Meet the Pathways Team

Pathways team


Donnie McGovern

Donnie McGovern
Director


E: donnie.mcgovern@uc.edu
P: 513-556-2172
L: University Pavilion 144, Clifton Campus


About Donnie

After nearly 20 years in higher education Donnie has worked in the UC Transfer Center, served as Director of Exploratory Studies, and now Pathways. He’s a proud Bearcat and happy to call Cincinnati home.

Kaci Kortis

Kaci Kortis
Assistant Director
Pathways Advising

E: kaci.kortis@uc.edu
P: 513-556-2187
L: University Pavilion 120, Clifton Campus


About Kaci

Kaci has worked at UC since 2011, in various roles, most recently as an academic advisor in Exploratory Studies. She enjoys helping students find their best path to graduation.

Denise Ellis

Denise Ellis
Assistant Director
Starfish Program Manager

E: denise.ellis@uc.edu
P: 513-556-2192
L: University Pavilion 145, Clifton Campus


About Denise

Denise has worked at UC since 2008 and previously was an academic advisor with CAHS. She is passionate about student success and how we can best service our students. 

Lacey Tomlinson

Lacey Tomlinson 
Assistant Director
Advisor Training, Professional Development, and Online Resources

E: lacey.tomlinson@uc.edu 
P: 513-556-5422
L: University Pavilion 143, Clifton Campus


About Lacey

Lacey is a two time graduate from UC and a proud Bearcat. She enjoys helping others reach their personal and professional goals.

Pilar Ramos-Richey

Pilar Ramos-Richey
Sr. Academic Advisor, UC Clermont Campus

E: pilar.ramos-richey@uc.edu
P: 513-558-8454
L: 140F Student Services Center, Clermont College


About Pilar

Pilar specializes in working with Clermont campus students with goals of transitioning to the Clifton campus.

Renee Rivers

Renee Rivers
Sr. Academic Advisor, UC Blue Ash Campus

E: renee.rivers@uc.edu
P: 513-936-1704
L: Muntz Hall 125, Blue Ash


About Renee

Renee, a Toledo native and University of Toledo graduate, is a Bearcat at heart. She enjoys working with students as they work towards their goal of transitioning from UC Blue Ash to Clifton. When not spending time with her family and friends, you can find Renee training at the gym – including UC’s top-ranked Campus Rec Center!

Kea Hardy

Kea Hardy
Sr. Academic Advisor, UC Clifton Campus

E: keundria.hardy@uc.edu
P: 513-556-2157
L: University Pavilion 120, Clifton Campus


About Kea

Kea is a graduate of UC. Similarly, she was also a transfer student! Kea is committed to serving as a resource for students and is a champion for their success.

Dan Wright

Dan Wright
Sr. Academic Advisor, UC Clifton Campus

E: daniel.wright@uc.edu
P: 513-556-5548
L: University Pavilion 120, Clifton Campus


About Dan

Dan is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati in 2013 and has worked as an academic advisor in the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences from 2015-2018. He is excited to work with the Pathways team here at the University of Cincinnati, as it offers him the opportunity to continue his research and work on student success at a University that he calls home.

Aaron Zani portrait

Aaron Zani
Academic Advisor, UC Clifton Campus

E: aaron.zani@uc.edu
P: 513-556-5569
L: University Pavilion 120, Clifton Campus


About Aaron

Aaron graduated from UC in 2016. He is excited to help students find their place here and make the University of Cincinnati feel like home.

Jessica Brawand portrait

Jessica Brawand
Academic Advisor, UC Clifton Campus

E: jessica.brawand@uc.edu
P: 513-556-5547
L: University Pavilion 120, Clifton Campus


About Jessica

Jessica graduated with Bachelor’s in Communication & Psychology from UC in 2017. As a nontraditional student who transitioned from UC Blue Ash to Clifton, she’s equipped to help students navigate whatever course they may be taking. A Bearcat through and through, she is eager to help students discover their potential and set them up on a path to success.

Alex Brogaard

Alex Brogaard
Program Coordinator

E: alex.brogaard@uc.edu
P: 513-556-2094
L: University Pavilion 130, Clifton Campus

 


About Alex

Before joining UC, Alex worked at the International Office at Aarhus University in his native country of Denmark. He enjoys Cincinnati and all it has to offer.