Howart Francis

Howart Francis

Howart Francis

I graduated from John Jay College with both a Baccalaureate and Graduate degree in Forensic Psychology. As a student, I held numerous leadership positions within the college which provided me with a strong foundation in student service. I started working at John Jay as one of the college's first freshman peer mentors and years later I did double duty as both the director and supervisor of the Freshman Peer Mentoring Program. Currently, I am a senior advisor in the Academic Advisement Center. The responsibilities of an academic advisor vary from day to day and it's critical to stay informed regarding changes in the curriculum, as well as, academic policies and procedures. I believe I am not only here to transform and inspire the John Jay population but also gain some knowledge about the students, myself, and the institution. Each student has a unique background and experiences that will affect their approach to being a college student and so one is better prepared to provide assistance when they know more about the population. Witnessing first hand student success is one advantage of working at John Jay but I also get to interact with an array of cultures and academic availabilities. I am always looking for the opportunity to better utilize my administrative experiences and knowledge of college policy in serving the college population and strongly believe and that you have to do a little more if you want to do your duty properly.

Howart Francis
hfrancis@jjay.cuny.edu