on the Board of Directors of the American College Health Association. He is the recipient of the 2013 Emory Campus Life Helen W. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award and the Georgia Athletic Trainers Association 2008 Jack C. Hughston Georgia Team Physician of the Year Award.
Suzanne Onorato, EdD
Assistant Vice President for Community
403E Dobbs University Center
As Assistant Vice President for Community, Dr. Suzanne Onorato leads Emory Campus Life’s community-focused organizations, including the Barkley Forum Center for Debate Education, Career Center, Center for Community Engagement and Leadership, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Health Promotion, Sorority and Fraternity Life, Student Conduct, Student Success Programs and Services, Recreation Programs, and Residence Life.
Suzanne began her career in higher education in Residence Life at Eastern Washington University, and held student affairs positions at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and at Agnes Scott College. She also served in student affairs and as adjunct faculty at Florida International University. Earning her doctorate in higher education administration at FIU, Suzanne studied the implications of gender and ethnicity on leadership identity development among college women.
Special Assistant/Project Manager and Title IX Coordinator for Students
403E Dobbs University Center
As the Special Assistant/Project Manager and Title IX Coordinator for Students, Judith Pannell manages the Emory Campus Life strategic plan implementation, oversees new divisional initiatives, and works with ECL departments to help plan and conduct program assessments and evaluation. She will enforce Emory’s commitment to preventing sexual misconduct and discrimination, as prohibited by federal law and university policy, in educational programs and activities.
Since arriving at Emory in 2008, Judith has served as a Complex Director, Area Director, and Assistant Director in Residence Life, and most recently the Associate Director of Student Conduct. She launched her student affairs career in residence life in 2005 at Arizona State University. Judith is currently a doctoral student in the Student Affairs Leadership Program at the University of Georgia.
Bridget Guernsey Riordan, PhD
Assistant Vice President of Alumni Relations, Parent and Family Programs
403E Dobbs University Center
Dr. Bridget Guernsey Riordan currently serves as the Assistant Vice President of Alumni Relations, and Parent and Family Programs, where she collaborates with Emory Campus Life units and university colleagues to engage alumni and families in the life of the university. A native of Indiana, Bridget received degrees from Ball State University, the University of Cincinnati, and a PhD in Higher Education from the University of Pittsburgh.
Bridget holds a certificate in Student Affairs Law and Policy from the Stetson University College of Law and has served as a faculty member at Georgia State University. At Emory, she was honored with the Campus Life Ethical Leadership Award and held prior positions as Dean of Students and Director of Student Activities. In 2015, Bridget’s chapter on “Relationship Health” was published in Wellness Issues in Higher Education.
Michael Vienna, PhD
Clyde Partin Sr. Director of Athletics
Woodruff PE Center
Dr. Michael Vienna, a 30-year veteran in college athletics administration, joins the Emory Eagles this season after 26 years at Salisbury University. During his tenure at Salisbury, the Sea Gulls achieved a combined, overall winning record of 69 percent, garnering 17 team and 14 individual national championships, 179 conference championships, and 14 conference all-sports awards, and produced more than 400 All-Americans.
Michael is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators, serving on its national executive board from 2006 to 2008. He is a current member of the editorial board of Athletic Management magazine and former President, Vice President, and Conference Treasurer of the Capital Athletic Conference.
Michael was an accomplished soccer athlete (four-year starter on the Mount Union soccer team, earning all-conference, all-state, team MVP, and team captain accolades), and holds master’s and doctorate degrees from Kent State University.