Student Success Advising

Office of Student Success Advising

Location:Gillmor Student Center
Hours:8 a.m to 5 p.m. weekdays or by appointment
Email:StudentSuccess@tiffin.edu

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.

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What Does Student Success Advising Look Like at TU?

The Student Success Advisors serve as one of the primary resources for new and continuing students, assisting them not only with course scheduling, curriculum and career planning, but also with the development of life and academic skills for success in and out of the classroom. All students will meet with their Student Success Advisor each semester to map out future courses that align with their graduation guide. During advising meetings, students will also be matched with support services needed to facilitate the attainment of their established educational and professional goals.

Student Success Advisors can assist their advisees with the following:

  • A main point of contact in resolving questions and concerns 
  • Curriculum planning and course registration  
  • Career and major exploration in pursuit of academic and professional goals
  • Changing major, adding minor, and dropping/adding classes
  • Meeting important academic deadlines and tasks
  • Opportunities for engagement on campus and within the community

 

 

 

 

Meet the Student Success Advisors

Chelsea Bass

bassce@tiffin.edu
419-448-3304

Coordinator of First-Year Experience

Assistant Director of Student Success

Degrees & Certificates
  • M.B.A., in Human Resources, Tiffin University
  • B.S.B.A., in Management, Bowling Green State University

Chelsea Bass

Baseball, Soccer, Softball & Commuters

Office: Gillmor Student Center

Chelsea Bass
Assistant Director of Student Success
Chelsea Bass
Assistant Director of Student Success
Coordinator of First-Year Experience
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Natasha Boyd

BoydNH@tiffin.edu
419.448.3505

Student Success Advisor

Student Success Advisor

Degrees & Certificates
None Provided

Natasha Boyd

Track & Field, Volleyball, Tennis, Cheer/Stunt, and Club sports

Office: Gillmor Student Center

Natasha Boyd
Student Success Advisor
Natasha Boyd
Student Success Advisor
Student Success Advisor
Jamie Marinis
Jamie Marinis

Jamie Marinis

MarinisJL@tiffin.edu
419-448-3357

Dean of Student Success

Dean of Student Success

School of Arts & Sciences
Degrees & Certificates
  • M.Ed., Kent State University
  • B.S., Kent State University

Jamie Marinis

Jamie Marinis joined the Tiffin University family in 2005 and is currently completing her Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) graduate certificate from Bowling Green State University. In her dual role as instructor of English as a Second Language (ESL) and coordinator of International Student Programs, Jamie interacts with international students both in and out of the classroom. She coordinates cultural events across campus including the annual International Flag Ceremony and International Dinner, which often draw hundreds of students, faculty, staff and community members to campus in celebration of our globally diverse student body.

She earned her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel and her B.S. in Community Health Education from Kent State University where she was a varsity cheerleader. Jamie spent her first nine years at Tiffin University working in Enrollment Management and Student Affairs before moving to academics. She also previously served as the Head Cheerleading Coach at Tiffin University for eight years.

Born in Oregon, Ohio, Jamie currently resides in Tiffin with her husband and two children.

Office: Gillmor Student Center

Jamie Marinis
Dean of Student Success
Jamie Marinis
Dean of Student Success
Dean of Student Success
Emily Ohman Scrimshaw
Emily Ohman Scrimshaw

Emily Ohman Scrimshaw

ScrimshawE@tiffin.edu
419.448.3019

Student Success Advisor

Student Success Advisor

Degrees & Certificates
  • M.S. in Psychology, Tiffin University
  • B.S. in Psychology, Bowling Green State University

Emily Ohman Scrimshaw

Arts/Music, Basketball, Lacrosse & Commuters

Office: Gillmor Student Center

Emily Ohman Scrimshaw
Student Success Advisor
Emily Ohman Scrimshaw
Student Success Advisor
Student Success Advisor
Krista Swanagan
Krista Swanagan

Krista Swanagan

swanagank@tiffin.edu
419-448-3281

Student Success Advisor

Assistant Director of Academic Recovery

Degrees & Certificates
None Provided

Krista Swanagan

Krista Swanagan
Assistant Director of Academic Recovery
Krista Swanagan
Assistant Director of Academic Recovery
Student Success Advisor
Melissa Waire
Melissa Waire

Melissa Waire

wairemk@tiffin.edu
419-448-3398

Student Success Advisor

Student Success Advisor

Degrees & Certificates
None Provided

Melissa Waire

Cheer/Stunt, Cross-Country/Track & Field, Equestrian & Campus Residents

Office: Gillmor Student Center

Melissa Waire
Student Success Advisor
Melissa Waire
Student Success Advisor
Student Success Advisor