Amy Snively has been appointed academic success coach at Davis & Elkins College. A higher education professional with more than a decade of experience in accessibility services, Snively will work with students in The Naylor Learning Center.
As the academic success coach, Snively will work with all students seeking assistance, including those who have learning disabilities or differences and those for whom English is a second language. She will provide both individual and group support inside and outside of the classroom with a goal of increasing student success, retention and graduation rates.
“Amy brings over a decade of higher education experience supporting diverse learners,” said Interim Director of The Naylor Learning Center Derek Fincham. “In addition to her higher education experience, she has a passion for student development and success. The Naylor Learning Center is very fortunate to add this student-centered professional to our team.”
Snively comes to D&E from Fairmont State University (FSU) where she served as an academic coach and program specialist in the Office of Accessibility Services. In addition to those duties, she was the project director for Autism Welcome Here: Library Programs, Services and More grant and a member of the Campus Coordinated Response to Interpersonal Violence Team. Prior to her career at FSU, Snively worked in the vocational rehabilitation field.
“I am so excited for the amazing new role that Davis & Elkins College is providing me,” Snively said. “I am eager to make a positive contribution to the College and community, and look forward to working with a diverse group of students, staff, faculty and administration.”
Snively holds a Master of Education in professional studies from Fairmont State University, a Master of Science in rehabilitation counseling from West Virginia University and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Fairmont State College.
In addition to her profession, Snively has had multiple community connections and leadership roles including United Way of Marion and Taylor Counties 2020 campaign co-chair, Family Resource Network board, Creative Sustainability Council, American Cancer Society board and Active Minds advisor. She is a graduate of Leadership Marion and served on the organization’s board.
Snively and her husband, Pat Snively, director of athletics at Davis & Elkins, will reside in Elkins.