Staff Directory

Heather Asmus, Academic Advisor / Peer Advisor Supervisor

Advises:
  • First-Year Criminology majors
  • First-Year Social Work majors
  • First-Year History (non-teaching majors)
  • First-Year Geography majors
  • Second-Year+ Exploratory majors
To schedule a meeting with Heather, click here to view her availability or email heather.asmus@uni.edu

 

Undergraduate Major: English, Minor in Professional Writing (University of Northern Iowa)

Graduate Program: Master of Arts in Education: Postsecondary Education - Student Affairs (University of Northern Iowa)

Favorite Food on Campus: Bread sticks

Advice to students: Your attitude is one thing YOU CAN control. If you are in a rut, change your perspective, and never underestimate the power of a good night's sleep.

Kim Bock, Associate Director

Advises:
  • First-Year Communication Studies majors
To schedule an appointment with Kim, click here to see her availability or email kimbock@uni.edu
 

Undergraduate Major: History (University of Wisconsin - Madison)

Graduate Programs: Masters of Science: Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (University of Wisconsin - Madison)

Favorite Food on Campus: The make-your-own Stir Fry station at Piazza

Advice to Students: Push yourself to try one new thing each semester - join a student organization, go to a basketball game, study abroad, volunteer... Challenging yourself to get out of your comfort zone will help you to grow academically and personally. The four years you're here will fly by, so use this time to take chances and really get involved in the Panther community. 

Jane Fritts, Secretary

jane.fritts@uni.edu

Undergraduate Major: Elementary Education, Emphasis: Math, Social Sciences (University of Northern Iowa)

Favorite Food on Campus: cheesy vegetable soup, black bean soup, cranberry oatmeal cookies

Favorite Spot on Campus: McLeod Center

Advice to Students: Try new things!  Take advantage of all the things this campus has to offer.  Always do you best!  Don’t be afraid to ask questions!    

 

David Marchesani, Director

david.marchesani@uni.edu

Undergraduate Major:  Accounting (University of Northern Iowa)

Graduate Program: Masters of Arts in Education: Postsecondary Education - Student Affairs (University of Northern Iowa)

Favorite Food on Campus: Stir Fry made to order at Wok

Advice to Students: Be present, intentional and purposeful with your UNI experience.   Seek self-knowledge and take personal ownership for your decisions.  Find community and belonging to the UNI community through formal and informal ways.  Be open to others’ stories and experiences - listen to understand and learn.  Be actively engaged in creating your own personal successes and unique UNI story.

Michele Peck, Assistant Director/Advising Development

michele.peck@uni.edu

Undergraduate Major: Special Education Teaching

Favorites: Favorite get-away close to campus: George Wyth State Park via the Cedar Valley bike trails. A great place to take a study break, relax and enjoy nature!

Advice to Students: Challenge yourself to make the most of your time in college....get out of your comfort zone! Try ice climbing, take part in a volunteer opportunity in the community, participate in National Student Exchange, or get to know someone from another culture or background than you. There are so many opportunities all around you, and it will never be this easy again to try something new. You'll be glad you did!

Kathy Peters, Academic Advisor

Advises
  • First-Year Psychology majors
  • First-Year Exploratory Majors
To schedule an appointment with Kathy, email kathleen.peters@uni.edu
 

Undergraduate Major: Management: Business Administration (University of Northern Iowa)

Graduate Program: Master of Arts in Education: Postsecondary Education - Student Affairs (University of Northern Iowa)

Favorite Food on Campus: Chicken Enchilada Soup from Maucker Union Food Court

Favorite Spot on Campus: Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center

 

Colleen Sullivan, Academic Advisor

Advises
  • First-Year Biology majors
  • Pre-Nursing majors
  • First-Year Exploratory majors
To schedule an appointment with Colleen, email colleen.sullivan@uni.edu
 

Undergraduate Major:  History and Criminal Justice (Loras College)

Graduate Program: Masters of Arts in Postsecondary Education - Student Affairs (University of Northern Iowa)
 

Favorite Food on Campus: Seasonal Sugar Cookies

Advice to Students: I encourage all students to become familiar with academic and personal resources on campus, and to craft a plan to utilize those resources! Engage with staff on campus--we're here to help! Take advantage of your time as a student to explore your academic interests, meet other students, and enjoy the experience.

Angie Tudor, Academic Advisor / Career Development Coordinator

Advises:
  • First-Year Communication Disorders majors
  • First-Year Political Science majors
  • First-Year Family Services majors
  • First-Year Exploratory majors
To schedule an appointment with Angie, email angie.tudor@uni.edu
 

Undergraduate Major:  Associate of Arts (North Iowa Area Community College), Psychology, Minor in Sociology (University of Northern Iowa)

Graduate Program:  Masters of Arts in Education: Postsecondary Education - Student Affairs (University of Northern Iowa)

Favorite Food on Campus:  Quesadilla Fridays!

Favorite Spot on Campus: Lang Rocking Chairs

 

Lori VanHoorewegheAcademic Advisor

Advises:
  • First-Year Technology majors
  • First-Year Exploratory majors
  • Transfer Exploratory majors
To schedule an appointment with Lori, email lori.vanhooreweghe@uni.edu
 

Undergraduate Major: Humanities, minor in Music (University of Northern Iowa)

Graduate Program: Masters of Arts in Education: Postsecondary Education - Student Affairs (University of Northern Iowa)

Favorite Food on Campus: Cookies!

Advice to Students:  Read the book. Go to class. Take notes. Review notes within 24 hours. Repeat.