Student Support Services Student Development Specialists offer a variety of services to SSS participants. It is recommended that participants make appointments with their assigned SSS Student Development Specialists to ensure their availability; however, participants may also drop in to meet with their SSS Student Development Specialists without an appointment or may meet with other SSS staff.
Jarvis Kelly Schedule an Appointment (Students’ Last Names A-L)
Michita Merriweather Schedule an Appointment (Students’ Last Names M-Z)
Our advising philosophy is to teach and educate: 1) help participants understand academic expectations; 2) empower them with skills required for academic success; 3) teach about degree programs, policies/procedures, and resources; 4) help participants adjust to collegiate life; and 5) serve as information agents who connect participants to faculty, staff, students, and services on campus.
SSS Student Development Specialists provide interactive advising with: selecting the right combination of courses based upon academic preparedness (not to be substituted for UA Little Rock Undergraduate Academic Advising requirements or faculty advising); discussing course descriptions and faculty expectations; assistance with scheduling and registering for classes; and evaluating academic progress.
In addition, participants can receive assistance with time management, choosing a major, planning for a career and/or graduate school, financial and economic literacy/preparedness, career development, and various other services.