The Office of Adult Learner Programs is located in Student Cetner Room 261. The main phone is 470-578-6701.
R. Todd Powell
Assistant Director & Part-time Instructor of Education
ST Room 264-B
R. Todd Powell’s career includes over 20 years of experience pertaining to academic success and personal development of students at both two and four-year institutions. He manages the overall functions, programming, and operations of Adult Learner Programs/Lifelong Learning Center. Todd has a Master of Arts degree in Education and a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Carolina University. Todd has been recently recognized by the Association for Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE) for his commitment and service to adult learners and is currently the Vice President of ANTSHE. The program has been recognized for best practices in the 2008 journal, Serving Adult Learners: A Handbook for Effective Practice. Under his leadership, Adult Learner Programs won the Outstanding Adult Learner Program Award at the 2013 ACPA College Student Educators International Conference. Specializes In: Academic Advising, Personal Development, Teaching Andragogical Methods, Prior Learning Assessment, Remediation Strategies, At-Risk Student Populations, Assessment
Administrative Programs & Projects Coordinator
Student Center Room 261 A
Janese Thompson is responsible for developing new event programs, including planning, outcomes, and assessment measures that fullfills the social and engagement needs of the adult learner student population. Janese is also responsible for establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with KSU campus departments, faculty, and other universities regarding program opportunities, ideas, and support for KSU adult learners. Janese is a founding member of the Homelessness Awareness Week Committee, a steering committee dedicated to providing programming on national homelessness issues to the campus community. She holds a Master degree in Public Administration from Kennesaw State University and is in her 18th year at KSU. Specializes in: Event Management, Project Management, Community Engagement, Student Engagement and Social Networking, History and Legacy, Collaborator Relations.
Coordinator, Academic Support Programs & Manager, Lifelong Learning Center
Student Center Room 261 B
Veronica Jones is the Coordinator of Academic Support Programs for Adult Learner Programs; Veronica also functions as the Manager of the Lifelong Learning Center. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Salisbury University and has 17 years of experience, with over 5 years focused on Student Affairs. Veronica previously worked in NYC Gleacher Partners, independent investment banking firm, as well as for Rockefeller & Co., Inc., managing private equity client portfolios and conducting investment reporting on various high profile foundations. Veronica is a 2010 graduate of the Student Affairs Foundation Institute (SAFI). She is responsible for all aspects of managing the Academic Tutoring Support program. Veronica is active in the recruitment of student personnel, the hiring process, and the training and mentoring of the 25 student assistants and academic tutors. Veronica served as Staff Senate representative for Student Development Department from 2009 - 2012. Additionally, Veronica is a Certified Crisis Coordinator. Crisis Coordinators are trained KSU staff who serve on a volunteer basis and are prepared to provide emergency response and mitigation to KSU students, faculty, and staff. Specializes in: Academic Tutoring Support, Academic Advising, Business Process Improvement Consultation, Budget Management, Personnel and Staff Development, Facility Management, Crisis Coordination.
Adult Learner Retention Specialist & Part-time Instructor of Public Administration
Student Center Room 261 C
Nicole Simmons develops programs, services, assessments, and evaluation strategies to support the efforts of increasing retention, progression, and graduation of adult learner students. She implemented the Academic Planning and Advising Services within the program that caters to student graduation coach and completion needs. Nicole established the ALP Desire 2 Learn Online Community, a tool in which students have direct access to issues concerning adult learner students such as academic support, career services information, campus events, ALP programs and services, and other pertinent resources on and off campus. Nicole served as the Graduate Representative on Student Activities and Budgetary Advisory Committee during the 2012-2013 academic year. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration from Kennesaw State University. Specializes in: Academic Advising, Program Analysis, Research and Grant Writing, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Communication Strategies, Customer Relations Management.