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Student Success Staff

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Career Development Coach
Doris Haugen, MA, LPC 
Specialty Areas: Career Planning, Job Search and Advising for Undecided Majors
Phone: 847.628.1510
Office Location: Lindner Tower#230 within Student Success Center
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Assistant Career Development Coach
Rachel Hamann
Specialty Areas: Clifton Strengths
Phone: 847.628.1568
Office Location: Betty Lindner Commons, Upper Level
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Dean of Student Academic Support Services
Heather Johnson, MA
Specialty Areas: Tutoring, ADA/504 Accommodations and Non Traditional Advising 
Phone: 847-628-1556
Office Location: Lindner Tower, Office #227 within Student Success Center
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Writing Center Coordinator
Pat Hargis, Emeritus Professor of Writing & Literature
Specialty Areas: Writing Assistance, Plagiarism, and Academic Dishonesty
Email Pat at: or at
Phone: 847-628-8518 
Office Location: Lindner Tower, Second floor within Student Success Center

First Year Program and Student Support
Jaimee Bartha, MA- Director of First Year Experience and Persistency
Athletic Compliance Administrator
Specialty Areas: First Year Mentor Program, Student Resources, Student Withdrawals, Advising, Athletic Eligibility
Phone: 847.628.2514 
Office Location: Lindner Tower #229 within Student Success Center

Joy Krispin 
ESL and International Programs Support
Joy Krispin-International Programs Coordinator and PDSO
Specialty Areas: English as a Second Language, International Students, Visa Status
Phone: 847-628-1546
Office Location: Lindner Tower, Office #228 within Student Success Center
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RISE Program and ADA Compliance Officer
Gineen Vargas, MSEd - Director of RISE Program
Speciality Areas:ADA/504 Accommodations
Phone: 847-628-2524
Office Location: Lindner Tower, 1st floor

Transfer Student Assistance
Kirsten Olson-Transfer Student Director
Specialty Areas: Advising for traditional undergraduate transfer students, online consortium, transfer course approvals
Phone: 847.628.1157
Office Location: Lindner Tower, 2nd floor

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First Year Mentors

Additional content coming during Summer 2019!

First Year Mentors

First Year Mentors are current Judson students who provide holistic (spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional and social support) and help new Judson students in GEN101 navigate and acclimate to Judson within their first year of their collegiate journey!

First Year Mentors:

Alexis and Gavin

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Carista and John

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Daniel and Emma
(picture of pair coming soon!)

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David and Jessica

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Enola and Luke

(picture of pair coming soon!)

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Jenna and Gene

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Joseph and Kenzie

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Kayla and Riley

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Noah and Ce' Nedra

(Picture of pair coming soon!)

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Sebastian and Anaiah

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Location, Hours, and Video

The Student Success Center is located on the second floor of the Lindner Tower. The center is staffed from 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and it closes at 1:00 a.m. every day (with exceptions). Students from all programs at the university are welcomed to use this space. Computers are available for use as well as individual and group study spaces. Whiteboards and a monitor for PowerPoint presentations is available with the availability to copy or print (in color) within this area using your student pin code. 

The Writing Center is also located on the second floor of the Lindner Tower within the Student Success Center. For more information on the Writing Center, click HERE.

Enjoy this quick video on the Student Success Center!


The mission of the Student Success Center (SSC) at Judson University is to assist students in achieving their academic, personal, and professional goals. The SSC is an integrated approach, combining curricular and co-curricular experiences to serve students through a variety of personalized and structured resources. These services help students embrace their potential to be effective ambassadors for Christ.


The goal of the Student Success Center at Judson University is to provide resources designed to     

1) Support the academic mission of the institution      
2) Encourage the student to identify and attain personal goals      
3) Assist the student to identify and attain professional goals

The mission, goals and strategies of the Success Center empower students to take responsibility and control of their academic progress based on their personal level of development and maturity. Students will be encouraged to reach their full potential by mastering the talents necessary to achieve their goals. 

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