Spring Arbor University

Academic Student Connections

Academic Student Connections offers services that empower all students to maximize their learning experience at SAU. This personal attention helps link students to resources to assist with studying, writing, addressing learning challenges and making adjustments to the academic culture. In addition, staff at the ASC work with students who have disabilities, probationary students and international students to help make their academic experience a success.

Willie Lewis, M.A E.D
Director of Academic Student Connections

About Academic Student Connections Programs


Academic Student Connections exists to provide free educational assistance for Spring Arbor University students.

Students may participate in seminars, study groups, tutoring and mentoring sessions, which are offered throughout the day and in the evenings, Monday through Friday, and are designed to enhance students’ learning performances. Students can expect friendly, personal, strategic intervention when they visit Academic Student Connections. Three professional staff members work together to coordinate the teaching, mentoring and services offered. Additionally, student office assistants and tutors are available to provide support and resources for students.

Mission Statement

Academic Student Connections acts as a support to the academic programs at Spring Arbor University and provides resources to students to identify or clarify their learning needs and to implement strategies to help meet those needs. Academic Student Connections endeavors to maximize the God-given talents and abilities of students and strives to ensure every student has an equal chance to benefit from the programs at Spring Arbor University.

Learn more about tutoring and academic support at the Academic Student Connections as well as services for students with disabilities.



Academic Student Connections is staffed by professional and capable people who have been trained to assist students on a variety of levels. Students are encouraged to call or email them or stop in to schedule a meeting at Academic Student Connections in Sayre-DeCan Hall room 103.

Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Willie Lewis

Director of Academic Student Connections

517.750.6479 or ext. 1479

Amber Hollowood

Administrative Assistant, Coordinator of ADA & Academic Student Support Services

517.750.6481 or ext. 1481

Bonita Miller, Ph.D.

Academic Learning Specialist, English as a Second Language Coordinator

Associate Professor of Education

517.750.6480 or ext. 1480