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Dr. Damon Arnold, Ph.D

Office Address: B 150 (Fieldhouse)
Phone: (616) 331-3328

Advises: Football & Men's Basketball

In addition to working full-time as the Director for Academic Services in Grand Valley State's Athletic Department, Damon has taught numerous classes at the University. He holds an A.A. in Behavior Science (Citrus Community College), a B.A. and M.A. in Sociology (Chico State University), as well as an M.S. in Sports Psychology (University of Idaho). Damon also received his Ph.D. in Education Administration (Washington State University). As you can tell from his educational accomplishments, Damon truly believes in life-long learning. It is his goal to inspire his student-athletes to confidence in all situations, by encouraging education to inspire a generation. He wants to help young men and women understand that correct decisions and choices are an important part of life.    


Jasmine Padin, M.Ed

Office Address: B 146 (Fieldhouse) 

Advises: Women's Basketball


Jasmine is a full time Living Center Director in Housing and Residence Life. She oversees about 657 residents living in Murray Living Center, VanSteeland Living Center and Grand Valley Apartments. Within these living centers are two academic communities (International House and Gender Justice House).  She graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Leadership with a minor in Business and a Master’s in Education. She is also the academic adviser for Women's Basketball.

Justice Jacobs

Justice Jacobs

Office Address: B 146 (Fieldhouse) 
Phone: (616) 331-3374

Advises: Track & Cross Country, Volleyball

Graduate Assistant

Justice Jacobs is a second year graduate student in the College Student Affairs Leadership program. She graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2016  with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Hospitality and Tourism Management. Justice coordinates the Tutoring Program. Justice also serves as an academic adviser for the Women’s Volleyball team and the Track and Cross Country teams. Justice is delighted to be a part of the LAKER Academic Success Center and to work with student athletes!


Meghan Huyghe, M.Ed

Career Development Specialist

Meghan works as a career development specialist in the LAKER Academic Center. She earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Education from Grand Valley. Meghan assists student athletes in their career planning and professional development.  This is Meghan's third year working with student athletes and is looking forward to the upcoming year.