Student Success Team

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    Kimberly Rodgers, MA, LPC

    Associate Director, Student Success

    Kimberly Rodgers coordinates the 49er Rebound program and specializes in assisting students experiencing academic difficulty. She believes in the transformative power of education and works to support access and equity in higher education by providing academic support services. Kimberly is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her masters degree in Community Counseling from UNC Charlotte and her bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Women's Studies from James Madison University. Before joining the UCAE team, Kimberly worked for the Office of Adult Students and Evening Services and the Office of Disability Services at UNC Charlotte serving two student populations she still feels passionate about. She has also worked as a Counselor at Rowan Cabarrus Community College and Queens University. When not championing student success, Kimberly likes to travel, read, knit, and practice yoga. 

    John Sugg, MS

    Assistant Director, Student Success

    John serves in the Student Success area of the UCAE and coordinates the Students Obtaining Success (SOS) Peer Mentoring program. He collaborates daily with the SOS Graduate Assistants and undergraduate peer mentors in providing essential academic and personal support and accountability to the 200 students participating in the program each year.

    Upon completing his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Kentucky (GO BIG BLUE!), John pursued his dream career in higher education, including positions in residence life & housing, registrar operations, academic advising & student services, and most recently, student support & learning assistance.  As a 20+ year veteran of higher education, John has served at a diversity of institutions, including Oxford College of Emory University, Northern Kentucky University, Wingate University, University of California San Diego and the University of South Carolina.


NIck Everage, M.Ed.

Program Specialist, Student Success

Nick Everage recently joined the Center for Academic Excellence, where he serves as the Program Specialist for Student Success. In this role, he will support the Student Success Division and programs such as SOS Peer Mentoring and 49er Rebound. Nick graduated from Elon University in May 2018, where he received a B.A. in Political Science and Leadership Studies. Additionally, Nick is member of the inaugural cohort in the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership program within the Cato College of Education. Professional interest include education policy, early college education, and government relations.