Student Success Staff

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Dean of Student Academic Support Services
Heather Johnson, MA
Specialty Areas: Tutoring, ADA/504 Accommodations, Student Resources, and Non Traditional Advising 
Phone: 847-628-1556
Office Location: Lindner Tower, Office #227 within Student Success Center
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Director of Career Services
Rachel Hamann
Specialty Areas: Career Coaching, CliftonStrengths, Job Documents 
Phone: 847.628.1510
Office Location: Lindner Tower, Student Success Center #230
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Assistant Career Coach
Maurice Haney
Specialty Areas:  Academic Advising, Judson Connect Alumni Platform
Phone: 847.628.1510
Office Location: Lindner Tower, Student Success Center #230
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Writing Center Coordinator
Pat Hargis, Emeritus Professor of Writing & Literature
Specialty Areas: Writing Assistance, Plagiarism, and Academic Dishonesty
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Phone: 847-628-8518 
Office Location: Lindner Tower, Second floor within Student Success Center

Director of First Year Experience and Persistency & Athletic Compliance Administrator
Jaimee Bartha, MA
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

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 (Registrar's Office)

First Year Mentors

First Year Mentors

First Year Mentors are current Judson students who provide wholistic (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!


MYSA (Mid Year Student Assessment) is the second assessment that all incoming first year students take in their first semester at Judson. 

Click here to take the survey.

Location and Hours

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. The center is open from 7:00 a.m.-6 p.m. during the week and is closed on Saturdays and Sundays. 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.


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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