Support E-town
Information For

Academic Advising Staff

Stephanie Rankin
Associate Dean of Students
Director, Academic Advising | 717-361-1569

B.A. Psychology, Gannon University
M.S. Community Health Counseling, Gannon University
National Certified Counselor (N.C.C.)

Stephanie and colleagues developed and launched the Center for Student Success (CSS) in 2003 as comprehensive academic support services resources for faculty, staff and students. Academic Advising and Disability and Learning Services comprise the CSS. Stephanie is a member of the college’s Enrollment Management and Retention Committees and chairs the Campus Wellness Network (CWN). She also teaches and advises in the college’s First Year seminar program, specifically developing an intensive advising seminar program (Discovery: America Now) in conjunction with the assistant director of academic advising. She provides annual training for FYS faculty focusing on developmental advising issues and fostering advising relationships. In 2007 she was recognized as an Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate national semi-finalist by the National resource Center for The First Year Experience and Students in Transition. Stephanie coordinates the fall and spring Early Warning program and academic probation student support program

JPB PicJean-Paul Benowitz

Director of Student Transitional Programs & Assistant Director of Academic Advising

Adjunct Professor of History | 717-361-1110

B. S. History, Eastern Mennonite University

M. A. History, Millersville University of Pennsylvania

A. B. D History, Temple University

Jean-Paul Benowitz is the academic advisor for students who are undecided/undeclared, transfers, or intensive advising. He is a supplemental advisor to students on academic probation. He develops and implements training programs in developmental advising for faculty and staff maintaining an advising information clearinghouse. Jean-Paul coordinates efforts in advising with academic departments and college offices. He is the Director of Momentum, a pre-orientation program. He is the faculty advisor for the Liberal Arts Residence, a living learning community. He is a co-director of the Sophomore Year Experience. He is a Purposeful Life Work Mentor with the Chaplain’s Office programs Called to Lead and Undergraduate Fellows in Justice and Peace Leadership. In 2015 he was recognized as an Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate national semi-finalist by the National Resource Center for The First Year Experience and Students in Transition. Jean-Paul teaches Discovery: America Now an intensive advising first year seminar based on his teaching, research, and writing interests in History and American Studies. He also teaches a first year seminar entitled Landmarks and Legends: Learning Local History. He co-teaches an Honors seminar entitled Elizabethtown History: Campus and Community. He co-directs with the Provost/Vice President the Strategic Initiative Elizabethtown College: Artifacts, Images, and Stories Collection. He is author of a history of the college entitled Elizabethtown College (Campus History Series) Arcadia Publishing, 2014 and a local history entitled Elizabethtown (Images of America Series) Arcadia Publishing, 2015.

Betsy Allen

Student Information Systems Coordinator | 717-361-1415

B.S. Biology, University of North Carolina, Pembroke
Betsy is your first point of contact as the Student Information Systems Coordinator at the Center for Student Success. She assists the Director of the Center for Student Success and the Assistant Director of Academic Advising. She coordinates the major, minor, and concentration declarations and/or changes. She creates and administers the First-Year student advising files and manages the First-Year student major declaration process. She is also responsible for developing data and statistical reports for academic departments. If you have questions about what the Center for Student Success can do for you, Betsy is the person to contact.

Elizabethtown College