Michelle Meyers

Michelle MeyerDean for Academic Success

  • B.A. History, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • M.A.T, M. A. Learning Disabilities, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Michelle has enjoyed working with students in a variety of ways throughout her career. She worked at James I. O’Neil High School throughout college and right after graduation before realizing her true passion was to work in higher education. She made the leap to higher education by working at Fairleigh Dickinson University as an Assistive Technology Coordinator and a Learning Disabilities Specialist for 10 years. In 2015 she accepted the position at Centenary University as the Director of Disability Services and eventually moved into her current role as as Dean for Academic Success in 2021.  Michelle is the administrative supervisor for the ASAC team, but also works directly with students to support their academic growth. She enjoys all components of her current position, but the best part is watching students develop skills and meet their potential.


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.


Student Success Specialist

  • 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 as a Student Success Specialist. Lauren is also an Adjunct Professor in the Psychology department at Centenary. 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.

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