Meet the Staff

Jacob Tasseff

Graduate Hall Director

Jacob Tasseff Staff Photo

Jacob Tasseff comes to Valdosta from Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a recent graduate of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History. While at Purdue, Jacob was very involved on campus and with student life through positions such as a campus tour guide, resident assistant, staff resident, and member of the student judicial board overseeing student conduct hearings. This involvement led to his desire to pursue a Master’s degree in Higher Education, which he will begin this fall semester at VSU.

Jacob loves to spend his time being active, whether indoors or out, and he looks forward to being able to wear shorts on a regular basis as he is finally escaping the cold winters found in the Midwest. When he is not being active or enjoying the sun’s warmth on his legs, he can most likely be found catching up on some of his favorite TV shows, a list that tends to vary.  He is currently on a BBC kick with titles such as Sherlock, Luther, and Doctor Who. Jacob is looking forward to meeting and getting to know many new people at VSU, so feel free to introduce yourself whenever you see him around.

Phone: (229) 333-5924


Bonnie Brackett

Complex Director

Bonnie Brackett Staff PhotoBonnie Brackett is originally from East Point, Georgia on the southern side of Atlanta. Although Bonnie originally wanted to plan weddings and graduated with a B.S. in Leisure and Sport Management from Elon University in Elon, North Carolina, she discovered the field of Student Affairs and decided to shift career paths. After working as a Graduate Resident and completing her M.Ed. in College Student Affairs Administration at the University of Georgia in 2010, Bonnie headed north where she was the Assistant Director for Residence Life and Housing at the University of Maine at Farmington for a year. She has been a Complex Director at VSU since August of 2011. During her college years, Bonnie was very active in many aspects of Student Affairs, including residence life, leadership, orientation, admissions, and community service. Bonnie spent several years as president of the Resident Student Association at Elon University and held two positions on the SAACURH Executive Committee while at the University of Georgia before moving into an advisor role for the Campus Residence Council at the University of Maine at Farmington. Currently, Bonnie serves as the advisor of the VSU NRHH chapter and is the advisor elect for the Georgia Residence Hall Organization or GRHO. Bonnie is also active in several professional organizations including Georgia Housing Officers (GHO) and Georgia College Personnel Association (GCPA). When Bonnie is not working with students and staff, she enjoys cooking and baking, reading, photography, watching television, cheering on the Elon Phoenix and Georgia Dawgs, shopping, and traveling. The Georgia coast holds a special place in her heart and Bonnie loves to take many trips to Jekyll Island and the surrounding coastal area. Bonnie is also involved with the Young Alumni Council at Elon and travels back to North Carolina several times a year for Young Alumni meetings. Don’t hesitate to stop by Bonnie’s office in Langdale Hall and say hello! Bonnie is always eager to talk with students and share some candy or homemade cookies!

Phone: (229) 249-4982



Resident Assistants

1st Floor Male RA: Preston Jones

2nd Floor Male RA:  James (Chandler) Wilkerson 

2nd Floor Male RA:  John Tyler (JT) Nash

3rd Floor Male RA:  Daniel Bene

3rd Floor Male RA:  Daniel Raybon 

4th Floor Female RA:  Jasmine Blanks 

4th Floor Female RA:  Kimberly (Kimmi) Cantrell 

5th Floor Female RA:  Mary Mills 

5th Floor Female RA:  Caroline Davis

6th Floor Female RA:  Mercedes Holly 

6th Floor Female RA:  Catherine (Caty) Quenga