Student Success and Transitions

About the SST Staff

Student Success & Transitions Staff 

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Stephany Alarcon

New Student Programs Coordinator

Stephany came to IPFW in 2012 and worked in the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs prior to coming to SST.  In her time here, Stephany has worked to serve underrepresented populations.  She currently advises two student organizations: Hispanos Unidos and the Vietnamese Student Association. She also serves on committees, volunteers at student functions, and works with a wide range of campus partners to coordinate advising and registration and New Student Orientation for incoming IPFW students. Stephany is excited to continue advocating for underrepresented and new student populations. 

Ann Souligny Brown

Collegiate Connection Coordinator

Lynette Coughlin

Secretary V

Lynette came to IPFW in 2007 and has worked in the First Year Experience and Student Life Offices prior to coming to SST. She has a wide-array of institutional knowledge and enjoys the daily interaction with a wide array of students. She is originally from Michigan and loves watching football and dabbling in photography.

Krissy Creager

Associate Vice Chancellor, Enrollment Management

Interim Director, Financial Aid

Krissy completed her Ph.D. in Global Leadership in Higher Education at Indiana Tech and holds a Master's Degree in Student Development Administration from Seattle University and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Northern Arizona University. She started at IPFW in 2009 and comes to work every single day excited to challenge, support, and celebrate students throughout their journey at IPFW.

Cindy Firestine

Collegiate Connection Program Assistant

Cindy has worked in the Registrar’s office and TRIO Upward Bound program before settling into working with IPFW’s dual credit program for high school students.  She loves being able to help students reach their potential and guide them one step closer to college.  Cindy is responsible for processing applications, registering students into classes and lots of interaction with high schools, instructors, and students.  Cindy enjoys reading and camping with her family.

Corrie Fox 

Director of Student Success and Transitions

Corrie holds a Master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education and a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Ball State University. She started at IPFW in 2007 as an academic advisor after working in recruitment and retention positions at other institutions. Corrie coordinates academic advising for the unit; coordinates the course withdrawal process; and oversees transfer and Pathways programming.  She loves working with and supporting IPFW students as they work toward accomplishing their educational goals!

Jenna Hoppe

Graduate Assistant

Rhonda Meriwether

Student Success Program Director

Rhonda earned her Master's and Bachelor's Degrees in Psychology from Tennessee State University. She has worked at IPFW since 1991 and loves working to help encourage and empower students to succeed through college. In addition to academic advising, Rhonda oversees the day-to-day functions in SSP and serves on various institutional committees and working groups.

Kim Myers

Assistant Director of Student Success Curriculum and Assessment                                    

Kim has been serving students in advising and instructor roles at IPFW since 2005.  She earned a graduate certificate in Instructional Design from University of Wisconsin in 2015; a M.A. in Professional Communication Studies at IPFW in 2006; and a B.A. with a double-major in Communication and Sociology in 2001 from Purdue University, West Lafayette.  Kim brings experiences from social services as well as student affairs and faculty roles at Manchester University, Indiana Tech, and Ivy Tech Community College, giving her a holistic approach to serving students from diverse social, academic, and cultural backgrounds.   She is actively interested in and involved with social justice issues and has facilitated Safe Zone/Safe Space workshops at IPFW and through a local non-profit organization that she founded to build more inclusive and welcoming organizational climates for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies.  You may find her around IPFW developing student success courses, talking with student about their academic goals, working on assessment, teaching a class in Sociology or Communication, attending an event, or taking a class for fun. 

Sam Pray

Credentials Analyst

Sam came to IPFW as a transfer student in 2010 and started working in the Admissions Office as a student worker in 2013.  He graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies in 2016.  Sam started as the Credentials Analyst in 2015 and looks forward to helping students transfer to IPFW.

Amanda Seilheimer

Transfer & Special Populations Coordinator

Amanda came to IPFW as a transfer student and graduated from IPFW with her Bachelor’s Degree in Interpersonal & Organizational Communication and a Master’s Degree in Professional Communication. Amanda started working at IPFW in 2010 and is excited to work with students who plan to transfer to IPFW.