The Center for Academic, Career and Student Services (ACSS) in the Wilson College of Textiles supports students through all stages of their NC State journey. Stop by the Center in suite 2418 for more information about how ACSS can support you.
Dr. Pamela McCauley
Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Dr. Pamela McCauley is an internationally recognized Industrial Engineering researcher in the development of mathematical models, ergonomics, biomechanics and leadership in STEM. She is an energetic and impactful keynote speaker as well as an award-winning educator on a mission to empower others to succeed in STEM educational, career and innovation goals. Author of over 100 technical publications, an internationally-used ergonomics textbook and several inspiring books on STEM leadership, Dr. McCauley served as the Director of the Ergonomics Laboratory in the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Central Florida. She previously held the position of Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. In addition to her academic leadership, Dr. McCauley is a seasoned entrepreneur, innovator and expert witness. From January 2018 to June 2020, Dr. McCauley served as Program Director for the National Science Foundation, Computer Information Science and Engineering Directorate’s I-Corps Program. She is presently the Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Wilson College of Textiles.
Director of Academic Services
Heather has been working at NC State since 2005 and has been in the Wilson College of Textiles since 2016. Her main responsibilities include oversight of advising and recruiting staff, advising transfer students, teaching T 101- Introduction to the Wilson College of Textiles and is the liaison to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. She served as the Associate Director of Advising and Admissions before assuming the Director of Academic Services role in May 2018. Heather began her NC State career as an Assistant Director in the Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes before transitioning to an Assistant Director role in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in 2011. Prior to coming to NC State, she served in several academic advising roles in academic support programs for student-athletes at the University of Richmond, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Heather earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science with concentrations in Psychology and Sports Medicine from East Carolina University and a Master of Arts in Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She currently resides in Holly Springs, NC with her husband, Wayne and fur baby, Daisy.
Director of Career Services
Jeff joined the Wilson College of Textiles in March 2018, bringing with him over 15 years of experience helping college students in NC identify and achieve their career goals. In his previous role, he served as the Associate Director of Career Services at UNC-CH for over 10 years, overseeing both the employer relations and career counseling functions of the office. Prior to that, Jeff was the Director of Career Services for the Poole College of Management at NC State University from 2003-2007. He also has experience in human resources, recruiting, and retail management. Jeff is originally from NJ and lives in Cary with his wife and 2 boys. He has a BA in psychology from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and MEd in college career counseling from NC State University.
Associate Director of Student Services
Delisha is a native of Raleigh where she attended Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Textile Technology with a concentration in Medical Textiles and a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from NC State University. She has been working at NC State University since 2011 primarily in undergraduate student recruitment focused roles. As the Associate Director of Student Services, she oversees and implements various recruiting strategies, events and programs; coordinates undergraduate scholarships and diversity programming and training for the Wilson College community. She enjoys meeting students as they are contemplating on where to go to college and their major before realizing that the Wilson College of Textiles is the best fit for them and watching them graduate and enter the next chapter of their life. Outside of work, Delisha enjoys spending time with her husband, their families and dog (Bolt); working in the yard, working out, reading and DIY projects.
Alyssa is a Raleigh native and NC State alumni, having earned two master’s degrees in higher education administration and English, rhetoric, and composition. As an academic advisor for the Wilson College of Textiles, Alyssa’s foremost goal is to ensure that students and their families feel equipped and empowered with the necessary knowledge, resources, and support systems to thrive in all aspects of their college experience. This passion to serve and support students is also reflected in her professional experiences prior to her current role, which span undergraduate first-year and transfer admissions, academic support services, first-year experience initiatives, and postsecondary teaching. When she’s not working with students, Alyssa enjoys exploring Raleigh’s many locally-owned restaurants, watching the latest movies at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, and spending time with her two fur babies (cats named Zeus and Hagrid).
Senior Academic Advisor
Meggie joined the Wilson College of Textiles in May 2018 and previously worked with first-year undecided students in the Exploratory Studies program at NC State. She grew up in the NC mountains, and has lived all over the state. After teaching high school science for three years, Meggie found her passion working with college students through academic advising. Meggie has been advising students since 2011, first at East Carolina University and at NC State since 2015. She enjoys supporting students as they adjust to campus and helping them find ways to enhance their educational experience through one-on-one conversations. Outside of work, Meggie enjoys being outside, traveling and spending time with her family. Meggie earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2007, and a master’s degree in Education from Wake Forest University in 2008.
Coordinator of Recruitment and Educational Outreach
Jaquan Scott joined NC State and the Wilson College of Textiles in June 2019 as the Coordinator for Recruitment and Educational Outreach. His responsibilities include coordinating the Summer Textile Exploration Program (STEP) and other high school visitation programs, assisting with the coordination of the Wilson College of Textiles scholarship application and review process, and advising the Ambassadors. Prior to joining NC State, Jaquan worked as a graduate assistant with the Student Success Center on a number of initiatives related to the success of underrepresented and underserved students at Virginia Tech. He also served as an Admissions Advisor for 2 years at Virginia Tech. Jaquan is a two-time graduate of Virginia Tech, receiving his master’s degree in Higher Education Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations in 2019 and 2014, respectively. He is originally from Farmville, VA, is an avid LeBron James fan, and enjoys cooking, living the dream on NBA 2K, playing basketball outside of work.
Coordinator of Recruitment and Educational Outreach
Merica joins NC State from her alma mater, William Peace University, where she worked as a Senior Admissions Counselor, the Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach and an Adjunct Instructor of First-Year Seminar. She is passionate about assisting prospective students and their families through the college selection process and connecting current, at-risk students with the appropriate campus resources to aid in their success. Merica earned a Bachelor of Art in Psychology from William Peace University in 2016 and a Master of Education focused in Higher Education Leadership from Liberty University in 2020. When she is not working, Merica loves being with her family, watching basketball games and volleyball matches and learning new things.
Graduate Services Coordinator
Traci moved to North Carolina from the New England area in 2008. It was that same year that she began working at NC State at the College of Veterinary Medicine before joining the Wilson College of Textiles in 2010. In her role as Graduate Services Coordinator for the college’s doctoral programs and the Textile Chemistry and Textile Engineering master’s programs, she serves as the principle administrative liaison between the student, the Graduate Program Director and the Graduate School. Traci is committed to providing students with excellent guidance and support as they navigate through their graduate school journey. She appreciates the rich cultural diversity that the graduate students bring to Wilson College of Textiles and enjoys the opportunity to gain a better understanding of other cultures.
Selina is the Executive Assistant to the Associate Dean for Academic Programs. She has a degree in Political Science from NC State and has worked at the college since 2014. Selina is proud to be part of the Academic Programs office, thankful for the daily opportunities to assist and enhance the college experience for our students.
Sabrina Olivia Spencer
Sabrina is from Charlotte, NC and began her journey at NC State in Fall 2015 in the Exploratory Studies program. As an undergraduate, she was actively involved with the University Activities Board, the University Ambassadors program, New Student Programs and several other volunteer opportunities. In 2019, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Interpersonal, Rhetorical, and Organizational Communication. In the following year, Sabrina joined the NC State College Advising Corps and served as a College Adviser at a high school in Pender County, NC. In Fall 2020, Sabrina returned to NC State to earn her Master of Education in College Counseling and Student Development. Outside of mental health advocacy and educational equity, Sabrina is passionate about caring for dogs, exploring the outdoors, cooking breakfast foods and watercolor painting.