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Jenna Seabold

Title: Research and Grants Coordinator
Department: Research and Grants
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
Email: jseabold@mailbox.sc.edu
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Jenna Seabold is the Research and Grants Coordinator at the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. Her role is two-fold: overseeing the coordination and organization of The Center’s research agenda, and serving in a support and advisory role for the Center’s Advising Success Network projects. The Advising Success Network is a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant promoting equity and excellence in academic advising.

Prior to her current role, she served as the Director of Academic Advising and Retention Services at Front Range Community College – Westminster Campus just outside Denver, Colorado. She was also an academic advisor at Bowling Green State University and the Coordinator of the Purdue Promise Program, an access and support program for 600 low-income and first-generation college students at Purdue University. Jenna brings almost 10 years of higher education experience across various settings – community college, regional public university, and large research university.

Her areas of interest include 1) college access, including the impacts of early childhood education on college readiness and adult learner access for job retraining and 2) low-income and first-generation college student success, with a focus on high-impact practices.

Educational Background  

  • Master of Arts – College Student Personnel (2007), Bowling Green State University 
  • Bachelor of Science – Business Administration; Specialization in Accounting (2005), Bowling Green State University

Publication

Esplin, P., Seabold, J., & Pinnegar, F. The Architecture of a High-Impact and Sustainable Peer Leader Program: A Blueprint for Success. New Directions for Higher Education. Jossey-Bass. March 2012, 85-100.

Selected Presentations

Baldwin, A., Seabold, J. A. (2014). Supporting First-Generation College Students. Preconference Workshop at the National Resource Center’s 33rd Annual Conference for the First-Year Experience, San Diego, CA.

Baldwin, A., Seabold, J. A., & Younger, D. (2013). Strategies for Supporting First-Generation College Students. Preconference Workshop at the National Resource Center’s 32nd Annual Conference for the First-Year Experience, Orlando, FL.

Seabold, J. A. & Haywood, A. (2012). Changing Focus to Improve the Success of Low-Income & First-Generation College Students. National Resource Center’s 31st Annual Conference for the First-Year Experience. San Antonio, TX.

Seabold, J. A. (2011). Doing More with Less: The Evolution of a Peer Mentoring Program. National Resource Center’s 18th National Conference on Students in Transition, St. Louis, MO.

Williams, R. A., Bergholm, E., Seabold, J. A., & Williams, J. (2011). The College Keys Compact Innovation Awards: Recognizing Exemplary Practices that Expand College Access and Success for Low-Income Students. National College Board Forum 2011, New York, NY.

Seabold, J. A. & Esplin, P. (2010). Recruitment and Selection. National Resource Center’s Institute on Peer Educators, Indianapolis, IN.

Esplin, P. & Seabold, J. A. (2010). Intentional and Sustainable: Programs that Last. National Resource Center’s Institute on Peer Educators, Indianapolis, IN.


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