Ship U: Student Success Coach for Student-Athletes

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Cassandra Morrow ’12/’14M has been named the Student Success Coach for Student-Athletes at Shippensburg University. Morrow fills the vacancy created after Trejon Dinkins, the previous Student Success Coach, was hired in March as the Director of the Kathryn Hughes Seaber Raiders Academic Center (RAC) for Student-Athletes.

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Cassandra Morrow

“I am truly excited to welcome Cassie back to Ship as a member of the Support Staff for the RAC,” Dinkins said. “Cassie’s energetic personality combined with her passion for serving others will truly help solidify the dynamic culture being built within the RAC and I can’t wait for everyone to witness the tremendous positive impact she will have as a Student Success Coach for Student-Athletes here at Ship!”

Morrow is tasked with providing intensive, personalized support to SU’s student-athletes. Among her duties include identifying at-risk students and connecting students to resources available on campus. She will work with student-athletes to develop realistic goals that will contribute to academic and personal success in college.

Other Roles for Cassandra

Another role for Morrow will be to work with Dinkins in developing mental health resources and programming for student-athletes. In addition, Morrow will monitor and record progress for students, collect and analyze data, and plan and facilitate academic support and developmental programming by collaborating with relevant SU resources.  

Morrow returns to Shippensburg after spending the last seven years as a school-based Mental Health Therapist with Laurel Life. Among her responsibilities included individual and group therapy sessions for students and regular work with students who have been identified as having a mental health diagnosis. Morrow worked to identify strategies with students including behavioral and resiliency-based interventions and collaborated with treatment teams to identify academic and behavioral goals and solutions for students at risk.

As an undergraduate and graduate student at Shippensburg, Morrow was a member of the women’s soccer team from 2008-12. She was a two-time All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Third Team honoree as a defender for the Raiders. She started in all 77 games in which she appeared, totaling four goals and four assists in her career. Morrow spent the 2014 season as a women’s soccer assistant coach while completing her graduate degree.

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What’s Next

Morrow graduated cum laude from Shippensburg in 2012 with a degree in social work and earned her master’s degree in social work from Shippensburg in 2014.
 

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