Cheryl Jester-George has more than 30 years of college administration experience in student affairs. As the senior director of admissions, she is responsible for policy setting, implementation and evaluation of Georgia State Law’s admissions, scholarships and retention processes.
Jester-George works with the Law School Admission Council and serves on the Diversity Committee. She serves on many panels regarding law school admissions, retention and pipeline initiatives. She also has been an active member of the Law Related Education Consortium Board of Directors for more than 11 years, a program promoting the teaching of civil and law related courses in secondary schools.
During her tenure, Jester-George has made an effort to focus on and implement secondary education and pipeline programs. She has developed mentoring programs with Morehouse College and with high schools in Georgia’s DeKalb and Rockdale county school systems.
Jester-George has planned and presented at the Minority Leadership Conference in Georgia and has served as a co-organizer of the Gate City Bar Association’s Justice Robert Benham Law Camp, which is held at the College of Law every summer. Jester-George serves on the workgroup for the State Department of Education legal services pathway.
Jester-George is an adjunct professor in the College of Business at Clark Atlanta University. She holds an Ed.D. from Clark Atlanta University.
She is a member of the Georgia State University’s Staff Council and serves as chair of the Administrative Committee. Jester-George also chairs the University’s Advancement of Women Staff Steering committee. She is the winner of several awards for service, including the Georgia State University Sparks award for her contribution to the university community.
Jester-George received the Distinguished Service award from the University System of Georgia’s Administrative Committee on Graduate Work and the Linda Chastain Faculty/Staff Member of the Year Award from the Black Law Student Association.