Staff and Advisors
Tracy Artis, M.P.A. Executive Director, Federal TRIO Programs
Phone: (478) 301-2686
Taylor Jessamy, M.A. Assistant Director, Student Support Services & Minority Mentor Program Advisor
Ms. Jessamy is originally from Washington D.C. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Hampton University in Communicative Sciences & Disorders with a minor in Leadership Studies. Ms. Jessamy completed her graduate studies at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where she received a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Administration & Services. She currently serves as the Assistant Director of Opportunity Scholars in Mercer University TRIO Programs/Student Support Services.
Phone: (478) 301-2939
Ken Blair, M.B.A. Academic Coordinator, Upward Bound & Minority Mentor Program Advisor
Mr. Blair received a Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership with a minor in Education from Mercer University. He received a Master of Business Administration from Brenau University. Mr. Blair is currently a doctorial candidate in the Doctor of Education Leadership in Higher Education. Prior to joining Federal TRIO Programs in 2017, he served as an Associate Director of Financial Aid for 3 years at Mercer University.