Academic Advising

Donnelly College's Academic Advising, as part of Student Support Services, is dedicated to helping students access and utilize the skills needed to achieve academic success. Students are required to meet with an assigned success coach/advisor to develop goals and participate in activities to teach them strategies for success. 

Donnelly College's academic advisors are available to explain the requirements of Donnelly's many programs and assist in decision-making related to the following: 

  • Selecting semester courses
  • Planning a program of study 
  • Setting goals for future learning
  • Preparing for transfer
  • Finding academic support resources 
  • Dropping/adding courses
  • Transitioning into other programs


Meet Your Advisors 

Alex Johnson

Alex Johnson
Academic Advisor
(Student last names A-K and Bloch Scholars)
ajohnson@donnelly.edu
Call (913) 621-8720 or
Text (913) 578-9949
Office 114
Regular Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Hometown:
Williamstown, New Jersey

Why did you choose to work at Donnelly?
I chose to work at Donnelly because I value community and am passionate about making higher education accessible. I also wanted a role that allows me to support students directly and build meaningful relationships with them. 

What do you love most about working with students?
I love working with students because I learn so much from them. The resilience, hard work, and determination of Donnelly students never ceases to amaze and inspire me. I am here to mentor and assist students, but they also help me be the best version of myself. 

Fun Fact:
I was born in the middle of a huge blizzard and was named the "Blizzard Baby" by the local newspaper.

Words of Wisdom: 
Never be afraid to ask questions and seek help, especially here at Donnelly. Everyone who works at Donnelly is here to support you!

Karen Lombardi

Karen Lombardi
Academic Advisor
(Student last names L-Z)
klombardi@donnelly.edu
Call (913) 621-8725 or
Text (913) 794-3351
Office 114
Regular Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

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