Lauren Hope Kreeger
Director of Disability Services
STEP Ahead Coordinator

  • B.A. Psychology, Centenary College
  • M.A. Human Service Counseling: Addiction and Recovery, Liberty University

Lauren is an alum of Centenary University and joined the Academic Success and Advising team in January 2022. After 11 years of working with children at her daycare center, Lauren realized that her genuine passion was higher education and she returned to Centenary University. Lauren is the Director of Disability Services and the STEP Ahead Coordinator. Lauren’s primary goal for her students is to think positively. She encourages her students to strive to do their best because nothing is impossible. Lauren is driven to inspire her students through their talents to succeed. Lauren graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Centenary College in 2010 and has her Master’s Degree in Human Service Counseling (Addiction and Recovery) from Liberty University.

Dennis HigginsDennis Higgins
Student Success Specialist

  • BS. Psychology, East Stroudsburg University
  • MA. Clinical Psychology, Adelphi University
  • MA. Mental Health Counseling, Adelphi University

Dennis joined the DSO staff as a Student Success Specialist in Spring 2021. Prior to Centenary, he worked as a project manager at a software company, a paratrooper in the U.S. Army, a case manager for a national veterans’ organization, and various therapeutic positions at VA hospitals, outpatient clinics, and private practice. Dennis uses these varied experiences to help his students forge a path to success that is both effective and true to who they are as individuals.

Annie WaltersAnnie Walters
Student Success Specialist

  • BS: Psychology, Minor: English, Mount St. Mary’s University
  • MA: School Psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Annie joined the ASAC/DSO staff in the fall of 2021. Previously, they worked as a school psychologist in the public school setting and as an assistant teacher at Drew University’s Acorn Academy. They wanted to make the transition to higher education to assist college students in getting the most out of their college career and ensuring the students have access to the services they need.

As a Student Success Specialist, Annie ensures that the students can obtain the accommodations they need in the college setting, while fostering a sense of self-advocacy for the students they work with. Annie enjoys working with students daily and watching them succeed in the college setting. Annie also has an Advanced Certificate from CUNY in Disability Services in Higher Education.


Marvin Bell
Student Success Specialist

  • A. Political Science, Minor in Gender Studies and Legal Studies, William Paterson University
  • P.A. Non-Profit Management, Norwich University

Marvin joined the DSO staff as a Student Success Specialist in May 2024. Prior to Centenary University, Marvin worked as a Director at a non-profit organization and also worked at Randolph High School, working with students under their special services department. Marvin uses experiences learned in previous years to help current Centenary students and guide them towards a successful path through college.

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