Staff

Janet Deal Daniel, Ed. S.
Janet Deal Daniel, Ed. S.
Director
Barnard 106
704-687-5108
jddaniel@uncc.edu

Janet Deal Daniel is the director of the Office of Adult Students and Evening Services at UNC Charlotte. As a graduate of Winthrop University with an Educational Specialist degree in Leadership and Supervision, she has worked in higher education in several capacities: teaching, consulting, program development, and leadership. In addition to her passion of working with students at the university, she cherishes time with family, writing, travel, exercise, and reading....

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Jinny Bento Desousa
Jinny Bento Desousa
Office Manager
704-687-5106
jgbradle@uncc.edu

"OASES provides students with advising and resources to help them succeed. We also collaborate with faculty and staff as needed in the best interest of our students to help their success. I serve as the office manager and Scholarship coordinator in OASES where I monitor budgets, purchasing, and hiring/supervising our work study students, as well as collect data, work with donors, assist students, and coordinate the annual scholarship luncheon program to honor our students and...

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Elizabeth Brownell-Lynn
Academic Advisor
Barnard 106D
704-687-5115
ebrownel@uncc.edu
As an experienced Academic Advisor, I am thrilled to be working with OASES and provide quality service and advising to Adult Learners. I previously worked in Higher Education roles in academic and college planning, teaching student success classes, and in student activities. I thoroughly enjoy helping students map out their educational and career goals so they can be successful in all they pursue.
 
Education:
BS - Education-...

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Debbie Smith, M.S.
Debbie Smith, M.S.
Associate Director and Director of Advising
Barnard 106C
704-687-5107
dsmit295@uncc.edu

I joined the OASES staff as an academic advisor and coordinator of the Adult Mentoring Program for Students (AMPS) in 2008. I have worked in higher education in several capacities to include academic advising and developing programs for adult learners and transfer students.  My passion is assisting adult learners to develop an academic plan that compliments their educational and career goals.  Having completed my degrees while working full time with two daughters, I can relate to...

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Leana Zona, M.Ed.
Academic Advisor and Communications Specialist
Barnard 106B
704-687-7780
lzona@uncc.edu

I am proud to currently serve as an Academic Advisor and Communications Specialist for the OASES team. With roughly 5,000 adult and nontraditional students on campus, our programs are both unique and vital to aiding these students' academic success. OASES offers educational and social programs for this specific population, but goes above in beyond as a resource for faculty and staff as well. Adult student needs and expectations are vastly different than...

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Cory Burr
Work Study Student
Office of Adult Students and Evening Services
704-687-5104

Major: B.S in Computer Science/concentration in Network and Distributed Systems

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Miles Butler
Work Study Student
Office of Adult Students and Evening Services
704-687-5104

Major: B.S. in Computer Science with a Concentration in Game Design

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Jacob Groves
Work Study Student
Office of Adult Students and Evening Services
704-687-5104

Major: B.A. in Religious Studies, Minor in Women and Gender Studies

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Lance Jackson
Work Study Student
Office of Adult Students and Evening Services
704-687-5104

Major: B.A. in Secondary Education Mathematics Major

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