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Meet the University Advising Team!

University of Kentucky's Academic Advising administrative team provides support for the academic advisors throughout campus. Our dual-report model ensures that our students receive similar support and resources no matter their major of choice while preserving the uniqueness of each college's advising practice.

Many institutions' academic advising structure are either centralized or decentralized, while the University of Kentucky is a PARTNERSHIP. UK embarked on our unique dual reporting partnership in which the decentralized academic advising leaders (Directors & Assistant Deans) report 51% to the centralized Executive Director of University Academic Advising within the Office of Student Success and 49% to their respective college's Associate Dean/Dean. The model is designed to create alignment in practice, development, structure, outcomes and assessment of academic advising units, while ensuring students receive the seamless and cohesive experience required for their success. A major difference in this structure is that it recognizes the value of the unique experiences at the college-level, while ensuring that campus-wide advising leadership has the ability to compete in our rapidly changing student landscape and professional marketplace. If you are interested in learning more about the dual report model, please email the University Advising team.


Adam A. Smith

University Academic Advising

Executive Director


MG-CAFE Acting Assistant Dean of Advising, Chris Crutchfield

Chris Crutchfield

Martin Gattin College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment

Acting Assistant Dean of Advising

Jennifer Doerge

Jennifer Riggs Doerge

Stanley and Karen Pigman College of Engineering

Senior Director of Advising and Student Success

Suanne Early

Suanne Early

College of Communication and Information

Director of Student Affairs

Britt Frye

Britt Frye

Lewis Honors College

Assistant Director of Academic Advising

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Robert Hayes

College of Arts and Sciences

Interim Director of Advising

Nate Hibbitts

Nate Hibbitts

College of Education

Director of Academic Advising

David Kaiser, Fine Arts

David Kaiser

College of Fine Arts

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

B&E Director of Advising, Stephanie Lynch

Stephanie Lynch

Gatton College of Business and Economics

Director of Advising

Corey Moore

Corey Moore

College of Nursing

Assistant Dean for Academic Advising & Student Success


Casey Shadix

Casey Shadix

College of Heath Sciences

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Jennifer Strange, Public Health

Jennifer Strange

College of Public Health

Director of Academic Advising

Azhar Swanson

Azhar Swanson

College of Design

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Jaime Wainscott

Jaime Wainscott

College of Social Work

Academic Advising Director

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(Campus Staff positions, keyword: academic advisor; please note some positions such as "student affairs officer" and "recruiter" may also participate in academic advising, please check with the hiring official if you are interested in a position. "Program advisor" positions are typically non-academic.)

Academic Advising Structure:

Classification Job Title Grade Education


Academic Advisor I 43 BA 1
Academic Advisor II 44 MA 3
Academic Advisor III 45 MA 4
Academic Advisor Director Assistant 46 MA 5
Academic Advisor Director 47 MA 6

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