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Our Staff

Please refer to the following information to contact our staff with any questions you have.

Nicole Scott
Nicole Scott, Ed.D.

Associate Vice President of Student Success
phone: 260.422.5561 ext. 2209
email: anscott@indianatech.edu
office: Snyder Academic Center, Lower Level

I have worked in higher education for fourteen years within the areas of enrollment, enrollment management, campus development, partnerships and student success. I began my career in higher education when I realized my desire to help students learn how to balance work and school.

I hold a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Organizational Change from Benedictine University and a Master of Public Management Public Policy Administration from Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne. I enjoy getting to know my students and helping them to create a strong foundation for college success. I believe that the most powerful lesson a student can learn is to maintain a balanced life. A student cannot succeed sans holistic wellness. I love to run, read and spend time with my husband and children, usually biking or swimming.

Michelle Regan
Michelle Regan

Director of Student Success Advisor Training
phone: 260.422.5561 ext. 2470
email: meregan@indianatech.edu
office: Snyder Academic Center, Lower Level

During your time at Indiana Tech, I will encourage you to use the gifts, strengths, and resources within to live purposefully and to grow beyond what you think is possible. I love getting to know my first-year students and believe that that they possess the natural talents to be whole. I am originally from upstate New York and have now been in Fort Wayne for several years. I earned my master’s degree in Student Development Counseling and Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. I am also a certified Life Coach and am currently pursuing a PhD in Global Leadership. When I have free time, I love to explore the outdoors, and spend time with family and friends.

Jessica Black
Jessica Black

Disability Services Coordinator
phone: 260.422.5561 x2338
email: jlblack@indianatech.edu
office: Snyder Academic Center, Lower Level

I have been at Indiana Tech since 2016, and in the role of Disability Services Coordinator since 2017. I have a Bachelors in Psychology from Purdue University and a Masters in Psychology from Indiana Tech. I believe in helping students learn to be self-advocating, resourceful and creative when encountering problems and resilient in the face of challenge. I love to work with students to find the resources that work for them. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two sons, running, cooking and reading.

Emily Smith
Emily Smith

Student Success Advisor- College of Arts and Sciences
phone: 260-422-5561 ext. 2461
email: ersmith@indianatech.edu
office: Snyder Academic Center, Lower Level

I grew up in the Fort Wayne area and am glad to be returning after 10 years away. I earned my Bachelor of Social Work from Indiana University Bloomington and my Master of Arts in Post-secondary Education Administration from Murray State University. I chose Higher Education because I desire to help students discover and nurture their passion and purpose! Outside of work I love to cook, travel, and start new DIY projects. Please feel free to reach out to me with questions.

McKenzie Cook
McKenzie Cook

Student Success Advisor- College of Engineering and Computer Sciences
phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2396
email: mlcook@indianatech.edu
office: Snyder Academic Center, Lower Level

I began my career with Indiana Tech in 2016, and I absolutely love it here! I earned my undergraduate degree in Psychology, B.S. from Indiana Tech, and I am currently in pursuit of a Master in Psychology degree through Indiana Tech. I enjoy getting to know my students and love to encourage them to take ownership of their educational and professional opportunities. I believe that a balanced life is essential to success, and I thoroughly enjoy helping students learn how to balance their lives and create a rhythm to stay on track. College is a time to define yourself, and I find joy in empowering students to explore, define, and utilize their strengths as they navigate college. In my free time, I love traveling, spending time outdoors, reading, and enjoying quality time with my family and friends. I look forward to meeting with you!

Paige Anderson
Paige Anderson

Assistant Director of CPS Advisors
phone: 260.422.5561 ext. 3457
email: pmanderson@indianatech.edu
office: Snyder Academic Center, Lower Level

My journey with Indiana Tech began 10 years ago when I first enrolled as a CPS Student. As a single parent working full time with two children, I graduated from Indiana Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. My next goal is to earn my Master’s degree.  I am a strong believer that anything is possible, and that it is never too late to achieve your goals. My role as an Online Student Success Adviser is to help students succeed in their courses. I am here to encourage, motivate and work with students to develop a strategy for their academic success.

I am the advisor for the following degrees:

Associate of Science: Accounting, Electrical Engineering Technology, Health Information Technology, Information Technology

Bachelor of Arts: Information Systems

Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Business Administration (Management), Emergency Response Management, Health Information Management, and Information Systems

Jenita Hurst
Jenita Hurst

College of Professional Studies - Student Success Adviser
phone: 260-422-5561 ext. 2468
email: jmhurst@indianatech.edu
office: Snyder Academic Center, Lower Level

My name is Jenita Hurst and I am originally from Indiana. I have a background in teaching high school juniors and seniors. I have always had a desire to work in higher education. My role as an online adviser is to connect with any student I meet by starting where they are. I am a big advocate on self-awareness and self-care. My advising truths I aspire to live by are being honest and genuine. I would not ever tell a student something I would not do myself. I strive to live a balanced life and I encourage my students too, also. I look forward to connecting with you.

I am the advisor for the following degrees:

Associate of Science: Criminal Justice, General Studies, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Bachelor of Arts: Communication

Bachelor of Science: Child Development, Cyber Security, Psychology, Human Services, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and Organizational Leadership

Guest Students

Demetria Pettie

CPS Student Success Advisor
phone: 260.422.5561 ext. 2292
email: ddpettie@indianatech.edu
office: Snyder Academic Center, Lower Level

My journey with Indiana Tech began in 2014 when I began pursuing a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership through the CPS online program. I worked full-time while attending an online program, and because of this, I understand some of the challenges our students currently face while earning their degree. In 2018, I decided to transition from nonprofit work to higher education because I desired to provide current students with the same help I was given during my educational experience. I accepted a position in the Career Center as a Career Coach for CPS students, and enjoyed working with the population of which I was once part. In my current role as a Student Success Advisor, I continue to work with students who are striving to complete their degrees while balancing both personal and professional responsibilities. My job is to pour into every student I come across, encourage them to persevere even when it gets tough, and celebrate their wins as they achieve their goals.

I am the advisor for the following degrees:

Associate of Science: Business Administration (Management), Business Administration (Production Management)

Bachelor of Science: Business Administration ( Construction Management),  Business Administration (Human Resource Management), Business Administration (InsurTech)  Business Administration (Marketing), Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice ( all concentrations), Bachelor of Science Marketing, Bachelor of Science Organizational Leadership, Bachelor of Science Sport Management