Mentoring Council

Mission Statement:

The Mentoring Council aims to bring together the many mentoring programs across the university. The Mentoring Council will represent a clearinghouse for mentoring opportunities throughout the university, help develop new mentoring programs, identify areas of need for professional development and recommend best practices. Council members will serve in an advisory capacity in support of The Mentoring Project, a university wide initiative at FAU.

The mentoring of students is an integral part of the university experience that promotes student success. This council is an ever expanding partnership between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs. Its mission is to support student retention and timely graduation by increasing student engagement through mentoring programs.

The council will meet twice a year.

One of the objectives of The Mentoring Project is to create a comprehensive clearinghouse for all departmentally-based mentoring opportunities across the institution in order to increase engagement, retention and graduation rates.  The Mentoring Project will provide resources for reporting outcomes along with referrals of mentees to increase our capacity for mentoring university wide.  If your department offers a mentoring program please email the name of the program and contact person to

Mentoring Council Members

The Mentoring Council is comprised of faculty and staff who are engaged in offering departmentally-based mentoring programs at Florida Atlantic University. They are united in the belief that mentoring is a powerful tool for personal, academic, and career development.

Mentoring Council Members 2016-2017

Melanie Adams, Career Center

Keven Allen, Boca Student Union

Tracy Baker, Office of Undergraduate Research & Inquiry

Jennifer Bebergal, Center for Learning & Student Success

Eric Berlatsky, Department of English

Jeff Buller, Leadership and Professional Development Program

Katie Burke, Weppner Center for Lead & Service Learning

Shelby Clinton, Center for Learning & Student Success

Eric Coleman, Student-Athlete Center for Academic Excellence

Jessica Cornely, The Mentoring Project

Yekaterina Davis, International Students & Scholar Services

Mary Louise Duffy, Department of Exceptional Student Education

Sylvanna Fahnestock, College of Engineering and Computer Science

Evelyn Frazier, Department of Biological Sciences

Kimberly Gramm, Division of Research

Devin Herrera, Campus Life, Northern Campuses

Javaris Hammond, College of Nursing

Jessica Hibberd, College of Engineering and Computer Science

David Jenks, Career Center

Debbi Johnson-Rais, The Mentoring Project

Darius Murray, Center for Autism & Related Studies

Juan Izaguirre Pena, Weppner Center for LEAD & Service Learning

Carole Pfeffer-Lachs, Center for Learning & Student Success

Leigh Remy, The Mentoring Project

Daniel Reyes-Guerra, Department of Educational Leadership

Carmen Rodriguez, Pine Jog Environmental Education Center

Nikki Saltzburg, Counseling & Psychological Services

Juliet Streaty-Varnum, College of Nursing

Luc Wille, Department of Physics

Affiliate Mentoring Council Members

Gladys Arome, Center for eLearning

Ashley Buchanan, Admissions/Registration

Amanda Propst Cuevas, Office of Appreciative Education

Dani Ianelli, Transfer Student Services

Andrea Guzman Oliver, Division of Student Affairs

 Last Modified 2/17/17