Academic Success Center Advisory Board

Purpose and Charge of the Advisory Board

The purpose of the Advisory Board is to provide strategic advice and expertise on a broad range of topics to help advance the mission and goals of the Academic Success Center. The formal charge of Advisory Board is to:

  • Provide insight and input regarding the Academic Success Center’s mission, goals and strategic plan
  • Periodically review current programs and outcomes data provided by the Academic Success Center
  • Make recommendations when new programs and/or significant changes to existing programs offered by the Academic Success Center are deemed necessary
  • Serve as liaisons between their respective departments/areas and the Academic Success Center to help disseminate information and communications across the campus community to enhance visibility of academic support services
  • Serve as liaisons between their respective departments/areas and the Academic Success Center to help gather input from faculty/staff/student in those areas on academic support needs and the effectiveness of the Academic Success Center programs and services
  • Serve as an advocate for the Academic Success Center

2023-2024 Academic Success Center Advisory Board

Advisory Board Member Department
Emily Abrams-Stephens Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Student Services
College of Engineering and Information Technology
Tanyka M. Barber Vice President for Institutional Equity and Chief Diversity Officer
Michelle Bulger Director, Science and Mathematics Advising Resource Team
College of Natural & Mathematical Sciences
Dr. Robert Carpenter Associate Provost for Analytics and Institutional Assessment,
Deputy Chief Information Officer for Business Intelligence and Student Success Technologies, Division of Information Technology
Dr. Jeremy Dixon Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Director,
Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
Dr. John Fox Acting Associate Vice President and Dean of Students,
Division of Student Affairs
Dr. Tiffany Gierasch Principal Lecturer, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry,
Director, Chemistry Tutorial Center
Dr. Cody Goolsby-Cole Lecturer, Department of Physics, Physics Tutorial Center Coordinator
James Hamilton Academic Advising Coordinator, College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences
Dr. Jennifer Hughes Lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences,
Director of the Biology Learning Center
Tawny McManus Assistant Vice Provost for Accessibility & Disability Services
Director, Office of Student Disability Services
Maria Manni Principal Lecturer, Spanish Language,
Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics
Dr. Katie Morris Program Director, UMBC at The Universities at Shady Grove
Baccalaureate Social Work Program
Dr. Brad Peercy Undergraduate Program Director and Professor,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Monique Ransom Associate Director, Office of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising
Shakira Scott-Harris Student Government Association
Dr. Laila Shishineh Director, Academic Transitions and Engagement Programs
Katy Sullivan Head of Reference and Instruction, Library

Membership on Advisory Board

  • Members attend once per semester Advisory Board Meetings
  • Members serve a 1-year appointment
  • Members are invited to serve

Advisory Board Chair Responsibilities

  • Facilitate Advisory Board communications, planning, agendas and meetings at least once per semester (Fall and Spring)
  • Provide staff to take minutes and maintain accurate and up-to-date records
  • Contribute to the Advisory Board outcomes through value-driven insights and advice
  • Provide pertinent data and reporting to the Advisory Board, upon request, to help inform conversations
  • Serve as the liaison between the Advisory Board and the Academic Success Center to share feedback, advice and recommendations
  • Communicate with Advisory Board on actions taken based on feedback
  • Periodically evaluate Advisory Board structure for effectiveness and best practice

Presentations shared at Advisory Board Meetings

December 15, 2023

April 14, 2023

November 29, 2022