Dean Dr. Lila Roberts has announced that Jarrett Terry had been appointed Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Advisement and Student Services in the College of Information and Mathematical Sciences (CIMS) at Clayton State University.
As CIMS assistant dean, he will be actively engaged in academic advisement, developing new student success and outreach initiatives, and recruiting students into CIMS programs. Terry says his passion is in guiding students toward success.
Terry comes to Clayton State from Georgia Perimeter College, where he served on Faculty Senate, was a member of several Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) grant advisory boards, and served as principal investigator of a University System of Georgia Board of Regents sponsored grant.
Terry received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and has completed post graduate work toward a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University. He has worked in higher education since 2006, primarily as an engineering faculty member, but also as coordinator for several outreach programs, a leader of student success initiatives, a transfer program coordinator, and an academic mentor to underrepresented minority programs. He is also the owner of a small business.
His work in the community includes serving as volunteer advisor for the Lego robotics First Lego League. He has also coached and served as a science fair judge.