About Us

Meet the Professional Staff

COMPASS Student experience office, Areas of Orientation & Campus Visitation

Office Location
Bayboro Hall 111
Office Phone Numbers
Orientation: (727) 873-4754
Campus Visitation: (727) 873-4562
Office Emails
Orientation: orientationstpete@usf.edu
Campus Visitation: visitstpete@usf.edu



Freddie O'Brion
Coordinator for Campus Visitation

Email: gobrion@usf.edu
(727) 873-4449

Education: B.A., Art and Gender Studies, New College of Florida
Hometown: St. Petersburg, Florida
Favorite part of Orientation and Campus Visitation: Sharing everything I love about college with incoming students and helping students feel connected to the campus community.


Danielle Shiflett
Coordinator for Orientation

Email: vilma@usf.edu
Phone: (727) 873-4849

Education: Bachelors in General Studies, University of South Florida; M.Ed., Higher Education Leadership, Florida Atlantic University
Hometown: Tampa, Florida
Favorite part of Orientation: To see the happy faces of new students and their families during an Orientation; after all the preparation that is put in, that makes it all worth it!


Brandon Cheatham
Assistant Director of Orientation & Campus Visitation

Email: bcheatham@usf.edu
Phone: (727) 873-4436

Education: B.S., Health Sciences, Stockton University; M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, University of South Florida
Hometown: Sweetwater, New Jersey
Favorite part of Orientation and Campus Visitation: Helping new students and their families find their new home at the USF St. Petersburg campus. Going to college is an exciting and scary time, but it is special to be a part of helping students and families during that transition.

Carolina Nutt

Carolina Nutt
Director of COMPASS Student Experience

Email: carolinanutt@usf.edu
Phone: (727) 873-4787

Education: B.A., Political Science & Sociology from Florida State University; M.Ed., Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Favorite part of Orientation and Campus Visitation: Seeing students and their families get really excited when they solidify their decision to attend USF St. Petersburg. We have a very special campus, and sharing all the opportunities with our prospective and new students is so rewarding!