Pre-Professional Advising Center Staff

Suzette Combs

Charlie Scruggs

Assistant Director, Academic
UC E-mail:
Phone: 513-556-2959
Location: University Pavilion, 1st Floor

MA University of Cincinnati
BS University of Cincinnati

Advises: Pre-Health and Pre-Law

I’m excited to be a part of the Pre-Professional Advising Center staff at the University of Cincinnati.  One of the best parts of my career is working with energetic and passionate college students. I enjoy assisting students in making important decisions relating to their education, career, and life! When I’m not in the office, I’m probably out traveling the globe.


UCUAADA-UC Undergraduate Advising Association
UC Semester Conversion-Policies & Procedures Sub-Committee
UC Administrative Review Committee-Office of Judicial Affairs
UC LeaderShape Facilitator
ACPA-American College Personnel Association
OCPA-Ohio College Personnel Association
CAAHP-Central Association of Advisors for the Health Professions                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NAAHP-National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions
MAPLA-Midwest Association of Pre-Law Advisors
Chair, Health Professions Fair
Chair, Law School Fair
PPAC Webmaster
Volunteer, Hospice of Cincinnati

James Gaffney

James Gaffney

Assistant Director, Academic
UC E-mail:
Phone: 513-556-2166
Location: University Pavilion, 1st Floor

MA Ball State University
BA The University of Akron

Advises: Pre-Health, and Choose Ohio First Scholarship recipients

I am excited to join the Pre-Professional Center staff at the University of Cincinnati after having spent the last ten years in medical school recruitment, student affairs and alumni relations. This position returns me to my roots of collaborating with, and providing compassionate and honest advising to undergraduate students (and in my homestate, too). I look forward to working with the determined and energetic students at UC, and the welcoming colleagues from across the campus.


NAAHP – National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions
NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education


James Gaffney

Robin Selzer

Assistant Director, Academic
UC E-mail:
Phone: 513-556-2852
Location: University Pavilion, 1st Floor

PhD Loyola University Chicago
MA University of Cincinnati    
BA University of Cincinnati

Advises: Pre-Pharmacy

I’m enthusiastic about making the move to Academic Advising and working at the Pre-Professional Advising Center with fantastic colleagues and motivated students. I intend to utilize my previous background in student leadership development, enrollment management, academic affairs and alumni affairs to provide support to students and help them succeed in achieving their academic, professional and personal goals. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my two daughters, trying new restaurants, and doing pilates.


UCUAADA (University of Cincinnati Undergraduate Academic Advising Association)
ACE OWN (American Council on Education, Ohio Women’ s Network)
National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP)
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
University of Cincinnati Academic, Administrative and Professional Women (AAPW)
University of Cincinnati Association of Administrators, Managers, and Professionals (UCAAMP)
Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, Chapter Advisor at UC since 2010
International Leadership Association (ILA)
National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
American Counseling Association (ACA)
Kappa Delta Sorority
CWEST- Cincinnati Women In Excellence and Spirit Together

Student Assistants  

Our friendly student assistants provide excellent front desk services to visitors and callers. Front desk services located in University Pavilion, 1st floor.

Jarred Campbell
Carolyn Serbinski
Nikki Stefanko
Katerina Stroplos

Spring Semester Health Professions Fair Intern

Rachel Woods
Major: Communication
McMicken College of Arts and Sciences