Meet the Staff
Graduate Student Services
Assistant Director, Graduate Student Services
Gary D. Oliver joined the Office of Graduate Studies staff on March 12, 2012, as the new Assistant Director for Graduate Student Services. He received his BA degree from Savannah State University in 1992, M.Ed. and Ed.S degrees from Georgia Southern University in 2008 and 2012 respectively. He has over 15 years of experience in higher education and student affairs. He most recently served as the Director for Student Life at Savannah State University.
He is responsible for developing, organizing and delivering programs to enhance and support Office of Graduate Studies initiatives that foster graduate student success and career development. Gary oversees orientation, commencements, workshops, Graduate Student Appreciation Week, and other activities such as community service projects, and social and cultural events for graduate students.
As the Graduate Student Services (GSS) Coordinator, Nadege aids the Assistant Director of GSS with event planning and preparation. Capturing USF’s brand, she also designs eye-catching marketing items on behalf of OGS and helps facilitate Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) initiatives. She is also an MA Scholar training within the Department of Anthropology at USF. There, she also serves as a teaching assistant, which involves organizing class materials, leading and facilitating classroom discussions, and advising students on how to successfully complete the course. Tampa is her new home, but she is a proud Brooklynite—born and raised—and on occasion, she may over indulge in baked goods.