Below is a list of current faculty and staff who welcome students to reach out for social, educational, and career mentorship.
"Tierra Barber is service oriented at heart. She enjoys connecting with and serving her community through education, social justice, health and wellness, and community gardening. Being a yoga and meditation practitioner has helped guide her along her path of authenticity and purpose. Tierra's professional experience includes life skills development and training for students, so her ultimate goal is to help all beings develop into better versions of themselves both personally and professionally." - Kevin Williams
"As a former CMU student-athlete, Jewel understands the life of today’s college student. She is passionate about diversity, equity, inclusion, mentorship and helping students reach their full potential. Jewel is also a pleasant, fun-loving, stylish person with a great sense of humor. She is easy to talk to and is always willing to lend an ear when needed." - James Span, Jr.
Advising Student Services
"Marceil Davis is an Academic Advisor in the College of Education and Human Services. His role is assisting students in the college to understand the academic requirements of their program, and supporting students as they work towards graduation. Marceil is committed to supporting first generation students, and retention efforts at CMU. His hobbies include sports, music (especially Hip Hop), and supporting social justice. Marceil is a graduate of CMU and has worked at CMU for the past ten years." - Stan Shingles
Alfred L. Harper III, M.Ed.
Advising Student Services
"Any student who spends time with Alfred quickly figures out he is a hands-on, caring and encouraging mentor. He possesses strong communication skills, a willingness to learn more about students and provide them space to strengthen their leadership skills. His pleasant disposition and smile make him approachable and easy to connect with. Committed to figuratively meeting people where they are, Alfred is a great campus resource for students looking for a mentor." - James Span, Jr.
Assistant Director of Competitive Sports
Student Activity Center 200
"Jasmine Holmes is the Assistant Director of Sport Programs (Intramural and Club Sports) for University Recreation. Her office is located in the Student Activity Center. Her role is to provide sports, and recreation programs for students and faculty/staff at CMU. Jasmine is committed to fostering leadership development and skill building through recreation, advocacy for inclusive student experiences, and engagement in compassionate and candid communication. She enjoys traveling, competitive fitness, and is committed to social justice advocacy, and she is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. She has been at CMU since 2019." - Stan Shingles
Civil Rights & Title IX Investigator
Civil Rights and Institutional Equity
"Using a laissez-faire leadership style, Hooper’s approach to student engagement is incredible. He is very intentional in his efforts to create a safe, comfortable atmosphere for students; thus, allowing them to receive the best mentor experience possible by being able to confide in a relatable, smiling face. His ultimate goal is always what is in the best interest for the student, and this quickly becomes apparent to students upon meeting him." - James Span, Jr.
Ezra L Johnson
"Ezra L. Johnson is a dynamic and versatile leader with over ten years of experience in management, education, and professional development. A visionary and a Master of Communication with an inspiring ability to connect and positively influence young people. Ezra has had a unique journey filled with obstacles that have turned into his testimony and ability to just be real with people. As a mentor, you can expect a genuine bond that can last a lifetime." - Kevin Williams
"A man of many talents and passions, Alan is a great resource and advocate for student development. As a CMU alum and former student leader, he is familiar with life on campus and in Mt. Pleasant. As someone who possess wisdom beyond his years, Alan is always eager to meet new people, make a connection and lend a helping hand. With boundless energy and optimism, he is an effective communicator who is passionate about mentorship and student engagement." - James Span, Jr.
"Aaron’s unique ability to adapt to his environments without compromising his beliefs and values, creates such a genuine interaction with others around him. His purpose in life, as a God fearing man, is to be of service to others, while enriching lives of those pursuing purpose. The legacy Aaron hopes to leave behind is one of a man who served his God-given duty while changing the world." - Kevin Williams
Nikita Murry, Ph.D.
"Dr. Nikita Murry is the Director of Diversity Education in the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She returns to her CMU roots with diverse experiences in counseling, journalism as well as DEI. Dr. Murray is a compassionate leader who enjoys working with young people and helping to make a difference in their lives. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and she embodies their ideals of promoting academic excellence and providing assistance to those in need." - Rene Shingles, Ph.D.
Residence Hall Director
Office of Residence Life
"Tim Samuel is a Resident Hall Director in Sweeney Hall for the Office of Residence Life. Tim is responsible for administrative, staff supervision, community and student development, counseling/discipline, health and safety, facilities management. Additionally, Tim has experience with Greek life, and university billing. Tim has a passion for student success and building community at CMU. He is a CMU graduate and while an undergraduate he completed the very popular Disney College Program. Tim has been at CMU in his role for two years." - Stan Shingles
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