Academic Advising

The Kent State Ashtabula advisors look forward to helping you achieve your academic goals!

Did you know that students who work with an advisor increase their chances for success in completing an academic degree? Advisors can assist you with academic planning, and help you navigate a successful pathway to graduation!

Advisors are available by appointment, email, or telephone. Special walk-in hours are held at the beginning of each semester.

Remember, all undergraduate students are required to meet with an advisor once per semester!

Advantages To Finishing Your Degree on Time:

  • Academic Success
    Full-time students who take 15 credit hours per semester consistently have a higher GPA than those who take fewer than 15.
  • Saving Money
    By graduating in four years (8 semesters), instead of six, you could save more than $58,000* in expenses.
  • Getting a Head Start on Your Career
    The sooner you graduate, the sooner you can begin an advanced degree or start working full time in your career field.

*Based on a 120-credit hour degree program with standard Kent Campus tuition and fees, books/supplies, Kent Campus room and board, transportation and personal expenses over a four-year period.

Academic Advising Staff

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Irene Skleres
Senior Advisor I

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Paula Ghiz
Academic Advisor I

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Arin Franklin
Academic Advisor I

Emily Carnahan
Academic Advisor I