Who We Are

Team 1 - TBA


Team 2 - Dan Stewart

Dan Stewart is originally from Flint, Michigan. His true passion in life is helping people! Dan believes his role as a Success Coach is more of a calling than a job. Dan began working at Mott as a Teen CEO Instructor over a decade ago. Dan accepted the full-time position of Lead Resource Specialist at Mott when the Gateway to College program was created in 2012. In addition to being a Success Coach at MCC Dan is an officer on the Mott Community College Council for Diversity Equity and Inclusion.

Dan has a Master’s Degree in Education and has led national discussions on student success. While at Mott Dan has helped develop evidence-based success strategies that improved graduation, persistence, and retention rates. When he is not at work you can find Dan volunteering in the community, watching sports, listening to music, creating art work, telling jokes or spending time with his quirky family.


Team 3 - Jessica Bixel

Jessica Bixel started at Mott Community College as the STEM Scholars Program Coordinator and is now a Student Success Coach. In this role she works to be the type of accessible, empowering resource from which she would have benefited as an undergraduate. She is also a member of AAWCC and serves on the Employee Success Constituency of The MCC Council. She received her Bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University and her Master's degree from Bowling Green State. Her volunteer work focuses on community literacy and the creative expression of marginalized women. She is also a poet, a cat rescuer, a house plant collector, and a true crime aficionado.


Team 4 - Roger Christensen

Roger Christensen is in his 7th year as an employee for Mott. He started on the frontlines as an Intake Representative in Financial Aid and an Assistant Coach, to being a Financial Aid Specialist and our Head Baseball Coach at the College. He's still working as our Head Baseball Coach and now serves as one of our new Student Success Coaches! His path through Mott has equipped him with the knowledge to help students from the beginning of their journey to being an Alumni and beyond!

He grew up in Clio, MI and graduated from Clio High School; graduated with high honors from Mott, and then finished his Bachelor's in Business Administration with a concentration in Athletic Administration from Tiffin University. Roger is married (Kacie) and proudly tells everyone how he met his wife right here at Mott Community College! He has a daughter (Kinsley) and a dog (Gryffin).


Lead Success Coach - Dr. Madonna Jackson

Madonna Jackson has worked at Mott for 13 years. She began her career as the Special Populations Coordinator where she was a coach for students in State approved Career and Technical Education Programs. Madonna then accepted the role of Interim Academic Dean of the Technology Division. Most recently, she has accepted the role as Lead Success Coach. In this role she is guiding the work of the coaches and working to develop this new department as a safe, trusted space for students and their families to know that their student is getting all of the support possible.

Madonna earned her Ed.D. in 2015. Madonna is a proud Mott Community College graduate! Prior to working at Mott, Madonna was a site director for Flint Community Schools. She initially started in education teaching History, Spanish and English as a second language in Imlay City.

In her free time Madonna enjoys cooking, listening to music, traveling and spending time with friends and family.