As a multifaceted center, CASA houses a number of resources, such as scholarships, tutoring, academic counseling and life coaches that provide access to success. In addition, our office coordinates programming throughout the year to promote self-care, self-actualization and self-advocacy.

To accomplish these goals, we partner with local units, resources and Villanova departments to provide coordinated care and support.

Through its work, the CASA team focuses on:

  • Providing student-focused academic and personal support through programming, professional and academic mentoring, and peer-to-peer mentoring. 
  • Promoting student growth and accountability.
  • Creating a campus environment in keeping with Villanova's Augustinian, Catholic values, and which adheres to the University's core values (Veritas, Unitas and Caritas).
  • Developing student proficiency in self-advocacy and fluency in university resources.
  • Promoting greater visibility and awareness of issues facing underrepresented students on campus.
  • Providing a safe, open space in which current CASA students feel free to interact with peers, graduate students and professional staff.
  • Facilitating seamless access to textbooks and other academic materials through our lending library and affiliated programs.


Linda Coleman, CPA
Director, Center for Access, Success and Achievement
Phone: 610.519.4074

Nicole Davis, MA
Associate Director
Retention and Outreach Counseling
Phone: 610.519.4076

Kevin Covington, MSM
Assistant Director, Retention and Outreach
Phone: 610.519.4519

Rachel Epstein, PhD
Assistant Director, Retention
Phone: 610.519.4103

Marquis Coates, MPA
Assistant Director Retention, Success Program and Engagement Coordinator
Phone: 610.519.4096

Renee Boyd-Shaw
Assistant Director, Retention
Phone: 610.519.4075

Angelica Martinez
Assistant Director, Retention
Phone: 610.519.4078

Casey Diaz
Graduate Assistant, CASA and Campus Ministry

Sade Erinle
Graduate Assistant for Retention

Falvey Memorial Library
Suite 211

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.