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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

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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
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Michelle Principe, Teacher Certification Program Manager 
Office: 710 Allen Hall
Phone: 304-293-3983
E-mail: michelle.principe@mail.wvu.edu

Duties Include:
  • Certification issues
  • State certification requirements
  • Transcript evaluation for certification 
Michelle Principe is CEHS’ teacher certification program manager in the Office of Student Success. Prior to her role at CEHS, Principe was an adjunct professor and student teacher supervisor for Department of Curriculum and Instruction/Literacy Studies. Before moving to Morgantown, Principe was an elementary school teacher in Ohio for 12 years and a Title I coordinator for five years. Principe earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Ohio University and her master’s degree in educational administration from Franciscan University of Steubenville. She also holds her principal’s license in both Ohio and West Virginia.

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