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Our Department is involved in the mission of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - to assist students in the development of educational plans, the clarification of career and life goals, and the appreciation of the values of a liberal arts education. Our system is one of shared responsibility in which all members of our Department and the College (faculty, students, and staff) interact to achieve advising goals and desired student outcomes.

Our goal in advising is to help each student reach his or her maximum educational potential. This goal is achieved by providing the student with the best possible academic advice, including the timely selection of an area of concentration, course work related to a chosen concentration, and other opportunities within and outside our Department.

Our Department collaborates with the Undergraduate Advising Center, College Advising & Student Services (CASS), and the College Office of Graduate Affairs (COGA) in matters of advising.

Here is a list of faculty advisors in our Department:

Cecile Accilien (all areas and Haitian Creole) cecileaccilien@ku.edu
Shawn Alexander (all areas) slalexan@ku.edu
Tony Bolden (all areas and undergraduate program) tjbolden@ku.edu
Abel Chikanda (all areas) 
Amal El Haimeur (all areas and Arabic) amalelhaimeur@ku.edu
Jessica Gerschultz (all areas and graduate program)
Dorothy Hines (all areas)  
Randal Jelks (all areas)
Elizabeth MacGonagle (all areas)
Peter Ojiambo (all areas)
Dorthy Pennington (all areas)
Kathryn Rhine (all areas) krhine@ku.edu
Peter Ukpokodu (all areas)
James Yeku (all areas) jyeku@ku.edu

These are advisors for the languages:

Amharic: Brenda Wawire
Arabic: Amal El Haimeur amalelhaimeur@ku.edu
Haitian Creole: Cecile Accilien
Hausa: Brenda Wawire wawireb@ku.edu
Kiswahili: Brenda Wawire wawireb@ku.edu
Wolof: Brenda Wawire wawireb@ku.edu

 

 

 

 

 
 

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