In heading Petaluma’s student success efforts, Byron supports Petaluma’s approximately 1700 new students that arrive annually. The goal of the Student Success Team is to guide these new students through the enrollment process, assist them in navigating barriers to successful completion of their first semester, and effectively re-enroll them in their second semester. The Success Team will work in concert with the Counseling Department to provide effective services to students.
Byron received his Master’s Degree in Counseling with a concentration in College Student Personnel from the University of Bridgeport. He completed his undergraduate degree in Communications from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT. Byron brings a diverse experience from both two and four year institutions, as well as both private and public colleges. He spent three years as an Assistant Basketball Coach at Albertus Magnus College where he helped the program become top ten in Division III. In 2014, he worked as Student Development Associate at Gateway Community College, the large served as an Academic Success Counselor at the University of New Haven.St. community college in Connecticut. At Gateway, he helped develop student retention programs and was the college’s conduct officer. Most recently, Byron served as an Academic Success counselor at the University of New Haven