Navigate the path to Bachelor’s degree completion with the help of an academic advisor.
The advising team at the Center for the Adult Learner takes a highly personalized approach to degree completion, working with you from your initial planning meeting until graduation day. The first thing you’ll do as an accepted student is meet with your academic advisor to discuss your goals and begin to develop a degree plan. Your academic advisor can help you:
Deborah Wright, DirectorDeborah is inspired by the words of C.S. Lewis, who said, "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." In her position as director of the Center for the Adult Learner, Deborah feels privileged to watch goals and dreams unfold for students completing their Bachelor's degrees. Deborah is a first generation college student in her immediate and extended family. Completing her undergraduate and graduate degrees had a profound impact on the direction of her life, and she is thrilled to help others reach their goals and achieve success. "We want to make Lesley University your last stop on the path to degree completion." Email: email@example.com
Yuliya Borowski, Assistant Director, Office of AdmissionsYuliya will be your guide through each step of the admissions process. As an international undergraduate student, she learned first-hand how to navigate complex college admissions processes. Yuliya graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a major in European Cultures and Studies and minors in International Affairs, French, and History. Having pursued several areas of undergraduate study, Yuliya understands the importance of exploration and self-awareness when selecting the right program. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachael Cossingham, Assistant Director of Academic AdvisingAs the spouse of an active duty Air Force member, Rachael lived and worked overseas for several years as both a work/life specialist and as an academic advisor. In those roles, she advised active duty members and their families on issues like finances, employment, academics, and family life. Rachael's greatest passion is helping adults pursue and exceed their educational goals. She is able to do this as both an advisor and an adjunct faculty member. Rachael holds a master's degree in Human Relations and a graduate certificate in Academic Advising. Email: email@example.com
Gene Ferraro, Assistant Director of Academic AdvisingGene has been working as an academic advisor with adult students for more than 12 years. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Lesley, teaching in the areas of writing, human development and management. Prior to joining academia, Gene spent 10 years working with adults in the field of employment and training, and before that he spent 16 years working with developmentally disabled adults. What Gene loves most about working with the adult population is their motivation. Adult students are very serious about their work and bring so much of their life experience to the classroom. As both an advisor and an adjunct faculty member, Gene feels that he learns as much from the students as what he is able to provide to them. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Greene, Academic CoordinatorBrian made the leap to higher education after several years in the Massachusetts State House and nearly a dozen years overseas. He understands the challenges of adult students well, as he completed his own undergraduate degree several years removed from high school, and is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Intercultural Relations at Lesley University. Email: email@example.com
Jessie Haigh, Assistant Director of Academic AdvisingHaving completed an individually designed degree program herself, Jessie understands the benefits of customized study. She helps students determine what they want to accomplish, and encourages them to think creatively about how they can finish their degree. She also helps students decide which learning modalities will work best for them, and encourages them to take advantage of the unique options Lesley offers adult students, including the opportunity to develop independent study projects. Prior to coming to Lesley, Jessie worked at Cambridge College and the Brazilian Cultural Center of New England. She has a B.A. in Fine Arts, with a focus on Ceramic Sculpture, from Hampshire College, and an A.L.M. in Management from the Harvard Extension School. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andy Joseph, Assistant Director of Academic AdvisingAndy came to Lesley with several years of experience working with adult students as an academic advisor. He has taught for many years as an adjunct faculty member at several liberal arts colleges in the Boston area. Andy holds graduate degrees in psychology and in theology with a specialization in ethics. Email: email@example.com
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