Carolus Brown

Dean of Students 

University of Mississippi, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree, Psychology and College Student Personnel Administration

USV is special to me because of the wide range of students attracted to studying here. I can honestly say there is not one “type” of student at USV, as they all seem to be uniquely gifted and different. I never know what to expect and I am often asked questions that challenge me to support students in very different ways.



Jordan Kinard

Academic Advisor

Just like many students and staff here, I have a deep-seated appreciation for the gaming industry and I'm constantly looking at different ways that I can continue to be a part of it. I graduated in 2019 from UC Santa Cruz with a Bachelors of Art: Games and Playable Media where I learned a lot about the industry. I am committed to helping each student find their interests and to be prepared when they enter the gaming industry. I am excited to see the growth of many fellow game designers at USV!


Jordan is the advisor for the following department:
Game Design & Development


Amy Rodriguez

Senior Academic Advisor

Academic Accommodations

Amy graduated from San Jose State University, with a M.A. in Education, specialization in Counseling & Student Personnel, and Liberty University, with a B.S. in Psychology.

USV stands out from other schools because all of the class sizes are small. The instructors are able to get to know each one of the students in their classes. This personalized interaction can greatly enrich a student’s experience here.


Amy is the advisor for the following departments:
Audio Music and Technology
Computer Science
Business, Entrepreneurship & Innovation

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Kimberly Wright

Academic Advisor 

Master of Art in English with a Specialization in Rhetoric, National University

Bachelor of Art in Journalism with a Minor in Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, University of Minnesota—Twin Cities

California Teaching Credential in English

As an educator for many years, it has been my pleasure to guide students toward an appreciation of life-long learning, as well as toward successful careers in fields of their choice. As both a USV adjunct instructor in English and as an academic advisor, I have the unique opportunity to learn about students’ USV experiences from dual perspectives.

As a member of a multi-cultural family, inclusivity and diversity are very important to me. USV is special to me because this is a place where everyone can be part of a unique learning community that includes students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of backgrounds. As such, I believe in fostering equity and opportunity based on mutual respect and collaboration with my students. I am thoroughly committed to helping students identify and develop their own interests while becoming successful, confident USV graduates!


Kimberly is the advisor for the following department:
Digital Art & Animation

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