Office Of Student Retention And Academic Success

Undergraduate Advising Team

The College of Business and Innovation Office of Student Retention and Academic Success is open year round to assist undergraduate students in their pursuit of a business degree at the associates and bachelors degree levels. The team include the advising staff, recruiters, and student assistants. The staff has received many awards for their professional accomplishments. In the College of Business and Innovation, academic advising is a shared responsibility between the student and the Advisor. The office is open year-round except for University and federal holidays.

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 PM and select evenings during peak periods

For General Advising Questions, email COBIadvising@utoledo.edu - also include your Rocket Number!

Barb Robertson

Barb Robertson
Director, Office of Student Retention and Academic Success 

Primary areas of expertise:

  • Graduation
  • Plans of Study
  • Degree Audit Questions
  • Lower & Upper Division Undergraduate Advising
  • Bachelor of Applied Organizational Technology (BAOT) Program
  • Academic Review/Issues
  • Dean’s Office Contact
  • Business Minors
  • BUAD 1000 Instructor
  • Administers and provides support to every area of student advising and retention

 

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Brittany Kim
Academic Services and Transfer Specialist

Primary areas of expertise:

  • Transfer Students
  • Undergraduate Advising
  • Academic Review/Issues
  • BUAD 1000 Instructor

 Jennifer Tharpe

Jennifer Tharpe
Academic Services and Honors Specialist

Primary areas of expertise:

  • Honors Student Advising
  • Graduation
  • Degree Audit Questions
  • Undergraduate Upper Division Advising
  • Plans of Study
  • Academic Review/Issues
  • Business Minors
  • BUAD 1000 Instructor

 Whitney Walker

Whitney Valencia
Academic Adviser

Primary areas of expertise:

  • Undergraduate Lower & Upper Division Advising
  • Athletes
  • Transfer Students (Domestic)
  • Plans of Study
  • Academic Review/Issues
  • Upper Division Applications
  • Business Minors
  • BUAD 1000 Instructor

Jessica Weigle

Jessica Weigle
Academic Adviser

Primary areas of expertise:

  • Associates Degree Programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Lower Division Advising (Freshman & Sophomore)
  • Jeep Program Liaison
  • Academic Review/Issues
  • Certificates
  • BUAD 1000 Instructor

 Darlene Stevens

Darlene Stevens
Enrollment Management Specialist 

Primary areas of expertise:

  • Recruitment Events
  • Retention Programs
  • JumpStart
  • 1:15 Tours
  • Student Organizations
  • Limited Lower Division Advising
  • Business Living Learning Community
  • BUAD 1000 Instructor

 Deb K

Deborah Krohn
College of Business and Innovation Study Abroad Adviser

Primary areas of expertise:

  • Assists students looking to study in another country       
  • Helps students plan their academic stay overseas
  • Determines courses taken overseas while study abroad that transfer back as degree requirements
  • Directs students to appropriate personnel for financial support while studying abroad

 Carole Sedlock

Carole Sedlock
Student Services Coordinator II

Primary areas of expertise:

  • Information resource for Associate & Bachelors degree students
  • Provides support and referral to students on any issue
  • Processes grade recalculations, and assists with all other academic policy issues such as add/drop, withdraw, and probation/suspension
  • Schedules advising appointments & responds to student email requests

Romero

Romero Murphy
Graduate Assistant

Primary areas of expertise:

  • Provides support and referral to students on any issue
  • Academic Review/Issues
  • BUAD 1000 Instructor

 

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Hannah Hartford
Graduate Assistant

Primary areas of expertise:

  • Provides support and referral to students on any issue
  • Academic Review/Issues
  • BUAD 1000 Instructor

 

Last Updated: 10/28/19