Valdosta State University appoints new auxiliary services director

Previous Associate Director Shannon McGee will lead the department.

Effective June 1, Shannon McGee will assume the roles of director of auxiliary services and chief auxiliary services officer at Valdosta State University, in Georgia. McGee succeeds Dr. Robert Kellner who is retiring after 31 years, reports the university’s press release.

A graduate of Valdosta State University, McGee has served the auxiliary services department since 1997 when she began her career as a systems administrator for the campus’s One Card Services. In 2007, McGee took over the role of associate director of auxiliary services, managing the development, operations and facilities of multiple units within the department, the release states. Providing leadership and financial oversight for auxiliary services, including University Stores, Dining Services and Parking and Transportation, will be McGee’s main responsibilities within her new role as director.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the university in this new role,” McGee stated in the release. “I look forward to working with the campus community to improve the support services and products we offer for students, faculty and staff and I am excited to help move auxiliary services forward.”

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