DSC Assistant Housing Director Ramos Dies in Wreck
June 27, 2015
Jason Ramos, Assistant Director of Residential Life at Dalton State College, died Thursday night in a car crash on Interstate 75. Ramos, 31, was heading home to Brunswick, Ohio for vacation.
Ramos joined the housing staff at Dalton State in May 2013. He supervised a staff of 10 residence assistants as well as three office assistants and oversaw the daily management of the residence halls which housed approximately 300 students.
“Jason’s incredible work ethic and humor are the two things that I valued the most in working with him,” said Natalie Bates, Director of Residential Life. “He brought a lot of fun and humor to our office. and it was incredibly evident that he loved working with students and took pride in his job. This is a great loss to our roadrunner community and he will be sorely missed.”
“Jason had only worked at Dalton State for a little over two years, but during that time he made a big impact,” said Dr. Jodi Johnson, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services. “As I was listening to some of our students reminisce about Jason earlier today, it was clear he had established many strong connections. I will remember Jason most for his contributions towards establishing the Bird Feeder food pantry at Wood Valley to ensure that no student went hungry.”
Ramos received his bachelor’s and associate degrees in hotel management from Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, NC, and his master’s degree in higher education and student affairs from the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining the staff at Dalton State he served in various capacities in student services at institutions including Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, IA, University of South Carolina, Radford University, and Johnson & Wales.
Funeral arrangements are pending at this time.