Greetings Fellow Niners!

Larry Gourdine, Associate Dean and Director of Student Assistance and Support Services

I proudly serve as your Associate Dean and Director for Student Assistance and Support Services (SASS). My responsibilities include providing overall leadership and administrative oversight for SASS. Additionally, I work directly with students experiencing a broad range of issues interfering with their ability to be successful academically, socially and personally by connecting students to support services; provide assistance and support to faculty seeking help regarding a student issue or concerning student behavior and; support to parents and family members seeking help on behalf of their student(s). 

I graduated from Murray State University with an undergraduate degree in Health and Physical Education and Masters degree in Public Health with a concentration in Gerontology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  Prior to working at UNC Charlotte, I have had the privilege and honor of serving students at the University of Georgia, North Carolina State University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

Kristan Holzman, Withdrawal Advisor

Kristan Holzman serves as the Withdrawal Advisor. Kristan received her Bachelors degree in Communications from Western Carolina University and her Masters in College Student Development from Appalachian State University. Before coming to UNC-Charlotte, Kristan worked at the University of South Carolina-Columbia for five years. Her work experience includes working in University Housing and Student Conduct and Academic Integrity. When she isn't working she enjoys reading a good book, catching up on TV shows, and hanging out with her family. She can be reached at