Sandy Christopher
Assistant to the Director
(706) 542-8905


Sandy provides administrative and program support to the director and coordinates special institute activities. In her role, she supports the administration of the Maddox Leadership Institute and the Fanning Institute advisory board. She also serves as the institute’s faculty promotions coordinator.

After first serving as a program coordinator at the Fanning Institute, Sandy returned to the institute in 2009 in her current role as assistant to the director after working at the UGA Archway Partnership. Prior to that, she served as an administrative associate and education program specialist at the UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government and before that, as a data processing specialist with the Information Systems Scheduling department at UGA Business Services.

In her time at Fanning, Sandy has received the 2015 PSO Staff Award for Excellence and the 2019 Sisson Community Leadership Development Award.


  • 2005, B.S.F.C.S, child and family development, UGA