Meet Our Staff

TBA Director
Byron Jones Assistant Director
Byron Jones
Byron Jones is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, and proud product of the educational system in Georgia. Byron currently serves as the Assistant Director for Student Civic Engagement. Prior to assuming this role, Byron has served in various capacities at several University System of Georgia (USG) institutions including admissions recruiter and counselor, international recruiter and student advisor just to name a few. Byron received a B.A. from Morehouse College and his M.Ed. from Mercer University. He is currently a doctoral student in Higher Education Leadership with an anticipated graduation date in December 2020.

Byron is a former Fulton County Youth Commissioner where he developed a passion for service and giving back to communities both locally and internationally. He currently serves on various nonprofit boards and is a member of a plethora of volunteer organizations. Additionally, he serves as an on-campus advisor for the following student organizations Big Brothers Big Sister, C.L.O.U.T., Hands on Atlanta, Panther Breakaway and the YMCA.

Byron is an ethical leader who models daily what he wants from the students he serves at Georgia State University and he encourages everyone to get involved and Make a STATEment.

JP Peters Student Civic Engagement Advisor
JP Peters
JP Peters is the Student Civic Engagement Advisor for the Civic Engagement Office at Georgia State University Perimeter College where he services the five different campuses. The goal of the office is to connect each of our campuses to their communities and the Greater Metro Atlanta Area by providing and supporting opportunities for community service and action that promote awareness, learning and leadership development. In his role, JP works with the Andrew Goodman Foundation, the PC Panther’s Pantry locations, Panther Breakaway and the MLK Day of Service to name a few.

Before his time at Georgia State University Perimeter College, JP worked two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA through the South Carolina Campus Compact at the University of South Carolina Upstate and Coastal Carolina University. While serving, he focused around the universities’ alternative break program, student veteran services, food deserts and community garden development in the two communities. He earned his B.S.Ed. in Exercise Science and Kinesiology from Georgia Southwestern State University and M.Ed. in Higher Education from Columbia College (SC).

Lovell Lemons Part Time Consultant
Lovell Lemons
Lovell Lemons promotes Civic Engagement in engaging students in service to the greater Atlanta community. Prior to Student Civic Engagement, Lovell was the Assistant Director of Cooperative Education and an employment counselor in Career Services at the university. Lovell received both his B.S. in education and his masters of education in guidance and counseling from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. He currently serves on The Wesley Foundation Board and the advisory board of Project Healthy Grandparents.

Lovell is past president of the Council of Volunteer Administrators of Metro Atlanta. In 2002, he was appointed to the Georgia Commission on Service and Volunteerism as a commissioner by then Governor, Roy Barnes. He serves as an adviser to the following student service organizations: Big Brother Big Sister, Circle K International, Global Peace Youth Corps, Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross Club and Redeemed Gospel Choir.

Lovell believes in practicing what he preaches, so he invites you to join him and other Georgia State students as they reach out to the greater Atlanta community.

Paula Brisco Administrative Coordinator
Paula Brisco is originally from Chicago, Illinois and moved to Georgia in 1999. She started her career in higher education in 2009 at Chattahoochee Technical College in Marietta, Georgia as a Student Affairs Assistant for the Registrar’s office as part of their front-line crew. Soon after she was promoted to Student Affairs Assistant for their back-office team where she managed and processed all official transcripts for their eight campuses’, as well as assisted with graduation, open registration and enrollment verification.

In January of 2017, Paula accepted a position here at Georgia State University with the University Advisement Center at Dunwoody campus; as their Customer Service Specialist II. Paula was responsible for supervising all Federal Work-Study students for the UAC Dunwoody campus, as well as managing the entire front office. She has also assisted with open registration and new student advisement. Paula is very dedicated to providing a high level of excellent customer service to all students.

Paula is confident that her experience and training with Student Affairs and the University Advisement Center has made her well prepared to be the Administrative Coordinator for the Civic Engagement office here at Georgia State University.