Contact the Educational Equity & Diversity Office

Reed 1, First Floor, Reed Union Building
4701 College Drive
Erie, PA 16563

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Phone: 814-898-7101
Fax: 814-898-6823


Meet the Staff

Andy Herrera

Andy Herrera


Andy has been with the College for more than 10 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish Literature and History as well as a master’s degree in Education Law. Andy has received numerous awards including Best Adviser Award in 2004 and 2006 as well as several others for his cultural diversity programming. He enjoys rooting for the Nittany Lions on Saturdays, traveling, and learning about different cultures.





Fred Hodges

Fred Hodges
Assistant Director

Fred is from the Pittsburgh area. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a master’s degree in College Counseling from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Fred has a passion for higher education, leadership, and engagement, as well as for programs that provide cultural awareness, student development, and civic engagement to diverse students. His goal is to uplift the lives of all students trying to achieve a college education. He enjoys traveling, working out, watching movies, spending time with family, friends, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity brothers, and following his favorite NFL team, the Pittsburgh Steelers.



Stacey Walbridge PhotoStacey Walbridge
​Disability Services Coordinator

Stacey has a 25-year teaching and counseling history, working primarily with students and young adults that have special learning needs and mental health concerns. She enjoys partnering with students to provide the care and support they need in order to assist them with meeting their personal and academic goals. She has a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. Stacey enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenage children doing any outdoor activity.



Debbie HayesDebbie Hayes
Administrative Support Staff & International Student Advisor

Debbie has been with Penn State Behrend for more than 20 years. Her major areas of responsibilities include services to international students. She enjoys spending her free time gardening and visiting her children and grandchildren.




Alecia HollingerAlecia Hollinger
International Student Advisor

Alecia joined the staff at Penn State Behrend in fall 2014. She has several years of experience working with international students in her home state of Illinois. Alecia graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Languages—primarily Spanish, Latin, and Mandarin. She enjoys traveling, photography, learning languages, and playing board games.






Mary Mischler

Mary Mischler
Staff Assistant

Mary enjoys being part of the Educational Equity Office. She has a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University. She is honored to be able to work at her alma mater. Outside of work, Mary enjoys raising her five children alongside her husband of more than 20 years. Together, Mary and Mike attend a multitude of school activities and athletic events in which their children participate.