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dr kimberly moorehead

Dr. Kimberly Moorehead '04, Dean

Last Names, I-N

Last Names,T-Z

 

 

Hometown:  St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

 

Education Background: 

Ed.D. in Higher Education, George Washington University

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, University of Nevada-Las Vegas

B.A. in Mass Communication, Dillard University

 

Favorite Subject:  History

 

Why do you like working with students? 

What I appreciate about working with student is the fact that things constantly evolve. I love engaging with students to learn how they are feeling, what they want to learn and providing them with the tools needed to practice self-advocacy. I particularly love seeing the overall journey of students from their freshmen year through graduation.

 

Favorite Dillard Memory:

I truly enjoyed my entire Dillard experience and couldn’t imagine going to school anywhere else. But I really enjoyed sitting on the yard with a snowball listening to DJ Raj Smoove with friends who I now consider to be family!

 

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cavalier

Jaelaun Cavalier, Thompson/Cook Honors Program Coordinator

Last Names, A-C

 

Hometown:  Covington, LA

 

Educational Background:

B.S. in Business Administration - Marketing, University of Southern Mississippi

 

Favorite Subject:  English

 

Why do you like working with students?

I appreciate the opportunity to be a positive influence to all and a role model to young Black men.

 

Favorite Dillard Memory:

  • My favorite DU memory is the day I got hired because it was the start of a life-changing experience both personally and professionally. My only hope is that I've made as great an impact on the university as it has made on me.

 

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richard

De'Idra Richard, Academic Advisor/FYS Instructor

Last Names, D-H

 

Hometown:  Baton Rouge, LA

 

Educational Background:

M.B.A., St. Xavier University

B.S. in Business Administration, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

 

Favorite Subject:  Sociology

 

Why do you like working with students?

Working with students allows me to be the nurturer that I naturally am and pour into young adults to help ensure their success in and outside the classroom.

 

Favorite Dillard Memory:

  • My favorite Dillard memory occurred when I first began working in the Office of Recruitment, Admissions and Programming. Everyone was always hard at work assisting students and it gave me this sense of pride working on a team of young, African-American professionals.

 

 

 


 

corey

Corey Simms, Retention Specialist

Last Names, O-S

 

Hometown:  New Orleans, LA

 

Educational Background:

M.B.A., University of Louisiana at Lafayette

B.S. in Business Administration, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

 

Favorite Subject:  Marketing

 

Why do you like working with students?

I like working with students because it allows me to impact student lives by helping to guide them through their academic journey. Working with students every day will enable me to help take my college and professional experience to give them the knowledge and tools they will need to succeed through college and everyday life.  

 

Favorite Dillard Memory:

  • My favorite memory at Dillard University so far is getting to meet all of the new freshmen at the first week of Convocation and teaching and connecting with the students in the first year seminar.

 

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tracie thomas

Tracie Thomas, Pre-Health Advisor

All Pre-Health Students (regardless of class standing)

 

Hometown:  New Orleans, LA

 

Educational Background:

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, University of New Orleans

M.A. in Mass Communication, University of New Orleans

B.S. in Biology, Grambling State University

 

Favorite Subject:  Black History/Culture

 

Why do you like working with students?

I enjoy empowering students with the support and tools to make informed decisions on the best fit pathway to pursue their goals.

 

Favorite Dillard Memory:

  • My favorite DU memories are attending the DU Concert Choir Concerts when my younger sister was a featured soloist/vocalist. The best choral performances I've ever experienced!

 

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cielta

Cieltia Adams, Writing Center Coordinator/English Instructor

 

Hometown:  Lafayette, LA

 

Educational Background:

Ed.D. student in Curriculum & Instruction, University of Louisiana Monroe

M.A. in English, McNeese State University

B.A in English, McNeese State University

 

Favorite Subject:  English

 

Why do you like working with students?

I am passionate about helping students achieve academic success, whether preparing them for continuing their education or joining the workforce. It brings me great joy when a student’s opinion of college or English, in general, changes for the better. For example, oftentimes a student, who is enrolled in one of my English classes, will walk into the classroom on the first day and proclaim to not be “good at English.” I take that declaration as a personal challenge. During the course of the semester, with positive feedback from me and the student’s peers, that same student becomes a more confident writer, participates in class discussions, and is actively engaged in his or her learning. The student is then more intrinsically motivated to learn. I take pride in knowing that I play a small role in that process. 

 

Favorite Dillard Memory:

  • I joined University College as the Writing Center Coordinator and English Instructor in 2021. I have the pleasure of working with undergraduate, first-time freshman, and continuing students, both in and out of the classroom. Though I am fairly new to the Dillard University community, one favorite memory comes to mind. I assisted a student with her letter of acceptance for a program in which she wanted to participate. A week after she sought assistance, she came to my office and shared that she had been accepted into the program. Even though she verbally thanked me for helping her, the gleam in her eyes and the smile on her face were “thanks” enough. That one moment reaffirmed my belief that helping students achieve success, no matter how big or small is, indeed, my destiny.

 

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