The Center for Academic Success at Furman University is to support all undergraduate students in achieving their academic potential and goals through individual and campus-wide initiatives that foster self-regulation and self-advocacy in academic and personal growth.


  • Increase students’ awareness of academic success related skills and strategies
  • Increase students’ awareness and facilitate the use of campus resources
  • Support students through communication, collaboration, mentoring, and self-reflection regarding academic success
  • Collaborate with campus partners to promote academic success
  • Engage in ongoing assessment and reflection of best practices regarding relevant trends related to academic success

DEI Statement:

The Center for Academic Success at Furman University acknowledges that our community is strengthened by diversity in all forms. We commit to engaging intentionally with all students to support their academic growth. We will work to create and foster an environment where students matter; where they are valued; and where they gain a sense of belonging. We will strive to uphold these values through our individual actions and we hold ourselves and our community accountable for respecting diversity in all forms



Contact Us

The Center for Academic Success is located on the ground floor of James B. Duke Library, Room 002.

We are open Monday-Friday from 9AM – 4PM. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are gladly accepted.

Phone: 864-294-2343

Email : cas@furman.edu

Meet Our Staff

Kelsey Harp

Director, Academic Success

Jean Schwab

Director, Peer Assisted Learning and Writing & Media Lab

Robyn Lee

Academic Coach, Academic Success

Jessica Koenig

Academic Coach

Brooke Schifano

Learning Resources Specialist

Gretchen Snow

Administrative Assistant