Student Success Staff
Assistant Dean for Academic Enhancement
Vanessa Bográn Meling, Ed.D.
Vanessa Meling currently serves as Assistant Dean for Academic Enhancement in the School of Nursing. She currently has oversight of all student services and academic success support under the Student Success Center. She is directly responsible for supervising the SSC team, the School of Nursing Scholarship awarding, and the Supplemental Instruction program.
Associate Administrative Assistant
Rose Mary Padilla
Rose Mary Padilla serves as an Administrative Assistant for the Student Success Center. She is responsible for managing the office, supporting the staff and their events, and making sure the office runs smoothly. Additionally, Rose Mary supports the SI leaders and tutors to make sure they are successful.
Academic Success Coach/Research Assistant
Cody K. Chumbley, M.Ed., M.A.
Cody Chumbley currently serves as an Academic Coach and Research Assistant for the Student Success Center. His primary duties involve overseeing student non-cognitive skill development for undergraduate nursing students and aiding in the research efforts of the Student Success Center. Additionally, he also serves as the Coordinator for the School of Nursing’s Personal Tutoring
Academic Success Coach
Lauren Loper, M.Ed.
Lauren Loper serves as an Academic Success Coach & Writing Coordinator in the Student Success Center. She is responsible for academic coaching and writing support for undergraduate and graduate students, and career readiness for all graduate students. Additionally, she oversees the Peer Mentoring Program for 5th semester students.
Student Services Coordinator
Alex Patlan, M.Ed.
Alex Patlan is the Student Services Coordinator for the Student Success Center. His primary responsibilities include planning School of Nursing events such as New Student Orientation, White Coat Ceremonies, Career Fairs, and Commencement. He also covers career readiness, student organizations & leadership, and school-wide communication.