University and Exploratory Advising
Director, University and Exploratory Advising
Family, Consumer, and Human Development (B.S.) and Psychology-School Counseling (M.S.), Utah State University
Mykel directs the Office of University Advising and Exploratory Advising at Utah State University (USU). As director, she serves as a liaison between academic advising and campus partners, ensuring advisors have the resources they need to support students’ growth as learners and citizen scholars. She leads initiatives centered in student potential to increase persistence and degree completion. Prior to her current role, she served as Director of the Academic Service Center for the Quinney College of Natural Resources. Mykel used the Appreciative Advising framework to help students discover their strengths and connect them with academic programs to help them move toward their dreams, improving retention and completion rates in the college. Mykel serves as on the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Global Awards committee and has served on the Utah Advising Association (UAA) and NACADA Region 10 steering committees. She received the Utah State University Advisor of the Year (2014) and NACADA Professional Advisor Certificate of Merit - Primary Role (2015). Mykel holds degrees in Family, Consumer, and Human Development (B.S.) and Psychology-School Counseling (M.S.) from USU.
In Person Appointment
In Person Appointment
A reserved thirty (30) minute advising appointment for major exploration, planning future semester registration, and discussing account holds. The student attends a meeting with their advisor at the Exploratory Advising Center.
A reserved thirty (30) minute advising appointment for major exploration and planning future semester registration, and discussing account holds. The advisor calls the student at a predetermined time.
Available to students who need to meet with their advisor but haven’t scheduled an in-person or phone appointment. Depending on the week, wait times during walk-in hours may vary.
An online exchange of messages where the Exploratory Advising Office Staff will respond to questions, comments and concerns that do not require a full advising appointment but are still important. Our office hosts web chat hours Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.