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The Bryant Hall support staff is among the best in the country. Along with seven Academic Advisors, the Coordinator of Athletic Academic Programs, and the Life Skills Director, Bryant Hall offers over 50 tutors in all subjects. This way no question will go unanswered. Tutors conduct individual as well as group study sessions and offer special test preparation appointments as well as regular weekly and bi-weekly meetings. 70% of these tutors are professional educators including retired teachers, part-time teachers, local high school teachers and graduate teaching assistants.

Support Staff:

Jon Dever - Assistant Athletic Director for Student Services

Jon Dever


Served 8 years as the academic advisor for football, now in his 13th year as Director of Student Services.


  • BA in Education from Clemson in 1988
  • MA in Education from Clemson in 1990


  • Wife - Joellen
  • Son - Jon (4/13/95)
  • Son - Ben (9/3/97)

Lance Walker - Academic Program Advisor

Lance Walker


  • July 2006-present Academic Program Advisor for Men's Basketball
  • June 2005-June 2006: Internship in Media Relations office
  • May 2004-May 2005: Internship in Athletic Marketing office


  • Graduated in May 2005 with a degree in Communications from UA
  • Graduated in May 2006 with a Masters degree in Sports Management from UA


  • Member of The University of Alabama Men's Golf team 2001-2005
  • SEC Honor Roll Member 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • SEC Good Works Team 2004 and 2005
  • 2005 Student Athlete Advisory Council Vice president


  • Married to the former Lori Wasden
  • Son - Andrew (6/10/2008)

Lisa Patrick - Secretary

Lisa Patrick