Haworth College of Business
Western Michigan University
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5411 USA
Decker has been an academic advisor for the Haworth College of Business since May 2010. Her passion is building relationships with students, meeting a student where they are and providing support and guidance to assist them in getting to where they want to be. Her goal is to provide accurate advising that ensures timely graduation, helping students manage the curriculum process so they can take advantage of the experiences and opportunities that abound on a college campus, such as study abroad, student organizations, career center services, internships, etc.
Decker earned a B.S. in education from WMU in 2004. She began her career in the Haworth College of Business in 2008 as the office assistant for the marketing department. Prior to her work with the University, she spent one year as the office manager for a thriving chiropractic office in Jackson Hole, Wyo., and over two years substitute teaching in Kalamazoo and the Quad Cities, Iowa. Decker regularly uses the skills she developed from her bachelor’s degree and from her work experience in her advising role. She received the Student Support Staff Award in 2011.