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Who We Are


Zvi Szafran Dr. Zvi Szafran, Vice President for  Academic Affairs

Dr. Szafran holds a Ph.D degree in Physical Inorganic Chemistry from the University of South Carolina and a B. S. in Chemistry from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Prior to joining Southern Polytechnic, he served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at New England College, Henniker, NH, and in a variety of positions at Merrimack College, North Andover, MA, including Department Chair of Chemistry and Dean of Science and Engineering. He is widely published in fields related to the environment and chemistry.  He has been at SPSU since 2005.

Zvi has a wife, Jill, and a son, Mark.  He writes a weekly blog about SPSU, academics, and life in general called THE WEEKLY BLAB.


Office: Bldg. B, Rm. 107
Phone: 678-915-7206
Fax: 678-915-7880
Email: zszafran@spsu.edu

 

Registrar Steve Hamrick Mr. Steve Hamrick, Registrar and Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs

Steve received a B.S. in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Sociology from the Regent's College of the State of New York in 1994, and an M.S. in Technical and Professional Communication from SPSU in 1997. He taught at Chattahoochee Technical College as an adjunct for two years and has served as Registrar at SPSU for several years. Before becoming the registrar, he was the assistant to the director of admissions for a year, and director of records for two years. Steve continues as registrar and has added the duties of assistant to the VPAA. He came to SPSU in 1995 after retiring from the U.S. Army where he served as a cryptanalyst.

Office: Bldg. B, Rm. 121
Phone: 678-915-7239
Fax: 678-915-7880
Email: shamrick@spsu.edu

 

Debbie Patrick, Secretary to VPAA Debbie Patrick, Secretary to the Vice President for Academic Affairs


Debbie has been with SPSU since 1989. She has been a secretary in the offices of Humanities & Technical Communication, Social & International Studies, and the Dean of Arts & Sciences prior to joining the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs in September 2005. Debbie also provides support to the Director of International Programs and is the Campus Intake Coordinator and Campus Liaison to the Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (CNCR). In her capacity as liaison for the CNCR, she also serves on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and is a member of the campus Impartial Board of Review for Classified Personnel.

Office: Bldg. B, Rm. 107
Phone: 678-915-7238
Fax: 678-915-7880
Email: dstanfor@spsu.edu