Meet the Staff

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Michelle Rosemond, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Retention Initiatives and Campuswide Advising

Michelle Rosemond is a scholar and practitioner with over 15 years of direct contact hours with students from both student and academic affairs roles. As an innovative scholar, practitioner and leader, she brings a progressive approach using multiple diagnostics tools to improve systems and services for my students. Her discoveries have created the opportunities to engage faculty, staff, and students; and extensive experience in higher education administration includes research and practice in organizational culture, human resources, and student development. With this paradigm, Michelle translate key knowledge into critical information for effective cross-functional collaborations between student and academic affairs. The effective collaborations with my colleagues have resulted in higher levels of student success especially within the matrix of complex higher education organizations.

When, not at work, Michelle spins, takes Pilates and cooks Haitian Creole food.

Cynthia Murphy, B.A., B.G.S.

Cynthia Murphy, or Sra. Cynthia as her students know her, is a native Hoosier who graduated from Northwood High School and went on to attend Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) in 1980. At IUB, she participated in the Indiana/California Overseas Study Program where she lived with a host family in Lima, Peru South American for a year. This experience led her to later graduate with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, with a major in Social Work, from Goshen College in 1991. She also earned a Bachelor of General Studies with a Paralegal Certificate from Indiana University South Bend (IU South Bend) in May 2012 and (primero Díos) hopes to complete her unfinished Master’s degree when she retires!

In her fifteen years at IU South Bend, she has worked as the Recruitment/Retention Counselor for Latino students and their families for the former Making the Academic Connection Office and, in her current position, as an Academic Success Coach with the Titan Success Center. At IU South Bend, she travelled with students to Costa Rica and Belize and is a passionate advocate of study abroad experiences. Cynthia is fluent in Spanish and especially enjoys her role as staff advisor to the Latino Student Union. In addition to her students, who are her “familia”, she is also a proud mom to daughters Megan, Chelsey, and abuelita to two grandchildren, Claire and Liam.

Alexandra Andrews, B.G.S.

Alexandra is a First Generation IU South Bend Alum. While attending Indiana University South Bend, she participated in Japanese Club, Dance Club, and worked as a Tour Guide in the Admission’s Office. She is grateful for the guidance and support that IU South Bend has provided to help her reach her goals! Now as a member of the Titan Success Center team, she wants the carry on IU South Bend’s mission to help students along the way!

Before Alex joined the Office of Student Engagement and Success, she worked as a staff assistant for the Health Services department at the University of Notre Dame and as a membership assistant at the Salvation Army Kroc Center. Alex has enjoyed getting to know students from all over the world. She also had the pleasure of spending time in the community by volunteering at Stone Soup Community and Downtown South Bend’s events. 

In her spare time, Alex enjoys sewing, crafting, hiking, reading, attending Broadway shows, and watching an occasional Netflix marathon.

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