Student Affairs

Elizabeth Hernandez
Dean of Students

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A native of Atlanta, GA, Elizabeth is a 2000 graduate of Belmont Abbey College. She first came to St. Andrews as the Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach in August of 2000. Elizabeth holds a B.A. in English, an M.A. in English Education from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and an Ed.S. as well as an Ed.D. from Wingate University.

During her time at St. Andrews, Elizabeth as worked as an Admissions Counselor, Assistant Coach, Head Coach, Associate Athletic Director, and the Director of the Center for Academic Success. She has been a member of the Writing Faculty since 2003.

Her husband, Stevan, is an Assistant Coach for Men’s Soccer. Their son, Jackson, was born November 2, 2008, and thanks to his birth parents, they became a forever family on November 4, 2008. Elizabeth, Stevan and Jackson reside in Laurinburg, NC with their dog, Striker.

Contact Elizabeth regarding any aspect of Student Affairs.

Mary Cross
Director of Student Life

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A native of Middleburg, FL, Mary Cross graduated from St. Andrews University in 2015. Since graduating, Cross assisted in coaching the SAU softball team and was the Resident Director in Wilmington Hall for 3 years.

Mary took on the Director of Housing and Residence Life position in the Summer of 2019, overseeing the Resident Directors, Resident Assistants, and campus-wide housing and residence life. She earned her Master’s of Education from St. Andrews in December of 2021. Then, in the Spring of 2022, she was named the Director of Student Life.

Contact Mary regarding Residence Life and Housing.