New Student Programs and General Education Advising is coordinated through the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, in cooperation with various institutional partners and academic programs.


Professional Staff

Roshaunda Ross
Director of New Student Programs and Leadership Development Initiatives
Office location: Building A, room 2125
Phone: 708.235.6815

LaTonya Holmes
Cohort Advisor and Coordinator for New Student Programs
Cohort students with last names that begin with A-L
Office location: Building A, room 2121
Phone: 708.534.8393

Bruce Reid
Cohort Advisor and Coordinator of New Student Programs
Cohort students with last names that begin with M-Z
Office location: Building A, room 2123
Phone: 708.235.6814 


ROAR Leaders

ROAR Leaders assist new students and families in their transition to GSU. Selected students play an integral role in the success of first year, transfer, graduate students and family members as they transition to the GSU community.  For this position, we seek students with high energy, creativity, social skills, great oral communication skills and a desire to meet and guide new students.


Peer Mentors

Peer Mentors are integrated into the First-Year Seminar and Mastering College courses and are recognized leaders throughout the university community. They serve as group leaders, department liaisons, peer educators and positive role models. Successful candidates for this position will be full time students in good academic and disciplinary standing. Candidates should also be outgoing, creative, and resourceful with great oral and written communication skills.