Academic Support Services

Meet our Staff

Our professionals seek to collaborate with the faculty to foster a culture of learning and shared expertise and, it is within this partnership we find strength to help students meet their needs. Our doors are open, let us help you open yours.

Our mission

To promote the success of all students by providing comprehensive programs and services which advance academic achievement and personal development.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11


Kevin Kehl

Kevin Kehl, Ed.D.
Dean, Center for Student Success

Tiffany Byers

Tiffany Byers, MBA
Director, Multicultural Student Services

Barbara Cole

Barbara Cole, Ed.D.
Assistant Director, McNair Scholars

Tannon Davis

Tannon Davis, MBA
Director, ADVANCE Program

Leslie Francis

Leslie Francis, M.Ed.
Instructor, ADVANCE Program

Butch Gardner

Butch Gardner, Ed.D.
Director, Career Services

Karen Hadwin

Karen Hadwin
Administrative Assistant, McNair Scholars

Amanda Hall

Amanda Hall
Communications & Events Coordinator

Teresa McLeod

Teresa McLeod, M.Ed.
Director, Disability Services

Stephanie O'Brian

Stephanie O'Brian, Ed.S.
Director, Academic Resources; Asst. Dir. of Stampede

Joy Tapley

Joy Tapley
Administrative Assistant, Career Services

Katrina Smeltzer

Katrina Smeltzer, M.S.E.
Director, Upward Bound

Lynn Smeltzer

Lynn Smeltzer, M.A.T.
Academic Coordinator, Upward Bound

Diane Smith

Diane Smith
Administrative Assistant, Center for Student Success

LaNelle Stamps

LaNelle Stamps, B.S.
Services Coordinator, Upward Bound

Linda Thompson

Linda Thompson, Ed.D.
Director, McNair Scholars

Cheryl Walker

Cheryl Walker, M.S.E.
Administrative Assistant of the ADVANCE Program and Disability Services
John Mark Warnick

John Mark Warnick
Academic Advisor

Contact Us

Location: Student Center Room 236