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 their advisee responsibilities. Advisors work with advisees to achieve academic excellence by fostering critical thinking, effective communication, and growth opportunities.

Academic Advisors are assigned by major.

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Director of First Year Student Success and Academic Advising

Vanessa Freiman 


Assistant Director of First Year Student Success and Academic Advising

Julie Thornberry: All Business Majors

Academic Advisors

Ellen Kutz: Pre-Nursing Majors

John Buckner: Education, Sociology, Communication, Humanities, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Museum Studies and Undecided Majors

Alexandria (Ali) Crum: Math and Science Majors, Exercise Science Majors, and Game Development Majors

Kaitlyn (Katie) Cozy: Athletic Academic Support Specialist 

Spencer McCourt: Athletic Academic Support Specialist 

Release of Education Records

In accordance with the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Walsh University is unable to release a student’s educational records information without the express, written consent of the enrolled student.

Students may complete the Release of Education Record Information form to designate individuals whom they would like to grant permission.