Toledo Academic Advising Association

2019-2020 Executive Board Introductions

Chair- Stacy Jenkins

Thank you for nominating me as your next TACADA Executive Board Chair. In my current role, as the Graduate Programs Advisor, I serve the graduate students of the College of Business and Innovation with their advising needs. It is my mission to ethically, purposefully, and competently engage with others, doing my best to positively impact lives.

I have served the majority of my professional career in higher education, having had the opportunity to work with diverse student populations at all levels of educational enrollment endeavors. I have also served as 2014-2015 President for the Ohio Academic Advising Association, the 2012-2013 President of Lake Erie Higher Education Consortium, and was recently elected to the 2019-2022 Professional Staff Council.

As your Chair it is my goal to empower our campus members to successfully interact to meet the primary goals of TACADA. I will do my best to uphold our mission of delivering advising and student service related information, building a network of resources to enhance student success, and increasing retention at The University of Toledo. While representing and promoting the quality of academic advising within the larger university community.

Co-Chair- Aimee Mendelsohn

Aimee Mendelsohn is the Director of Student Services for University College. In this role she manages the day-to-day operation and delivery of Student Services within University College; this includes both the Department of Exploratory Studies and the Department of Interdisciplinary and Special Programs. She oversees the advising, registration, enrollment, and graduation clearance of students seeking degrees in Liberal Studies, Professional Studies, and Individualized Studies as well as advising, registration, on-boarding, and enrollment of students within the Department of Exploratory Studies. She is responsible for developing and implementing enrollment and retention initiatives that are focused on degree completion and increasing the 4-6-year graduation rate. Aimee has worked at The University of Toledo for over six years, and during this time she has worked in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and in the Judith Herb College of Education. Aimee is a member of the National Academic Advising Association and an active volunteer with the Toledo Museum of Art and the Toledo/Lucas County Metroparks.

“I hope that I can bring a voice to some of the advisors here on campus who do not feel that their opinions, thoughts, or ideas count.  Working together, developing a stronger bond between the advising offices, really being a support for my colleagues in the trenches; these are all things I hope I can bring to this group”. 

Secretary- Andrea Hoppenjans

I came on board at UToledo in December of 2018. Although I am newer to the university, I have 7 years prior higher education experience in academic advising, career development and campus activities/Greek Life.  My family and I recently returned to Northwest Ohio after living in Central Pennsylvania for the past decade, and it is wonderful to be settled near our hometown and closer to our extended families. I’m excited to serve as Secretary for TACADA. As secretary, I hope to provide timely information to the larger advising/student services population at UToledo, and to advocate for the advising community as a whole. Thank you for this opportunity to serve.

Treasurer- Gina Luck-Deitsch

 I have been a Success Coach at UToledo for a little over a year and have been looking for ways to get involved and contribute! I am excited to join TACADA’s Executive Board and collaborate with my fellow staff members.

NACADA Liason- Deb Sobczak

I am looking forward to continuing to serve as the NACADA liaison to TACADA...and I am also currently the Treasurer for OHAAA. I truly believe in the missions of all three organizations since they provide very worthwhile professional development and networking opportunities.
Since 1995, I have worked in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at The University of Toledo. I currently hold the position of Director of Student Services and advise all pre-pharmacy students. In addition to involvement on countless college and university committees over the years, I remain as Chair of the PSA Sick Leave Bank.
My points of pride include serving as the Inaugural Chair for Toledo Academic Advising Association (TACADA) and receiving the UToledo’s Outstanding Advisor, Shining Star, and OHAAA’s Advising Excellence awards.  
I am very excited to continue on the TACADA e-board. Thank you for the opportunity!


Last Updated: 7/9/19