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 Undergraduate Studies

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)

Brandon Saridjo Transfer Student Success Coordinator and SLS 3140 Faculty

Brandon serves as the Transfer Student Success Coordinator. As a former transfer student, he approaches his work with the philosophy that our students are people first and foremost. In his role, Brandon works with students on addressing transitional and academic challenges that impact their learning and life here at FSU. He also develops engagement opportunities for FSU’s transfer students and Tallahassee Community College students interested in transitioning to FSU. Brandon also serves as an instructor for SLS 3140: Academic Success Strategies for Transfer Students and advises the Transfer Community Mentor Program and the Transfer Student Union. In previous roles, Brandon managed student organizations, worked in student conduct, first generation student engagement, and first-time-in-college student support.

When he is not working with FSU’s stellar students, you can find Brandon at the pickleball courts, a local concert in town, getting lost in Tallahassee’s outdoors, thrifting, or spending time with his cat Mumu.

A.A General Studies (Broward College)
B.A. Political Science (University of Florida)
M.S.W. Clinical Social Work (Florida State University)