Meet the Navigators Who Can Strengthen Your College Success at Rhodes State College

Rhodes State College is excited to offer four college representatives who can answer your questions and help guide you through your first semester. Using a relationship-based approach, our Student Success Navigators connect to the students enrolling with the goal of clarifying educational and career goals, and providing information about program requirements, financial aid, and the admissions process.

Curious what kind of questions your navigator can answer for you?

  • Admissions requirements
  • Information on student orientation
  • Student groups/organizations
  • Financial aid information
  • Discuss tuition and fees and payment plans
  • Advice on course selection
  • Register students for classes
  • Provide personal follow up

Students are matched with a Navigator according to their primary academic major. The Navigator is listed on each program page. This is just one way that Rhodes State College is here to help you and go beyond expectations. Accessibility and personal service is critical for anyone thinking about taking college courses or pursuing a degree or credential. You can find their contact information below.

Abbi Burkhart, Student Success Navigator


Contact Info:
Office Phone: (419) 995-8109
Cell Phone: (419) 204-9829

My name is Abbi Burkhart and I have been at Rhodes State College since June of 2020. Being a recent college graduate myself, I find there are many areas in which I can relate to new students coming into Rhodes. Assuring students they have the right tools to be successful and helping them feel confident in their college decision are just a few things I enjoy about my job! Please reach out if you have any questions!

Crystal L. Snyder, Student Success Navigator


Contact Info:
Office Phone: (419) 995-8041
Cell Phone: (419) 204-9885

My name is Crystal Snyder and I have been a Student Success Navigator with Rhodes State since October 2020. Prior to this role, I worked with Rhodes’ Financial Aid Office as an Administrative Assistant and a Financial Aid Advisor since August 2017. I really enjoy my role at Rhodes, as I want to help ensure new students receive the tools and resources needed to feel confident about starting school and being successful. I truly enjoy working with adult or non-traditional students, as I was a non-traditional student myself. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about your program or the college in general.

Heather Seddelmeyer, Student Success Navigator


Contact Info:
Office Phone: (419) 995-8464
Cell Phone: (419) 204-9857

My life’s passion and commitment has always been to the care and development of students in all age ranges. I’ve had the opportunity to have all of my previous work experiences be centered around enriching the lives of others, whether my role was coaching, teaching, or directing. Perhaps my favorite part here at Rhodes State, as a Student Success Navigator, is enlightening students to opportunities that they never knew existed. Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding your programs.