TIFTON—Dr. Alan Kramer has been selected as the new Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
Dr. Amy Willis, Acting Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, expects Kramer to flourish in the role.
“Dr. Kramer has devoted the past 29 years of his career and life to ABAC and Tifton,” Willis said. “His motto for achieving success at ABAC continues to be collaboration and communication. Dr. Kramer and his team will build on old traditions and create new beginnings to keep ABAC great and moving forward.”
Kramer had been serving as Acting Dean of Students, expanding his previous role of Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Athletics at ABAC. Willis said a search for a new Director of Athletics at ABAC will begin soon.
“ABAC has been a blessing to me,” Kramer said. “It seems as if every seven or eight years, I have a chance to re-invent my role here, and I am looking forward to the challenge of this new position.”
Kramer’s new duties cover student clubs and organizations, Greek life, campus recreation, housing and residence life, student conduct, and much more.
“We have 60 clubs and organizations, and our goal right now is to get all these new freshmen involved,” Kramer said. “The first semester is critical for students to find their particular interests on campus. We want our students to connect with ABAC. Making a difference in these students’ lives is what we do.”
A native of St. Louis, Mo., Kramer completed his bachelor’s degree in exercise science with an emphasis on teaching and coaching at Truman State University. He received his master’s degree in education from Baylor University with an emphasis on health and human performance. In 2019, he completed his doctorate degree in higher education leadership from Valdosta State University.
Kramer was a volunteer assistant tennis coach at McLennan Community College when McLennan faced Coach Norman Hill’s ABAC Golden Stallions in the national tennis tournament in 1993. McLennan defeated ABAC on the way to a national title