Rasheda Sykes (she/her/hers) is the Associate Director of Learning Strategies and Instruction in the University Center for Academic Excellence. The Associate Director of Learning Strategies and Instructions works collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students to develop learning and outreach initiatives to serve the needs of a changing student population. Rasheda has over thirteen years of experience in student development. For eight years, she served as Academic Coordinator for the Upward Bound Programs at Johnson C. Smith University. Rasheda received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Arts in School Counseling from UNC Charlotte, and is currently pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Africana Studies. In addition to her role at UNC Charlotte, Rasheda is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach.