College of Business and Innovation

Staff

The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation Office of Student Retention and Academic Success is open year round to assist undergraduate and graduate students in their pursuit of a business degree at the associates, bachelors and masters degree levels. Personnel include the advising staff, recruiters, and student assistants. The staff has received many awards for their professional accomplishments. Debbie Jones and Barb Robertson have been recognized by The University of Toledo for excellence in advising in receiving the UT Adviser of the Year Award. Barb Robertson and Darlene Stevens have also received the College of Business Outstanding Staff Award and the Students First Award from the Office of the President.

In the College of Business and Innovation, academic advising is a shared responsibility between the student and the adviser. The academic adviser will provide the student with accurate information about educational options, plans of study, policies and procedures, career advising, and referrals to specialized services when appropriate.  The adviser will assist the student with continual monitoring and evaluation of the student's educational progress. The student will maintain frequent contact with their adviser, and will assume final responsibility for course scheduling, program planning, and the successful completion of graduation requirements.

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

Staff

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
  • Dean’s Office Contact
  • Business Minors
  • Administers and provides support to every area of student advising and retention
Barb Robertson

 

Debbie A. Jones - Academic Services and Transfer Specialist

Primary areas of expertise:

  • Transfer Students (Domestic & International)
  • Athletes
  • Undergraduate Upper Division Advising
  • BBA Partnerships
  • Loraine Community College Liaison
  • Bachelor of Applied Organizational Technology (BAOT) Program
  • Business Minors

 

Debbie Jones

 

Jennifer McDowell Tharpe - Academic Services and Honors Specialist

Primary areas of expertise:

  • Honors Student Advising
  • Graduation
  • Degree Audit Questions
  • Undergraduate Upper Division Advising
  • Plans of Study
  • Business Minors

 

Jennifer Tharpe

 

Whitney Walker - Academic Adviser

Primary areas of expertise:

  • Undergraduate Lower & Upper Division Advising
  • Athletes
  • Transfer Students (Domestic)
  • Business Minors
  • Business Living Learning Community
  • Upper Division Applications

 

 Whitney Walker

 

Jessica Weigle - Academic Adviser

Primary areas of expertise:

  • Associates Degree Programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Lower Division Advising (Freshman & Sophomore)
  • Certificates

 

 Jessica Weigle

 

Darlene Stevens - Enrollment Management Specialist 

Primary areas of expertise:

  • Recruitment Events
  • Retention Programs
  • JumpStart
  • 1:15 Tours
  • Student Organizations
  • Limited Lower Division Advising

 

Darlene Stevens

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

 

 Deb K

 

Carole Sedlock - Student Services Coordinator II

Primary areas of expertise:

  • Information resource for Associate, Bachelors & Master’s 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

 

 

 Carole Sedlock
Last Updated: 8/27/15