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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. 

Student Advising & Success is located in the 1400 suite of the main academic building. Stop in! 

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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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 Advising & Success Staff

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Kate SartoriDirector,
Student Advising & Success 

ksartori@madonna.edu 

734-432-5417  

Office - 1400A

Kate Sartori

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Justin SimsSuccess Coach,
School of Business

jtsims@madonna.edu  

734-432-5347  

Office - 1210A

Justin Sims

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Nora Baker

Nora BakerSuccess Coach, Education & Human Development

nbaker@madonna.edu

734-432-5647

Office - 2228H

Nora Baker

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Betsy DanielsSuccess Coach, Education & Human Development

eadaniels@madonna.edu

734-432-5491

Office - 1400C

Betsy Daniels

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Cruzer

VacantSuccess Coach, Arts & Sciences

MUAdvising@madonna.edu

734-432-5417

Office - 1400D

Vacant

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Jack ProctorSuccess Coach, Arts & Sciences

jwproctor@madonna.edu 

734-432-5427

Office - 1400L

Jack Proctor

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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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Toni HenningSuccess Coach,
ABSN Nursing & Health

thenning@madonna.edu

734-432-5672

Office - 1400K

Toni Henning

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Tim WebbSuccess Coach,  Nursing & Health

ttwebb@madonna.edu 

734-432-5418

Office - 1400B

Tim Webb

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Support Staff

Who is My Success Coach?

Success Coaches listed by Major

To schedule an appointment with your Success Coach, contact them directly via email or phone based on the information above.

Who is My Faculty Advisor?

To find your assigned faculty advisor and Success Coach, log in to My Portal or click on the Faculty Advisor List link.

If you are considering another major or minor, you can discuss this with your assigned advisor, seek out faculty from other majors in which you are interested, and explore options through the Madonna University Office of Career Development.

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