Name: Patrick Hinson
Email Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Major: Sports Management with a Minor in Marketing
Interest(s): Sports, Digital Arts, Anime
Favorite TLI Moment: Mentor Reveal
Bio: My name is Patrick Hinson and I serve as the Director for the Transfer Leadership Institute. On campus I am also a member of Progressive Black Men Incorporated., Pride Student Union, and the Sports Management Student Association. Off campus I enjoy poetry, music, and photography. As the Director, my goals for TLI are to establish a culture conducive to more impactful relationships between participants and leadership outside of workshops. Ultimately, I aim to focus on planting and nurturing the seeds of success of every individual throughout the program. The reason why TLI is so important to Florida State is because TLI was the springboard for my involvement and expanded my awareness to utilizing resources on campus. I want to ensure that this program continues to provide that community and opportunity to students transferring into the university.
Name: Alexa Randolph
Position: Assistant Director
Major: Risk Management
Interest(s): Music, Working Out, Traveling
Favorite TLI Moment: The Retreat
Bio: My name is Alexa Randolph and I serve as the Assistant Director for the Transfer Leadership Institute. This is my second time participating in TLI as I was previously a participant during the Fall 2016 TLI program. Around campus, I am also a part of the Gamma Iota Sigma Risk Management Fraternity. If I’m not helping to make a change on campus, I love to go hiking, taking pictures, and singing. As the Assistant Director this year, my goals for TLI are to inform transfer students about the amazing opportunities that Florida State has to offer! I would also like to provide a safe and supporting space for all transfer students to share together.
Name: Lanekia R. Bennett
Position: Facilitator of Internal Affairs
Major: Criminology and Criminal Justice
Interest(s): Community Outreach and Traveling
Favorite TLI Moment: The Retreat at the Rez and TLI banquet
Bio: My name is Lanekia Bennett and I serve as the 2017-2018 Facilitator of Internal Affairs for the Transfer Leadership Institute. I have been a TLI 2015 graduate, TLI 2016 mentor, and now I am a facilitator of this great program. I am currently pursuing my Bachelors in Criminal Justice with hopes of continuing my education to earn a Master's in Student Affairs. I am currently a member of SISTUHS, Incorporated, a graduate of the Black Student Union Seminole Minority Leadership Institute, a Youth Programs Mentor and a Seminole Torchbearer. TLI is an essential program to Florida State University and its cultivating of transfer students into elite leaders throughout campus. I look forward to helping others become involved on campus, develop professional and personal skills, and have a lasting impact on this campus.
Name: Jessica St Jean
Position: Facilitator of Administration
Major: Political Science & African American Studies
Interest(s): DIY Crafts & Art
Favorite TLI Moment: TLI Family Group Events
Bio: My name is Jessica St Jean and I serve as the 2017 Facilitator of Administration for the Transfer Leadership Institute. I am a graduate of the most recent TLI 2016 class and was excited to continue to be a part of this amazing program. I am currently pursuing my Bachelors of Science in Political Science with hopes of later attending law school at Howard University. On campus, I am currently a member of Black Female Development Circle, Women’s Student Union, and SISTUHS Incorporated. Programs such as TLI is very vital to Florida State University and its transfer students because TLI gives transfer students a positive and fun transition into a new environment and a home among fellow transfers. My hopes for this year is to encourage transfers to become more involved on campus, to develop different skills that allow for each student to grow both personally and professionally, and to create new relationships within the program and around campus.
Name: Willie Reynolds
Position: Facilitator of Mentors
Interest(s): Working Out, Sports, Hanging Out with Friends
Favorite TLI Moment: This will be my first year, but I’m looking forward to making wonderful memories!
Bio: My name is Willie Reynolds and I serve as the Facilitator of Mentors for the Transfer Leadership Institute. I am currently pursuing my Bachelor’s in Criminology with plans to attend Law school after graduation. My other campus involvement includes being a member of Progressive Black Men Incorporated. Within my position for TLI, I hope to prepare transfer students for success during their time here at FSU and connect them with valuable resources to make their transitions easier. TLI is so important to Florida State because transferring to one university from another can be overwhelming. TLI provides a safe haven for transfer students that overall will prepare them for success in many different area of their lives.