Honors Academic Advising

“Concerned partners in the success of our students”

Academic Advising at the Lewis Honors College is practical, personal, and Purposeful.

Practical: LHC advisors work with students to co-construct academic plans, engage in problem-solving, connect with campus resources, and evaluate various pathways to achieve individual academic goals. Honors advisors encourage exploration while identifying integrated opportunities for students to meet both Honors and major requirements.

Personal: LHC advising is highly relational and individualized. LHC advisors act as guides to personal success by working closely with students from the Lewis Launch orientation through completion of the Honors thesis and graduation.

Purposeful: LHC advising is a two-way partnership. Advisors serve as active collaborators in a student’s reflective process. LHC advisors appropriately challenge and support students as they discover their unique path to success. LHC advisors employ a range of techniques to help students think through complex situations and arrive at their own interpretations and solutions. By working with LHC advisors, students will come to appreciate their individual role in knowledge construction and decision-making.


Advising Appointments

Students are assigned an Honors advisor after the completion of see blue U orientation during the summer. With the exception of students in a Pathway program, all Honors advisors are listed as a secondary advisor; this information can be accessed via the student’s myUK account.

Students are required to meet with their Honors advisor at specific times over the course of their academic life cycle. These appointments serve to ensure that students stay on track to complete Honors prior to graduation and that course selection is intentionally aligned with their educational pursuits.

Required appointments include: 

First-Year Students – Twice during the academic year (at least once in the Fall Semester)

Sophomores – Spring Semester

Juniors – Semester prior to Honors Thesis proposal submission

Seniors – Semester prior to Honors Thesis completion

Students are welcome and encouraged to make appointments with their Honors advisor at any time during the semester beyond those listed as required. Appointments can be scheduled through myUK. Students can also be in touch with their advisor via phone or email. 



Advising Team

Heather Carpenter M.A.
(859) 218-0914
Britt Frye, M.A. 
(859) 323-7563
Shaun Ketterman, M.A.E. 
(859) 257-2614
Kayla Powell, M.S.
(859) 323-7979
Francesca Yackso, M.Ed.
(859) 323-7559
Nicole Martin, Ph.D., Director of Academic Affairs
(859) 323-7589