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 CrossFit, watching television and movies and spending time with his wife and daughter.
Associate Director of Academic Success
Joanne is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in educational leadership. Joanne’s passion for higher education stems from the transformative experience she had as an undergraduate student. In her current role, Joanne has the opportunity to connect with students outside of the classroom setting while empowering them to succeed. Joanne’s background in academic advising taught her the importance of helping students navigate through all aspects of their higher education journey. As a DeLand native, Joanne is proud to be serving Stetson University and her hometown community. In her free time, Joanne enjoys DIY projects, cooking and traveling with her husband.
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 for Accessibility
Stephanie graduated from the University of South Florida with her bachelor’s degree in psychology and English literature. She recently earned her master’s degree at Rollins College in clinical mental health counseling. In her current role, Stephanie assists students in navigating the process of establishing accommodations to ensure equal access to education for all students. She also connects students to resources on campus to aid in student success. Stephanie believes that students’ development in college is an important transition in the narrative of their lives. Her work is guided by the desire to help students realize and strive for personal goals as they begin to explore and define who and what they want to be in the world. In her free time, Stephanie likes to cook, wander around Target and spend time at theme parks.
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. 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 and watching and playing sports, spending time with loved ones,church, family and traveling.
Coordinator for Academic Advising
Miguel is a proud Stetson Hatter who is passionate about assisting first-year student’s transition to the college setting. Miguel most recently worked as a full time academic advisor at Daytona State College with specific assignment to first-year and minority male students. He also has multiple experiences in other areas of higher education during his time as a student employee at Stetson University and as a graduate assistant at the University of Central Florida. Currently, he is enrolled in the master of public administration with a concentration in higher education policy at the University of Central Florida and received his bachelor of arts in political science in 2016 from Stetson University.
Christina provides resources and open feedback with students who need assistance in academic planning. She is a Stetson graduate who earned her bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in sociology. Christina is currently a graduate student pursuing a master's degree in marriage, couple, and family counseling and certification in school counseling. She has worked with college students as a peer counselor at Cottey College and has interned with The House Next Door as a parenting facilitator. Christina describes herself as an active listener and strives to be an ally for diverse cultures and communities. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, watching movies and spending time with her goofy family. She encourages students to always be themselves and to never underestimate their own abilities.
Athletic Advising Specialist
Jill Arlaud was born and raised in Suriname, South America. She came to the United States on a full scholarship to play volleyball for Bethune-Cookman University, majoring in psychology. She graduated with honors (summa cum Laude) in December 2016 and is currently pursuing her master’s in marriage family couple therapy at Stetson University. She is the athletic academic specialist giving athletes the resources they need in order to be successful academically, doing this through mainly tutoring and success coaching. In this position, her desire is to help student-athletes be the best students they can be. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends, playing recreational volleyball, working out, watching TV shows or being outdoors. For her students, Jill believes that it is always a good idea to have a backup plan for your education, career or anything you want to do in life.