Who is My Advisor?

Due to the importance of following KSU's Flashes Safe 7 principles and social distancing requirements we are are not able to meet with you in person, but we are still here to support you during your academic journey here at KSU! During the Fall semester all advising will happen virtually via Microsoft Teams.  

To schedule a virtual advising appointment go to KSUAdvising. After you schedule your advising appointment, an advisor will contact you by email regarding the appointment format. Please note, you can only make an appointment two weeks in advance. If you have issues making an advising appointment contact the Vacca Office of Student Services (VOSS) at oss@kent.edu or 330.672.2862.

Have a quick question?  Schedule a virtual drop-in appointment with your specialized advisor by visiting: Microsoft Bookings. Please note, you can make an appointment up to 3-4 days in advance, drop-ins cannot fulfill required advising. 

Advisors will be available via email as well, please allow 24 to 48 hours for response time.

Additionally, please be sure to check your email's on a regular basis to receive updates and important information.

For More Information and FAQ's, visit: Kent State’s coronavirus information page

  • You will be assigned to a Professional Advisor in the Vacca Office of Student Services based on your major as well as a Faculty Advisor in your major.
  • Our Graduate Assistants will also be assigned to work with specific majors within the college.
  • When you make an appointment with an advisor, you will be directed to the appropriate Advisor/Graduate Assistant once you select your current or intended major.

 

Select the individual advisor below for virtual drop-in hours and contact information.

Name: Title: Major(s): Minor(s): Virtual Drop-Ins
Kathy Zarges

Director

Assistant Dean Advising, Student Success & Licensure

   
Lisa Froning Senior Advisor II

Community Health Education, Middle Childhood Education (Grades 4-9), Physical Education, School Health Education

Athletic Coaching; Community Health; Human Sexuality, Education Education (Art, Music, Spanish, French, German, Latin, ASL, English as a Second Language )

Mon. 2-3:45

Tue.  10-11:45

Rajlakshmi Ghosh (Raj)

Academic Advisor

Adolescent & Young Adult Education (Grades 7-12)

 Education (Art, Music, Spanish, French, German, Latin, ASL, English as a Second Language )

Mon 10-11:45

Thurs 2-3:45

Alexandra Henry Graduate Assistant Exercise Science, Speech Pathology & Audiology   TBD
Keya Jennings

Senior Advisor I

Athletic Training, Integrated Health Studies, Nutrition, Sports Medicine (A-K)

Sport Medicine

Mon 2-3:45

Wed 10-11:45

Regan Jones

Academic Advisor

 Exercise Science, Sports Medicine (L-Z)

 

Tue 9-10:45

Thurs 2-3:45

Shannon Logsdon Academic Advisor

Early Childhood Education (Grades PK-5)

 Education (Art, Music, Spanish, French, German, Latin, ASL, English as a Second Language )

Wed 10-11:45

Thurs 2-3:45

Vacant Academic Advisor Early Childhood Education (Grades PK-5),  Educational Studies Education (Art, Music, Spanish, French, German, Latin, ASL, English as a Second Language )  
Ashante' Price Graduate Assistant Adolescent & Young Adult Education (Grades 7-12), Middle Childhood (Grades 4-9), Special Education, Sports Administration   TBD
Michelle Schultz

Academic Advisor

Hospitality Management, Recreation Park & Tourism Management, Sport Administration 

Hospitality Management

Mon 10-11:45

Thurs 2-3:45

Adam Smith

Academic Advisor

Nutrition, Speech Pathology & Audiology, ​​​​​Sport Administration

 

Wed 10-11:45

Thurs 2-3:45

Kelley Stillwagon Senior Advisor I

Human Development & Family Studies

Gerontology, Human Development and Family Studies, Non-profit Management, Addictions Counseling Certificate 

Mon 10-11:45

Thurs 2-3:45

Caroline Toth Graduate Assistant

Early Childhood Education (Grades PK-5), Hospitality Management, Recreation, Park & Tourism Management

  Mon 10-11:45
Rachel Walter

Academic Advisor

ASL/English Interpreting, Educational Studies, Special Education 

Education (Art, Music, Spanish, French, German, Latin, ASL, English as a Second Language )

Mon 10-11:45

Thurs 2-3:45

Students are required to meet with their academic advisor each semester prior to registering for classes, Drop-Ins cannot satisfy required advising.