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Faculty/Staff Mentoring Program

Dr. Venessa Brown and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, in conjunction with the women's basketball team, established a Faculty Mentoring Athletes program. Within this program, a faculty member serves as a mentor to student-athletes.

"We jumped at the opportunity to participate in Dr. Brown's mentoring program. She pairs our student-athletes with SIUE tenured faculty or staff members to help provide guidance as they make their way through the transition to NCAA Division I athletics. We are grateful to the faculty and staff who have given their time and wisdom in making this program a success."
-Paula Buscher, SIUE Head Coach

The program is designed to support SIUE student-athletes on and off the court. The focus is on the student-athlete's academic priorities while helping each mentee manage academic success and athletic competition, before, during, and after the basketball season.