Academic Support Services for Student-Athletes Staff
Director of Raiders Academic Center for Student-Athletes
Chartice Wyatt-Thermil was hired as the Director of the Kathryn Hughes Seaber Raiders Academic Center for Student-Athletes on July 18, 2020.
The Kathryn Hughes Seaber Raiders Academic Center for Student-Athletes, housed inside Ezra Lehman Memorial Library, is colloquially referred to as the RAC. Wyatt-Thermil directs this center, created in 2019, which plays a daily role in retention and academic success for Shippensburg’s student-athletes.
Wyatt-Thermil is a former Division I student-athlete with a passion for helping student-athletes achieve academic success. Her position provides academic support and programming to ensure that all student-athletes are connected with the appropriate resources that support their success.
Her regular tasks include the development and coordination of year-round programs and activities designed to support student-athletes' academic success, retention, and graduation. She also collaborates with SU’s Learning Center faculty and staff to coordinate tutoring services and academic workshops for student-athletes.
Wyatt-Thermil arrived at Shippensburg after working for three years as a student success specialist at IUP. As an academic coach, Wyatt-Thermil designed meeting protocol templates to assist student-athletes and provided financial guidance and related information to assist student-athletes. She also coordinated a student-athlete study hall and created a culturally responsive safe space for minority students on the IUP campus.
Her duties at IUP also included a role as a logistical supervisor for the school’s New Student Orientation. Wyatt-Thermil began at IUP in 2015 as a graduate assistant, supporting various offices on campus, before serving as a graduate resident director.
Wyatt-Thermil has also worked as a teaching assistant at Laurel Valley Elementary School and as an assistant track & field coach at Greater Johnstown High School.
Her professional affiliations include the National Association of Academic and Student Athlete Development Professionals (N4A), Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA).
Wyatt-Thermil is a 2015 graduate of Robert Morris University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in business marketing and was a member of the track & field team. She earned her master’s degree in exercise science from IUP in 2016 and is studying toward a doctoral degree in administration and leadership studies from IUP.