Eric Tack has been named Clayton State’s first Director of Advising.
In this role, he will be leading the efforts to create a centralized advising center that uses predictive analytics and best practices to improve retention and graduation rates. This position and direction was included in the recommendations by the advisors and faculty who served on the undergraduate advising task force this past fall. This new structure will provide additional support for the excellent work currently being done by our professional and faculty advisors.
For the past three years Tack has led Oglethorpe University’s student success efforts; first as the Director of the Academic Success Center and then as Assistant Provost. Prior to his work at Oglethorpe, he was the Assistant Director of Success Programs/New Student and Sophomore Programs at Georgia Tech.
He earned a B.S. Degree in Public Relations and B.A. Degree in Political Science from the University of Florida, and his M.ED. in Counseling Psychology: College Student Personnel Administration at James Madison University. In December, Eric plans to complete his Ed.D. in Adult Education from the University of Georgia where his research has focused on improving first year student retention rates.