Meet the Undergraduate Program Staff
Victor Mullins, Associate Dean
Victor Mullins heads the undergraduate program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, and he has served in this position since July 2012. Prior to arriving at the Smith School, Mullins served as associate dean of undergraduate affairs in the College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for nine years. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia; a Master of Arts degree in higher education administration at New York University (NYU); and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in higher education administration at NYU. Upon completion of his master’s degree at NYU, he began his higher education career. During his 11-year tenure at NYU, he served in several positions, including assistant dean of undergraduate affairs at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business. With over 20 years of experience, Mullins has been committed to the admission, retention, placement, and graduation of students. He is passionate about student development and enjoys working collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and corporate partners in building a strong student-centered community. He is married to Nancy Glover Mullins and has two kids — Justin and Audrey.
Brian Horick, Assistant Dean
Brian Horick is the assistant dean and an academic advisor at the Smith School where he oversees many administrative aspects of the program including course offerings and scheduling. In addition, he works closely with faculty leadership in areas of curriculum and course development. Horick has served full-time in an academic advising/administrative capacity at the Smith School of Business since 1993. He has a BS in finance from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from the University of Maryland. Prior to UMD, Horick worked as an accountant for several years. In his free time, he enjoys basketball, gardening, fishing and spending time with his family.
Evan Riddle is the director and an academic advisor for the undergraduate program at the Smith School. Originally from Ohio, Riddle came to the University of Maryland in 2006 after earning his MA in college student personnel and BS in social work from Bowling Green State University. In addition to advising, Riddle also serves as an instructor for a course for external transfer students and helps coordinate commencement ceremonies for the Smith School. He resides in Howard County and enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons while away from the office. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Luke Glasgow is the director at the Shady Grove campus where he manages the undergraduate program office, assists with academic advising, and oversees the Robert H. Smith School of Business undergraduate programs. Prior to joining the Smith School in 2000, Glasgow worked for University of Maryland’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Intercollegiate Athletics Department. Glasgow has spent his entire career in higher education and student services. He received an MS in higher education administration from the Johns Hopkins University and a BS degree from the University of Baltimore. While away from the office, Glasgow enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, family and friends. He is proud of his Scottish heritage and attends Scottish festivals in the US and abroad. He enjoys swimming, traveling, and watching and cheering for the Terps. Email: email@example.com.
Assistant Directors & Academic Advisors
Melanie Ashton is an assistant director in the undergraduate program. Ashton is a Maryland native. A “Terp for life” she holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. During her tenure with the Smith School of Business, she has worked with the domestic and global EMBA programs and served as the student affairs coordinator for the QUEST Honors program. She has interests in student leadership development and mentorship. In addition to advising she serves as a UNIV 100 Freshman Connection instructor. In her current role, Ashton is the advisor of the Smith Business Analytics, General Business, and Innovation Entrepreneurship Minor programs and supports several Smith undergraduate diversity initiatives. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Derek Bowe, Jr. is an academic advisor for the undergraduate program at the Smith School. He is a proud native of Huntsville, AL, where he graduated with a BA in English from Oakwood University in 2011. During his time at Oakwood, Bowe was heavily involved on campus, working as an orientation leader for 3 years and serving as editor of Oakwood’s student newspaper, The Spreading Oak, during his senior year. From there, Bowe attended the University of West Georgia, graduating with an MEd in professional counseling (college student affairs concentration) in 2014. Before starting at the Smith School in 2018, Bowe worked at the University of Georgia as a residence hall director and at California State University, Fullerton as a coordinator of student conduct. He values advocating for students, helping them discover and strategize how to become the best version of themselves, and enhancing their overall learning and development. When not working, Bowe enjoys spending time with his wife, Angela, exploring, reading, photography, traveling, watching and playing a variety of sports, and tapping into his inner interior designer by watching HGTV. Email: email@example.com.
Hermela Felten is an academic advisor for the undergraduate program. She is a proud Terp who is passionate about equipping students with the tools they need to succeed in their academic and career pursuits. She received her undergraduate degree from the Smith School of Business and has worked in various roles in student support services and resident life on campus. Prior to working at the University of Maryland, she worked in academic accreditation and disability support services. She is a strong advocate of experiential learning and enjoys traveling and discovering new places in her spare time. She loves reading and learning more about personal finance. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ebony Fullwood is an associate director for the undergraduate program. Originally from North Carolina she relocated to Maryland and joined the Smith School of Business in 2007. She received her MA in higher education administration from George Washington University and her BA in public policy analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to advising, Fullwood is the administrative director for the Smith Sports and Entertainment Business (SEBP) high school summer program. She also serves as an instructor for a freshman connection section of UNIV 100 and for a course for Smith external transfer students. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music, watching movies, reality television, spending time with family and friends, and watching college football and basketball games. Email: email@example.com.
Aki Noguchi Giron is an alumna of the Smith School of Business, having earned a double degree in accounting and marketing. Prior to graduation, she worked in the office of Undergraduate Studies at College Park; then, after completing her studies, she took a position as an academic advisor at the Shady Grove campus. After taking a few years to hone her accounting and administrative skills in the private sector, she returned to the University of Maryland to serve as an academic advisor and program coordinator for the Smith School at Shady Grove. When she is away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, attending concerts and sporting events, traveling, cooking, eating, photography, running, biking and dancing. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kristin LaRiviere is an associate director in the undergraduate program. LaRiviere has come to Maryland after living in places such as California, Maine, North Dakota, and Virginia. Currently, she is working on her PhD in higher education at the University of Maryland, after earning her master's degree here and receiving her BA in English from Christopher Newport University. In the Undergraduate Studies Office, LaRiviere oversees Smith Start, admissions education, and emerging student engagement initiatives. In her free time, she enjoys watching her favorite sports teams (Nats, Caps, and Pats!), reading, and exploring new restaurants in the D.C. area. Email: email@example.com.
Gabriele Salinas earned a BA in political science and German from the University of Western Illinois, and an MA degree in Admin. Management: Public Administration from Bowie State University (overseas program). Salinas is what is commonly referred to as an “army brat” which means she grew up moving quite a bit as determined by her father’s duty assignments. Today that would probably translate into the term “global nomad”. During that time she grew up mostly in Europe (Germany and Belgium) and spent a few years in Virginia and Arizona. As an adult, she had a short stint in south Texas before returning to Germany. She has spent the last 9 years as an undergraduate academic advisor for the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Europe in Heidelberg, Germany. During off-duty hours, Salinas' emphasis is on her son and family. She is a people person, loves animals and children and enjoys vacation travel (to date mainly in Europe and the Mediterranean). She is an avid reader (both in English and in German) and enjoys swimming, touring historic sites, nature walks, international cuisine, baking cookies and occasionally indulges in really good chocolate, latte macchiato, seafood and the odd crafts project. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tori Shay is an academic advisor in the undergraduate program at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Shay is a proud alumna of the University of Maryland and received her Bachelor of Science degree in family science in 2013. During her undergraduate years, Shay was an orientation advisor, participated in the 2013 class council, served as a teaching assistant for UNIV100, and held numerous leadership positions for her sorority, Delta Gamma. As a Freshmen Connection alumna, Shay enjoys teaching UNIV100 each fall for this student population and she is also the faculty advisor for Operation Business. Originally from Long Island, New York, Shay loves the beach, summertime, reality television and cheering on the New York Mets and Islanders. Email: email@example.com.
Jeanette Snider, PhD, is an associate director in the undergraduate program at the Robert H. Smith School of Business and has served in this capacity since May 2011. She was born and raised in Northern Virginia. In 2008, Snider graduated from the College of William and Mary. She earned her master's in higher education administration from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2011 and her PhD in the same field at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2020. Snider has a passion for helping students reach their full potential at all levels of their educational journey. This is reflected in the programs, initiatives, publications and consulting experiences she has led or participated in while at the University. Currently, she serves as the director of the Robert H. Smith School’s high school summer programs and oversees numerous diversity and inclusion initiatives throughout the Smith School of Business. Snider is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Claudia Donnelly is a program manager for the undergraduate program and for the College Park Scholars’ Business, Society and the Economy (BSE) program. In both positions, her goal is to increase student engagement by managing academic and community programming. In BSE, which is a living-learning, by-invitation-only program, Donnelly helps the 150+ students adapt to college life as freshmen and helps them navigate through their sophomore years. Prior to joining the undergraduate program, Donnelly worked for many years with Smith’s Office of Global Initiatives, developing and promoting study abroad experiences and on-campus global learning. She has accompanied students on global study programs to the United Arab Emirates, Singapore/Malaysia, Australia, France/Netherlands, and Israel and enjoys personal travel with her family. Donnelly earned a master's in sports administration from Ohio University and an undergraduate degree in communication from Rutgers University. She is a first-generation American and recognizes the unique challenges, opportunities and responsibilities that go along with this. Email: email@example.com.
Lindsay Cabrera is a coordinator in the undergraduate program. She is a University of Maryland graduate with a BA in Spanish language, culture and literature as well as foreign language education. During her undergraduate years, she served UMD as a resident assistant in Ellicott Hall and as an office assistant in human resources for Resident Life. After applying her degree to teach high school Spanish, she is excited to return to the UMD community in an administrative capacity. She is fluent in Spanish, and enjoys many elements of Latino culture, having traveled to the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico and Guatemala. She enjoys painting, salsa dancing and CrossFit. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Imani Burwell, Minor Programs
Imani Burwell is originally from New Jersey but calls North Carolina home. She earned her associate degree from Vance-Granville Community College and then transferred to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While in Chapel Hill, she completed her BA in sociology with a minor in education. From her courses, volunteering, and interactions with different student organizations, she learned of her passion for helping students. After graduation, she was given the opportunity to fulfill that passion by working with the Carolina College Advising Corps in Warren County, NC where she advised and assisted under-represented students in the college application process. During her two years with the corps, she decided to advance her studies to continue to help under-represented students excel during their collegiate years. Her desire to help has brought her to the University of Maryland, College Park to earn her M.Ed. in student affairs.
Sabrina Callan, Diversity and Inclusion
Sabrina Callan is responsible for promoting student, faculty, and staff engagement to help foster a better understanding of the diverse communities represented at Smith. She is also a doctoral student in the school psychology program, a mental health specialty that helps students succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. Prior to attending UMD, she grew up in Northern Virginia and received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Christopher Newport University. When she's not studying and conducting research, Callan enjoys exploring the restaurants and attractions in D.C. and visiting her family in Virginia.
Jillian Cordial, Undergraduate Program Office Front Desk
Jillian Cordial is a front desk coordinator for the Smith undergraduate program office. She is currently a master’s student in the Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy program with a concentration in higher education. Prior to attending UMD, she grew up in Mansfield, Ohio, and completed her bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in women, gender, and sexuality studies and a legal studies certificate from the University of Cincinnati. Outside of working and studying, she enjoys reading, traveling, and staying active.
Sydney King, Diversity and Inclusion
Sydney King is one of two graduate assistants responsible for promoting student, faculty, and staff engagement to help foster a better understanding of the diverse communities represented at Smith. She is a recent alumna of the Smith School, where she graduated with a BS in information systems and marketing and is currently pursuing her master’s in information systems. King loves planning events to enhance student engagement and learning about different cultures and backgrounds. She supports the Diversity Empowerment Council to develop new solutions to help improve the experiences at Smith and serves as a master’s student ambassador to share her experience with prospective students as well. Outside of school, King serves as the director of recruitment for a non-profit called Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership where she recruits sophomore students all across Maryland to attend a seminar on personal, group, and societal leadership. She also loves to travel, attend music concerts, and spend time with family and friends. Post graduation, King plans on working at Northrop Grumman in the systems engineering department.
Jackie Letizia, Smith START
Jackie Letizia is originally from Brookfield, Connecticut. She graduated from Susquehanna University in 2017 with two BAs in art history and communication studies, and a minor in museum studies. After graduating, she completed a year of service for City Year in Providence, Rhode Island, where she worked with 8th-grade students to develop their academic and leadership skills, and improve their attendance rates. From this experience, she realized how much she enjoyed working with K-12 students, and proceeded to serve a year as a college access advisor for a nonprofit. Now, she is pursuing a Master of Education in school counseling, in hopes of continuing to serve as an advocate for students and work towards equity in the college access and admissions field.
Brennan Rudy, Undergraduate Program Office Front Desk
Brennan Rudy is a front desk coordinator for the Smith undergraduate program office. He is currently a master's student in the School of Music, his primary instrument being trumpet. Prior to attending UMD, he grew up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and received his bachelor's degree in music from Susquehanna University. Outside of work and school, Rudy enjoys cooking, baking, trying new restaurants, and hiking.
Sam Sommer, Admissions Education and Student Engagement
Sam Sommer is responsible for informing prospective students and parents of the application process and opportunities within the business school. She also informs students who are interested in transferring into the Smith School of Business. Sommer spends additional time assisting with the iSmith online platform that allows students to track their undergraduate personal and professional development. She completed her bachelor’s in psychology and is now pursuing a doctoral degree in school psychology. Although her background hasn't involved business, she really enjoys being able to share her knowledge about opportunities within Smith with prospective students and parents. She takes great pride in being able to assist prospective students with their professional and academic journeys. Outside of work, she enjoys going on walks with her dog and horseback riding.