Charlene A. Stinard is Director of Transfer and Transition Services at the University of Central Florida. In 20 years of service to UCF, Ms. Stinard has been a member of the Political Science Department faculty and served as Assistant University Registrar and Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions. She is a recipient of the university’s Excellence in Professional Academic Advising Award.
Ms. Stinard’s research interests include issues of transfer student retention, persistence, and graduation. Her publications deal with inter-/ intra-institutional collaboration to improve transfer student success. She has taught Freshman Success classes, as well as classes in American Government and environmental sustainability.
Ms. Stinard presents annually at national, regional, and state conferences on transfer issues, demonstrating her university’s excellence in programming and services for undergraduate transfer students.
Dr. Mark Allen Poisel is currently the Vice President for Student Affairs at Georgia Regents University and has been working on college campuses for the past 25 years. From 2011-2013, Poisel served as Associate Provost for Student Success at Pace University. As the former Associate Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment Services and Academic Development and Retention at the University Central Florida, he led the efforts to enhance retention, create transfer, veterans, and second year centers, coordinate advising needs for first time in college students, and develop publications.
He has also presented numerous keynote speech, workshops,
and concurrent sessions on the issues of transfer and transition services,
advising, retention, and student affairs assessment. He serves on the advisory
board the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students. He is
co-author of several publications and co-editor for a monograph on transfer
student issues published by the National Resource Center for the First-Year
Experience and Students in Transition. He earned a bachelor’s degree in
Accounting and a master’s degree in College Student Personnel Work from Indiana
State University and his specialist and doctorate in Higher Education from The
Florida State University. Dr. Poisel is the recipient of the Dr. Terry Hickey
Academic Advising Advocate Award from the University of Central Florida and the
Outstanding Alumni award from the College of Education at Indiana State
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