J. Christian Sweatt

Undergraduate Academic Advising Coordinator
Coordinator for Recruitment & Retention Initiatives

J. Christian Sweatt currently serves as the academic advisor in the College of Business, in which he advises primarily accounting, finance, and sport management majors.  In addition, Christian is the retention and recruitment coordinator for the College through which he regularly attends recruitment fairs and travels throughout Mississippi to various high school and community college recruitment events.

In his administrative role, Mr. Sweatt serves as the ACA for the College of Business, which responsibiities include processing all course substitutions, graduation applications, change of major/minor, and certificates.  Mr. Sweatt also processes most requests for College and other student data reports.

Mr. Sweatt is a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi, from which he holds a bachelors degree in instrumental music education, and a master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs Administration, and Counseling & Personnel Services.

After completing his undergraduate degree, Mr. Sweatt taught in the public schools of Birmingham, Alabama, where he held the responsibility of teaching high school band students who were involved in the over 200-member marching band, two concert ensembles, jazz ensembles, a color guard, and dance team.

During his graduate studies with Southern Miss' College of Arts and Letters, Mr. Sweatt's duties included FileMaker Database programming, assisting with program development and helping create educational materials for new and current students, maintaining the college Web sites, as well as recruiting first-year and transfer students. In addition, worked with student success initiatives at the University.

Mr. Sweatt's academic interests include retention and first-year initiatives, program development, student academic success and advising, and curriculum effectiveness.

 

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