Academic Advisors

Undergraduate Academic Advisors

For the most up to date information on Undergraduate Academic Advising, please visit their website at There you can find your advisor, learn how to schedule an appointment, and other resources. If you are unable to reach your academic advisor, call 816-235-1148 or email

BHS (A-Q) & BHS Athletes
Janae Greene
RN-BSN (A-Z) & BHS (R-Z)
Ashley Rivera
BHS Pre-Nursing and BSN (Pre-Licensure, Accelerated) (A-K) (including athletes)
Lauren Newcomer 
BHS Pre-Nursing and BSN (Pre-Licensure, Accelerated) (L-Z) (including athletes)
Jennifer Lyles 


Graduate Academic Advisors

Graduate Academic Advisors work remotely and are best reached by email to schedule a phone appointment as needed. If you have an urgent matter, please call 816-235-1700.

MSN, DNP, PhD, Post-MSN Certificates, (A-K)
Corrina Beck 
MSN, DNP, PhD, Post-MSN Certificates, (L-Z)
Georgia Freidhof 

Instructions on how to schedule an appointment on STARFISH CONNECT.

  1. Click on UMKC Connect at the bottom right hand side of this page.
  2. “My Success Network” will pop up with “How can we help?”
  3. Look for your academic advisor. To schedule an appointment, look for your advisor’s name, and then simply hit Scheduled Advising. .
  4. You’ll be able to choose a reason for scheduling the appointment. If it’s just general advising, that’s all you need to select.
  5. Connect will show you what times are available. Find a time that works with your class schedule and click Continue. Please note: If you are a student-athlete, or a current student who has been placed on Academic Probation, please schedule a 40-minute advising appointment with your advisor. All other students should be fine scheduling a 20-minute appointment (please note that you can choose either a phone appointment or in-person appointment, and if you choose a phone appointment, please include the number you would like us to call). If you are a student-athlete, you should plan to come see us in person because there is quite a bit of paperwork involved.
  6. Lastly, click Confirm. The meeting will schedule on our calendar, and both you and your advisor will be emailed a confirmation.
  7. Remember, you can look up this appointment in your My Appointments box if you forget when it is or if you need to change it to another time.
  8. If you have any problems, please refer to the Connect guide.
  9. If you are a current UMKC student who wishes to transfer to the SoNHS please contact 816-235-1700 to schedule an appointment

Graduate students please email your assigned Academic Advisor for assistance.

To schedule an appointment with the Associate Dean for Students, Sally Ellis-Fletcher; please contact Deidre Ashley at 816-235-1723