Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS)

Meet our Team

Erika Lavender

Ericka Lavender
Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services
Ericka Lavender is in her second year as Assistant Athletic 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 Women's Volleyball, Women’s Golf, Women’s Soccer and Men’s Basketball.      

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 21st year with Student-Athlete Academic Services as an Academic Coordinator. Bowers coordinates academic services for football, women’s basketball, and men’s and women’s tennis student-athletes.  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

 Jarry Caplan

Jerry Caplan
Academic Coordinator

Jerry is entering his first year as Academic Coordinator for Student-Athlete Academic Services. Caplan coordinates academic services for football, women's volleyball, men's and women's tennis student-athletes.

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

Ashleigh Hayes

Ashleigh Hayes
Learning Specialist/Tutorial Coordinator
Ashleigh Hayes is entering her first year with Student-Athlete Academic Services as a Learning Specialist and Tutorial Coordinator. Hayes coordinates and monitors all academic tutoring, academic coaching and academic testing/accommodations for all Rocket student-athletes.

Larimer Athletic Complex Room 2400E
Mail Stop 203
419.530.3647
Ashleigh.Hayes@utoledo.edu

Jillian Taylor

Jillian Taylor
Athletic Academic Coordinator / Coordinator for Student-Athlete Development
Jillian is entering her first year with SAAS, she is responsible for working with Baseball, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, and Women’s Track & Field. She also will be responsible for coordinating community services and the NCAA Life Skills programming for UT student-athletes to prepare them for life after sport.

Larimer Athletic Complex Room 2400J
Mailstop 203
419.530.3517
Email: Jillian.Lehman@utoledo.edu 

Last Updated: 7/31/17