Advising and Student Persistence

Student Success Specialists are all about the student’s success!

Success Specialists help students effectively identify and take advantage of campus resources to help them persist throughout their college career and reach graduation. Success Specialists advocate for student involvement in the HCU community as well as assist students with the development of personal and professional goals. While Success Specialists help to hold students accountable for their academic journey, they labor to aid students in establishing healthy practices that will develop a sense of self-efficacy within their newfound autonomy. Success Specialists are assigned by school or college.

Student Success Specialists
Advocate, Support, Connect

  • We advocate for students and empower students to advocate for themselves
  • We provide holistic support through 1:1 coaching and by serving as a first-year academic advisor for select majors
  • We connect students with campus resources such as Career & Calling, Academic Success Center, or Financial Aid

Students can connect with their success specialists via HCU Pathfinder.  We encourage all students to meet their success specialists at least two times per semester.

Meet the Advising and Student Persistence Staff

Courtney Hill PortraitCourtney Hill

Coordinator of Advising & Student Persistence
Student Success Specialist, Kinesiology
Moody Library 109


Mai Borges

Senior Student Success Specialist, College of Arts & Humanities and Nursing
Moody Library 107



Sydney LeFlore MurphySydney LeFlore Murphy

Student Success Specialist, Dunham College of Business and School of Christian Thought
Moody Library 105


Rachelle Dooley

Rachelle Dooley

Student Success Specialist, College of Education & Behavioral Sciences
Moody Library 108


Alexy Karam

Student Success Specialist, College of Science and Engineering
Moody Library 106