Recruitment Team

At the University of South Alabama, we believe in the importance of providing personal attention to each individual within the context of the university admissions process. Our admissions counselors will be available and accessible to you throughout the college search and application process.

(251) 460-7834
(800) USA-JAGS
recruitment@southalabama.edu

Meet Our Team

Our recruiters are here to answer all your questions. Contact them via text, email or phone, or click on the link to schedule a virtual one-on-one meeting.

Main Campus (Local Recruiters)

Cassandra Deaton

Cassandra Deaton
Transfer Admissions Officer

Call or text: (251) 220-9873
Office: (251) 461-7834
cdeaton@southalabama.edu

Meet with Cassandra

Territory:

All transfer students (except Bishop State).

 

Jag

Admissions Officer

Office: (251) 460-7834
recruitment@southalabama.edu

Territory:

States: Mississippi and Louisiana

 

Adrienne Gannon

Adrienne Gannon
Interim Director
New Student Recruitment

Call or text: (251) 460-1040
Office: (251) 460-7719
agannon@southalabama.edu

Meet with Adrienne

Territory: Local schools: Bayside Academy, McGill-Toolen Catholic High School, St. Luke’s Episcopal High School, St. Michael’s Catholic High School, and St. Paul’s Episcopal High School.

 

Trey Ruffin Johnson

Trey R. Johnson
Admissions Officer

Call or text: (251) 220-6763
Office: (251) 460-7971
treyjohnson@southalabama.edu

Meet with Trey

Territory: Local school: Al Amon Academy, UMS-Wright Preparatory School, MGM, Citronelle, Satsuma, Saraland, Alma Bryant, Chickasaw, Theodore, and Baldwin County Schools

Special populations: Homeschool and Military

 

Adam Lindsey

Adam Lindsey
Admissions Officer

Call or text: (251) 220-8991
Office: (251) 461-1913
adamlindsey@southalabama.edu

Meet with Adam

Territory: Alabama counties: Autauga, Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Chambers, Chilton, Coffee, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Dallas, Dale, Elmore, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lee, Lowndes, Macon,  Montgomery, Pike, Russell, nad Tallapoosa.

 

Brandon Tucker

Brandon Tucker
Student Recruitment Counselor

Meet with Brandon

Territory: Alabama counties: Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Monroe, Washington, Wilcox.

Florida counties- Bay, Escambia, Holmes, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton, Washington

 

Jayla Young

Jayla Young
Student Recruitment Counselor

Call of text: (251) 220-2120
Office: (251) 341-3942
jaylayoung@southalabama.edu

Meet with Jayla

 
Territory: Alabama Counties - Bibb, Choctaw, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, and Walker.

 

Brennen Mallet

Brennen Mallet
Associate Director, Enrollment Services

Call or text: (251) 220-0047
Office: (251) 460-7546
bmallet@southalabama.edu

Territory- Local schools: Cottage Hill Christian Academy, Mobile Christian Academy, and Faith Academy

 

Amanda Owens

Amanda Owens
Assistant Director

Call or text: (251) 220-6857
Office: (251) 460-7834
aowens@southalabama.edu

Meet with Amanda

Territory- Local schools: Alabama School of Math and Science, Baker High School, B.C. Rain High School, Blount High School, Davidson High School, Leflore High School, Murphy High School, Vigor High School, and Williamson High School

Community Colleges: Bishop State

 

Regional Recruiters

Jen Henderson

Jennifer Henderson
Regional Recruitment Counselor

Call or text: (251) 220-3033
Office: (251) 378-1439
jenhenderson@southalabama.edu

Meet with Jennifer

Territory: Based in Jacksonville, Florida.

States: Florida excluding Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton counties; Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

 

Mike Hryndza

Mike Hryndza
Assistant Director, Out-of-State Regional Student Recruitment

Call or text: (251) 220-6054
Office: (251) 533-5887
mhryndza@southalabama.edu

Meet with Mike

Territory: Based in Chicago, Illinois

States: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas,  Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

American Samoa

 

Ryan Missanelli

Ryan Missanelli
Regional Admissions Officer

Call or text: (251) 220-9559
Office: (251) 402-1419
missanelli@southalabama.edu

Meet with Ryan

Territory: Based in Birmingham, AL.

Alabama counties: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Colbert, Cullman, De Kalb, Etowah, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, Randolph, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, and Winston.

State: Tennessee

 

 *If you do not see your school, county or state listed, please contact the Office of New Student Recruitment.

You're admitted! What's next?

You have been admitted to USA! To make your transition to college a smooth one, we have created a checklist to help you stay on task and be organized.

▼   Freshman Admitted Student Checklist

Top Priority

  • Activate your JagNet Student Account at southalabama.edu/services/jagnet.
  • Login to your JagMail and PAWS (Personal Access Web System) accounts at southalabama.edu/logins.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for financial aid at fafsa.gov (FAFSA opens up October 1st). Visit the USA One Stop Financial Resources page at southalabama.edu/onestop/financialresources.
  •  Log in to JagSPOT to:
    • Search and apply for additional USA scholarships in JagSPOT.
    • Complete your special programs application in JagSPOT, if you meet the requirements and desire consideration.
  • All freshmen USA students are required to live on campus unless they commute from home. Students complete the housing application to live on campus or the housing exemption form to commute. Both are available in the USAHousing portal. More Information: southalabama.edu/departments/housing/residencypolicy.html.
  • Register for Southbound, your New Student Orientation, and pay the fee in your admissions portal. Visit southalabama.edu/orientation for more information.
    • Summer and Fall orientation registration opens in January.
    • Spring orientation registration opens in November.
  • Apply for USA Housing at southalabama.edu/housing and pay deposit.
  • Register for Southbound, your New Student Orientation, and pay the fee in your admissions portal. Visit southalabama.edu/orientation for more information.
    • Summer and Fall orientation registration opens in January.
    • Spring orientation registration opens in November.
  • Submit immunization information and records through the Student Health Web Portal at https://www.southalabama.edu/departments/studenthealth/immunization.html. Please contact the Student Health Center at 251-460-7151, if you need assistance.
  • Request final official transcript(s) be submitted to South, if you have not yet done so. If applicable, also submit official test scores (i.e. ACT/SAT, IB/AP).
  • Meet with your academic advisor to register for courses in PAWS. Your advisor will contact you for an appointment after you register for orientation. Some students may be required to take a placement test.
  • Attend your scheduled orientation.
  • After semester billing posts to your student account, pay tuition or set up a payment plan via PAWS. See southalabama.edu/onestop/financialresources for more information.
  • Order your textbooks and other materials for classes as required.

Priority

Strongly Encouraged

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▼   Transfer Admitted Student Checklist

Top Priority

  • Activate your JagNet Student Account at southalabama.edu/services/jagnet.
  • Login to your JagMail and PAWS (Personal Access Web System) accounts at southalabama.edu/logins.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for financial aid at fafsa.gov (FAFSA opens up October 1st). Visit the USA One Stop Financial Resources page at southalabama.edu/onestop/financialresources.
  •  Log in to JagSPOT at southalabama.edu/scholarships to:
    • Search and apply for additional USA scholarships in JagSPOT.
    • Complete your special programs application in JagSPOT, if you meet the requirements and desire consideration.
  • Transfer students who wish to live on campus can complete a housing application at the USA housing portal. See southalabama.edu/departments/housing for more details.
  • Register for Southbound, your New Student Orientation, and pay the fee in your admissions portal. Visit southalabama.edu/orientation for more information.
    • Summer and Fall orientation registration opens in January.
    • Spring orientation  registration opens in November
  • Submit immunization information and records through the Student Health Web Portal at southalabama.edu/departments/studenthealth/immunization.html.
    Please contact the Student Health Center at (251) 460-7151, if you need assistance.
  • Request final official transcript(s) be submitted to South if you have not yet done so.
  • Meet with your academic advisor to register for courses in PAWS. Your advisor will contact you for an appointment after you register for orientation. Some students may be required to take a placement test.
  • Attend your scheduled orientation.
  • After semester billing posts to your student account, pay tuition or set up a payment plan via PAWS. See southalabama.edu/onestop/financialresources.html for more information.
  • Order your textbooks 

Priority

Strongly Encouraged

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