Message from Human Resources – Welcome New Team Members!


Portrait of Trejon Dinkins, Director of the Kathryn Hughes Seaber Raiders Academic Center for Student Athletes

Trejon Dinkins, Director, Raiders Academic Center

Trejon Dinkins was hired in March 2022 as the Director of the Kathryn Hughes Seaber Raiders Academic Center (RAC) for Student-Athletes. The RAC plays a daily role in retention and academic success for Shippensburg’s student-athletes. Prior to his appointment, Dinkins worked for 14 months as the Student Success Coach for Student-Athletes at Shippensburg University. Dinkins’ role is to provide personalized support to student-athletes. He will be asked to identify student-athletes at risk, refer and connect student-athletes to resources, and work with student-athletes to develop realistic goals that will contribute to academic and personal success in college. His other daily roles will include monitoring and recording academic progress, analyzing data, and collaborating with relevant on-campus resources to help plan academic support and developmental programming. Dinkins arrived at Shippensburg after maintaining multiple roles at his alma mater, Millersville University, where he served as a graduate assistant for the department of athletics, fulfilling valuable roles with both facilities and event management as well as fund-raising.  For a period of 16 months at Millersville, Dinkins worked as an academic peer mentor. In addition to directly mentoring student-athletes, Dinkins helped develop an Academic Peer Mentor Game Plan Worksheet and provided counsel to at-risk students.

Alan Jones, Associate Director of Financial Aid | Alan Jones has worked in higher education for 17 years at career/technical, 2-year, and 4-year institutions in the areas of Admissions, Recruitment, Advising, and Financial Aid. Before coming to Shippensburg, Jones served as Senior Advisor 2 in the Office of Student Financial Services at Washington State University. Jones holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Wyoming with a minor in Marketing and is currently pursuing a Masters in Higher Education Administration with Southern New Hampshire University. Jones is originally from Newport News, Virginia and is a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

Amy Lloyd, Assistant Director of Financial Aid–State Grants | Amy Lloyd joins Ship with more than 20 years of experience in financial aid and student services, having previously worked at Central Penn College, Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC), and Mount Aloysius College. Lloyd is excited to begin a new chapter of her career working for the State System. Lloyd holed my Masters of Education in Educational Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Originally from the western region of the state; she has resided in the Carlisle area for the past 23 years with husband, Steve and son Colin.

Portrait of Felicia Shearer, Executive Director, Student Retention

Felicia Shearer, Executive Director, Student Retention

Felicia Shearer is the newest team member in the division of Strategy and Student Success, serving as Executive Director for Student Retention. Shearer began her Ship career in 2008 and has been a champion for student success ever since. Her professional experience, institutional knowledge, and established relationships across campus are strong assets to her new role. Shearer is pursuing a PhD from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Chambersburg with husband Todd, and their sons Henry, Eli, and Owen. The family enjoys hiking with their Labradors and spending time around the dinner table.