Justin S. Jeffery is the new director of International Student Life in the Division of Student Affairs.
Before joining UGA, Jeffery was the assistant director of the Office of Student Activities at Georgia Southern University.
“Justin brings impressive experience and talent to the position,” said Victor K. Wilson, vice president for student affairs. “His international work experience combined with his knowledge gained from service at one of Georgia’s larger public institutions makes him uniquely qualified to lead the Office of International Student Life at UGA.”
In addition to supervising the ISL staff, Jeffery is responsible for developing the vision for programming and services and managing resources. He also will facilitate a variety of cross-cultural and international programs that ensure developmental and academic growth, promote the success and retention of UGA’s international and multinational students, and educate the university community.
International Student Life, a department within the Division of Student Affairs, produces campus-wide programs including the International Street Festival, which draws crowds of around 15,000 people to downtown Athens for interactive cultural displays and musical and dance performances, and International Coffee Hour, an event held weekly for more than 40 years that brings students, faculty and staff together for international cuisine and coffee.
“I’m excited about UGA’s focus on both supporting and celebrating the diversity of its international student population,” Jeffery said. “I look forward to enhancing ISL’s roles in enriching the experiences of international students and serving as the conduit for educating campus about the contributions of these dynamic students.”