“The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough”
– Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Dr. Yvette Galloway has served as the Director of the Academic Advising Center at Bowie State University since August 2011. She has a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from North Carolina State University and is the product of an HBCU, with a Baccalaureate Degree from Lincoln University, PA.
Dr. Galloway has worked as a manager of higher education programs and services for nearly 30 years, serving in both Academic and Student Affairs at community and four-year colleges.
Ms. Gloria C. Alexander is the Coordinator of the Academic Recovery Programs. Before joining Bowie State University, Ms. Alexander worked for the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) in Undergraduate Programs managing budgets, assisting faculty, and students. She also served in the United States Army and worked for the Federal Government.
Ms. Alexander holds a Master of Arts in Human Resource Development from Bowie State University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Maryland University College. In addition advising first and second-year students, Ms. Alexander teaches Freshman Seminar and mentors students.
Ms. Dorsha Goodman joined Bowie State University in 2012 and currently serves as an Academic Advising Specialist/Coordinator of Sophomore Milestones. She has over ten years of experience in academic and retention advising at both community and four-year colleges.
Ms. Goodman is an alumnus of Norfolk State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a master’s degree in Urban & Community Guidance and Counseling. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Higher Education with a research interest in equitable educational attainment and higher education finance.
In addition to being a Freshman Seminar Instructor, Ms. Goodman is the Coordinator of Freshman and Sophomore Milestones Programming.
“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”
– Vince Lombardi
Dr. Michael Hughes, Ed.D., is the Coordinator of Disability Services and has worked at Bowie State University for the past 13 years. Dr. Hughes is an alumnus of the university of which he received a BA in Psychology. Dr. Hughes also holds a MA in Clinical and Community Psychology from the University of the District of Columbia and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Bowie State University.
He is a true advocate of education for all who have the ability and wish to pursue it. Dr. Hughes is also an Instructor of Freshman Seminar.
Victor Jeffrey Gittens has extensive experience in the field of Assistive Technology. He currently functions as an Assistive Technologist at Bowie State University where he is responsible for installation, configuration and administering of disability support software to aid students with disabilities.
Mr. Gittens holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Bowie State University and is a Certified Information Technology Instructor. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Computer Science at Bowie State University. In addition, Mr. Gittens is a Freshman Seminar instructor.
Ms. LaToya Walters joined Bowie State University in 2009 and currently serves as an Academic Advising Specialist and Coordinator for Academic Recovery Programs: Bulldog Early Success and Emerging Learner Program.
Ms. Walters holds a Master of Arts in Counseling with a concentration in College Student Development from Hampton University and a Dual Bachelor Degree in Psychology and Family & Consumer Sciences from North Carolina Central University.
In addition to advising first and second-year students, Ms. Walters teaches Freshmen Seminar and is the Coordinator for Excellence Leadership Academy.
Aura Gardner joined the Academic Advising Center in November of 2014. Ms. Gardner has over 25 years of experience working with undergraduate and graduate students. During that time, she has had the honor and privilege of advising and teaching students who have made great accomplishments.
Ms. Gardner is very knowledgeable in program design and review and has an extensive background in advising students on educational and career options. She has worked in mentoring students who are at risk and provided support and guidance as needed. In addition, she also teaches the Freshman Seminar course and is the Coordinator of Curriculum Management.
Ms. Gardner is an alumnus of Bowie State University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and earned a Master’s of Science Degree from Central Michigan University.