calhounShavonda Calhoun
Computer Science
Computing Technology

Greetings! My name is Shavonda Calhoun and I began my career as an academic advisor at UMSL in 2021. Prior to coming to UMSL, I worked as a Student Success Coach at Harris-Stowe State University. I completed my postsecondary education at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville where I received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in English Literature and a Master of Science in Education. I am passionate about having a direct impact on student success.

I am passionate about helping students successfully maneuver through their journey and obtaining their degree.  As a first-generation and non-traditional student myself, I can relate to the feeling of not knowing where to go for resources. As an academic advisor, my goal is to have a holistic approach to optimizing student success. “