Kara Fresk, who most recently served as associate director for student conduct, is the new director of student affairs assessment and staff development at UGA.
“Kara brings a wealth of expertise and experience to this position that is critical to our success as a division,” said Victor K. Wilson, vice president for student affairs. “She has served in a variety of roles within many areas of student affairs programming, uniquely preparing her to support the development and enrichment of hundreds of her fellow student affairs professionals. She is well equipped to join our efforts to support student success at UGA.”
Fresk’s appointment was effective Nov. 17.
“My goal is to empower my colleagues to enhance the learning environment,” Fresk said. “I look forward to providing them with opportunities for professional development and data to drive advancement.”
The director of student affairs assessment and staff development is a member of the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs central staff, leads the department of student affairs assessment and staff development, serves on the leadership team for the Division of Student Affairs and reports directly to the assistant vice president for academic, campus and community partnerships.
Fresk is responsible for managing research, assessment, evaluation and planning activities to improve student affairs’ programs and services. She will participate in student affairs’ strategic planning, goal-setting activities and budget development, as well as coordinate the division’s comprehensive staff development initiatives.
Fresk holds bachelor’s degrees in kinesiology and public relations and a master’s degree in applied kinesiology and sport management from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus. She earned her doctorate in college student affairs administration from UGA.