We Are CASA

Barry University’s Center for Academic Success and Advising

Through a range of customized services — from First-Year Academic Advising and individualized academic success coaching to professional tutoring to financial aid counseling — CASA ensures that students have the support they need to realize their full potential at Barry University. Our team of expert coaches and advisors collaborates across campus systems, working with faculty and administrators to provide academic resources necessary for each student to become an independent and confident learner. CASA strives to foster the skills and mindset needed for students to achieve their fullest potential and realize their successes.

Our Support Services

Academic Success Center

One-on-one sessions: Whatever your academic question or concern, we can help! Our advisors provide private academic coaching and develop individualized plans for student success.

First-Year Academic Advising and Coaching: CASA is the home of academic advising for every first-year Barry student, providing support and advocacy from the start.

A learning plan tailored to you: Recognizing that no two learners are alike, CASA fosters academic skills by connecting students with the resources they need to reach their unique goals.

The Glenn Hubert Learning Center

Professional tutoring services: Glenn Hubert Learning Center (GHLC) offers academic support services in the areas of writing, math, and reading that are customized to students’ individual needs and facilitated by professional tutors.

Workshops and seminars: GHLC conducts workshops and seminars on a variety of writing topics ranging from the APA Documentation Style to paraphrasing, grammar, and mechanics throughout the academic year.

The University Testing Center

Placement and challenge testing: The University Testing Center provides placement and challenge testing in math, English, chemistry, reading, and foreign languages to ensure that students are placed into appropriate courses.

What Barry Students Are Saying About CASA

"CASA makes you feel like you’re with family. I stop in everyday-to talk, do homework, or just get advice." - Johanssen Granoit

"CASA is one of the best elements our University has to offer! It has helped me tremendously in achieving all of my academic goals so far, I truly recommend it to all students!" - Janexy Sanchez

"CASA has benefited me greatly here at Barry University. My academic coach has helped me plan out the courses I have to take in order to reach my ultimate goal at Barry. The services that the tutoring center provides have not only made me a better student, but have helped me think at a level I never thought possible." - Patricia Lopez

Contact Us

Elisa M. Giordano, Ph.D.
Director Center for Academic Success and Advising
305-899-3055Garner 113-4
Olena Drozd, Ph.D.
Manager, Glenn Hubert Learning Center and Testing Center
305-899-4902Garner 110-1
Keyonvis Bouie, MBA
Academic Success Coach
305-899-5431Library 111
Kassi Cher-Aime, MS
Academic Success Coach
305-899-3083Garner 113-6
Lisa M. Diaz, MA
Academic Success Coach
305-899-3316Library 109
Mark D. Field, MS
Academic Success Coach
305-899-3093Garner 113-5
Francesca A. Romero-Muro, MA
Academic Success Coach
305-899-4909Library 109
Joyce D. Varela, MS
Academic Success Coach
305-899-4927Library 109
James Poulos, MA
Math Learning Specialist
305-899-4578Garner 107
Daryn Jaggernauth, BA
Administrative Specialist
305-899-3485Garner 113-3
Ranjeev Harrilal, BA
Administrative Assistant III
305-899-3687Garner 113-3

CASA Main Office:

casa@barry.edu - Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm - Garner 113-3