Mont Alto Advising Council (MAAC)

Mont Alto Advising Council (MAAC)

In spring 2011, with the support of Dr. Michael Doncheski, director of Academic Affairs (DAA), and Tim Radio, former programs coordinator of the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS), the Penn State Mont Alto Academic Advising Council (MAAC) was formed. The University as a whole has the University Advising Council (UAC) , and campuses have been encouraged to create their own council to address “local” topics under the direction of their campus' DAAs and DUS coordinators. It is our hope that the MAAC will grow to become, among other things, a group that values quality academic advising and works to foster a campus climate/culture that does the same and that the campus looks to for guidance on addressing academic advising-related issues.

CURRENT MAAC MEMBERS [with their term expiration]

  • Anthony Betonte, Spanish Instructor [through SP18]
  • Susan Wells, Nursing Instructor [through SP18]
  • Kelly Lesher, HPA Student [through SP18]
  • Kira Hamman, Instructor in Mathematics [through SP19]
  • David Seitz, Assistant Professor of Communications [through SP19]
  • Dr. Michael Doncheski, Director of Academic Affairs [convener]
  • Sophia McCleaf, DUS Coordinator [ex officio]
  • Megan Lundy, DUS Academic Adviser [ex officio]
  • Linda Monn, Campus Registrar [ex officio]
  • Antonia Spedden, Financial Aid Coordinator [ex officio]

MAAC Council Adviser Resources

Online academic advising survey

Direct questions to Dr. Michael Doncheski, Director of Academic Affairs