About Us

Mission and Values

The staff and students of Transfer Student Services (TSS) are dedicated to supporting FSU’s goal of ensuring a meaningful and productive educational experience for students who have chosen to transfer to FSU from another institution. Through a vast array of outreach, transition, and on-campus support programs, TSS aims to provide for its transfer student population:

  • Access to comprehensive and accurate information so they can make well-informed decisions about their educational paths;
  • Access to intensive peer, academic, advising, and faculty support in the first year so that they can smoothly acclimate to FSU;
  • Access to events, resources, networks, and relationships so that they can feel connected to the FSU experience; and
  • Access to key campus partners so that they can effectively prepare for their post-graduation experiences.

Contact Us

Location: University Center A, Room 3600
Phone: (850) 645-8215
Email: transferstudentservices@fsu.edu
Social Media:
   Facebook: FSU Transfer Student Services
   Twitter: @fsutransfers
   Instagram: @seminoletransfers


Meet Our Team

 

Mrs. Robin Haggins Director of Transfer Student Services and SLS 3140 Faculty

Robin Haggins' love of education will provide students with opportunities to successfully transfer and graduate from Florida State University. Mrs. Haggins' role is to provide academic support, in the areas of instruction, advising and utilizing campus resources. Additionally, Mrs. Haggins will work with university personnel in an effort to advance the mission of the Office of Student Transfer Services.

Mrs. Haggins has two degrees from Florida State University and has been active in higher education for over 25 years. As a former Professor at Tallahassee Community College for over 18 years, she taught College Success, Leadership and Career Planning Courses. Her goal is to ensure that students attending college attain a holistic collegiate experience.  Contact: rkimbroughhaggin@fsu.edu

  • B.S. International Affairs  (Florida State University)
  • M.S. Social Science and Public Administration (Florida State University)

Dr. Heather Bishop Assistant Dean of Community College Relations and Advising Systems

Dr. Heather Bishop serves as a liaison between Florida College System institutions and Florida State University. She has extensive experience developing education policies that help ease student transition from one level of education to the next. She previously worked for the Division of Florida Colleges, served as Director of Articulation for the Florida Department of Education, and was the Policy Chief for Higher Education in the Florida House of Representatives. In addition to her current duties as Assistant Dean in Undergraduate Studies, she serves as the Visual Teams Coordinator for the FSU Marching Chiefs. She is a 3-time graduate of FSU and die hard Nole!
Contact: hbishop@fsu.edu

  • B.A. Psychology (Florida State University)
  • M.S. Sport/Educational Psychology (Florida State University)
  • Ph.D. Higher Education (Florida State University)

Ms. Joycelyn Albury

Ms. Albury, a current doctoral student in the Combined School and Counseling Psychology program at Florida State University, serves as an instructor for SLS 3140 as well as for other courses in the Educational Psychology and Learning Systems department on campus. She has approximately half a decade’s worth of experience working with students, individual clients, and families across the lifespan. Her passion lies with improving the mental well-being of those she interacts with and her primary research interests are circulated around crisis prevention and intervention. In her courses, she encourages and teaches students how to prioritize their well-being, which undoubtedly influences all other aspects of our lives.

  • B.S. Psychology (Florida State University)
  • M.S. Mental Health Counseling (Nova Southeastern University)

Ms. Stephanie Garrett SLS 3140 Instructor

Ms. Garrett is a doctoral student in the Combined School and Counseling Psychology program with a cognate in Sport Psychology. She serves as an instructor for SLS 3140 and facilitates Transfer Experience workshops, Transfer Roundtable, and Study Sundays for Transfer Students. Ms. Garrett has previous experience as a teacher, sports coach, and case manager. She pursued her Master of Science in England while studying elite international student-athletes transitions and experiences adjusting to the US university system. Her research interests include collegiate student-athlete wellbeing, performance enhancement, and barriers to success. Contact: sgarrett2@fsu.edu

  • B.A. Psychology; Minor in Physical Education (University of Redlands)
  • M.Sc. Sport and Exercise Psychology (Loughborough University, UK)

Mr. Laith Jum’ah SLS 3140 Instructor

Mr. Jum'ah, a doctoral candidate in Educational Psychology, serves as an instructor for SLS 3140 and facilitates Transfer Experience workshops, Transfer Roundtable, and Study Sundays for Transfer Students.He has more than a decade of experience working as a teacher, lecturer, and trainer, with schools and universities. His primary focus is to enable students to become self-regulated learners which will positively impact their academic lives.  His students learn motivation strategies and how to process new information. Contact: ljumah@fsu.edu

  • B.A. Jurisprudence (University of Jordan)
  • M.A. Educational Psychology (University of Jordan)

Ms. Lee Mitchell

Ms. Mitchell serves as the instructor for the online SLS 3140 course. She has over a decade of experience as a geospatial analyst. She also has over a decade of experience teaching part time, from preschool literacy to community college science courses to graduate level geospatial courses. She has a graduate certificate in online teaching and learning and is currently a doctoral candidate in FSU’s Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies program. Her research focuses on applying data science techniques from the geospatial world to better understand and manage learning.

  • B.A. French (Northern Arizona University)
  • B.S. Natural Resource Management (Northern Arizona University)
  • M.S. Remote Sensing of Forest Resources (Mississippi State University)

Brandon Saridjo Graduate intern

Brandon Saridjo is a first-generation transfer student who started his educational journey at Broward College and graduated with his Associate of Arts degree in 2018. He then went on to the University of Florida graduating in 2020 with his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Now at Florida State University, Brandon is pursuing his Master of Social Work: Social Leadership. Prior to joining the Transfer Student Services team, he worked at the UF’s Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution as the Process Coordinator assisting students and faculty navigate the student conduct process. While a student at UF, he worked as a Student Assistant at the Office for the Vice President for Student Affairs and Office of Student Activities and Involvement working directly with Student Affairs administration, first generation college students, and student organizations. He is interested in the student in transition experience, student conduct, case management, and trauma informed practice to assist students in crisis and hopes to merge his students in Social Work with his practice in Student Affairs to better serve students!

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