Tyler Barker, M.Ed. - Coordinator, Parent and Family Programs
Tyler serves as the Coordinator for Parent and Family Programs. He graduated from Valdosta State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Speech Communication: Intercultural Organization Communication emphasis. Tyler then went on to earn his Master's degree at The University of Alabama in Higher Education Administration. He has over 4 years of experience within higher education with experience in Student Government, Greek Life, and Housing and Residential Communities. Prior to working at Georgia Tech, over the past two years Tyler has served as an Graduate Community Director in Housing and Residential Communities at The University of Alabama.
In his current role, Tyler will be assisting Laci, Director of Parent & Family Programs, with planning and coordinating of Family Weekend, Sibs Day, Grandparents & Friends Day and all other office operations and communication. Tyler will be directly supervising the Parent Assistant Leaders (PALS), managing social media content, GT H.U.B. and overseeing first generation initiatives for the parents, families, and students. Tyler is dedicated to enhancing the Georgia Tech experience of all parents, families, and students through establishing a sense of belonging within the Institute.
Major: Chemical & Biomecular Engineering
Classification: Fourth Year
Home Town: Marietta, GA
Advice for Parents: Trust your abilities to have raised a great kid that will thrive at GT and be there to listen when they need to talk. Tech is a hard place and sometimes we just need to vent to our moms.
Favorite place on campus: The balcony behind the Ford Building. It has a great view of the city skyline.
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Classification: Second Year
Home Town: Oradea, Romania
Advice for Parents: Be openminded and loving! It's easy to become overwhelmed in college while learning how to grow independent, so be there for them when they need you. Your support means a lot to them!
Favorite place on campus: Clough roof garden
Major: International Affairs and Modern Languages
Classification: First Year
Home Town: Duluth, GA
Advice for Parents: Remind your student to take care of their relationships. Tech will remind them how important academics and career preparation are, so remind them to place that same importance in their relationships with friends, professors, and classmates. They need someone they can go to here when things become difficult.
Favorite place on campus: The dance studios at the CRC
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