GPS Staff

david_thumbnailDAVID M. SNEED, Ed. D.

Director, Growth & Purpose for Students

Contact David: 460-5701 or e-mail

Dr. David Sneed came to Belmont University in 2011 to lead the development of the Sophomore Year Experience. At the conclusion of the inaugural year, the staff realized that offering services to a wider range of the student body was needed so we developed the Growth & Purpose for Students (GPS) program. While much of the activity is focused on students during their 2nd, 3rd and 4th semesters, we will assist any student looking for direction.

"We know that students, at Belmont and at other institutions, sometimes meet specific challenges that are unique to that period after the initial semester of orientation to the university," Sneed said. “Belmont has decided to assist students in meeting these challenges head-on as well as helping all students more fully explore options available to them as they move into the intense period of major courses during the junior and senior years.”

Dr. Sneed received his Ed.D. in Higher Education from the University of Memphis, and his M.A. in Education and his B.S. in Agriculture Education from Western Kentucky University. He last served as Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students and Special Counsel to the President of Davis and Elkins College in West Virginia. Prior to his work in West Virginia, he was Dean of Students at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi.

jamie_thumbnailJamie Pack, M.A.

GPS Program Coordinator

Contact Jamie: 460-5702 or e-mail

Jamie Pack has been a part of the GPS program since 2012 when she first came on board as a Student Coach while pursuing graduate work.  Along with a B.A. in Christian Education from Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina, she holds an M.A. in English from Belmont University.  These experiences give her a unique outlook on the liberal arts environment at Belmont.  She advises students through the academic discernment process and with mapping out a successful plan for their college tenure.

“Belmont is pursuing something very unique with the GPS program, and it has been a joy to be a part of our program's evolution,” states Jamie. “Our office is actively responding to a call that often goes unanswered in students’ lives and helping them make the absolute most of their college experiences. I have watched our students take incredible journeys during their time as Belmont Bruins, and it is incredibly rewarding to be a part of their stories.”