Director of Academic & Support Services for Student-Athletes
Dr. Andrew Schroeder was named as the first director of the Center for Academic and Support Services for Student-Athletes in the summer of 2019.
Schroeder has a wealth of experience in both academic advising and his doctoral research focused on student-athletes. After earning his undergraduate degree in psychology at Bellarmine in 2004, Schroeder served as a residential counselor at Brooklawn Child and Family Services (now Uspiritus) for a year before returning to his alma mater as a graduate residential counselor. Since that time, he has served Bellarmine in a variety of roles primarily in the university's Student Success Center with his most recent appointment being the associate dean of academic advising.
In addition to holding a bachelor's degree, Schroeder earned a master's of education from the University of Louisville and successfully defended his dissertation in 2018 to earn his Ph.D. in Leadership in Higher Education from Bellarmine. His dissertation was titled "The Relationship Between Gender Role Conflict and Academic Progress Comparing Division II Male Student-Athletes to Male Non-Student-Athletes."
Dr. Schroeder lives in Louisville with his wife, Anne, and their four children.
Assistant Director, Academic and Support Services for Student-Athletes
Natalie Cousin first joined Bellarmine University in 2018 as an academic advisor before being named to her current role in the fall of 2019.
A graduate of the University of Michigan, Cousin served in academic services at Texas and Ball State University prior to joining Bellarmine.
She is active in the National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Professionals and volunteers in the local community at organizations such as the Backside Learning Center at Churchill Downs.
Cousin holds a master of education degree in sports management from the University of Texas.