Jayhawk GPS is a collaboration between Academic Success, Information Technology, Student Information Systems, Analytics, Institutional Research, & Effectiveness and academic leadership.

Jayhawk GPS Leadership

  • Kim LaFever

    Director of Academic Success Operations, Success Initiatives

  • Misty Chandler

    Assistant Vice Provost for Success Initiatives, Academic Success

Jayhawk GPS Early Adopter Leads

  • Abby Coffin

    Assistant Vice Provost, Centers for Orientation & Academic Advising Programs

  • Karen Ledom

    Assistant Dean, College Undergraduate Academic Services

Jayhawk GPS Specialists

The Jayhawk GPS Specialist program began in the Fall of 2018 when KU was onboarding early adopters and beginning the roll-out of Jayhawk GPS. The focus was on Academic Advisors since those were the main users in the system. In Fall 2023, the program was re-launched to include the various user roles, access levels, and diverse locations/offices using Jayhawk GPS. The goal of the program is to gather a group of technologically skilled Jayhawk GPS users to talk about proven practices and creative solutions, pass along information from Academic Success/Success Technologies/EAB to the users in their area/unit, to give a leadership experience to Jayhawk GPS users, and to allow areas/units to have an inside expert on hand if minor situations or questions arise.

Current Jayhawk GPS Specialists
NameTitleOffice/Department/LocationOnboarded as a Specialist
April Blackmon StrangeDirectorMilitary Affiliated Student Center (MASC)Fall 2023
Ashley KalatushaStudent Services SpecialistEdwards Campus, Student ServicesFall 2023
Casey ReidAssociate Director, Learning and Writing SupportUniversity Academic Support Centers (UASC)Fall 2023
Dalton AllenStudent Program CoordinatorHawk Link CoordinatorFall 2023
Deanna BurghartSenior Academic Advisor, Honors and Exploratory PathwaysJayhawk Academic Advising (JAA) / Honors and ExploratoryFall 2023
Dustin StrubleDirector of Assessment and PlanningStudent AffairsFall 2023
Eddie MunozSenior Academic Advisor, Business, Communication, and LeadershipJayhawk Academic Advising (JAA) / Business, Communication, and Leadership (Non-Business)

Fall 2020

Eve WrightSenior Academic Advisor, EngineeringJayhawk Academic Advising (JAA) / STEM EngineeringFall 2023
Glenn QuickAssistant Athletics Director, Academic and Career CounselingKU AthleticsFall 2023
Hazel RogersSpecial Programs CoordinatorInternational Student Services (ISS)Fall 2023
Jamie WinslowAcademic Advisor, Creative Arts and DesignJayhawk Academic Advising (JAA) / Creative Arts and DesignFall 2023
Kali WoodAcademic Success Coach, Jayhawks GlobalJayhawk Academic Advising (JAA) / Undergrad Advising (Edwards and Jayhawk Global)Fall 2023

Leah Nicholson

Associate Director, Outreach and Financial WellnessFinancial Aid and Scholarships (FAS)Fall 2023
Liz BartonAssistant Director, EdwardsJayhawk Academic Advising (JAA) / Graduate Advising (Edwards and Jayhawk Global)Fall 2023
Marcus CottrellAssistant Director, BusinessJayhawk Academic Advising (JAA) / Business, Communication, and LeadershipFall 2023
Mauricio Gomez MontoyaStudent Experience DesignerUniversity Honors ProgramFall 2023
Michael PahrSenior Academic Advisor, Health and Behavioral SciencesJayhawk Academic Advising (JAA) / Health and Behavioral Sciences (College)Spring 2020
Mikhayla SheelyAcademic Advisor, Languages and CulturesJayhawk Academic Advising (JAA) / Languages and CulturesFall 2023
Natalia PlotnikovaAssistant DirectorUniversity Career CenterFall 2023
Nathan SwankAcademic AdvisorJayhawk Academic Advising (JAA) / STEM (Non-Engineering)Fall 2023
Patrick KoenerAssociate DirectorJayhawk Academic Advising (JAA) Fall 2018
Rosana GodinezAssistant Director, Pre-HealthJayhawk Academic Advising (JAA) / Health and Behavioral Science (Pre-Health)Fall 2023
Sean NavarroAssistant Director, STEM CollegeJayhawk Academic Advising (JAA) / Data and Advising StrategistFall 2023
Shelly MannAssistant Director, Health and Behavioral SciencesJayhawk Academic Advising (JAA) / Health and Behavioral Science (College)Fall 2023
Tracy RunckAssistant Director of Student SystemsCareer and Experiential Learning Fall 2023