Dr. Victoria Whitfield, Director
A Tuscaloosa native, Dr. Whitfield oversees all of UA Early College. She has a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in Secondary Education- English/ Language Arts, as well as a Ph. D. in Curriculum and Instruction. Victoria has spent many years working as an administrator and a high school English teacher. For her, The University of Alabama is home, and she is proud to be an Alum.
Pam Mixon, Assistant Director
Pam has lived in Hamilton, Alabama for the past 25 years. Pam joins UA Early College in June as the Assistant Director. As the Assistant Director, she will have the primary responsibility of overseeing student achievement, and the planning, implementing, and coordinator of the Summer On Campus program. Pam has a bachelor’s and a master’s in Secondary Education, as well as a master’s in Educational Administration and an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership. She is married with three children, all of which graduated from the University of Alabama, and four grandchildren. Her hobbies include reading, sports and watching the Tide.
Jennifer Hayes, Program Manager
Jennifer is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Jennifer has been working at The University of Alabama for more than nine years. As Program Manager, she leads recruiting efforts through marketing, technology and travel. Jennifer received a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Information Sciences with a focus in Telecommunication and Film. She also has a master’s in Human Environmental Sciences. Jennifer is married to Robert Hayes. They have two dogs, Yancy and Lucy, and a cat named Charlie. Jennifer is involved in the Junior League of Tuscaloosa, West Alabama Chamber of Commerce and First Baptist Church. In her free time, she enjoys watching CSI, reading Southern Living and trying new recipes.
Lee Carter, Enrollment Coordinator
Lee comes from Butler, Alabama. She’s been working at The University of Alabama for over 13 years. She’s been with UA Early College from its start! In her position, Lee admits students, awards scholarships, coordinates classes and helps students enroll. She has a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in Human Environmental Sciences. Lee has two children that are graduates of UA.
Jo Hebson, Program Assistant
Mrs. Hebson is from Birmingham, Alabama. She’s been a Program Assistant for UA Early college for the past six years. As a program assistant, she handles all UAEC expenses and marketing materials used to recruit students. Before joining UA Early College, Jo worked for 30 years at SouthTrust Bank. She is married to Dr. Tim Hebson – Dean of Students at The University of Alabama. When not working, she can be found chasing around her two miniature schnauzers, Belle and Bradshaw. Jo’s free time also includes traveling, sewing and embroidering. She loves to see high school students excel and learn to love The University of Alabama.
Wendy Hoggle, Academic Advisor
Wendy’s hometown is Cleveland, Ohio. She’s worked at The University of Alabama for five years. For the past two years she’s been the Academic Advisor for UA Early College. As an advisor she helps UA Early College students decide which classes to take for the upcoming semester. She also acts as the contact person for dual credit. Wendy received her bachelor's degree in Business Management. She is married with four children.
Patti Meggs, Program Assistant
Patti is a native of Pinson, Alabama. As a Program Assistant, she helps maintain the database, caters events, and uploads documents for admission into UA Early College. Patti has been married for 15 years and has two daughters. In her spare time, she plays golf, spends time with her church youth group and watches Alabama football.
Lindsey Porter, Office Associate
Lindsey is from Tuscaloosa, Alabama! She answers incoming calls, manages the scheduling of conference rooms and vehicles, while also assisting wherever else needed. She has an associate’s degree in Applied Science, and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in General Business. Lindsey is a newlywed! She’s a member of Skyland Boulevard Baptist Church, where she loves serving others and spending time with friends and family. Lindsey also enjoys “learning” to cook, watching movies and doing anything outside.
Deja Robinson, Recruiting Specialist (South Alabama)
From Trussville, Alabama, Deja is a recent graduate from The University of Alabama. She received a bachelor's in Studio Art, Concentration: Digital Media, and is working to obtain a master's in Global Business Management. Deja’s job as a recruiter involves attending college fairs, parent nights, information sessions and visiting high schools. In her free time, her hobbies include the following: reading, crime TV shows, action movies and Disney.
Anna Walton, Recruiting Specialist (North Alabama)
Anna is from Decatur, Alabama. She joined UA Early College in February 2016. As a recruiter, Anna travels to college fairs, parent nights and information sessions. She received a bachelor's in Human Environmental Sciences and is pursuing a master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Anna and her husband are members of Church of the Highlands! They enjoy trips to the beach, and lake trips for kayak fishing. Anna enjoys cooking and trying new foods. She hopes to one day have her own cookbook.
John Adam Page, Database Marketing Coordinator
Phenix City, Alabama is John Adam’s hometown. He joined the UA Early College team in November of 2016 as the Database Marketing Coordinator, but has worked at The University of Alabama for six years. His job involves working on marketing campaigns and prospective student communication. John Adam has an associate’s degree in Applied Technical Science from Southern Union State Community College and a bachelor’s from The University of Alabama. When he is not working, he’s loves exploring outdoor activities and being involved in several campus organizations. He is married with one child.
Karley Fernandez, Learning Community Coordinator
From Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Karley began working with UA Early College in January 2017. As the Learning Community Coordinator, she oversees the Summer On Campus program, assists with student advising and ensure that students are successful within their courses. She graduated from The University of Alabama in December 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. Karley has a dog named Astro. In her spare time, she enjoys taking road trips to visit family, cooking for others and various outdoor activities.