|Alma Mater:||Jackson State, 2012|
Travis Ballard joined the GSU Student-Athlete Development Department in September 2015 and currently serves as an academic coordinator. He monitors eligibility, graduation, and day-to-day activities for his current student-athletes.
Prior to Georgia State, Ballard served in a similar role at Georgia Tech for one year as the academic coordinator for men’s and women’s track and field.
Ballard began his career in 2013 at Jackson State, serving as an academic coordinator for women’s basketball, women’s soccer and baseball programs. In addition, he coordinated and monitored study hall for freshmen and at-risk upperclassmen.
Ballard is a native of Moreno Valley, CA, and former collegiate basketball player at Jackson State University and Irvine Valley CC. Ballard is a member of the National Association Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A).
Ballard earned his B.A. in Sociology (2012) and Master of Sociology (2014) from Jackson State University.