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

Schedule a Virtual Meeting with a Recruiter!

Main Campus (Local Recruiters)



Riss McCraney
Admissions Officer



Call or text: (251) 220-6763

Office: (251) 461-1916



Rachel Thomas

Admissions Officer



Call or text: (251) 220-9989

Office: (251) 460-6026



Recruitment Counselor



Office: (251) 460-7834




Bryan Goldman

Admissions Officer

Transfer & Second Bachelor's

Call or text: (251) 220-9873

Call: (251) 460-7971





Recruitment Counselor




Office: (251) 460-7834

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Raven Dedeaux

Recruitment Counselor


(251) 460-7834

Call or text: (251) 220-6081



Adrienne Gannon
Associate Director
New Student Recruitment


Call or text: (251) 460-1040

Office: (251) 460-7719



New Student Recruitment


Office: (251) 460-7834

Regional Recruiters


Katie Spillman

Regional Student Recruitment

AL Counties: Blount, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, Winston

Other States: Tennessee

Office: (251) 460-7834

Call or Text: (251) 220-0409


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Eleanor Self

Admissions Officer

Resides in Birmingham, AL

AL Counties: Calhoun, Cherokee,  Cleburne, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega


Call or text: (251) 220-9559

Office: (251) 525-3757



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Kathryn Bandy

Senior Admissions Officer

Resides in Montgomery, AL

AL Counties: Autauga, Bullock, Butler, Chambers, Chilton, Clay, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, Randolph, Russell, Tallapoosa

Call or text: (251) 220-8511

Office: (251) 525-3758



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

Resides in Chicago, IL

Primary States: Illinois, Ohio

Other States: Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin


Call or text: (251) 220-6054

Office: (251) 533-5887


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Jennifer Henderson
Regional Recruitment Counselor

Resides in Jacksonville, FL

Primary States: Florida except for counties: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton


Call or text: (251) 220-3033

Office: (251) 378-1439



Caitlin Gibson
Regional Recruitment Counselor

Resides in Atlanta, GA

Primary State: Georgia 

Other States: Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia

Call or text: (251) 220-6812

Office: (251) 533-8877




Regional Recruitment Counselor

Resides in New Orleans, LA

Primary State: Louisiana

Other States: Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota

Office: (251) 460-7834



Crystal Garcia

Regional Recruitment Counselor

Resides in Houston, TX

Primary States: Texas

Other States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Call or text: (251) 220-6610

Office: (251) 533-8874

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