Breyana Wilson

Undergraduate Admissions and Advising

The College of Education and Human Development’s Office of Admissions and Advising at Western Michigan University serves undergraduate students with majors focusing on human development and teacher education programs. Important information regarding advising, Degree Works, registration, transcripts, graduation requirements, tuition, dates for course registration, refunds, withdrawals, grading, and final exam schedules can be found on the registrar's website.

Vision and mission

Our vision is to improve the human condition by empowering students to achieve their personal, academic and professional goals. 

Our mission is to align our advising theory, research and practice with the National Academic Advising Association guidelines by assisting students in developing academic plans through the dissemination of accurate advising information; to empower students to take ownership of their academic journey and to collaboratively share in the responsibility between advisor and student through a holistic and appreciative advising approach; and to create a culture of success where all students can easily access services and where the diversity of every student is welcomed, respected and valued.

Earn CTE credit

After students are admitted to WMU and declare a major in the College of Education and Human Development, they may apply for up to 6 department credits for their high school Career and Technical Education courses that align with our academic programs.

Advising options

Registration information

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Find your major or minor

Who is my advisor?

  • Derek Andree

    Assistant Director of Advising

    Specialty: Human Performance and Health Education programs


  • Amanda Lozier

    Amanda Lozier


    Specialty: Human Performance and Health Education programs


  • Learn more about Derek

    Clifton Strengths: Context | Developer | Empathy | Positivity | Includer

    My name is Derek. I have 3 siblings. I also have 1 niece and 2 nephews who I love spending time with! I am originally from Muskegon, so I grew up spending a lot of time at Lake Michigan. However, I have lived in Kalamazoo for over 10 years now. I earned my master's degree from WMU, so I am a Bronco alum!! I have 2 cats, Lady and Layla. I love reading, spending time outdoors, watching sports, musicals/theatre, and much more. I am a HUGE Bronco Sports fan, so I try to attend as many WMU sporting events as I can.   

  • Learn more about Amanda

    Clifton Strengths: Woo (winning over others) | Positivity | Empathy | Context | Arranger

    Hey there! I love working with my students and being a part of your success story. Since starting my freshman year at WMU, I have never left! I completed my Bachelor of Arts in General Studies, worked as an Assistant Director of Admissions for WMU, and for the past four years have been advising for the College of Education and Human Development. During my professional career I started and completed my Master of Arts in Sport Management.

    I have an amazing family that I get to spend life with! I have my husband, a biological daughter and a son who we adopted in 2021. I am a member of Junior Chamber International (JCI). I also serve as the Girl Scout leader of my daughter’s troop. I love being able to develop and encourage leadership growth in every aspect of my life and serve my community!

    I love meeting and getting to know new people, building strong relationships, and planning events.

    If you are part of my advising crew, I look forward to working with you to graduation and helping you on your pathway to success! If you are just starting at WMU and becoming part of my crew, I can’t wait to meet you!

    Go Broncos!

  • Ayla

    Ayla Ludwig


    Specialty: Teacher Education programs


  • Shannon Myers

    Senior Advisor and Coordinator of Community College Articulation

    Specialty: Family and Consumer Sciences programs


  • Learn more about Ayla

    As a Michigan native, I have a strong connection to both Kalamazoo and Western Michigan University. I moved to Kalamazoo when I was around 9 years old and began dual enrollment at WMU as a high schooler. Following high school, I entered WMU as an undergrad where I majored in Global and International Studies and minored in Japanese Language. I studied abroad in Kyoto, Japan for one year during this time, and this experience grew a strong passion for people, culture, and travel. Once I earned my BA, I became an ESL English teacher in Seoul, South Korea, and lived in South Korea for a total of five years. I have since returned to the United States and have earned my MA in Counselor Education: College Counseling and three graduate certificates, one in Holistic Health and Wellness, Mixed-methods Research, and Qualitative Research all from WMU. I am currently a doctoral candidate in the Counselor Education and Supervision program at Western. 

    My work life centers on education, mental health, and career development. While working on my Ph.D., I became a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Career Counselor and have worked with college students as both an educator and mental health professional since 2018. I love helping people find their fit in education, career, and beyond. I am most certainly a helper at heart, and I look forward to being of service to those in need.

    Outside of work and school life, I enjoy spending time in nature, drawing, painting, and playing with my cat. I also love learning and am an avid podcast, audio book, and educational YouTube consumer. I also love to travel and have been to 10 countries so far. I look forward to working with you in your higher education journey here at WMU!

  • Learn more about Shannon

    Shannon was named the 2023 Make a Difference Award recipient for being an outstanding staff member!

  • Dr. Chris Robinson

    Director of Advising


  • Learn more about Chris

    I grew up in South Bend, Indiana and went to college at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, where I earned my BA in Sociology.  It was so fun going to school in beautiful Malibu with the beaches and sunny weather! I also hold a Master’s degree in Psychology from Central Michigan University, and a Master’s in Education from Aquinas College.  I recently completed my PhD in Higher Education Leadership at WMU. Go Broncos! As you can see, I love to learn!

    Over the years, I have worked in K-12 and higher education in case management and teaching roles with at-risk high school and college students, teen parents, middle school children with emotional impairments and foster children in the court system.  I have also worked in financial aid, student success, and advising as Assistant Director and now as Director of the Office of Admissions and Advising in the College of Education and Human Development. I take great joy in supporting other advisors in the fabulous work they do with students!

    My top five strengths are Achiever, Futuristic, Learner, Restorative, and Connectedness. I love to think about how I can change the future in a positive way, as I learn new things and support others, with an eye to how it all connects together!

    I am married with three children – all who have graduated from college. I have the cutest grandson whom I love dearly. We are a big sports family.  My husband coaches men’s basketball at our local high school and sports are always on the television!

    My hobbies include interior decorating, gardening, animals, and riding my bike. I’m addicted to HGTV. I also love to read and learn about diversity, culture, and how to support students in higher education.