The Student Success team is committed to helping you successfully navigate your college life at Southern Virginia University—inside and outside of the classroom. We provide personalized support to help you get the most out of your student experience, graduate on time, and answer any questions you may have along the way. From time management to personal planning, we are here to help you set and reach your personal, academic, and professional goals.
If you had an IEP or 504 plan in high school or you believe that you’ll need academic or classroom accommodations because of a disability, reach out to our team as soon as possible to receive the accommodations you need.
I am originally from Reston, Virginia. Growing up right outside of Washington D.C. has provided me with knowledge and awareness of cultural differences and shaped me into who I am. I was blessed with the opportunity to play collegiate football at Southern Virginia University and I found my passion in Family and Human Development. Watching the university grow over the years has been amazing and I knew right away I wanted to be a part of that growth.
Originally from Colorado (just outside of Denver), I spent a good portion of my childhood running, jumping, and swinging as I did gymnastics for almost 10 years. I attended the University of Northern Colorado and graduated with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in sociology and special education. While at UNC, I met and married my husband, and since that time we have lived in five states and have raised eight children. In my free time, I love to read historical fiction and watch Hallmark movies. I’ve been in Buena Vista since 2019. I love living in this part of the country, and I love helping students here at Southern Virginia University.
I am originally from New Jersey but moved down to Virginia when I was 17. I recently graduated from Southern Virginia University with my bachelor’s degree in English. I love reading and talking about books— especially J.R.R. Tolkien! I also love helping people with their education journey and I am excited to help you not only succeed but find your place here!
I grew up in Washington State, though I was born in Virginia, and knew that I wanted to return to the east coast for college. I was drawn to Southern Virginia University’s uplifting environment, small class sizes, and the opportunity to run on the cross country/track team. After serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Austin, Texas, I returned to SVU, discovered a passion for psychology and coaching, and met my husband. I enjoy playing the piano, hiking, curling up with a book, and a good conversation. I look forward to helping you on your journey here at Southern Virginia University!