Staff Bios- (See Directory for Contact Info)

Jerry Oliver, Jr. 

Jerry Oliver Jr. is a graduate of Georgia Southern University. Jerry has masters degrees in Higher Education Administration and Evaluation, Assessment, Research & Learning from Georgia Southern University. He is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at Georgia Southern University. In his spare time, Jerry enjoys  playing and watching sports, binge watching television shows and hanging out with his family.


Katharine Whitelock (

Ms. Katharine Whitelock has her Bachelor’s degree in English from Gordon State College. Before becoming an advisor she was a substitute teacher and worked as a freelance writer. Katharine is excited to be working with incoming and current students at her alma mater. In her spare time she enjoys music, reading, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Sanford Dennis (

Mr. Sanford Dennis is a 20 year veteran of Higher Education. He has worked at career colleges, technical colleges, research institutions, and historically black colleges. He has served in various capacities as a faculty and staff member. He has a B.S. Degree from Ball State University and an MBA from Fontbone University.  He is a native of St. Louis, MO but has made Atlanta his home for over twenty years.

Kaitlin Jones (

Ms. Kaitlin Jones is one of Gordon State’s student success center advisors. Kaitlin earned her bachelor’s degree in Human Services at Gordon State and is currently working on completing her master’s degree in applied behavior analysis with an emphasis in autism at Ball State University. Before becoming an advisor at Gordon, Kaitlin worked in education as both a paraprofessional and a teacher in both special education and general education. She has always had a passion for learning and enjoys working in the field of education because she is an advocate for promoting success in all types of learners. In her personal time, Kaitlin enjoys spending time with her family, friends and two dogs, traveling, and being outdoors.

Sue Gilpin

Ms. Sue Gilpin is Gordon State College's Testing Center Coordinator. Sue has worked at Gordon State College since 2003, moving to the Student Success Center in 2009 and to the Testing Center in 2013. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Gordon State College in 2016. 


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