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Empowering students to plan for their academic future and beyond!

By providing proactive advising and programming, we encourage and empower students to formulate realistic academic plans, explore professional and career options, and engage in meaningful decision-making, all in an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and supportive.
The mission of academic advising is to facilitate a process of educational inquiry that by intention and design promotes the intellectual, personal, and social development of students.  Academic Advising is overseen by the Office of Student Success & Retention.

Success Check-in

Feeling overwhelmed with your schedule?
Wondering what resources are available to you?
Want to figure out how to get more involved?
Need some help figuring out your online classes?
Thinking about changing your major?
Want to just talk about navigating life as a college student?

We are here for you.

Request a Success Check-in! 

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Keys to Success 

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What is advising and what do we do?

Each student is assigned support staff and faculty based on his or her chosen path of study. Every student is first assigned a Success Coach- who you have as your Success Coach is based on the college that houses your chosen path of study. Students may also be assigned a faculty advisor- this can happen as soon as you are admitted or later in your college career, again, depending on your chosen path of study. Success Coaches assist new and current students by:

  • Formulating a plan that outlines their academic path and monitoring academic progress
  • Interpreting institutional policies and procedures
  • Recommending opportunities for personal growth and academic development
  • Providing referrals to institutional and community resources and support when academic and non-academic challenges arise
  • Discussing alternatives when there are doubts concerning choice of major or career, or when admission is not granted to the chosen major

Office of Student Success & Retention Staff

Allie Prough

Allie ProughSuccess Coach,
School of Business

amarnold@madonna.edu 

734-432-5347  

Office - 1210A

Allie Prough

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nbaker

Nora BakerSuccess Coach, Education & Human Development

nbaker@madonna.edu

734-432-5647

Office - 2228H

Nora Baker

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Anna Boesch

Anna BoeschSuccess Coach, Education & Human Development

aboesch@madonna.edu

734-432-5491

Office - 1400B

Anna Boesch

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Christen Lesko-Brown

Christen Lesko-BrownSuccess Coach, Arts & Sciences

cleskobrown@madonna.edu

734-432-5564

Office - 1400D

Christen Lesko-Brown

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Tim Nickels

Tim NickelsSuccess Coach, Arts & Sciences

tnickels@madonna.edu

734-432-5418

Office - 1400C

Tim Nickels

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Linda Smith

Linda SmithSuccess Coach,  Nursing & Health

lsmith@madonna.edu

734-432-5718

Office - 1400J

Linda Smith

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Lesley JonesSuccess Coach,
ABSN Nursing & Health

lajones@madonna.edu

734-432-5672

Office - 1400K

Lesley Jones

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Leah BowlesSuccess Coach,  Nursing & Health

lbowles@madonna.edu 

734-432-5427

Office - 1400I

Leah Bowles

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