Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS)

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Main Campus
Larimer Athletic Complex

Room 2030
2801 W. Bancroft Street
Toledo, OH  43606-3390
Phone: 419-530-3542
Fax:     419-530-3953 

saas@utoledo.edu

Meet our Team

Erika Lavender

Ericka Lavender
Associate Athletic Director
Director for Academic Services (SAAS)

Ericka Lavender is entering her fourth year as Associate Athletic Director/Director for Student-Athlete Academic Services. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Rocket Academic Center and coordinates academic support for her assigned student-athletes. She works with Men's Basketball and Football and serves on various campus committees.

Larimer Athletic Complex Room 2400G
Mail Stop 203
419.530.3542
Ericka.Lavender@UToledo.edu

Stacy Bowers

Stacy Bowers
Academic Coordinator

Stacy Bowers is in her 23rd year with Student-Athlete Academic Services as an Academic Coordinator. Bowers coordinates academic services for Football, Men's Golf, Women's Golf and Softball.  In addition, Bowers helps to organize Rocket Launch (new student orientation) and serves as the Liaison for TACADA.

Larimer Athletic Complex Room 2400H
Mail Stop 203
419.530.3518
stacy.bowers@utoledo.edu

 Caplan

Jerry Caplan
Academic Coordinator

Jerry is entering his second year as Academic Coordinator for Student-Athlete Academic Services. Caplan coordinates academic services for Football, Volleyball, Women's Tennis, and oversees Men's Tennis. He is also responsible for coordinating the "Why Not Us" program which is geared towards minority and international student-athletes.

Larimer Athletic Complex Room 2400G
Mail Stop 203
419.530.3522
Jerry.Caplan@utoledo.edu

 Golston

Nikki Golston
Learning Specialist/Tutorial Coordinator

Nikki Golston is starting her first year with Student-Athlete Academic Services as the Learning Specialist and Tutorial Coordinator. Nikki will be responsible for SAAS Rocket Launch Tutorial program, Academic Coaches and partnering with the Learning Enhancement Center and Writing Center. She will be responsible for the day-to-day tutoring operations while managing her own caseload of student-athletes and supervising academic coaches. In additional, Golston serves as the liaison for the Office of Disability Services and UT Athletics CARE Team.

Larimer Athletic Complex Room 2400E
Mail Stop 203
419.530.3647
Nikki.Golston@utoledo.edu 

Jillian Taylor

Jillian Lehman
Athletic Academic Coordinator/Coordinator for Student-Athlete Development

Jillian is entering her third academic year with SAAS, she is responsible for working with Baseball, Women’s Basketball, Women’s Soccer, Men’s Cross Country, Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country, and overseeing Swimming & Diving. She is also responsible for coordinating community service and the NCAA Student-Athlete Development programming, including community service for UT student-athletes to prepare them for life after sport.

Larimer Athletic Complex Room 2400J
Mailstop 203
419-530-3517
Jillian.lehman@utoledo.edu

 Gray

Alyssa Gary
Assistant Academic Coordinator

Alyssa is entering her second semester with Student-Athlete Academic Services, serving as the Assistant Athletic Academic Coordinator. She is responsible for working with Swimming & Diving, Men's Tennis and Women's Soccer. She also will be assisting with the coordination of Community Service, SAAC and NCAA Life Skills programming for UT student-athletes to prepare them for life after sport.

Larimer Athletic Complex 
Alyssa.Gary@UToledo.Edu

Last Updated: 8/3/18