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 HBU 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 Navigate.  We encourage all students to meet their success specialists at least two times per semester.

Meet the Advising and Student Persistence Staff

Donna Stallings

Director of Advising & Student Persistence
281-649-3216
dstallings@hbu.edu
Moody Library 109

 


Mai Borges

Student Success Specialist, College of Arts & Humanities
281-649-3510
mborges@hbu.edu
Moody Library 107

 

 


Sydney LeFlore Murphy

Student Success Specialist, Dunham College of Business
281-649-3445
selefloremurphy@hbu.edu
Moody Library 105

 

 


Rachelle Dooley

Student Success Specialist, College of Education & Behavioral Sciences
281-649-3317
rdooley@hbu.edu
Moody Library 108

 


Kim Jalilian

Student Success Specialist, College of Science and Engineering
281-649-3363
kjillian@hbu.edu
Moody Library 106

 


 Aaron Swarts

Student Success Specialist, School of Christian Thought
Director, Career and Calling
281-649-3418
aswarts@hbu.edu
Moody Library 117

 


Debra Bell

Student Success Specialist, School of Nursing and Allied Health
Program Manager, Career and Calling
281-649-3277
dbell@hbu.edu
Moody Library 118


 

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