TUís Academic Advising: YOU & TU

Mission Statement and Goals

The mission of the academic advising program at Tiffin University is to provide student-centered, developmental advising to prepare traditional college age students and adult learners for successful careers and for productive and satisfying lives of excellence, leadership and service.

What Does Academic Advising Look Like at TU?

At Tiffin University all first-year, first-year transfer, and undecided students are advised by a professional academic advisor called a Student Support Specialist. Student Support Specialists will help students to learn the academic advising process, choose classes, establish career/academic goals, and serve as a "go-to" person for all student questions or assistance. 

Once a first-year student becomes a sophomore (based on credit hours), a first-year transfer student completes their first semester, or an undecided student declares an academic school they will be transitioned to a Faculty Advisor who is an expert in that students field of study. Faculty Advisors are assigned by major and will assist students with learning the expectations and course requirements of their major, providing career and internship guidance, and discussing graduate school opportunities. 

Student Support Specialists and Faculty Advisors can Assist their Advisees with the Following:

  • Drop-in advising year round and appointments during advising weeks
  • Change/add a major or minor
  • Drop/Add a class
  • Plan for Graduation

Meet the Student Support Specialists 

Melissa Waire
Student Support Specialist

Specializes in the School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences Programs

Phone: 419.448.3398
Email: WaireMK@tiffin.edu
Office: 1st Floor of Seitz Hall

Kristyn Wilkins
Student Support Specialist

Specializes in School of Arts and Sciences Programs, Undecided Majors, and Psychology Majors

Phone: 419.448.3304
Email: WilkinsKE@tiffin.edu
Office: 1st Floor of Seitz Hall

Mouris Danial

Mouris Danial
Student Support Specialist

Specializes in the School of Business Programs

Phone: 567.268.6021
Email: danialm@tiffin.edu
Office: 1st Floor of Seitz Hall