Departmental Manager - Office/Billing
A native of DeKalb County, Charissa is a graduate of Fort Payne High School. A three-time University Alumni, Charissa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems (2010), a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Graphic Design (2014), and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Communications from Jacksonville State.
She was proud to follow in her father’s footsteps by attending JSU. He was actually one of the very first drummers for the Marching Southerners!
Charissa joined the Bookstore Team in the Fall of 2010 as a Temporary RUSH Bookseller, then became our Office Manager/Billing Representative in 2017. In this role, Charissa is responsible for supervising all register transactions including financial aid and scholarship charging. She works directly with JSU’s Office of Student Accounts and Financial Aid to make sure all our Gamecocks have what they need!
She and her husband Jamie currently reside in Jacksonville, with their youngest daughter Addison. Their eldest daughter, Samantha, met and married her husband Ignacio while at JSU, and they now reside in Santiago, Chile.
Charissa has a small resin business and loves to make all sorts of things using her knowledge of art. She is also a lover of Korean History/Culture, becoming an avid fan of K-dramas and K-pop in 2009.