Wyatt-Thermil to head SU’s RAC
Shippensburg University has hired Chartice Wyatt-Thermilas the Director of the Kathryn Hughes Seaber Raiders Academic Center for Student-Athletes.
Often referred to as the RAC, the center is housed inside Ezra Lehman Memorial Library. Wyatt-Thermil directs this center, created in 2019, which plays a daily role in retention and academic success for Shippensburg’s student-athletes.
Wyatt-Thermil is a former Division I student-athlete with a passion for helping student-athletes achieve academic success.
At SU, she will provide academic support and programming to ensure all student-athletes are connected with the appropriate resources supporting their success..
Her tasks include development and coordination of year-round programs and activities designed to support student-athletes’ academic success, retention, and graduation. She also collaborates with SU’s Learning Center faculty and staff to coordinate tutoring services and academic workshops for student-athletes.
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The Wyatt-Thermil file
Wyatt-Thermil arrived at Shippensburg after working for three years as a student success specialist at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
As an academic coach, Wyatt-Thermil designed meeting protocol templates to assist student-athletes. She also provided them with financial guidance and related information.
She coordinated a student-athlete study hall and created a culturally responsive safe space for minority students on the IUP campus.
Her duties at IUP also included a role as a logistical supervisor for the school’s New Student Orientation. Wyatt-Thermil began at IUP in 2015 as a graduate assistant, supporting various offices on campus. She later served as a graduate resident director.
Wyatt-Thermil worked as a teaching assistant at Laurel Valley Elementary School. She was also an assistant track & field coach at Greater Johnstown High School.
Her professional affiliations include the National Association of Academic and Student Athlete Development Professionals (N4A), Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA).
She is a 2015 graduate of Robert Morris University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in business marketing and was a member of the track & field team. She earned her master’s degree in exercise science from IUP in 2016 and is studying toward a doctoral degree in administration and leadership studies from IUP.