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Meet Your Advisors

LifeTrack Advisors are experienced and maintain a one to one relationship with students from the beginning to the end of the degree pursuit.

Students from ages 25 to 95 have earned a degree through LifeTrack. There are two reasons for their success:

  1. Their own hard work
  2. They had an advisor to help them from admissions through graduation.

These people are your liaisons, coaches, cheerleaders, confidantes, guides - your connection inside The University of Alabama. So you can spend your time and energy learning.

Meet the Staff

Ana Schuber
She embodies the Learn On spirit

Phone: (205) 348-2794
Room: 209 Martha Parham Hall West

Ana was born in Alabama into a military family that traveled a lot. She spent her childhood in Southeast Asia and her teenage years in the Middle East. She earned a B.S.E. in Theatre, Speech and English and a M.A. in English from Central Missouri State University, then her second M.A. in Women’s Studies from The University of Alabama. She is A.B.D. in an Interdisciplinary Studies program at the UA. Ana lives in Tuscaloosa with her two dogs and has two grown children. Her hobbies are quilting, sewing, and her two grandchildren. Besides all of that she serves on several committees for church and other civic organizations.

Lisa Young
Not your average advisor

Phone: (205) 348-0090
Room: 204 Martha Parham Hall West

Lisa knows UA inside and out. She is a life-long resident of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees here at The University of Alabama from the Department of Criminal Justice. She joined the New College LifeTrack staff after working as an adjunct professor in the Criminal Justice Department, where she has taught Introduction to Criminal Justice, Juvenile Delinquency and Criminal Law for several years. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, listening to music, cooking and spending time with her friends and family.

Lori Jacobi
Can obviously handle any challenge

Phone: (205) 348-7037
Room: 206 Martha Parham Hall West

Lori Jacobi lives in Northport with her husband Keith Jacobi (UA Anthropology Professor and Curator of Osteology Collections, Alabama Museum of Natural History), two college aged teenage daughters and her one-eyed, epileptic Bichon Frieze. She was born and raised in Chicago.  She has a Bachelor degree in Anthropology from Northwestern University, a Master degree in History/Museum Studies from Southern Illinois University, and was ABD in American History at Indiana University when she moved to Tuscaloosa in 1994.  She served as Coordinator of The Transfer Project at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and, more recently was the Archivist for the UA Center for the Study of Tobacco and Society.

Sandra Perkins
Always there with a word of encouragement

Phone: (205) 348-6000
Room: 205 Martha Parham Hall West

A native of Tuscaloosa, AL., Sandra Perkins received a B.S. in General Business Management from the University of Alabama’s School of Commerce and Business Administration.  Married, with a grown daughter and son (and a cranky tortoiseshell cat) she is also a Sunday School teacher and participates in several church community outreach projects.


Cindy Franks
She's a student just like you

Phone: (205) 348-7064
Room: 208 Martha Parham Hall West

Cindy was born and raised in Tuscaloosa and has a daughter about to start high school. She is working on her undergraduate degree through the New College LifeTrack, which she hopes to complete before her daughter graduates high school. Most weekends you can find her curled up watching old movies or reading. She also enjoys photography, if you visit her office you’ll see that, and spending time with her daughter and friends.