Recruitment Team


At the University of South Alabama, we believe in the importance of providing personal attention to each individual within the context of the university admissions process. Our admissions counselors will be available and accessible to you throughout the college search and application process.

Use the Find Your Admissions Counselor page and select the options that will help you to find your personal recruitment counselor or choose from the list below.


Kristin Odom
New Student Recruitment

Local Schools: Bayside Academy, UMS-Wright

Call or text: (251) 220-5505

Office: (251) 460-7795

Jag Head

Associate Director
New Student Recruitment

(251) 460-7834


Kristi Clayton

Kristi Clayton

Senior Admissions Officer

Local Schools: Saraland HS, Satsuma HS, Theodore HS, Alma Bryant HS, Alabama School of Math & Science


Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Indiana Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming

Call or text: (251) 220-6778

Call: 251-461-1916

Courtney Varner

Courtney Varner
Recruitment Counselor

AL Community Colleges: Bishop State, Coastal Alabama, Mississippi Gulf Coast

Special: Second Bachelor's

Call or text: (251) 220-9873

Office: (251) 460-7971


Lindsay Laubenthal

Recruitment Counselor, Orientation

Local Schools: Chickasaw HS, Citronelle HS, St. Paul's Episcopal, St. Luke's Episcopal, McGill-Toolen Catholic HS, Wesleyan Christian, Davidson HS

Alaska, Arizona, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Washington

Call or text: (251) 220-6297

Office: (251) 461-1913


Brandon Cox

Admissions Officer

Local Schools: Baker HS

AL Counties: Baldwin

Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia,  West Virginia

Call or text: (251) 220-6081

Office: (251) 461-1674

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Emily Kennedy
Admissions Officer

Local Schools: Cottage Hill Christian, Faith Academy, Grace Baptist Academy, J.B. Shelton Academy, Mary G Montgomery HS, Mobile Christian, Stanford Christian Academy, All Mobile County Homeschools 


Call or text: (251) 220-7014

Office: (251) 460-6026

James Barlow

James Barlow
Recruitment Counselor

Local Schools: Al-Iman Academy, Lighthouse Baptist Academy, Murphy HS and Murphy Adult, Rock School, Williamson HS, BC Rain HS, Blount HS, Leflore HS, Vigor HS


Call or text: (251) 220-6763

Call: 251-460-7721

Regional Recruiters  

Mike Hryndza
Assistant Director, Out-of-State Regional Student Recruitment

Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin


Call or text: (251) 220-6054

Office: (251) 533-5887


Jennifer Henderson

Jennifer Henderson
Senior Admissions Officer, In-State Regional Student Recruitment

AL Counties: Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Etowah, Jefferson, Randolph, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Greene, Hale, Marengo, Monroe, Perry, Sumter, Washington, Bibb, Fayette, Lamar, Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Walker

AL Community Colleges: Marion Military, Reid State, Bevill State, Shelton State, Gadsden State, Jefferson State, Lawson State

Call or text: (251) 220-9559

Office: (251) 525-3757

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Ryan McLaughlin
Admissions Officer

AL Counties: Blount, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, Morgan, Marion, Winston

AL Community Colleges: Calhoun State, Drake State, GC Wallace, NE Alabama, NW-Shoals, Snead State


Call or text: (251) 220-0409

Office: (251) 525-3759

Kathryn Bandy Kathryn Bandy

Admissions Officer

AL Counties: Autauga, Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Chambers, Chilton, Coffee, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Dallas, Elmore, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, Pike, Russell, Tallapoosa

AL Community Colleges: Central Alabama, Chattahoochee Valley, Enterprise State, Ingram State, LB Wallace, Southern Union State, Trenholm State 

Office: (251) 460-7834


Heather Fusko
Regional Recruitment Counselor

Pennsylvania, New Jersey

Call or text: (251) 220-6812

Office: (251) 533-8877


Kandace Cox
Regional Recruitment Counselor


Call or text: (251) 220-6610

Office: (251) 533-8874

Communication Center

Assistant Director
Communication Center

Office: (251) 460-7774

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