Updated: March 27, 2020
WMU remains open and the Haworth College of Business is here to support your advising needs.
By now, you have received multiple communications from President Montgomery and our Provost, Dr. Jennifer Bott, regarding the university’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Haworth College of Business Advising is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In alignment with courses being offered through distance education for the remainder of the semester, academic advising services will be offered from a distance as our staff works remotely during this time. You will be able to receive advising at a distance via email, phone, and video.
To connect with your advisor, you may call our office at (269) 387-5075. Phone calls will be attended to in the order received. You may also contact your academic advisor via email directly:
- Betsy Drummer, Director of Academic Advising
- Tomika Griffin-Brown, Assistant Director of Academic Advising
- Jane Westra, Assistant Director of Academic Advising
- Angela Feltner, Academic Advisor
- Bradlie Forward, Academic Advisor
- Alyshia Garrett, Program Manager, Integrated Supply Management—ISM students may schedule an appointment with Alyshia Garrett, ISM program advisor.
- Paul Hildenbrand, Manager of Recruitment and Outreach Community College
- Rebecca Laipply, Academic Advisor
- Colleen Stano, Academic Advisor Senior
- Annemarie Bates, Academic Advisor Retention
If you are unsure of your academic advisor, you can access that information in your Degree Works.
When emailing, provide the last four digits of your WIN (Western Identification Number). Do not put any part of your WIN in the subject line of the email. DegreeWorks is your web-based tool that will list degree requirements and completed coursework together to give a complete view of progress.DegreeWorks Training Manual
For prospective transfer and high school students, as you do not have an academic advisor of record yet, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions. Your success is our top priority and we will do our best to serve your needs. Thank you for your patience and be well!
2350 Schneider Hall
1903 W. Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5411
Evening advising by appointment
Evening advising hours are available Monday through Thursday for prospective and current MBA students and for nontraditional undergraduate students by appointment only in the MBA program office. Call (269) 387-5086.
Academic, major and career advising are critical components to your progress toward graduation. Faculty members offer guidance on any questions you may have regarding their area of expertise while academic advisors ensure you fulfill all of the requirements for your chosen area of study.
See an academic advisor for:
- General academic advising
- Assistance with curriculum planning
- Information about courses required for completing the pre-business and Bachelor of Business Administration courses
Faculty members are available for advising about majors and minors. They hold advising hours specifically for this purpose. If you have any questions about your major or career, use the advising hours schedule to find a faculty advisor. Schedules for the current semester are available in the advising office.
Students should visit an academic advisor each semester to ensure they are fulfilling requirements and making progress toward graduation. If you have any questions about your program, or want to schedule an appointment call (269) 387-5075.
Students should plan to meet with an advisor every semester of every academic year. For additional information, visit the online academic advising manual.
The Career Center, located in 3020 Schneider Hall, facilitates career exploration and professional development through innovative programming and advising, empowering students to launch satisfying business careers. The Career Center provides extensive information about career and major choice on its website. Explore the resources or schedule an appointment with a career advisor.
Transfer student information
The college holds frequent transfer advising sessions at many community colleges throughout Michigan. Students thinking about transferring to the Haworth College of Business should review the transfer guides for their community college and contact Paul Hildenbrand, coordinator of community college recruiting and advising.
Study abroad advising
For information on study abroad programs, scholarships and general information about the study abroad application process, contact Barb Tomczak or stop by the Global Business Center located in 2320 Schneider.
Academic advising is a key component of a learner-centered, research university and a shared responsibility among the student, advisor, faculty, and university community. Academic advising fosters meaningful partnerships that promote personal growth, academic excellence, critical thinking, social responsibility, creativity, cultural appreciation and career development. Academic advising facilitates self-directed life-long learning.