(Select name to email staff member)
Director of Military and Veterans Service
Carol Giardina completed a B.A. in International Business/ Studies in 1991 and the M. Ed., Counseling at Wichita State University in 1993 while employed as an admissions officer. She is the Director of Military and Veterans Services at Augusta University. Prior to accepting her current position, Carol served as the Acting Director and Associate Director of Admissions at Augusta State University (1995-2012). She was responsible for the recruitment of special populations including non-traditional, international, and home-schooled students. During those years, she was also the Admissions Office liaison with the Education Services Division at Ft. Gordon. Her work with these populations, who experience some of the greatest barriers to higher education, makes her uniquely qualified to assist service members, veterans and affiliated family members seeking admission to Augusta University. In addition, her experience with international education systems and English language proficiency for non-native speakers has prepared her to advise military spouses from other countries. Although Carol never enlisted, she was a military daughter and mother. She is the proud grandmother of a Navy man and feels that all service members and veterans are our parents, children and grandchildren. When she is not working, Carol enjoys a variety of fitness activities, traveling, reading and spending time with her family and pets. She resides in Martinez, Georgia with her granddaughter, Korin, a freshman at Augusta University.
Program Director of Military Services/VA School Certifying Official
Marion "Jody" Wilson was born in Augusta, GA in 1972 and moved to Thomson, GA when he was 11. He graduated from ASU in 2005 with a degree in Communications and again in 2008 with a Master's Degree in Public Administration. . When not working at Augusta University, he enjoys restoring classic muscle cars, golf, paintball, reading, and riding motorcycles. Jody has been married to his wife Lisa for 13 years.
VA School Certifying Official
Alejandra Miles was born and raised in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. She moved to the U.S. at age 21 when she married her husband Grant. Alejandra’s latest academic accomplishment includes graduating with a Masters in Business Administration from Texas A&M-Central Texas in 2013. She looks forward continuing her education with a second Master’s degree and a Doctorate degree in a near future. Alejandra is passionate about helping military families and encouraging individuals to pursue their education and life/academic goals.
The Miles family has 2 yellow labs, Marley and Gabriela, and two cats, Taquito and Max. They enjoy outdoor activities to include camping, hiking, fishing, and swimming.
Military & Veteran Services
Summerville Campus, Washington Hall, Suite 212
Hours of Operation 08:00 - 17:00
T 706-729-2255 | F 706-729-2424