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Georgia African American Male Experience Advisory Board

GAAME is part of the University System of Georgia’s African-American Male Initiative (AAMI®). AAMI is a project launched in 2002 by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) focusing on the enrollment, retention, and graduation of African-American Males. Utilizing a holistic approach, GAAME supports African-American male students throughout their matriculation at the University of Georgia. This approach includes a transition program, academic support services, leadership development, peer and adult mentoring, grade monitoring, and exposure to a multitude of campus resources. Students interested in the program have several ways to engage: GAAME Weekend, GAAME Scholars, and GAAME Ambassadors.

The University System of Georgia’s (USG) African-American Male Initiative (AAMI®) is a statewide initiative designed to increase the number of African-American males who complete their postsecondary education from any of the USG institutions. Its mission is to provide an integrated program model of academic and social tools that support students around adopting a positive mindset to successfully complete classes, elevate their cumulative GPAs, matriculate through each academic level and graduate. The University of Georgia joined the AAMI project in the 2014 - 2015 academic year with the launch of GAAME. For more information about USG’s AAMI program, please visit their website at the following link: AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALE INITIATIVE


If you have any questions about the program, contact us at (706) 583-8195 or e-mail


GAAME Advisory Board, 2022

James C. Anderson II
Associate Professor

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Rosa Arroyo Driggers
Associate Director of Admissions for Access & Inclusion

Undergraduate Admissions

Angela Birkes
Alliance Director for the Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

Office of Institutional Diversity


Litashia Carter
Coordinator of Transfer Advising Services


Exploratory Center


Randolph Carter
Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Office of Institutional Diversity

Michelle Cook
Vice Provost


Office of the Provost


Jeremy Daniel
Director of UGA Mentor Program

Development and Alumni Relations

Marques Dexter
Assistant Director for Student Initiatives

Office of Institutional Diversity

Sakeena Everett
Assistant Professor

College of Education

Courtney Gay
Assistant Athletic Director - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Tarek Grantham


College of Education


Naomi Norman
Interim Director
Associate Vice President for Instruction

Division of Academic Enhancement

Fred Parham
Director, Resource Learning Center

100 Black Men of Atlanta

Alton Standifer
Deputy Chief of Staff


Office of the President