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Office of Academic Services

Meet the Team

Sean Ashcraft

Sean Ashcraft

Executive Director of Academic Operations & Institutional Effectiveness

Mr. Ashcraft has been in the field of higher education for 13 years, 11 of which have been with Sullivan University.  He has a Master of Science in Conflict Management, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with concentration in Human Resources. He will begin pursuing his doctorate degree in Fall of 2022. 

In addition to his education, Mr. Ashcraft has served in various roles during his career. A few of the positions include: Admissions Representative, Campus Coordinator, Reentry Specialist, Academic Advisor, Registrar, Senior Director of Academic Services, and currently as the Executive Director of Academic Operations and Institutional Effectiveness. 

Donya Bell Associate Director Of Academic Services

Donya M. Bell

Director of Academic Services, Main Campus

Ms. Bell has been in the field of higher education for 32 years with Sullivan University.  She has a Master of Business Administration, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentration in Management.

In addition to her education, Ms. Bell has served in various roles during her career. A few of the positions include: Microfilm Specialist, Clerk, Supervisor of Records, Associate Registrar, and currently Associate Director of Academic Services and Adjunct Instructor.

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Robin Underwood

Director of Academic Progress

Robin Underwood has been with Sullivan University for over ten years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, specializing in management, and is a graduate of the Master of Science in Management program from Sullivan University.

Mrs. Underwood began in December 2011 as an Administrative Assistant to Admissions at Spencerian College. From there, she moved to Administrative Assistant to the Registrar and was soon promoted to Assistant Registrar. In 2017, she became an Academic Services Coordinator at Sullivan University online. In 2018, she moved to the Main Campus to service both face-to-face and online students. Most recently, she is now the Director of Academic Progress serving all Sullivan University locations.

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Mariah Duncan

Associate Director of Academic Services, Lexington

Mariah Duncan has been working in higher education for going on six years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Education for Higher Education and Student Affairs.  Mariah is currently serving as the Associate Director for Academic Services at the Lexington Campus.  She enjoys working with students in pursuit of both their academic and personal goals. She assists regularly with transcript evaluations, schedule and program conversations, and a variety of other tasks to help Sullivan students complete their programs. When not in the office, Mariah enjoys walking her dog, Koda, watching competition reality shows like Survivor, or finding the best local restaurant for a date night with her husband, Graham. 

Trena Fox Student Coordinator

Trena Fox

Student Status Coordinator 

Mrs. Fox began her journey with Sullivan University in 2019 as the Attendance and Retention Specialist and recently transitioned into the Student Status Coordinator role. She graduated from Spalding University with a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology and has over 10 years of customer service experience in her background. 

Shane Schumaker Academic Services Coordinator

Shane Schumacher

Academic Progress Coordinator, Louisville 

Mrs. Schumacher has been with Sullivan University for over twenty years. She is a graduate of the University of Louisville and a Kentucky Colonel. When she isn’t working, she serves as a volunteer in her local community as an officer for her homemaker club, and as a member of several historical preservation groups.