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Meet the ASC Staff

Academic Personnel

Dr. Elizabeth Giroir
Executive Director of Student Success
Lee Hall 106 B

Brooke Harrington
Associate Director
Lee Hall 114 B

The Academic Success Center advisors are here to help students with their academic transition to UL Lafayette and support them in their journey to a successful and bright future.   Every student has their own story and I believe every student has the opportunity to shape their future story to be whatever they want it to be and we want to help you do that!

As an undergraduate student, I declared my major in English when I was a second semester sophomore, after considering many other options throughout the prior semesters.  I understand the nervousness and frustrations some students face in choosing the right major and I enjoy helping those find the major that aligns most with their interests and skills that leads to fulfillment.   While I didn't pursue a career that "required" a major in English, I have benefited from this major in every job I have had.  I believe the same is true with most areas of study.  Ultimately, following my first two jobs after graduation, I accepted a job at a small college where I realized my passion for helping students.   I returned to school to earn a Master's in Higher Education Administration from Loyola University Chicago.

In 2018, I moved south and joined the Academic Success Center team.  Prior to coming to UL Lafayette, I worked at the University of San Diego and before that the College of William and Mary.  I worked with students in a variety of roles related to academic and career advising, supporting their academic journey to graduation, and, ultimately, to their first career.  I am happy to be part of the ASC team and look forward to working with UL Lafayette first and second year students and helping them reach their goals.






Lana Rodriguez
Assistant Director
Lee Hall 115


As a graduate of UL Lafayette from the College of Liberal Arts and Southern University School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, I am honored to have the opportunity to return to my alma mater to work with students.

I am the Transfer Coordinator at UL Lafayette. I assist students who are interested in transferring to the University. I also serve as an Academic Advisor for Undeclared Liberal Arts and Science majors at UL Lafayette.

I enjoy assisting prospective and currently enrolled students in achieving educational goals that are consistent with their career plans.







Academic Advisor
Lee Hall 115





Academic Advisor
Lee Hall 115




Caitlin Smith, LMSW
Academic Advisor
Lee Hall 115

I joined the Academic Success Center team in 2019 where I have been able to support the academic autonomy of the students here at UL Lafayette.  In addition to advising underclassmen in various disciplines, I provide academic counseling and instruct courses that aim to help students master their first year of college.  Prior to UL Lafayette, I was part of a fitness business startup, a medical social worker, and a mental health professional here in Acadiana.  These experiences along with my academic journey prove useful when addressing the diverse needs of today’s student.

I am a first-generation college graduate, receiving a Bachelor of General Studies degree from UL Lafayette and a Master of Social Work Degree from LSU.  I consider it a privilege to return to UL Lafayette in order to best serve the next generation of Ragin Cajuns.




Taylor Bourgeois
Academic Advisor
Lee Hall 115

I joined the Academic Success Center (ASC) in 2019. I have the pleasure of working with undergraduate, first-time freshman in and out of the classroom. My focus is assisting students in recognizing their potential to succeed in college and beyond. Whether it’s advising or teaching University 100, Freshman Seminar, I am honored to be working closely with students as they begin their journey at UL Lafayette.

Before joining the ASC team, I served as an Advising Coordinator in the B.I. Moody III College of Business at UL Lafayette. I also worked at South Louisiana Community College advising various disciplines and teaching a college career and foundation skills course.

I hold a Bachelor of General Studies degree (with disciplines in business and education) and a Master of Arts in Health Studies from Southeastern Louisiana University. My journey through college allowed me to realize my passion for working with students in higher education. I am happy to be home in Cajun Country and excited to work with you!





Kelee Roddy
Academic Advisor
Lee Hall 115

I work with first-time freshman that are Admitted by Committee or COMPASS exam at UL Lafayette. I serve as the primary advisor for these students that are majoring in a field of study within the College of Business (except for Management), the Sciences, and Arts. I am also the Re-entry Coordinator for students that are interested in returning to the University.

I graduated from Northwestern State University with a Bachelors in Business Administration and a Masters in Sport Administration. Prior to my time at UL Lafayette, I spent four years working as an Academic Counselor for athletes. While I worked with all athletes in different capacities, my primary focus was working with “at-risk” students.

I am excited to be at UL Lafayette and really enjoy helping first-time freshman navigate the transition from high school to college and I love providing all students with the tools necessary to be successful in the classroom while balancing life’s demands in order to have the best student experience as possible.

Administrative Personnel

Francine Prudhomme
Administrative Coordinator
Lee Hall 115

Pennie Babin
Administrative Assistant
Lee Hall 115