Meet the Student Support Staff


Alexander Crawford, Ph.d., Director of Student Support

Lawrence Doherty, Academic Advisor works mostly with incoming students who have not yet declared a major. Mr. Doherty is from Philadelphia, PA, where he earned graduate degrees in theology, family therapy, and law. He has taught in Catholic high schools and colleges, provided clinical counseling to individuals, couples, and families, and practiced law for many years. He enjoys discussing with students their abilities, goals, academic interests, and related majors. He motivates students by highlighting the importance and relevance of a liberal arts education and the value of managing time, setting goals, and writing well. Mr. Doherty encourages students to take care of themselves intellectually, physically, socially, etc., as a way of achieving academic success, personal development and overall satisfaction during their college years.

Savohn Hunt, Academic Advisor

Jenifer LeCompte,M.A., Manager of Adaptive Services, providing accommodations to students with documented disabilities. Born and raised in Levittown, Pennsylvania, Jenifer has lived in Naples, Florida for the last 10 years. She graduated from Kutztown University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education, and then earned a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Gwynedd Mercy University. Jenifer spent over 20 years in Special Education classrooms in Pennsylvania and Florida. She now feels blessed to come to Ave Maria and works to level the playing field so that every student has an equal opportunity to succeed academically.