Sara Decker

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Sara Decker
Academic Advisor, WMI GUFE Program
(269) 387-5087
2372 Schneider Hall, Mail Stop 5411
Mailing address: 
Office of Advising and Admissions
Haworth College of Business
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5411 USA

Sara 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. Prior to her work with the University, she spent one year as the office manager for a thriving chiropractic office in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and over two years substitute teaching in Kalamazoo and the Quad Cities, Iowa. She began her career in the Haworth College of Business in 2008 as the office assistant for the marketing department.

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.