Two new members have joined the staff at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College as College Success Coaches, a new position created recently by the Virginia Community College System.
Erica Decker will be working with students in technical and occupational programs, and Markus Maier with students in the Arts and Sciences division. College success Erica Decker and .
The College Success Coach is responsible for working with students to support and enhance their success in college, including developing individualized academic plans, applying for financial aid and scholarships, identifying academic needs and linking students to tutoring or other learning support services.
Erica was previously employed as an administrative assistant at the DSLCC Rockbridge Regional Center in Buena Vista. A native of upstate New York, she lives with her husband Bryan in Bath County. Maier, a native of Germany, comes to DSLCC most recently from Penn State University, where he served as an advisor for international students and directed foreign student exchange programs. He resides in Lexington.
Although both Erica and Markus have their main offices on the DSLCC Clifton Forge campus, they will be making regular visits to the DSLCC Rockbridge Center to meet with students. Erica’s office is Room 505, McCarthy Hall, and she may be reached at (540) 863-2826 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Markus’s office is in Scott Hall; he may be reached at (540) 863-2847 or email email@example.com.