Established in 2013, AU’s Institutional Access, Success, & Belonging (ASB) aims to provide strategic direction and guidance to the university community's commitment to Excellence.

Purpose: ASB helps units campus-wide foster practices that optimize the contributions of groups and individuals by supporting the engagement and development of all faculty, staff, students and patients.

Mission: AU’s Institutional Access, Success, & Belonging (ASB) aims to provide strategic direction and guidance to the university community. In addition, ASB strives to provide institutional leadership focused on enhancing and maintaining belonging and success in learning, teaching, research and service at the Augusta University. 

Vision Statement: ASB will build, align and coordinate efforts as a strategic approach that contributes to organizational goals and business performance. In addition, ASB aspires to create a campus climate that affirms an array of experiences, fosters value and respect of all community members, and celebrates unity.

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Institutional Access, Success, & Belonging

Health Sciences Campus

G. Lombard Kelly Building




About Our Team

Garrett Green PhotoDr. Garrett Green
AVP, Access, Success, & Belonging

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Director, Access, Success, and Belonging

Dr. Garrett Green is the Associate Vice President of Access, Success and Belonging, and an adjunct professor in the College of Education & Human Development at Augusta University. In his role, Dr. Green works closely with university leadership in developing strategies to build and preserve a campus culture that promotes the university values of compassion, collegiality, excellence, integrity, inclusivity, and leadership. Dr. Green received his Doctorate in Education from Augusta University. He has served as a Co-Champion for Belonging for our university strategic plan, "Creating a Legacy Like No Other.” He also has helped lead the institution’s African American Male Initiative Program (AAMI) and launched the Multicultural Mentorship Program (MMP). He previously served as the Director of the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement (MSE) in the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs. As a practitioner and scholar, he has worked nearly 10 years to ensure that all individuals access, success and belonging within our community.

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Dr. Sonia Sharmin
Program Manager

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Dr. Sonia Sharmin is the Program Manager for the Institutional Access, Success, & Belonging. She has more than 17 years of experience teaching English, academic writing, and education courses in both Bangladesh and the U.S. to university and secondary school students who differ in ethnicity, cultural background, primary language, and academic preparation. She holds a B.A. (Hons.) in English, and an MA in English Literature from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh where she is from. She came to the U.S. as a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant at the University of Georgia in 2011 and returned to UGA in 2013, completing her Ph.D. in Language and Literacy Education in 2018. Her Ph.D. research focused on digital writing practices of high school students and how they used social media to assimilate culturally with their American peers.






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Learning and Development Coordinator

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Za'Cuan McNeil is the Learning and Development Coordinator for Institutional Access, Success and a Belonging. He is a native of Florence, SC, and recently relocated to Augusta, GA after graduating in 2022. Za’Cuan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Claflin University, located in Orangeburg, SC. He is a former k-12 educator for Richmond County School System, where he also served on the planning committee for multicultural events and awareness. Za’Cuan has dedicated the last 6 years to advocating for marginalized groups and ensuring they feel a sense of belonging. As the Learning and development Coordinator, he is responsible for creating and facilitating training courses that focus on Access, Success, and Belonging for the faculty/staff and students of Augusta University.  

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Jashawn Boles
Administrative Assistant

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Mr. Jashawn Boles is the Administrative Assistant for the Institutional Access, Success, & Belonging (IASB). Jashawn is from Oxford, Mississippi and has been a resident of Augusta, Georgia since 2019. He currently attends Savannah State University where he majors in Business Management with a minor in Urban Planning & Development. Prior to joining Augusta University, Jashawn worked with the City of Augusta as an Executive Assistant for the Housing and Community Development Department. As the Administrative Assistant, Jashawn will work to provide support to the ASB staff as we provide support to the faculty, staff, and students on campus. He looks forward to working alongside the ASB team to provide support and resources for the faculty, staff, and students of AU.