Meet the Advisors of Academic Focus!
Name: Ajay Thompson
Position: Student Success Coordinator
College: BSGS, Liberal Arts, Academic Focus & College of Education
Education: Bachelor of Science from Texas Christian University, Master of Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma, Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising from Austin Peay State University
Location: McReynolds 111
Phone: (931) 221-7695
Majors Advised: General Studies and Liberal Arts - No Academic Interest
Ajay Thompson joined the Student Success team in July 2019. Ajay was formerly an Academic Advisor, and she wrote: "I love that I have the opportunity to support students as they make their transition into the University, help them overcome challenges, and connect them with opportunities to make their first-year experience at Austin Peay great." Ajay has previous experience in college student affairs and admissions. Ajay currently serves as an adjunct instructor for APSU 1000, APSU 4010, and PASS 0900. She has a Bachelor of Science from Texas Christian University and a Master of Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma.
Name: Ryan Darensbourg
Position: Academic Advisor
College: Academic Affairs
Education: Bachelor of Arts in General Studies, Master of Science in College Student Personnel Services from Western Illinois University
Location: McReynolds 112
Phone: (931) 221-6587
Majors Advised: General Studies and Liberal Arts (exploratory students)
Ryan is a native of Baton Rouge, LA and began his career at Austin Peay in the fall of 2021. As an emerging student affairs professional his experiences included work in a variety of student service areas including academic advising, disability resources, student development and career development. Ryan is motivated by the opportunity to assist students in maximizing their experience in college and accomplishing their goals in higher education. In his free time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, playing Frisbee golf with his son, and hiking!
Name: Nicole McGlashing
Position: Academic Advisor
College: Academic Focus, Liberal Arts & College of Education
Education: Associate of Science in Liberal Arts from Austin Peay State University, Bachelor of Science in Psychological Science from Austin Peay State University, Master of Science in Leadership from Austin Peay State University
Location: McReynolds 110
Phone: (931) 221-6546
Majors Advised: Liberal Arts - No Academic Interest, Academic Focus, and Education
Nicole is an Academic Advisor for Academic Focus. She joined the team in January 2020 as an Administrative Assistant for Student Success, and became an Academic Advisor for Student Success in May 2021. Nicole currently advises LIBA, Academic Focus, and College of Education. Nicole has received her bachelor's degree from Austin Peay State University. Nicole graduated with a Master of Science in Leadership in August 2021. She is excited to work with the staff and students here at APSU.