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Professional Advising

At Walsh University, the purpose of advising is to assist students in the development of their academic program, explain students' rights and options within the Walsh Community, and educate students in the their advisee responsibilities. Advisors work with advisees to achieve academic excellence by fostering critical thinking, effective communication, and growth opportunities.

Professional advisors are assigned by major.

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Vey Wagner 
La Mennais 120

Director of Professional Advising 

  • Business 

Vey Wagner earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology-Community/Clinical and master's degree in Education from Walsh University. In 2002, she started working for Walsh University. Before becoming a professional advisor in 2008, Vey worked as the Assistant Registrar.

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Pam Bichsel
La Mennais 134

Professional Advisor 

  • Humanities
  • Social & Behavioral Science
  • Language & Letters
  • Business 

Pam Bichsel has over 15 years of teaching and administrative experience in higher education. She began her career at Walsh as an adjunct professor, which she continues in addition to her academic advising responsibilities. Pam advises in the areas of Business, Humanities, Language and Letters, and the Social and Behavioral Sciences. A genuine passion for service and a lifelong love of learning are what make her an excellent fit for the Walsh community.

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Ellen Kutz
La Mennais 129

Professional Advisor 

  • Pre-Nursing

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Connie Lewis
La Mennais 129

Professional Advisor

  • Math
  • Science

Connie Lewis started her career at Walsh as an adjunct Mathematics Professor in the fall of 2006. She has been an academic advisor at Walsh University since 2009, advising students in the mathematics and science majors. Prior to coming to Walsh, Connie taught mathematics and computer science in the Canton City School System from 1976 to 2006. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Kent State University and a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a Math Clinician focus from Kent State University.

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Brandon Merriman-Boddy
La Mennais 133

Professional Advisor

  • Undecided

Brandon Merriman-Boddy earned his degree in Psychology from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. Before becoming an academic advisor at Walsh University, Brandon worked at Cleveland State University for two years as an Assistant Resident Director. Brandon brings over five years of higher education and student affairs experience. 

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Elise Schafer 
La Mennais 133

Professional Advisor

  • Theology
  • Education
  • Science

Elise Schafer has been advising for just over a year but has been part of the community for many. As a 2007 Walsh University graduate, Elise earned her degree in Adolescent Young Adult Integrated Science Education. She played on the women's soccer team, participated in the honors program, tutored in the Learning Resource Center, and was involved in Campus Ministry. She currently works primarily with education, exercise science, and theology majors.

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Student athletes will also be assigned an Athletic Advisor:

Athletic Advisor Office Phone Number
Mike Bole PE 205 330-490-7422
Jack Carney PE 205 330-490-7423