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Meet the ASC Staff

Academic Personnel


Elizabeth Giroir
Interim Associate Director
Lee Hall 110







Lana Rodriguez
Associate 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


Morgan Lewton
Assistant Director
Lee Hall 115

I joined the Academic Success Center in January of 2022 as an Academic Advisor, where we assist students with recognizing and reaching their academic goals. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Washington State University and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. I have worked in many facets of Higher Education including Enrollment Management, Career Services, Academic Advising, and Community Outreach and I have a strong commitment to the pursuit of higher education. I deeply enjoy working with students from all backgrounds and am grateful for the opportunity to serve our students at UL Lafayette.


Leticia Andrus
Academic Advisor
Lee Hall 115

I joined the Academic Success Center in August of 2022 as an Academic Advisor. I feel incredibly honored to be able to work with first year college students in this University. To help them smoothly transition to college and to see their academic success is what makes this job so rewarding.

Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, I earned a Bachelor of Art in Journalism in my home country, and a Master of Science in Communication at UL Lafayette. I am currently working on my Doctoral Program in Education with a concentration in Higher Education. My goal is to continue learning to better serve the students and the community in our university.

I am a proud Ragin’ Cajun and I am thrilled with the opportunity to work in a university that welcomed me so well and it made me feel at home!

Taylor Bourgeois Hayes
Senior 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!





Kyle Duplantis
Academic Advisor
Lee Hall 1115

I joined the ASC in June 2023, where I get to serve this community through advising & instruction. My professional goal is to provide students assistance in their academic, career, & self-development, leading to discovery & authorship, & producing confident individuals prepared for life after college. Being a first-gen student, I know the impact guidance can have & I hope to assist students in their journey the way that so many helped in mine.

Born & raised in Abbeville, I attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where I received my Bachelor of General Studies degree in Behavioral Sciences with a minor in Geography. I then attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR where I received my Master's in Higher Education Administration & Student Affairs. While at Arkansas I concurrently worked in Greek Housing, Razorback Athletics, & Career Development. After graduate school I moved to Hattiesburg, MS & worked at the University of Southern Mississippi as a Residence Life Coordinator overseeing Fraternity Row & campus apartments. While there I completed a Graduate Certificate in Economic Development. I plan to begin a doctoral program in the near future.

In my free time I enjoy seeing friends & family, travelling, live music, podcasts, sports, paddling the river, & being outdoors! Fun facts about me: I'm an alumni brother of Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity; I'm colorblind (deuteranopia); I'm an ordained minister in Arkansas; I have a 20 Lb cat named Butters.






Abby Dupuy
Academic Advisor
Lee Hall 1115

I joined the Academic Success Center in May of 2023 as an Academic Advisor. Originally from central Louisiana, I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Louisiana State University of Alexandria and a Master of Art in Higher Education Administration from Louisiana State University. Therefore, I like to call myself a professional college student!

Before working at UL Lafayette, I was an academic advisor at another university where I worked with a specific population of students on a smaller scale. Soon after completing my graduate degree, I decided to expand my career to the next level which is how I became a Ragin’ Cajun! It is exciting to be able to work with college students inside and outside of the classroom as they figure out their next steps in life and help them achieve their academic goals.



Haley Licciardi
Academic Advisor
Lee Hall 115

I joined the Academic Success Center in 2022 where I have the honor to assist students at UL Lafayette! I advise underclassmen of various majors and instruct courses that aim to help students transition to college life as smoothly as possible. Before joining the ASC, I worked with teenagers who were working towards obtaining their GED through an Adult Education program. I have a passion for helping others and assisting them in their journey towards success.

I am a first-generation college graduate, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Child & Family Studies from UL Lafayette, a Master of Social Work degree from Louisiana State University, and a Louisiana License in Social Work. I am and will always be a proud Ragin' Cajun and I consider it a privilege to be a part of each student's journey at UL Lafayette!





Jennifer Romero
Academic Advisor
Lee Hall 1115

I joined the Academic Success Center as an Academic Advisor in June of 2023. After twelve years as a classroom teacher of middle and high school students, I look forward to continuing my passion for education by helping students achieve their academic goals at the college level. My goal is to offer a welcoming and helpful opportunity for UL students to ask questions and be advised on their educational pathway to success. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality, Management and Tourism with a minor in Marketing from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana and a Master of Educational Leadership from American College of Education. Originally from North Louisiana, I have lived in South Louisiana since 2003 and Acadiana specifically since 2012. Cajun Country has become my home and I am excited to serve our Ragin’ Cajun students!

Melissa Chavis
SSM Systems Analyst
Lee Hall 110A

I joined the Academic Success Center (ASC) in January 2022 as the Systems Analyst.  I have been in the Information Technology field over 20 years, and I absolutely love all things technology.  I am a 1996 Graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana now known as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.  Most of my career has been spent in the legal industry but I am so excited to be back on campus.  Although I am not working directly with students, I am honored to be working behind the scenes assisting the Team that does.

I am looking forward to great things here in the Academic Success Department and doing my part to help promote the success of all students!

Administrative Personnel

Francine Prudhomme
Administrative Coordinator
Lee Hall 115

Pennie Babin
Administrative Assistant
Lee Hall 115