Jackson Adult Studies Campus Staff

The staff at Belhaven University is here to help you. They understand the specific needs and questions of the adult learner, and are prepared to help prospective adult degree program students with admission, educational and Financial questions. Call or email today and find out what Belhaven can do for you!

Belhaven University, Adult and Graduate Programs
4780 I-55 North, Suite 125
Jackson, MS 39211
Phone: 601-968-5988 I Fax: 601-510-9144
jackson@belhaven.edu

Meet our Admission Staff


Tiara Keyes Tiara Keyes, Admission Advisor

M.A., Sociology - Jackson State University
B.B.A., Business Administration - Jackson State University
A.A., Business – Hinds Community College

As a native of Jackson, MS, I began my career in higher education about seven years ago. I have since then acquired a profound passion for assisting students in reaching their academic goals. God has blessed me tremendously by being able to join a dynamic team that seeks to walk with students on their journey of seeking a degree. I thoroughly enjoy helping students reach their maximum potential. I look forward to working with many more students and helping them succeed. When I am not working, I enjoy traveling, cooking new dishes, and working with my Girl Scout troop.

Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
 Natalie Pipkins Natalie Pipkin, Admission Advisor

B.S., Exercise Science, Mississippi College

After living in Colorado for 8 years, I returned to the Jackson area in 2016. My career in higher education started in 2012 and it has been such a pleasant surprise. It is incredibly rewarding to help adult learners through their unique challenges and goals. I know how important it is to have continuous support and encouragement while pursuing an education and it is my number one goal to provide that to our students. I look forward to being your cheerleader and helping make this transition as easy as possible!
I enjoy being active and going on fun adventures with my husband and fur baby. The greatest perk of moving home has been spending time with family and friends that have stood by me through life’s ups and downs.

Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Vicki Pitts Vicki Pitts, Associate Director of Admissions

B.S. in Marketing/Advertising, University of Southern Mississippi

There are so many aspects of our program at Belhaven which creates an environment that will make it possible for you to reach your educational goals and take care of all your other responsibilities as an adult student. I look forward to assisting you through the enrollment process and cheering for you as you walk across the stage to be awarded your degree!

Psalm 18:2 - The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Kathleen Sloan, Coordinator, Graduate and Online Programs Kathleen Sloan, Executive Assistant to the Vice President

B.S., Mississippi State University

As native of Jackson, I have always admired Belhaven University and its place in our community. I take great joy in seeing adult students reach their goal of an undergraduate or graduate college education. I understand the challenges adults face while going to school and handling all of the responsibilities that life presents them. I am honored to be able to offer encouragement and support for our students. I look forward to celebrating with you at your graduation!

Colossians 3:23 - Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord and not for men.
Lacey VanDevender, Coordinator of Adult and Graduate Enrollment Lacey VanDevender, Coordinator of Adult and Graduate Enrollment

B.S. - University of Phoenix
A.A. - Brevard Community College, Melbourne, FL

Born and raised in Jackson, MS., I am married and have 6 children. I enjoy working with Belhaven students and watching them graduate. It is very exciting seeing students reach their goals after years of their hard work! I look forward to watching many more succeed as well.
Abbie Welch Abbie Welch, Admission Advisor

B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies, Auburn University

I was raised in the Jackson area. After completing my degree at Auburn, I worked in the non-profit field for several years. I have always loved the opportunity to serve others in whatever capacity God leads me. I look forward to the opportunity to serve you by helping you achieve your dreams. I believe an education from Belhaven can make that dream a reality. Not only is Belhaven’s education a valuable professional investment, but will also be a valuable spiritual investment to your faith. I look forward to getting to know you, and we can work together to make your dream of obtaining your degree a reality.
 
Matthew 22:37-39 Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

Meet our Student Services Staff

Lakisha Alexander, Student Services Advisor LaKeshia Alexander, Student Service Advisor

M.S. - Counselor Education and College Student Development- The University of North Carolina, Greensboro
B.S. - Psychology- The University of Southern Mississippi

I have worked in higher education for over 13 years. Every day has been exciting and rewarding. I have a heart and passion for reaching students where they are and helping them to set and achieve their goals. I had a desire to join the staff of Belhaven University because of the school’s emphasis on service and leadership and its focus on the integration of faith and learning. I knew that working here would not only give me the opportunity to do what I love to do, but it would also help me to grow spiritually. I am passionate about lifelong learning in any form, and investing in others by helping them to develop holistically.

Romans 12:12 - Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continually instant in prayer.
Erica Barker

Erica Mannery-Barker, Adult/Graduate Student Services Advisor

M.B.A - Belhaven University
B.S. - Management, Belhaven University

When I made the decision to return to college to complete my degree, I started with a web search for universities that would allow me to attend while not sacrificing the demands of my current job and family. An anonymous quote, 'You are never too old to learn something new, take another chance, create another goal, or keep dreaming' appeared within the search results. After the first couple of months of attending classes at Belhaven, I knew that these words were not coincidental. I understand the fears, uncertainty, and dreams that adult students face. It is my passion to help these students accomplish their dreams.  

Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Monica French Monica French, Student Services Advisor and KTA

MSL, Belhaven University
B.S. Elementary Education, Mississippi State University
A.A. Elementary Education, Hinds Community College

As someone currently working on a graduate degree, I can appreciate the struggle to balance work, home, and family. My goal is to assist students in planning their degree program completion to ensure the quickest and most efficient route to graduation. I have been married for almost twenty years and have three precious children. My favorite times are spent doing yard work, appreciating nature, and enjoying adventures with my family.

Romans 12:2 - Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Crystal Lewis, Student Services Advisor Crystal Lewis, Attendance Coordinator

M.S., Mississippi College
B.A., Mississippi State University

I am working on my master's degree in higher education administration, which will be completed in August 2014-the countdown has officially begun. I am the mother of three boys who are actively involved in baseball and a wife for 12 years and counting. Prior to coming to Belhaven, I have had experience working with adult education, fundraising and public relations. I think that the many paths that I have traveled have placed me where I am today. It is a pleasure to be able to work with each one of you and watch you complete your journey to the exciting things that lie ahead. I have a very competitive nature about me and don't give up easily-challenges and bumps in the road do exist-but the life lessons we learn are very valuable.

1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 - Pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
 Bill Martin Bill Martin, Bookstore Coordinator

After having completed a career in broadcast video, my wife, Cynthia, and I moved to the Jackson area to be close to the grandkids and found the perfect “retirement” job. I have never worked with nor been affiliated in general with a finer bunch of God-driven people. They are a blessing to our students and to me daily. Drop by the bookstore and let me say hello while I serve your academic needs.

2 Corinthians 4:8-10 “We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down but we are not destroyed. Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.”
Nikita Terry

Nekita L. Terry, Office Coordinator

B.B.A., Business Administration  – Jackson State University

I have always had a passion for helping people and I am always looking to pay a kind act forward.  I previously  worked in the Healthcare/ Insurance industry and it was absolutely rewarding to help families navigate through tough times. However, I desired to grow more, which is what ultimately attracted me to higher education. It warms my heart to be a part of an awesome, faith- based team.  Finding new ways to help adult students navigate through college is my goal.  I plan on doing this service with a smile and making it my specialty.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, traveling, and painting.

Romans 8:28 - And we know that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose.

Malcolm Williams Malcolm Williams, Assistant Director of Student Services

B.S. Business Administration, University of the Ozarks

I am a native of Jackson, MS and I have been working in higher education for a number of years and it has been a pleasure to serve students. It brings me great joy to be able to work with each one of you and assist you with achieving your goal of obtaining a degree. I serve as a Student Services Advisor for Belhaven University’s Adult and Graduate programs. I understand the struggles of balancing family, church, work and school, so I am always delighted to see students walk across the stage to receive their diploma in front of family and friends. I am so thankful to share that experience with students knowing that they were able to earn a degree in a Christian environment that has provided a foundation for future endeavors.

Psalm 18:19 - He led me to a place of safety; He rescued me because He delights in me.

Administration


Suzanne Sullivan Suzanne Sullivan, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services– Central Region 

Suzanne works with adult, graduate and online admission.

We know that family, career, and church can take up much of your time, but Belhaven Online allows you the freedom to take class whenever and wherever is convenient for you. Our classes will challenge you and help you complete your educational goals. We've made the process to enroll easy, so apply online today and our admission team will help you with the rest!
Kevin Russell Kevin Russell, Vice President for University Enrollment and Marketing

Belhaven Online opens up a world of opportunity to busy students who need more flexibility to reach their educational goals. Our team is eager to help you find your place and your ultimate purpose in life.