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Office of Academic Advising

The Academic Advising Office assists students in planning their academic and personal goals through a co-constructive model in which informed decision making, personal empowerment, and self-assessment are fostered for real real-world application and lifelong learning.

Advisor responsibilities include:

  • Helping students define and develop realistic goals
  • Assisting in the selection and registration of classes
  • Monitoring student progress
  • Registration for placement testing
How to Register for Classes
Meet the Staff

susan boehler
Susan Boehler serves as the Senior Director of Student Success and Retention. Susan holds a M.S. in Management and Organization Development from Benedictine University and a B.A. in Communication Arts from UIS. She has served students at Benedictine since January 2004 and has experience working across several departments.

lisa hempen
Lisa Hempen serves as an undergraduate academic advisor in the Academic Advising Office. Lisa earned a Master degree in Adult and Secondary education from the University of Missouri St. Louis and a Bachelor degree in Community Health Education from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 

emily blecher
Emily Belcher serves as an undergraduate academic advisor in the Academic Advising Office. Emily earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Springfield. Emily first began working in higher education as a student worker and peer advisor in the advising center at UIS.

Adonis Fuller serves as an undergraduate academic advisor in the Academic Advising Office and as the Career Development Coordinator. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from MacMurray College, and in 2012 completed the Master of Business Administration program at Benedictine University at Springfield. In his free time Adonis can be found playing or watching basketball, and spending time with family and friends. 

The Advising Team
Located in Dawson Hall
Room 104

Susan Boehler


Emily Belcher


Adonis Fuller

Lisa Hempen


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Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 4:30pm

8:00am - 4:00pm


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