Meet Our Team

The Office of Student Success is led by a dynamic and vibrant team of professional, paraprofessional, and student staff members. The truth is we love Rollins and we loved our years at college, and we want you to have an incredible experience like we did!

 

Tricia Zelaya
Director of Student Success
T. 407.646.2354
Hi, I'm Tricia and I am originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Education from Ohio University in 2003 and my Master’s in Higher Education, also from OU, in 2005.  I served as a Residence Hall Director at Ohio State from 2005 until 2011 and during that time, completed my Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs. My dissertation research focused on the effectiveness of programs designed for college sophomores.  I have served in faculty and staff roles at Ohio State, Northern Illinois, and Purdue University.  As the Director of Student Success, I make sure that all students get the most out of every semester at Rollins!
Aspen Fox
Assistant Director of Student Success
T. 407.646.2354
Hi, I'm Aspen Fox! I am currently serving as the Assistant Director for Student Success. I graduated from Rollins with my BA in Critical Media and Cultural Studies in 2011 and later received my Master's degree in Human Resources in 2013. I supervise our Peer Mentor program and work directly with first year students during orientation.
Alexa Gordon Ray
Student Success Coach
T. 407.691.1234
Hi, I’m Alexa Gordon Ray and I’m a Student Success Coach at Rollins College. I graduated from Rollins in 2013 with a BA in Theatre Arts. Currently, I am a graduate student at the University of Central Florida in the Higher Education and Policy Studies program. I support the Foundations curriculum (rFLA) through my work with the Community Coordinator program and advise all of our transfer students. I am passionate about coaching and academic advising, arts education, and peer leadership. It is my hope that your Rollins experience is filled with joyful discoveries.
Mae Fitchett
Academic Enhancement Coordinator
T. 407.646.1559

Hi, I’m Mae.  I’ve been around for a while now since 1998, so that puts me in the “old school” category. That also means that I have lots to share and that I am dedicated to the work I do here at Rollins in helping students achieve their educational goals.  Some of what I do on a daily basis involves consulting with students, faculty, staff, and parents about academic requirements for graduation. I provide academic and career planning support for students in their junior and senior year. Also, I coordinate the academic appeals process and oversee degree completion audits. I hope that our paths cross and we create wonderful memories.  My office is in Mills, Room 304.  Fiat Lux!

Marie Battaglia
Graduate Assistant Student Success Coach
Mills 217
Hi, I’m Marie Battaglia and I am a Student Success Coach. I received my BAH in Psychology from the University of Guelph, and am in my second year of the Rollins’ Masters of Mental Health Counseling program. I am from 20 minutes outside of Toronto, and as such love hockey, say eh like it is my job, and always welcome a hot cup of Tim Hortons. During my time at Rollins College I have had the opportunity to learn a lot, meet amazing people, and participate in campus activities/events. My hope is that all students, incoming and returning, have a similar positive experience while at Rollins and I am happy to help ensure that this occurs! 
Anita Cox
Graduate Assistant Student Success Coach and Athletics Coordinator
Mills 217
407-646-2354
Hi all! My name is Anita Cox and I am a Student Success Coach and the Office Athletics Coordinator.  My primary role is to work as a liaison between athletics and the Office of Student Success as well as advising students through their academic journey. During my time at Rollins, I was a three-year letter winner for the varsity soccer team after transferring from Murray State University.  During my senior year I served as team captain as well as co- president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. It has been my pleasure to spend my Undergraduate years as a Rollins College Tar, so much so, that I am currently continuing my education at the Crummer Graduate School of Business.  I look forward to meeting you and can not wait for you to gain a great experience, like I have!
Kesem Omer
Graduate Assistant Student Success Coach
Mills 217
Hey! My name is Kesem Omer and I am a Student Success Coach. I was born in Guatemala, but raised all over the United States, including two years in Spain. I went to the University of Miami for my undergraduate degree, and last year finished my Masters at Tel Aviv University. I’m about to start my second Masters in Higher Education at UCF. When I’m not working or in class, I enjoy exercising, cooking, hanging out with friends, and going on adventures. I look forward to meeting you all, and making the next 4 years the best years of your life! 
Holly Stallard
Graduate Assistant Student Success Coach
Mills 217
407-646-2354
Hello! I’m Holly Stallard and I’m excited to work as a Student Success Coach this year! I was an undergraduate student at Rollins majoring in Theatre Arts and Design. I graduated in December of 2012 to begin working for a lighting design firm. I worked on projects in Orlando, Hollywood, and Japan, but there is no place like home! I decided to return to Rollins to receive my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am thrilled to be back continuing my passion for education. You are entering a defining decade of your life and I’m so happy you chose Rollins to be a part of it! 
Drew Williams
Graduate Assistant Student Success Coach
Mills 217
407-646-2354
Hello! My name is Drew Williams and I will be working as a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Student Success, assisting students in the role of a Success Coach. I am looking forward to being able to communicate directly with students to identify positive pathways in their college career whether these be in the context of academics, social involvement or personal goals. While an undergraduate student at Rollins, I studied Spanish Language and Literature, along with Education, ultimately placing me in the role of teaching English as a Second Language to high school student back home in the Midwest. My love for education drove me to continue my own, and I am now attending Rollins Holt School to work towards a Masters in Teaching. I can’t wait to meet with you and share what I find so endearing about the Rollins family!  
Lauren Finn
Student Coordinator
Hello there! My name is Lauren and I am a Communication major with an emphasis in Organizational Communication and Leadership.  I’m from the great state of Illinois, but I very much enjoy the Florida “winters”.  At Rollins, I am involved with Rollins Improv Players as the troupe’s Assistant Artistic Director.  Last semester I was a peer mentor for a class of 16 students. Helping them navigate successfully through their first semester of college sparked my interest in student affairs. I’m looking forward to helping the class of 2019 and transfer students to succeed during their time at Rollins!​
Chloe Grandin
Student Coordinator
Hi everyone, my name is Chloe and I am so excited to be working for the Office of Student Success this year. I am a Communications major with a concentration in Public Relations. I have grown up in Winter Park most of my life, and after attending the University of Florida for a year and a half, I couldn't help but come back to Winter Park to attend Rollins! I am involved in Communique, our Public Relations club on campus, as well as my sorority. Outside of school, I love photography and staying active as well as spending time with my younger sister who also attends Rollins! I cannot wait to work with each one of you as you make the great decision to become a Rollins College Tar! See you on campus!
Nathan Juhos
Student Coordinator
Why hello there! My name is Nathan Juhos and I am easily the cutest male (only male) Student Coordinator at the Office of Student Success at Rollins College. I am an International Relations major with a minor in Asian Studies. I am from a small town from Washington State called Woodinville. Imagine a suburb of a suburb of a suburb and you'll have a good idea of what I'm talking about. Outside of classes I help teach at the Rollins Self Defense Club and am also a brother of a fraternity. Last semester I traveled around the world on the Semester at Sea program, visiting 11 countries on 4 continents. Outside of school I enjoy rock-climbing, video games, watching movies, hanging out with friends and cheering on my 2014 Superbowl XLVIII Champion Seattle Seahawks.
Tyler Thomas
Student Coordinator
Hi everyone! My name is Tyler and I am majoring in Elementary Education and minoring in Communications. I am a student-athlete on the women's lacrosse team here at Rollins. In my free time I enjoy coaching lacrosse. I was born and raised here, in Winter Park, and could not be more excited to be here at Rollins! I have loved every minute being here thus far, and hopefully I can help to provide you with the same positive experience I have had.

Office of Student Success
Rollins College
Mills Building – 2nd Floor
1000 Holt Avenue Box 2764
Winter Park, FL 32789-4499
T. 407.646.2354
studentsuccess@rollins.edu