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.

2017-2018 Mentoring Council

  • Academy for Inclusion Mentors:  Mary Lou Duffy
  • ACCESS Mentoring:  Melanie Adams
  • Connections Mentoring Program:  Jessica Cornely, Debbi Johnson-Rais & Leigh Remy
  • Department of English Faculty Mentoring Program:  Mary Sheffield-Gentry
  • Educate Tomorrow at FAU:  Jasmine Moore
  • Elite Owls/Red Jackets Leadership Mentoring:  Katie Burke & Juan Izaguirre Pena
  • Faculty and Staff Mentoring Program:  Jeff Buller
  • Honors Thesis Mentoring in Biological Sciences:  Evelyn Frazier
  • International Friends Program
  • Introduction to Biological Research Program:  Evelyn Frazier
  • IRise2 Mentoring Program:  Darrius Murray
  • Learning Community Liaison Program:  Shelby Clinton
  • LGBTQ Peer Mentoring Program:  Whitney Hagen
  • College of Nursing Mentoring Program:  Javaris Hammond & Juliet Streaty-Varnum
  • Out of State Student Mentors:  Jennifer Bebergal
  • Owls Helping Owls (Student-Athlete) Mentoring Program:  Eric Coleman
  • Department of Physics majors mentoring initiative:  Luc Wille
  • Pine Jog Environmental Education Center Fellowship:  Kristi Moyer
  • Professional Mentor Program (Career Mentors):  Katie Silva-Santiago
  • Propel (A FAU/Broward County Public School Partnership):  Daniel Reyes-Guerra
  • Reaching Individual Success and Empowerment (RISE):  Artie Jamison & Peggy Joseph
  • College of Social Work Professional Mentor Program:  Patricia Gustafsson
  • Tech Runway Venture Mentors:  Jessica Beaver & Rhys Williams
  • Transfer Student Peer Coaching and Mentoring:  Dani Ianelli
  • Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (OURI) Peer Mentors:  Tracy Baker
  • University Honors Program Peer Mentors:  Carole Pfeffer-Lachs
  • Urban Male Initiative:  Greg Hedgepeth
  • Women in Science and Engineering Mentoring Program:  Jessica Hibberd

Affiliate Members:

  • Gladys Arome, Center for e-Learning
  • Ashley Buchanan, Undergraduate Admissions
  • Amanda Propst Cuevas, Office of Appreciative Education
  • Sylvanna Fahnestock, College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Devin Herrara, Jupiter Campus
  • Jennifer Granger de Huerta, Global Student Success Program
  • Monica Martinez, First-Generation Student Network
  • Andrea Guzman Oliver, Student Affairs


 Last Modified 4/20/18