Academic Success Specialists

Let’s face it: Your degree from UM-Flint will open a world of opportunities  . . . but the journey can seem overwhelming at times. Please know that you are not alone!  The Student Success Center’s friendly academic success specialists are experts at helping students unlock their full potential. And, you definitely won’t find any cookie-cutter solutions here. Your specialist will create an individualized success plan tailored to your unique needs and circumstances.

So, prepare to work hard and look forward to these results:

  • Time Management Mastery: College life demands effective time management. Learn strategies to banish procrastination, organize assignments, balance work, and enjoy activities . . . all without sacrificing your well-being!
  • Exam Prep Excellence: Conquer test anxiety! Take your quizzes and exams with confidence, knowing you are truly well-prepared! Our specialists offer targeted strategies for effective study sessions, exam techniques, and stress management.
  • Big Picture Clarity: Your academic success specialist will help you set clear academic and career goals. Then, they will show you how everything connects.
  • Academic Probation Rebound: This is truly a no-judgment zone! If you are near (or at) one of the academic warning levels, our success specialists will help you get back on track.

Our Academic Success Specialist Team: 

  • Nemar Jackson, MPA 
  • Mary Ann Kost, MA 
  • Roy Shavers, MA 

How to Connect with an Academic Success Specialist: 

  1. Ask your academic advisor to issue a referral and a success specialist will contact you, or
  2. Contact the Student Success Center directly. 

Although making an appointment in advance is usually the best option, walk-in appointments may also be available. Feel free to swing by the Student Success Center to ask.  We’re located on the second floor of the University Pavilion (285 UPAV), right next to the Financial Aid Office.

Student Success Center
285 University Pavilion
Phone: 810-762-3085
Email: [email protected]