Associate VP and Director of Student Success Services
Dr. Bob Mattox has worked at KSU for 26 years. His first role at the university was as the Director of Counseling and Testing. In 1995 he was promoted to Director of Counseling and Advising Program Services (CAPS) where he supervised Counseling, Advising, Orientation and Testing. In 2010, he was promoted to Assistant Dean and in 2014 he was again promoted to Associate Vice President for Student Affairs.
Dr. Mattox has taken the lead in developing new and innovative programs at KSU. The Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery was the first of its kind in Georgia and one of the first of its kind in the country. The Veterans Resource Center was the first VRC developed in the State of Georgia. Bob developed the Student Athlete Success Services Center at KSU in support of the academic pursuits of the university’s student athletes. In addition, he took the leadership role in developing the Women’s Resource and Interpersonal Violence Prevention Center and the Care Center.
Prior to coming to KSU, Dr. Mattox held the role as a Coordinator for a TRIO federal grant and a Residence Hall Director at Texas A&M-Commerce, assistant professor in Counseling and Rehabilitation Programs and the Director of Assessment at Emporia State University and as the Clinical Director for Pinewood Hospital in Texarkana, Texas. He is a veteran of the United States Army.
Students, faculty and staff refer to Dr. Mattox as Dr. Bob. Dr. Bob is a past recipient of the KSU Administrator of the Year Award, Southeastern Region Advisor of the Year awardee for the Golden Key International Honour Society, served as the Golden Key International Honour Society advisor when the KSU chapter won the most prestigious best global chapter award. He has served on the editorial board of for the Journal of Counseling and Development and the NACADA Journal.
Dr. Bob received his Doctorate and Master’s degree from Texas A&M-Commerce and his Bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University. He has lived in Georgia for 26 years and is originally from Tennessee. He enjoys motorcycles, bicycles, guitars and being outdoors.
Dr. Mattox has dedicated his career to providing support and encouragement for KSU students whether individually or by developing programs that help ensure student success.