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If you can’t make it to a live session, watch an on-demand information session instead. We offer sessions on a variety of topics to help you prepare to be a Strayer University student.
At our information sessions, admissions and academics staff offer their insights about Strayer University’s degree programs, community, and student support services. This is followed by a discussion with current students and alumni. There will also be a chance to have your individual questions answered live by our experts.
Campus Director, Newport News Campus
Dean of Students
Associate Vice Provost
Associate Director, Student Financial Services
Colette Reid is the Campus Director at the Newport News campus in Virginia. A member of Strayer University’s commencement committee, Colette has a passion for seeing students walk across the stage at commencement ceremonies. She earned her BBA from Strayer University and is pursuing her Executive MBA with the Jack Welch Management Institute.
Dr. Christy Karnes is the Dean of Students at Strayer University, where she also manages the Office of Student Affairs. Prior to this role, she served as Regional Vice Provost, Dean of Faculty Communications and Development, a Campus Dean in three different states, and a Premier Faculty member. Christy holds a Ph.D. in English and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Miami University, as well as a BA and MA in English from Xavier University.
Dr. Ann Pohira-Vieth is the Associate Vice Provost for Strayer University’s Florida campuses, where she oversees all of the area’s campus deans. Prior to holding this position, she was a business adjunct professor, a campus dean, a campus director, and a certified military admissions officer. During her 20 years of experience, Ann has worked with veteran students, new students, academic advising and transfer credit evaluation.
As an Associate Director of Student Financial Services, Rolando “Tito” Melendez helps ensure Strayer University continually improves on every student’s financial experience. Previously, Tito packaged grants and loans for students as a Title IV Financial Aid Administrator and oversaw the student advisement of tuition payment methods as a Business Office Manager.