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


Renee Brandon

Renea Brandon, Associate Director of Enrollment

M.S. - University of West Alabama
B.A.- Mississippi University for Women

I am excited to be a part of the Belhaven family to continue my passion of navigating students towards their career goals.  I have worked in higher education for over 10 years and it has been the most rewarding experience. It is humbling and a blessing to be able to provide support and encouragement to our students. 

Our Adult and Graduate programs reflect a Christian world-view with supportive faculty and staff, and flexible with life-demands.  It is my desire to support you in discovering your passion and to enhance your opportunities for professional, spiritual, and personal growth.    

Proverbs 3:5-6- Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

 Natalie Pipkins Natalie Weaver, 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.”
Tim Moak

Tim Moak, Business and Community Enrollment Specialist

B.M. & M.M., Mississippi College

Helping students achieve their full potential is one of my passions.  Our programs at Belhaven are designed for working adults to be able to achieve their educational goals while working full-time and juggling family responsibilities too.  Reach out today and let me help you fulfill your potential. You can do this!  I’ll be here to help you and encourage you and celebrate YOUR graduation.

Jeremiah 29:11  "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

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.
Mallory Robertson Mallory Robertson, Admission Advisor

B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Psychology, Oklahoma State University

Our goal at Belhaven is to encourage and provide guidance as you transition to student and beyond! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time working with students to help them reach their goals. It is so rewarding to be a part of the admissions team and to cheer our students on, from orientation to graduation. In my free time, I enjoy reading, baking and spending time with my husband and family.

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Hebrews 12:1
Kathleen Sloan, Coordinator, Graduate and Online Programs Kathleen Sloan,  Manager of Operations

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.

Meet Our Student Services Staff

Mary Bakarich, Student Services Advisor

B.A. – Belhaven University
M.A.C. – Reformed Theological Seminary

I am thankful to have been given the opportunity to work at a place that goes above and beyond for students as they further their education and grow in their faith. With a background in counseling, I have a passion for walking alongside people through challenging stages in life, and I am excited to do this with the students at Belhaven as they work hard to pursue their vocational goals

Philippians 4:6-7 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Samantha Gray

Samantha Gray, Student Services Counselor

B.B.A. – Mississippi State University

I am very passionate about encourging and assisting students achieve their educational goals. I humbly serve and contribute in the Mission of Belhaven University, as I aim to guide and motivate students throughout the duration of their program. It is an honor for students to trust Belhaven with their education, and we strive to make their educational journey a success.

“Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.” Proverbs 16:3

Michael JordanSenior Student Services Counselor

B.B.A – Belhaven University
M.B.A. – William Carey University

I remember my time as an undergraduate business major fondly, but one of the most important reasons for returning to serve as a student services counselor is that the tenets of Belhaven align with those I value in my own life: faith, family, and service. Iam blessed to be part of the student services team and to be surrounded by others who have servants’ hearts.

By nature, I am an optimistic person. Each time I interact with the students—whether in the office or in the classroom— I leave the encounter with even more optimism! I have been given the opportunity to assist Christ-like people in both their educational and spiritual journeys and believe they will make a difference in the future of the world.

Matthew 6:33 - But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

David Moss

David Moss, Senior Student Services Advisor

B.A.  – Tulane University

Serving, helping, and encouraging are passions of mine. What better place to exhibit these attributes, than Belhaven University. The Belhaven motto “Serve not to be served” is the way I strive to live my life. God opened the door for me to come to Belhaven and He has blessed me by putting me in a position where I can use these attributes to serve, help, and encourage our students with their educational journey.

Matthew 23:11 - The greatest among you will be your servant.

Catina Tate 

Catina Tate, Director of Student Services

B.S.B.A – Mississippi College
M.S. – Mississippi College

Catina works with the following programs: Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts in Business, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelor of Applied Psychology, and RN to BSN.

I am very passionate about helping students reach their education goals. Belhaven allows students to grow academically and spiritually by providing quality education with a Christian worldview prospective that will prepare them to be successful in their careers. It gives me great joy to see students’ progress and work diligently through their programs to achieve their dreams and goals.

Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Deloris White, Student Services Advisor

B.A. - Tougaloo College
MBA - Belhaven University
MHA - Belhaven University

Belhaven prepares students both academically and spiritually, and being called to serve at Belhaven University as a Student Services Advisor was the best decision I ever made. I am dedicated to utilizing my passion for helping others achieve their educational goals. I strive daily to go above and beyond for all of my students because I believe that your education is something that no one will ever be able to take away from you.

Romans 15:13 - May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Administration


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

M.B.A. - Belhaven
B.A. Communication- Mississippi State University

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 Dr. 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.