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Becca Hubbard

Becca Thompson

Director, Retention and Student Success
hubbard@lsu.edu

Hometown: Conyers, Georgia

Degrees: Bachelor of Science and Education, University of Georgia; Master of Education,University of Georgia

Baton Rouge Recommendation: Greater Beulah Baptist Church and Ruffino’s Restaurant

Interesting Fact About Me: I played college basketball for 2 years

Three Words that Describe Me: Driven, Student-Centered, Helpful

Favorite Spot on Campus: Alex Box Stadium

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Jennifer Picard

Associate Director, Retention and Student Success
jpicard@lsu.edu

Hometown:  Perrysburg, Ohio

Degree(s): Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Visual Arts, Otterbein University 

Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, Emporia State University

(And I’m a current PhD Candidate in Higher Educational Leadership, Indiana State University)

Baton Rouge recommendation:  Ruby Slipper

Something interesting about me:  I have twirled fire and knives.

Three words that describe myself:  Creative, collaborative, and authentic

Favorite spot on campus:  Greek Theatre

Meridia Sanders

Meridia Sanders

Associate Director, Transition and Student Success
meridiaSanders@lsu.edu

Hometown: High Point, NC

Degree(s): Bachelor of Science in Psychology & Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Western Carolina University; Master of Arts in Student Affairs in Higher Education, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania; current Ph.D. student in the Leadership & Human Resource Development Program at LSU

Baton Rouge recommendation: University Lakes for exercise and Curbside for burgers 

Something interesting about me: I am a nationally certified group fitness instructor and l love running half marathons.

Three words that describe myself: Authentic, Tenacious, Open-Minded

Favorite spot on campus: Mike’s Habitat and the Greek Amphitheater

 

Karen Carriere

Karen Carriere

Athletic Certification Manager, Retention & Student Success
carriere1@lsu.edu

Hometown: Elton, LA

Degree(s): BS in Agriculture Economics and MS in Human Resource Education

Baton Rouge recommendation: The Chimes

Something interesting about me: I grew up on a rice and crawfish farm, learned to drive a tractor at 11.

Three words that describe myself: Dedicated, Hardworking, Proficient 

Favorite spot on campus: LSU Dairy Store – I worked there as a student.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Valori Washington

Assistant Director, Retention and Student Success
vwashington@lsu.edu

Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Degrees: Bachelor of Art in Theology; minor in Biology, Xavier University; Master of Art in Education with an emphasis in Higher Education & Student Affairs and a Certification in Urban & Community Education, Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge Recommendation: The Blue Store, Olive or Twist, and Fleming’s in Towne Center

Interesting Fact About Me: I LOVE art and culture

Three Words that Describe Me: Goal-oriented, Funny, Passionate

Favorite Spots on Campus: Mike the Tiger’s Habitat and Starbucks in the Bookstore

 

 

Ayana Mitchell

Ayana Mitchell

Retention Specialist, Retention and Student Success
amitch63@lsu.edu

Hometown: Conyers, GA

Degree(s): Interdisciplinary Studies; Minors: Communications, Sports Administration, & Leadership, Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge recommendation: Blue Store & Insomnia Cookies

Something interesting about me: I am a former LSU Women’s Basketball player

Three words that describe myself: Passionate, Dedicated, Selfless

Favorite spot on campus: LSU basketball gym