Student Success Services

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Jarvis Christian University is a historically Black institution, affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), offering degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, and master’s levels. The mission of the University is to prepare a diverse population of lifelong learners intellectually, socially, spiritually, and personally through providing interactive services and using varied modalities of instructional delivery.


SSS serves as the University's academic support center, providing personalized and group services and resources to support all students in the teaching and learning aspect of the institution’s mission. Services offered in SSS include:

  • academic advising (for students with 0-30 credit hours)
  • coordination of the First-Year Experience (FYE) class
  • tutoring (face-to-face or online)
  • retention and engagement activities
  • computer, math, and writing laboratories
  • study room
  • administration of standardized tests
  • disability support services (DSS)

Although the academic advising services are specific to students with 30 semester hours or less, all other services are provided to the entire student body.

Disability Support Services


Dr. Yolanda Jones

Executive Director Student Success Services

Susana Ngwang

Director of Student Academic Advising

903-730-4890 x2301

Sonia Henson

Academic Advisor/ADA Coordinator

903-730-4890 x2308

Jason Lewis

Assistant Director, Student Success Svcs.

903-730-4890 x2307

Rosa Pecina


Dennis Lemelle

Academic Advisor/Community Service Coordinator

Jarvis Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500, or visit for questions about the accreditation of Jarvis Christian University. To view PDFs, you may download Adobe Reader here.