Student Development Staff
Name: Dr. Erin Price
Title: Assistant Vice President for Student Success
Hometown: Brookhaven, MS
Degree: B.A., Psychology and English (double major), Mississippi College; Master of Counseling Psychology, Mississippi College; Doctor of Education, Higher Education Leadership, Union University
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking and food, spending time with my husband and dogs, reading, learning about learning, DIY projects, New Orleans Saints football.
At Belhaven: Erin oversees the programs within the Office of Student Success that are designed to meet student needs in academic support, career services, and understanding thinking and learning processes. She believes that campus communication and collaboration is key to supporting students, and strives to work closely and effectively with all areas that impact a student’s academic journey. Erin has worked with students and in higher education for over sixteen years as support staff, instructor, and an administrator. Her teaching experience includes first year seminar, psychology, and learning strategies courses.
Name: Ron Pirtle
Title: Dean of Student Development
Hometown: Bolivar, TN
Degrees: B.S., Church Ministries, Crichton College; M.S., Higher Educational Leadership, The University of Memphis
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my boys and wife, Reading, Fishing, Community Theater
Favorite Music: Worship music, jazz
At Belhaven: Ron Pirtle serves as the Dean of Student Development. Through his role, he coordinates MOSAIC (the freshmen seminar course), academic development, career development, and disability services. By helping students’ development, he strives to make sure students are prepared for the Belhaven experience and aid them as they work through issues they are having academically.
Name: Helen Martin
Title: Campus Student Advisor/Bible Instructor
Hometown: Patrocino, MG; Brasil, SA
Degrees: B.S., Bible & English, Belhaven University; M.E.B., Columbia Theological Seminary
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Good Videos, Good Music
At Belhaven: Helen Martin serves as the Campus Student Advisor and an adjunct professor for the Biblical Studies department. Through both roles, she prays with students, works with them to improve study habits, and makes herself available to listen to their concerns and problems. Through her work, she is able to connect students with other people on campus and resources like academic labs that will help them succeed.
Name: Erin Stephens
Title: Student Retention Specialist
Hometown: Natchez, MS
Degrees: B.S., Educational Psychology; M.S., Counselors Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs; Mississippi State University
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my husband and our two dogs, bike riding, home projects, and reading.
At Belhaven: Erin Stephens serves as the Student Retention Specialist. Through her role she assists students with developing individualized plans for academic success. Erin provides a wide range of services to improve students’ study skills, test taking strategies, and time management.