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National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition

Affiliate Scholars

The purpose of the Affiliate Scholars Program is to advance the Center’s research on student success in key transition points in higher education and engage national and international scholars in targeted activities. Affiliate Scholars are integral to the Center’s high-quality research on postsecondary student success, assisting in the continued expansion our research capacity.

Current Affiliate Scholars


Jeffrey Mayo

Jeff Mayo HeadshotJeffrey Mayo, Ph.D. is Assistant Director of First-Year Experience Office at the University of Texas at Austin. In this role, he leads the Transfer-Year Experience program, designed to support students through the academic transition to campus. Informed and motivated by his own transfer experience, Mayo aims to reduce friction in the transfer process and highlight the value these students add to their new institution.

Project: National Survey of Transfer Student Initiatives

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.