Student Success Navigators

Miami's Student Success Navigators help you resolve complex issues, policies, and procedures. They can assist you with the following activities and more.

  • Navigating your academic journey
  • Finding social connections
  • Managing health and personal issues
  • Creating your roadmap for success

Below are Student Success Navigators for each cohort. Contact the Navigator for your cohort to help you find the answers you need for your success.

First-year Student Success Navigator

Nancy StewartNancy Stewart

As a single point of contact for incoming students, Nancy provides assistance to overcome barriers to academic success. Nancy is also part of the Student Success Center's rapid response program, proactively providing student support at critical times.

Before she became a Success Navigator, Nancy was Director of Academic Support for Miami student athletes in Intercollegiate Athletics. She also taught college composition and literature for eight years at the University of Maryland and Ohio State University, among others.

Nancy earned her BA in English at Miami and masters degrees from St. John's College and Ohio State University.

Second-year Student Success Navigator

Cory DuchesneauCory Duchesneau

Cory assists students in their second year at Miami and those who are relocating from Miami's regional campuses. He also works with The Haven at College program and students with special support needs. 

He served five years as Resident Director and has been an academic advisor during his time at Miami.

Cory holds a master's degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs and a bachelor's degree in Business Economics from the University of South Carolina. 

Third-year Student Success Navigator

Monica AdkinsMonica Adkins

As a Student Success Navigator for third-year students, Monica helps students persist to their fourth year at Miami. Monica is also the Bridges Scholars program coordinator.

Monica was previously Vice President for College Access and Success Programs at Cincinnati Youth Collaborative and Director of Multicultural Affairs at the University of Dayton and the College of Mount St. Joseph.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration at Miami. She holds a master's degree in Public Administration and a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Cincinnati.

Fourth-year Student Success Navigator

John HarrelsonJohn Harrelson

John assists students who are in their fourth year and beyond with complex academic-related issues at Miami University. He is also Senior Associate Director of the Student Success Center.

He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Dayton and a master's degree in Higher Education Administration from Loyola University Chicago.