Dr. Cara Winston Simmons


Dr. Cara Winston Simmons is director of the Office for Student Success and Achievement (OSSA). Simmons has a documented history of student-centered efforts and innovative programming at UGA. She has served in numerous capacities on and off campus with a focus on academic well-being, student learning, community building, and leadership development. Simmons is also staff director to Bulldog Basics, a campus-wide initiative that provides free toiletry and personal care items to students via an eStore. Simmons serves as a courtesy faculty member in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences and is also part of the graduate program faculty in the Mary Frances Early College of Education.


Ph.D. in Counseling and Student Personnel Services – University of Georgia
M.Ed. in College Student Affairs Administration – University of Georgia
A.B. in History – University of Georgia
Minors in Religion and Sociology

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