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 (katharinew2@gordonstate.edu)

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. 

Spring 24 Office Hours:

Mon:  9:00am - 11:00am, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Tues:  9:00am - 11:00am, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, 3:00pm - 4:45 pm
Wed:  9:00am - 11:00am, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Thur:  9:00am - 11:00am, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Fri:  9:00am - 11:00am, 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Please this link to make an appointment: #https://gordonstate.campus.eab.com/pal/JDhSEgryGY


Charles Wilcox, Jr. (charlesw1@gordonstate.edu)

What does it feel like to know that you have found your place in this world? It has been a long road for me, but I finally found mine, serving students as they try to find their place in the world. My name is Charles Wilcox and I am here as a Student Success Advisor to happily serve all of you - the students here at Gordon State College. Born on October 11, 1977, I was raised the first of eight children (only 5 lived in our house; I have a stepbrother and two stepsisters as well) in Michigan for the first 22 years of my life before moving to Tennessee, where I spent the next 22 years. Family is very important to me and even though I moved three hours away from them, I am still close to mine. The values of hard work, dedication and compassion that I had instilled in me by my mom at a young age are  values that I bring to the table in my exciting new career here at Gordon. I want all of you to feel free to come to my office no matter what it is that you might need to discuss or if you just want to say hello (and a few O-H-I-O chants is always nice too - GO BUCKEYES). Remember, I am happy to serve all of you.  Highlanders Forward! 

Spring 24 Office Hours: 

Monday:  8:30am - 11:45am, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 11:45am, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 11:45am, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 11:45am, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Friday: 8:30am - 11:45am, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Plese use this link to make an appointment: https://gordonstate.campus.eab.com/pal/qj7gPboKCP


Joanna Gibson (joannag@gordonstate.edu)

Joanna began her career in higher education in 2010 right here at Gordon State in the Financial Aid office. She became an Academic Advisor in 2019 at Southern Crescent Technical College. She received her bachelor's degree from Gordon State in Human Services.  When not advising students, Joanna is usually spending time with her horses and seeing as much of this land by horseback as possible.  "Assisting students beginning their collegiate path and obtaining their goals is my purpose for being here at Gordon."

Spring 24 Office Hours:

Monday:  8:30am - 12:30pm, 2:00pm - 4:45pm
Tuesday:  8:30am - 12:30pm, 2:00pm - 4:45pm
Wednesday:  8:30am - 12:30pm, 2:00pm - 4:45pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 12:30pm, 2:00pm - 4:45pm
Friday:  8:30am - 12:30pm, 2:00pm - 4:45pm

Please use this link to make an appointment: #https://gordonstate.campus.eab.com/pal/F_6jCjg2pm


Natashia Gates (natashiag@gordonstate.edu)

Natashia Gates is a graduate of Georgia Southern University, earning both a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Georgia Southern. In her spare time, Natashia enjoys spending time with her husband and three sons. She loves to read, watch crime shows and work with the youth at church as well as participate in various creative activities.

Spring 24 Office Hours:

Monday:  8:30am - 12:30pm, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Tuesday:  8:30am - 12:30pm, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 12:30pm, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Thursday:  8:30am - 12:30pm, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Friday:  8:30am - 12:30pm, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Please use this link to make an appointment: https://gordonstate.campus.eab.com/pal/yXczeUEyr9


Kandice Estrella (kandicee@gordonstate.edu)

Kandice Estrella is a graduate of Gordon State College with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and an Associate of Science in Engineering. Before her role as an Academic Advisor, she served as a peer math tutor in Gordon's own Student Success Center. In her spare time, she enjoys playing video games, cooking and watching horror movies. "Helping students to realize and believe in their limitless potential brings me great purpose." 

Spring 24 Office Hours:

Monday:  8:30am - 12:30pm, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Tuesday:  8:30am - 12:30pm, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 12:30pm, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 12:30pm, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Friday:  8:30am - 12:30pm, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Please use this link to make an appointment: https://gordonstate.campus.eab.com/pal/XBEU2CMmTA