Student Success Leadership
The Blue Hen Success initiative is a collaboration of faculty, staff, and academic leadership who have come together to collectively and strategically work towards improving student success at UD.
The Blue Hen Success Leadership Team has been meeting since 2016 to discuss the utilization and implementation of EAB’s Student Success Collaborative – Navigate platform at UD. Now appropriately-named Blue Hen Success, the Leadership Team meets regularly to discuss details surrounding the platform and has been a strategic voice in operational decisions and long-term vision for the initiative. The Leadership Team membership has evolved over time but now includes representatives from all colleges including a variety of faculty, staff and University administrators.
Blue Hen Success Liaisons are individuals selected to represent their college and/or respective offices as main contacts between their areas and the Student Success Initiatives team. Both the Leadership Team and the Student Success Initiatives team look to these Liaisons for feedback about the platform and how they leverage the platform in their work to support students.
|College||Blue Hen Success Liaisons|
|Agriculture & Natural Resources||Lauren O’Brien / Kim Yackoski|
|Arts & Sciences||Katie Daly / Michele Divosevic / Kate Habegger / Amy McCormick|
|Associate in Arts||Melvin Mendoza (Dover) / Stephanie Scott (Georgetown) / Tommy Fisher-Klein (Wilmington) / Georgeanna Spagnolo|
|Business & Economics||Keri Rodney / Kim Wilson|
|Earth, Ocean & Environment||Keeley Powell|
|Education & Human Development||Kristine Ritz|
|Engineering||Allie Andrews / Chuck Shermeyer|
|Health Sciences||Emily Lodyga / Catherine Stoner|
|Public Policy & Administration||Tara Schleiniger|
|University Studies||Moira Curtis / Adrian McCleary|
|Other Specialists||Tim Morrissey (SSA)|
Meet the Staff
The Director for Student Success Initiatives, Naomi Nash, joined the position and Leadership Team in July 2016. Having previously served as an advisor and Senior Associate Registrar at UD, Naomi brought with her many years of higher education experience and a deep knowledge of UD systems and policies. Naomi’s professional background is rooted in advising, advisement technologies and in training advisors on system platforms and policies. With a passion for student success, Naomi enjoys working with the UD community on expanding the utilization and optimization of the Blue Hen Success platform.
The Assistant Director of Student Success Initiatives, Colleen Kent Greenstine, joined the position in September 2018. Colleen completed both undergraduate and graduate degrees from UD and also served as an advisor during her graduate program. Upon completing her master’s, Colleen worked in UD’s Registrar’s Office where she gained valuable experience working in UDSIS, understanding the nuances of UD data, and interfacing with IT/vendors. Colleen returned to advising for two years within the business college, focusing her work on transfer students and in supporting Blue Hen Success within the college. Colleen is now a Blue Hen Success expert and can support the UD community through faculty/staff trainings, answering user questions and triaging any Blue Hen Success technical issues.