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Office of 
Student success

Staff Directory

kim klaus Kim Klaus, Program Director, Office of Student Success Office: 708A Allen Hall 
Phone: (304) 293-2144 
E-mail: kklaus@mail.wvu.edu

Duties Include:
  • Oversees recruitment, enrollment, retention, advising, and admissions.
laura porter Laura Porter, Assistant Dean of Student Services 


Office: 802A Allen Hall
Phone: (304) 293-4415
E-mail:  ljporter@mail.wvu.edu

beth lefevre
Beth Gallon LeFevre, Developmental Advising Specialist
Office: 710C Allen Hall
Phone: (304) 293-2162
E-mail: bglefevre@mail.wvu.edu 

Duties Include:
  • Advising, scheduling, and matriculation and graduation procedures for students in the Five-Year Teacher Education program. 
  • New student orientation
  • New student recruitment


Allyson Pierce, Developmental Advising Specialist
Office: 710B Allen Hall
Phone: (304) 293-2705
E-mail: sapierce@mail.wvu.edu 

Duties Include:
  • Advising, scheduling, and matriculation and graduation procedures for students in the Elementary Education, BA and Pre-Elementary Education programs.   
  • New student orientation
  • New student recruitment

anita garten
Anita Garten, Developmental Advising Specialist Office: 710D Allen Hall
Phone: (304) 293-2137
E-mail: anita.garten@mail.wvu.edu

Duties Include: 
  • Advising, scheduling, and matriculation and graduation procedures for undergraduate students in Child Development and Family Studies (CDFS) program
  • Advising, scheduling, and matriculation and graduation procedures for undergraduate students in Speech Pathology and Audiology (SPA)
  • New student orientation
  • New student recruitment
maria gaddis
Maria Gaddis, Program Manager
Office: 710F Allen Hall
Phone: (304) 293-9489
E-mail:  maria.gaddis@mail.wvu.edu

Duties Include: 
  • Program development
  • Academic advising/scheduling for undergraduate students in Child Development and Family Studies (CDFS) and Speech Pathology and Audiology (SPA) programs
  • Transcript evaluations for certification and programs
char allen
Char Allen, Academic Advisor
Office: 710E Allen Hall
Phone: (304) 293-3126
E-mail: char.allen@mail.wvu.edu

Duties Include:
  • Doctoral student admission, matriculation and graduation processes and procedures
  • Provides business management for the Center
  • Graduate transient credit
beth ackley
Bethany Ackley, Academic Advisor
Office: 710A Allen Hall
Phone: (304) 293-3125
E-mail: bethany.ackley@mail.wvu.edu

Duties Include:
  • M.A. student admissions, matriculation and graduation policies and procedures
  • Reports and database management
  • Status of state certification applications and/or college verification forms
  • Questions pertaining to certification and program procedures and forms
  • Transcript evaluations for certification
  • Advisor to non-degree students

Graduate Assistants

Duties Include:

  • Provide customer information and service for the Center
  • Accept and process Graduate Assistantship Applications
  • Work with the Praxis information, maintains files


Phone: (304) 293-2169
E-mail:  CEHSadvising@mail.wvu.edu