112 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
workOffice Phone: 706-542-4847
|Degree||Field of Study||Institution||Graduation|
|Ph.D.||Counseling and Student Personnel Services||University of Georgia||In-progress|
|M.Ed.||College Student Affairs Administration||University of Georgia||2007|
|A.B.||History||University of Georgia||2003|
ECHD 7740, Practicum in College Student Affairs
|Award Name||Awarded By||Year Awarded|
|Living the Mission - Group||University of Georgia Division of Student Affairs||2010|
|Nettie Marie Nickols Outstanding Staff Award||College of Family and Consumer Sciences||2017|
|Super-Includer Award||College of Family and Consumer Sciences||2017|
|Women's Staff Leadership Institute||University of Georgia Human Resources||2017|
Linder, C. & Simmons, C. W. (2015). Career and program choice of students of color in student affairs programs. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 52(4), 414-426. doi: 10.1080/19496591.2015.1081601
|National Association of Student Personnel Administrators||Member||2016-present||Professional|
|American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences||Member||2015-present||Professional|
|Family, Career and Community Leaders of America||Member||2015-present||Professional|
|Georgia Association of Family and Consumer Sciences||State Student Unit Advisor||2015-present||Professional|
|Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization||Communication and Publicity Chair||2015-present||Volunteer|
|Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated||Member||2002-present||Sorority|
|American College Personnel Association||Member||2017-present||Professional|
|TEDxUGA Advisory Council||Member||2017-present||Professional|
Cara Simmons serves as the Director of the Student Success and Advising Center in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. She is responsible for directing the center’s activities around recruitment, orientation, advising, career development, student involvement and leadership, experiential learning, and student programming.
Cara received an A.B. in History with minors in Religion and Sociology and a M.Ed. in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of Georgia. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Counseling and Student Personnel Services. Cara’s experience in student affairs at UGA includes positions in the Office of the President, the Tate Student Center Information Desk, Campus Reservations, the Office of Student Conduct, and the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Office of Graduate Affairs. Cara joined the College of Family and Consumer Sciences in August 2014.
I hope the work that I do allows each student to see their best self.