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.
Associate Director of Academic Success and 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.
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.
Academic Success Coordinator for Tutoring and SPI
Matt graduated from Grand Valley State University with a bachelor's degree in history. He then took a few years off to work as a professional chef, before earning his master's degree from GVSU in Higher Education and Leadership. Matt's strong desire to help students be successful comes from learning as a college student how important tutors, academic advisors, and other academic success initiatives can be in a student's development. Now as the coordinator at Stetson, Matt works to advocate for, educate, and assist students. In his free time, Matt likes to cook, read, write, run, play video games and the occasional Netflix binge.
Academic Success Coordinator of Advising and Accessibility
Jessica is a proud Hatter graduate, having earned her bachelor's in Psychology and her masters in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling from Stetson; she is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Jessica is passionate about working with and empowering students to be successful in their academic and personal endeavors. She believes in building rapport with students to best support their journey, their self-growth and their overall well-being. In her free time, Jessica enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her husband, family and friends.
Academic Success Coordinator for Student Athletes
Sharniece earned her Bachelors of Science in Sports Management at University of North Florida while also a D1 Track and Field student-athlete. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Athletic Administration. Sharniece oversees study hall, tutoring and other academic resources that are available to all student-athletes. She believes in empowering and motivating student-athletes to be successful and strive not only towards graduation but to post-graduate plans as well. In Sharniece’s free time she enjoys reading, working out, spending time with loved ones and traveling.
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.
Winona graduated from Florida State University in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in Family and Child Sciences and a minor in Psychology as well as Sociology. She is now pursuing her master's degree in marriage, couple's, and family counseling here at Stetson. Her love for helping others and her commitment to assisting each individual build on their existing strengths to live their best possible life is what drove her to be in this field. Winona 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 overarching academic skills. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, running, and going to the beach with friends.
Jackie is a soon-to-be Stetson graduate, receiving her bachelor's degree in Accounting. After graduation in May, Jackie plans to come back to Stetson to further her education and get her Master’s degree in Accounting. Jackie enjoys working with other students on campus to maximize their experiences and to help students reach their academic and personal goals. Outside of work and class, Jackie enjoys reading a good book, playing fetch with the dogs, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Athletic Academic Specialist
Ellie is a senior at Stetson and is graduating in May with a Bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in Spanish. She helps with the student-athlete population, where she works alongside the Academic Success Coordinator for Student-Athletes to help Stetson's athletes achieve success in the classroom as well as on the field. She also manages athlete tutoring needs and oversees the athletic study hall. In her free time, she enjoys playing club soccer and singing in an a capella group.