Office of the Provost

Outstanding AdvisEr Award

Past Winners

Contact Us

Main Campus
University Hall

Room: 3340
Mail Stop 939
Phone: 419.530.2729
Fax: 419.530.4496

2011 Award Winners

Dr. Christine Hinko

Dr. Christine Hinko is the Associate dean for student affairs and professor in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She joined the faculty in 1979.

“Dr. Hinko is dedicated to the education of students. Her focus is on providing for each and every student who is under her supervision the most up-to-date education available in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences,” one nominator wrote. “She is caring, nonjudgmental, nurturing, personable, educated, generous, and does not put on airs. She is deeply interested in students.”

“Advising is an essential component of a university’s mission. It provides the key personal contact and direction students need to have successful college experiences. I consider it one of my most important roles at The University of Toledo,” Hinko said.


Dr. Robert Detwiler

Dr. Robert Detwiler is the adviser and recruiter in the College of Business and Innovation. He has worked at the University since 2006.

“Robert has always been a great adviser,” one nominator wrote. “Ever since I first met him when he helped me choose my business minor, he always has been willing and able to help me. He responds to e-mails promptly, advises in an efficient way, and even is willing to advise by phone when I can’t make it to his office.”

“When a student takes the time to thank me for a job well done, I acknowledge the compliment and then reply by saying that exceptional advising and a student-centered attitude should not be the exception; it should be the rule for everything we do,” Detwiler said.

Nomination Information

  • Students, alumni, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to nominate faculty and staff who exemplify excellence in academic advising.
  • Completed nomination forms must be electronically submitted online no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 20, 2015 to be considered in this year's competition.
  • Winners are eligible to win $1,500.
  • Nomination Form
Last Updated: 6/26/15