Academic Advising

We Are Here to Help

As academic advisors, we’re here to guide you on your academic journey, help you decide on a major, and define your path toward earning your degree. We can assist you in building your academic schedule, help you complete required forms, and point you toward the resources you’ll need to get to where you want to go. We’re also here to cheer on your successes, so don’t forget to tell us about a great test grade, wonderful feedback on a paper, or how your clinical is going.

Let’s Plan Your Academic Journey Together

We know each student is on their own academic journey, and we want to help create an academic plan that sets each student up to be successful. Reach out to your academic advisor and set up a meeting to create your academic plan together, including what classes you need to take and when you need to take them.

How To Prepare for an Advising Session

Academic Advisors provide proactive, holistic, and meaningful academic advising, ensuring students thrive academically and graduate on time. Appointments are held both in person and virtually.

  • Come prepared to advising sessions with questions and updates on progress
  • Become familiar with requirements, regulations, and deadlines for your degree or program
  • Explore and clarify your values, skills, and abilities, as well as your personal, academic, and professional goals
  • Find opportunities to get involved and build connections with peers and the campus community

Contact Your Advisor

Contact your academic advisor by emailing them below.

If you are unsure of who your advisor is, please contact the One Stop Team at [email protected] or (833) 691-7867.

Meet the Advising Team

Monica Banks (she/her/hers)

Academic Advisor • Muskegon Campus

Bachelor of General Studies, Baker College
AAS in Pharmacy Technology, Baker College

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

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Tiffany Belford (she/her/hers)

Academic Advisor • Jackson Campus

BBA in Management and Marketing, Baker College

“I want our young people to know that they matter, that they belong. So don’t be afraid. You hear me, young people? Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered. Empower yourself with a good education. Then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your boundless promise. Lead by example with hope; never fear.” – Michelle Obama

Mary Jo Debrot

Academic Advisor • Muskegon Campus

BS in Psychology, Baker College

“Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny.” – Lao Tzu

The Baker College mark in white on a red background.

Lisa Grundy (she/her/hers)

Academic Advisor • Owosso Campus

MBA in Leadership Studies, Baker College Center for Graduate Studies
BBA in Management, Baker College

“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.” – Barack Obama

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Chris Hoerauf (he/him/his)

Academic Advisor • Royal Oak Campus

BS in Business Administration, Hospitality Services Administration, Central Michigan University

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

Kara Lum (she/her/hers)

Academic Advisor • Owosso Campus

BA in Business Communication, University of Michigan-Flint
Computer and Accounting classes, Baker College

“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” – Dalai Lama

Monica Malcomnson

Academic Advisor • Cadillac Campus

BBA in Accounting, Baker College

“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” – John F. Kennedy

Mandi Rainey Portrait

Mandi Rainey (she/her/hers)

Academic Advisor • Owosso Campus

BS in Human Services, Baker College

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi