Staff Bio

Senior Staff Bios

The University Senior Staff is comprised of dedicated professional, support, and student staff members who are responsible for providing residential living programs and coordinating all services for resident students.

Randy Brown Interim Director of University Housing

Randy_BrownRandy was born and raised in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and received a degree in Business Management. His undergraduate involvement in student government at the U of A inspired him to get a Masters of Education from The University of Vermont. His Higher Education and Student Affairs degree prepared him for his first job as a Hall Director at The Florida State University. He now calls Georgia State University Home.

Shannon Corey Interim Associate Director – Residence Life

Shannon has worked in Housing and Residence Life for over 8 years. Through programming, training, and development, she enjoys seeing the impact they all have on both students and staff at GSU. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Mathematics Education from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from Old Dominion University. Shannon is professionally affiliated with Georgia Housing Officers (GHO), Southeastern Association of Housing Officers (SEAHO), Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I), and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA).

Sharon German Assistant Director for Business Services and Financial Operations

Sharon German is Assistant Director for Business Services and Financial Operations for University Housing. She has 10 years of budget and financial experience at Georgia State University. Sharon received a Bachelor of Arts from Spelman College, a Bachelor of Business Administration from Georgia State University, and a Masters of Business Administration from Southern Polytechnic University.

At Georgia State University, Sharon serves as a member on the University’s staff council and is an inducted member of the National Residence Hall Honorary. Her professional affiliations are with the National and Southern Association of College and University Business Officers and the National and Southern Association of Auxiliary Services.


Roderick Padilla Assistant Director for IT Services

Rod is a 20-year IT veteran at Georgia State University who oversees the operation of all University Housing Information Services & Technology. Rod has more than 25 years of Information Technology and state-of-the art systems experience in academia and private industry. He speaks and writes fluently in both English and Spanish and works closely with the Latino community in Georgia. Hobbies include ham radio, baseball, soccer, and music.

Ty Hill Coordinator for Conference and Program Services

Ty is originally from Chicago, Illinois. She attended Iowa State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Forensic & Cultural Anthropology. She received her Master of Business Administration from American InterContinental University here in Atlanta, Georgia. Ty has worked in the hospitality industry for 11 years as a wedding, events, and conference planner.

Marc Ebelhar Assistant Director for Residence Life, University Commons

Marc_EbelharOriginally from Owensboro, KY, Marc earned a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY and a M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs at the University of South Carolina. He has worked professionally in Residence Life and Student Affairs at Elmhurst College, Florida International University, and Bowling Green State University. In his spare time you may find him singing at a local karaoke club, playing racquetball, or enjoying dinner at one of Atlanta’s many wonderful local restaurants.

Kerry Wallaert Coordinator of Residential Leadership & Civic Engagement

Kerry_WallaertKerry is from Saginaw, Michigan. She earned a B.S. in English Writing from Northern Michigan University and a M.A. in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Ball State University. As the Coordinator of Residential Leadership, Kerry works with Greek Housing, RHA, and on campus student leaders. When Kerry is not working, she enjoys volunteering, writing, and photography. She also loves taking road trips and listening to hip hop music.

Zduy Chu Coordinator, Living Learning Communities & Academic Initiatives

Zduy_ChuZduy Chu was born in Oklahoma, raised in Arkansas and spent the last 5 years at the University of California, Santa Barbara as their Student Leadership Coordinator. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor’s in Marketing Management in 2004 and a Master’s in Higher Education and Leadership in 2006. He loves to travel and taught on the Summer 2010 Semester At Sea Voyage around the Mediterranean. One of his passions is working with students and helping them achieve success inside and outside of the classroom.

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