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GPS Staff

david_thumbnailDAVID M. SNEED, Ed. D.

Director, Sophomore Year Experience

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

Student Coach, GPS Office

Contact Jamie: 460-5702 or e-mail

Jamie Pack joined the GPS team in fall 2012 as a Student Coach in the GPS Office. In addition to her involvement with GPS, she is beginning her second year of study towards her M.A. in English at Belmont University. A North Carolina native, Jamie earned her B.A. in Christian Education from Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina before moving to Nashville to pursue graduate work.

“I think Belmont is pursuing something very unique with the GPS program,” states Jamie. “Belmont is responding to a call that often goes unanswered in students’ lives. I am looking forward to seeing the journeys taken by our students, and I am extremely excited to be a part of this opportunity.”