Main Office

09 Scofield Hall (Basement)
711 E 51st Street
Kansas City, MO 64110
Ph: 816-235-1148
Fx: 816-235-5572

Academic Advisors

The College of Arts and Sciences has a dual advising system of both general/professional and major/department advisors to help you. CAS Academic Advisors do not advise on major/minor requirements. You must see your Department Advisor for advising needs directly related to your major.

CAS Advising Administration

Becky Bergman, M.A.; Director, Academic Advising
Caroline Ohmes; Administrative Assistant

General CAS Academic Advisors

Wen Wen Chong, Graduate Assistant Advisor, part-time
General Advising for students in the following programs:

  • Sociology BA
  • Urban Planning and Design BA
  • Urban Studies BA

Chainy Folsom, M.A.; Graduate Assistant Advisor, part-time
General Advising for students in the following programs:

  • English BA (CMEMS Emphasis only)
  • History BA
  • Languages and Literatures BA (Classics Emphasis only)

Kim Leibold, M.Ed.; Academic Advisor and A&S Commencement Coordinator
General Advising for students in the following programs:

  • Environmental Science BS
  • Environmental Studies BA
  • Geography BA/BS
  • Geology BA/BS
  • Mathematics & Statistics BA/BS
  • Physics BA/BS

Megan Klebba, M.Ed.; Academic Advisor
General Advising for students in the following programs:

  • Economics BA
  • Psychology BA

Cindy McDonald, M.P.A.; Academic Advisor
General Advising for students in the following programs:

  • Criminal Justice & Criminology BA
  • Political Science BA

Desiree Rognlie, M.Ed.; Academic Advisor
General Advising for students in the following programs:

  • Communication Studies BA
  • Theatre BA

Erica Wolfe, M.S.; Academic Advisor
General Advising for students in the following programs (Please call 816-235-1148 to schedule advising):

  • Art History BA
  • English BA (all areas, besides CHEM)
  • Language & Literatures BA (all Foreign Languages)
  • Liberal Arts (BLA)
  • Philosophy BA
  • Studio Art BA

Pre-Health Advisors

Cassie Shaffer Johnson, M.A.; Pre-Health Coordinator (currently in training)
Pre-Health and General Advising for students in the following programs with last names A-K:

  • Chemistry BA/BS
  • Pre-Dental
  • Pre-Health
  • Pre-Medicine

Nick Chappell, M.S., Pre-Professional Advisor
Pre-Health and General Advising for students in the following programs with last names L-Z:

  • Chemistry BA/BS
  • Pre-Dental
  • Pre-Health
  • Pre-Medicine

Pre-Law Advisor

Nick Chappell, M.S., Pre-Law (and Pre-Professional) Advisor
Pre-Law and General Advising for all students in the Pre-Law and Six-year Law Scholars Programs.

Graduation List Advisors

Rosana Challacombe,  M.A.; Student Services Coordinator, Academic Standards Committee Liaison
Graduation certification for students with last names A-K

Cindy McDonald, M.P.A.; Academic Advisor
Graduation certification for students with last names L-Z

Support Advisors

Alexa Keramidas, Graduate Assistant Advisor, part-time
Sydney Harvey, Graduate Assistant Advisor, part-time

BLA-Online Degree Completion Advisor

Liz Barton, M.A., CAS Director of Scholarships and BLA-Online Programs
General Advising for all students in the BLA-Online Degree program

PACE Advisor

Contact the PACE Office at 816-235-1588
General Advising for all students in the PACE program

CAS Life Coach

Austin Lentz, 816-235-1446  or aslifecoach@umkc.edu