UCAADA Officers

To e-mail the entire officer board, or if you are unsure who to contact, please e-mail UCAADA@uc.edu.

Marcell Crawford

Marcell Crawford

UC E-mail: marcell.crawford@uc.edu

Marcell is an Assistant Director and Advisor with the University Honors Program, supporting students enrolled in Arts & Sciences majors. An Ohio transplant, Marcell prior lived in Oklahoma, New Jersey, and Virginia. He holds a Bachelors degree in Government and Secondary Social Studies Education from the College of William & Mary and a Masters degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) from Ohio State. Marcell is passionate about empowering students to pursue their passions, engage with their communities, and develop strong self- efficacy.

The UCAADA President's role is to convene group for monthly meetings and special events; maintain organizational focus of group; maintain contacts with College Liaison Committee (CLC) and other university officers in academic and student affairs; propose and submit budget; act as UCAADA representative to outside organizations (NACADA, Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities, etc.)


Vikki Kowalczyk

Vice President
UC E-mail:bernotvi@ucmail.uc.edu

Vikki is an academic advisor in CEAS. She works with Biomedical, Chemical, Environmental, and First-Year Engineering Program students. She has been with UC since fall 2018. Originally from northern Michigan, Ohio is the 5th state she has lived in. She has an AB Classics degree from College of Charleston and MEd in Student Affairs and College Counseling from The Citadel. She and her husband have a black lab, Shadow, and as a family they enjoy hiking and camping. She loves running and attending fitness classes.

Assist in contacting guest speakers, support President and Programming Chairs, as needed; oversee UCAADA Interest Groups/ Advising Communities.

Lisa Girffith

Aaron Zani

Professional Development Chair
UC E-mail: aaron.zani@uc.edu

Aaron is a University of Cincinnati graduate in Marketing and International Business. He has been working at UC since 2012, first starting out as a student worker for orientation. This is where Aaron found his desire to work in higher education which lead him to his current position as an Advisor in the Center for Pathways Advising and Student Success, where he has been since 2017. Aaron’s favorite thing about advising is interacting with students everyday and helping them find the best path to their desired major. Personally, Aaron is an avid runner and even ran a mile everyday in 2019 (yes, even on Christmas). He also loves to go to the movies and have a night in playing board games with his wife, Allison.

Organizes and initiates, with the assistance of the UCAADA Executive Board, program content for the monthly UCAADA meetings; ensures that the content is sensitive to the needs of the general body of UCAADA and focuses on important updates, best practices, and general professional development opportunities; assists with other UCAADA sponsored events that require coordinating. Programming or general logistics, as needed; responsible for reminding and following up with any and all presenters both prior to and after the meetings or event; and send thank you notes to guest speakers.

Jamie Solomon

Jamie Soloman

Awards & Recognition Chair
UC E-mail: solomojo@ucmail.uc.edu

Jamie’s 17-year professional experience includes marketing management, event planning, organizational leadership, and academic service in the areas of professional sports, agency work, non-profit, and higher education.  She joined the University of Cincinnati in July 2015 with the College Credit Plus program, serving and advising a unique student population to all things UC.  Prior to UC, Jamie worked at Cincinnati State Community College in the Office of Admission as an Admission Representative for 5 years. Jamie resides in Northern Kentucky and is passionate about travel, live music, reading, rescue animals, and donuts.

Serves as the lead in planning and executing the UCAADA End of the Year Banquet; leads committee to recognize those involved in academic advising (i.e. Outstanding Academic Advisor of the Year, Faculty Advisor, Advising Administrator, etc) for End of Year Banquet. Finds creative and new ways to recognize advisors at UC, including UCAADA Advisor of the Month. Works closely with the Executive Board to consider recipients for the Barbara Schooley Award, as well.

Erica Noll

Erica Noll

Communication Officer
UC E-mail: erica.noll@uc.edu

Erica serves as a Program Coordinator for graduate programs in the School of Education. Her background includes an Interdisciplinary Studies degree, with an emphasis on science education from Capital University, along with a Master’s in Higher Ed from Kent State where she focused on Institutional Research and Assessment. Erica’s two main loves (besides her family and her delightful dog, Lola) are technology and data, and she is excited to be bringing those loves together in the role of Communication Chair.

The Communication Exec Board member keeps records of the organization and the main disseminator of information relevant to the advising community, including monthly meeting reminders. Keep the website current in order to promote meetings, share information and spotlight events. Manage social media.

Angela Livengood

Angela Livengood

UC E-mail: livengaa@ucmail.uc.edu

Angela is a Study Abroad Advisor with UC International Programs. She works with students looking to go abroad on semester-long and summer programs. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University. After graduating, she served with the Peace Corps in Morocco, specializing in youth development. Then, she taught English to junior high students in Japan through the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program before working in hospitality in Australia and New Zealand. Now, she gets the opportunity to help students go abroad and have the same wonderfully eclectic experiences.

The Membership chair maintains the official UCAADA Listserv roster, adding new members when requested; manages outreach to new members of the advising community; coordinates Advising Mentor Program; collecting regular feedback from UCAADA members.

Shari Coffey

Shari Coffey

Equity & Inclusion
UC E-mail: coffeyso@ucmail.uc.edu

Shari is the director of advising for undergraduate students in the Carl H. Lindner College of Business. Shari started her career at UC as an academic advisor in Linder in July 2005. She is originally from Toledo, Ohio and her first full- time career was working as a newspaper reporter in her small town. Shari obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo majoring in Communication and Journalism and she has a Master’s in Communication Studies from Bowling Green State University.

Identify needs of individual advisors in affinity groups; encourage campus development of DEI education and training opportunities for faculty, staff, and students; disseminate information and successful practices related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education; community outreach for advisor representation

Loren Papin

Loren Papin

Social Engagement
UC E-mail: papinln@ucmail.uc.edu

Loren joined UC in 2016 after completing her M.S. Student Affairs and Higher Education degree from Indiana State University. A Cincinnati native, she was very excited to return home and give back to Cincinnati. She has a B.A. in Communication Studies from Northern Kentucky University and graduated from Oak Hills High School on the west side of Cincinnati. Academic advising has been a dream job for Loren- she enjoys working directly with students, helping them to navigate the trials and tribulations of their college experience and to celebrate their successes along the way. While at UC Loren has been humbled to be a part of the Advisor Training and Development committee, UC Advising Conference Committee, and now to join UCAADA as an executive board member. She hopes to provide opportunities for all of the UC advising community to come together and create meaningful connections.

Organizes social and non- formal UCAADA events and programmatic opportunities including, but not limited to the annual UCAADA Holiday Party. Programming or general logistics, as needed; responsible for reminding and following up with any and all presenters both prior to and after the meetings or event; and send thank you notes to guest.

Steph Knox

Steph Knox

Past President
UC E-mail: steph.knox@uc.edu

Provide counsel to the current President, and historical context to Executive Board.


Elizabeth McLean

Liz McLean

UC E-mail: elizabeth.mclean@uc.edu

Liz McLean returned to Cincinnati in 2010 after spending a number of years in New Jersey.  Moving back to the suburb she grew up in (Wyoming) has been the best decision she has ever made!  She has been at UC Blue Ash College for the past 8 years, where she advises Pre-Advanced Medical Imaging, Pre-Criminal Justice, Pre-Health Profession and Pre-Social Work.  Her degrees include a BS in Sport Management from Slippery Rock University and an MA in School Counseling from Centenary College.  She has a son who is a Freshman in high school and enjoys volunteering in her community; feel free to ask about how much she loves Wyoming!

The Member-at-Large is to provide counsel and historical context to Executive Board. Take meeting minutes for Executive Board and UCAADA monthly meetings; distribute meeting minutes via UCAADA website.