Sandra Taylor joined NJIT in January 2010 as Academic Advisor for Student-Athletes working in NJIT’s Learning Center (TLC). She will focus on five key areas: academic support, career development, personal development, leadership, and community service, including the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and CHAMPS Life Skills for NJIT’s nearly 300 student-athletes. Prior to joining NJIT, Sandra spent her professional career at Manhattan College, which is also her alma mater.
Barry Broxton is the Associate Director of The Learning Center at New Jersey Institute of Technology. He enjoys empowering and promoting independence among students. In addition, he feels that it is important to keep track of student trends as well as acknowledging different learning styles. Prior to coming to NJIT, Barry spent his professional career at Montclair State University and New Jersey City University.
|Meghan Hearns, Assistant Director |
Meghan Hearns joined NJIT in January 2007 in the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (C-CAPS). While developing her professional career, Meghan received her MS in Psychology entirely online from the University of Phoenix. In her current role as Assistant Director in TLC, Meghan works with the Office of Student Disability Services and faculty to provides testing accommodations in a calm and peaceful environment for identified students. With a commitment to foster and encourage student wellness, Meghan remains involved in the NJIT Health and Wellness committee and NJIT SAVE initiatives.
Mike Spisto joined NJIT’s Learning Center (TLC) as the Academic Advisor for Athletics in May of 2013 after a five-year stint as top assistant of the NJIT men's basketball team. Mike is a 1997 graduate of Oneonta State. In addition to his bachelor’s degree from Oneonta, he earned an associate’s degree from SUNY Delhi, as well as an MSS from United States Sports Academy. He brings a wealth of experience to TLC, ranging from college administration to coaching and recruiting, as well as academic advising.
Tanya Youmans has worked with NJIT students in various capacities for over 25 years in Graduate Studies, with the EOF and EOP programs, the URE - University Research Experience, and as a member of TLC staff. In addition, Tanya currently plays a vital administrative role with the McNair Summer Scholars Program.Tanya's vast experience interacting with and guiding university students are an invaluable resource for TLC. Tanya's current responsibilities include hiring, training and scheduling student office assistants, meeting with and directing students and keeping TLC staff and office organized and running smoothly and efficiently.