The Value of Brick and Mortar

A Reflective Narrative on Critical Student Services and Supporting Vulnerable Student Groups during the COVID-19 Pandemic


  • Lynell S Hodge University of Central Florida
  • Dr. Falon N. Thacker University of Central Florida


Author Biography

Lynell S Hodge, University of Central Florida

Lynell Hodge is an instructor in the LEAD Scholars Academy and an administrator in Student Development and Enrollment Services. Her expertise includes secondary/vicarious trauma in higher education, student leadership and development, service learning, poverty, homelessness, food insecurity, intersectional feminism and women’s equality in educational settings. Dr. Hodge regularly presents at national academic conferences including NASPA and Association of College and University Housing Officers - International. She earned her Doctorate from University of Central Florida in Higher Education and Policy Studies and Master’s from The Florida State University in Higher Education.