STEPP Program Staff
As the director of the STEPP Program, Dr. Williams is responsible for the overall vision and leadership of the program. In addition to providing guidance and direction for the students and staff, she oversees the program's research overlay, collaborates with the university community, networks and establishes connections with external partners, and coordinates other processes essential to developing and sustaining the STEPP Program.
Ms. Johnson leads outreach and collaboration efforts both inside and outside the university and supervises much of the mentoring and ongoing work of the program. She facilitates the recruitment and application process and is thus the primary point of contact for prospective students and families. The aspect of her role that is focused on student transition includes guiding the adjustment to college for incoming students during the year prior to matriculation and assisting with college-to-career support for students preparing to graduate.
Ms. James provides ongoing daily support to all currently enrolled students during the academic year. She develops and teaches the STEPP Program curriculum, which focuses on equipping participants with skills, strategies, and resources necessary to be successful in the university setting, such as time management, organization, study skills, learning strategies, and campus resources. She also monitors students' daily progress, supervises study hall, trains and supervises the program's tutors, and provides academic support as needed.
Ms. Tritt coordinates a co-advising model for students in the STEPP Program by serving as advisor to all current students in partnership with advisors from their respective academic departments. She oversees the daily operations of the program in addition to coordinating program-related events, data collection routines, and resources. She is the primary point of contact for currently enrolled students and tracks their overall academic progress from enrollment through graduation.
Ms. Slentz is responsible for independent administrative work supporting the STEPP Program and College STAR initiatives. She manages overall grant budgets, as well as purchasing and supply inventory. She works closely with all College STAR campus-based managers, the UNC-GA and the Oak Foundation.
East Carolina University
1000 East Fifth Street
Mail Stop #516
Greenville NC 27858-4353
Note: If you are sending a package to the STEPP Program via UPS, please substitute the following address: STEPP Program, Attn: [Name], East Carolina University, 100 Joyner Library, Greenville NC 27858-4353. This second address is only for packages sent via UPS. All other mail and packages (sent via US Postal Service, FedEx, DHL, etc.) must use the regular mailing address listed above.
Applications for the 2016 cohort of the STEPP Program will be available in January 2015. Completed application packets must be postmarked by May 15, 2015 to be considered on time. Click here for details about the application process.
ECU's Spring Open House will be held in April 2015. A STEPP Program information session will be held in the STEPP Program Learning Cove in Joyner Library, 2nd floor, from 1:30-2:30 pm.
STEPP Program participants, Marell Cook (2011 Cohort) and Justin Decker (2013 Cohort) participated in the 2014 Learner Profile Convening on August 15 in Chapel Hill sponsored by the Oak Foundation Learning Differences Programme and their partner organization Public Impact. more...