Staff Directory


Stacy Collins

Director of Academic Success

Stacy Collins began her journey with Stetson University by attending for both her bachelor and master of arts degrees. She continues to be a proud Hatter in her position as director of Academic Success. In this position she leads the department in offering various initiatives to ensure student success. Ultimately, Stacy and the Academic Success team strive to help students enhance their empowerment and agency, practice self-advocacy, learn independent academic competency, reach their educational goals while at Stetson University and graduate proudly with a degree from Stetson University.


Aaron Distler

Associate Director of Academic Success & Accessibility

Aaron graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in sociology before earning his master's degree at UCF in mental health counseling with a certificate in marriage and family therapy. Aaron's passion for helping individuals strive for "their best life as they define it" guides his work every day. He believes in the importance of developing a level playing field and supportive campus climate for students to feel connected and be successful. Aaron empowers students to take an active role in their education by challenging them to identify their strengths and develop new skills that will help them reach their personal goals. In his spare time, Aaron enjoys running, watching television and movies, and spending time with his wife.


Zonovia Proctor

Assistant Director of Academic Advising

Zonovia is originally from Freeport, Bahamas. Zonovia earned her M.S. in Transformative Leadership, following a B.A. in Music Technology from Bethune-Cookman University.  Prior to joining Stetson, she served as the Director of Academic Initiatives at Bethune-Cookman, overseeing the Honors Program as well as various aspects of advising including (but not limited to) assisting in the leadership of a team of advisors and developing and facilitating assessment and recognition efforts of advising. While at Bethune-Cookman, Zonovia also served as a faculty member in the Freshman College and worked directly with first year, undecided and other at-risk student populations. 


Meredyth Cassell

Accessibility Specialist

Meredyth graduated from Florida State University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Humanities. At Stetson, she is currently pursuing her master’s degree in marriage, couple, and family counseling. Meredyth’s empathic nature is what drove her to enter the counseling profession and she strives to help others any way that she can. In Meredyth’s free time she enjoys exercising, reading, being out in the sun, and spending time with friends.


Erica Neidlinger

Success Specialist

Erica started college at the University of Vermont and transferred to Stetson in 2011. She was drawn to their small class sizes, opportunities for involvement, and friendly people. Erica graduated in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in integrative health science. She is now pursuing a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at Stetson. Erica specifically assists with our success coach program where she works with students to enhance their academic skills and overall well-being in order to reach their fullest potential. She also oversees our peer success coach program, a group of student leaders who work one-on-one with other students on academic skills. In her free time, she likes to go to the beach, travel, and spend time with friends and family.