First-year and second-year students at Thomas More are assigned to a professional academic advisor. Students who have chosen a major are also assigned to a faculty advisor. Accelerated online and graduate program students are advised by an academic advisor. Advisors assist students throughout their college years; students are encouraged to maintain close contact with their advisors in order to achieve their goals.
What do the Professional Advisors specialize in?
Advise students on course registration and academic policy
Guide students through major exploration
Create personalized goals and educational plans
Support students on their path to a timely graduation
Partner with student’s primary faculty advisor within student’s major
For more information about advising, contact the Director of Academic Advising Kelsey Wicher.
Meet the Academic Advising Team
|Kelsey Wicher – Director of Academic Advising||Kelsey Wicher has been with Thomas More University since 2018, starting as an academic advisor for the accelerated and graduate programs. She is an adjunct instructor for the College of Business at Thomas More. Topics she has taught include leadership, organizational behavior, FYE (FYS), and leadership and identity. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in organizational leadership from Northern Kentucky University, a Master of Science in management from Sullivan University, and is certified in adult mental health first aid. Wicher loves working with students and helping them achieve their goals. Her personal goal is to make a difference in the community and be a supportive role model for students as they thrive and help the community and region grow and flourish.|
|Sarah Dorr – Professional Advisor St. Elizabeth College of Natural & Health Sciences||Sarah Dorr started as a professional advisor at Thomas More University in 2020 working with online and graduate students. Before she came to Thomas More, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology (with a criminal justice minor), and then a Master of Arts in community counseling from the University of Cincinnati. Dorr enjoyed working as an advisor, career counselor, and professor at Chatfield College, College of Mount St. Joseph, and the University of Cincinnati. She is a national certified counselor and in 2022 earned a Master Advisor Certificate & Mental Health First Aid Certificate. In her spare time, she enjoys activities with her teenagers, family, and friends and has fun hiking, traveling, and cooking. She is passionate about challenging students to work toward their goals and encouraging them as they explore degree and career options.|
|Devon Fisher – Professional Advisor College of Business||Devon Fisher joined Thomas More in 2018 and, in addition to being an advisor, is also an assistant football coach, and strength and conditioning coach. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in exercise science, and in 2018 from Western Illinois University with a Master of Science in kinesiology. In his free time, Devon loves sports, woodworking, and playing video games. He looks forward to working with students as a professional advisor, helping them strive towards achieving their academic goals and earning a diploma.|
|Ashley Hall – Professional Advisor College of Liberal Arts and Social Science||Ashley Hall is the newest professional advisor to join the Thomas More staff. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, but spent most of her adolescent life in State College, Pennsylvania. In higher education, she attended Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania, from 2014-2018. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English with several specializations including professional and dramatic writing, and a minor in theater. Her interests include reading and writing, playing with her dog, Tim, and attending art shows and theater productions with her husband. Before joining the Thomas More community, she was employed for the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Drawing from this experience, she hopes to effectively advise present and future Thomas More students.|
|Mary Fleissner – Professional Advisor Online and Graduate Students||Mary Fleissner joined Thomas More University in 2022 as the accelerated online and graduate program advisor. She is a Thomas More graduate from the class of 2021 earning a Bachelor of Business Administration. Mary came from PL Marketing, where she did web content editing for Kroger, but has a range of experiences including human resources, payroll, administrative support, and bank teller. She is happy to be in a helping profession and excited to help students complete their accelerated degree and navigate the challenges of juggling school, work, and life, just as she did. In her spare time, she likes to bake and have craft nights with her family and friends. All Master of Arts in teaching (MAT) students are advised by their faculty advisor, Dr. Alissa Ayres.|
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if my transcript was received? If you are a new student, check with your admissions counselor, otherwise check directly with the registrar.
How do I find out what my transfer credits count for? Check online at MyTMU, contact the registrar or your professional advisor of studies (PAS).
What is my professional advisor of studies (PAS) job? Your PAS will assist in preparing you for faculty advisor meetings, discussing core requirements, and making routine changes to schedules.
What are requirements for my major? Contact your designated faculty advisor or PSA for a list of requirements.
Where can I find who my faculty advisor is? Go to MyTMU > Student Services > Academic Info
What is the process if I want to switch my major? Talk to your PAS and they will be able to talk to you about your options. You must also complete a Change of Major form and submit to the registrar.
How do I register for classes or change my schedule? Go to MyTMU > Student Services > Academic Info