Advising Staff

Dr. Shari Veil, Associate Professor of communication and the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs, received her BA in communication/public relations and MBA with a marketing concentration from the University of Mary and her Ph.D. in communication from North Dakota State University. She has been teaching and advising undergraduates since 2002 and has been at the University of Kentucky since 2010. Shari.Veil@uky.edu  859-218-0468

 

Suanne Early, Director of Student Affairs, joined our team in 2015 after nearly 15 years as an advisor for exploratory and pre-law students.  She received her M.Ed. in college student personnel services from the University of Louisville and is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation at the University of Kentucky. Suanne is active with the UK Advising Network and NACADA, the Global Community for Academic Advising, and has served in many leadership roles with these organizations. Currently she is serving on the 2019 NACADA conference steering committee and co-chair for the 2020 regional conference. Suanne.Early@uky.edu  859-218-0282

 

Dr. Schyler Simpson, Director of Recruitment and Retention, is a proud three-time graduate of UK’s College of Communication and Information. She completed her doctoral dissertation on student perceptions of learning in academic advising in 2013. Schyler previously served the college as a graduate teaching assistant, lecturer, advisor, and recruiter. Schyler.Simpson2@uky.edu  859-257-7800

 

 

Faith N. Cracraft, Assistant Director of Student Affairs, received her B.A. in communications-public Rrelations and M.A in youth and family ministry from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. Most recently serving as an academic advisor in the Gatton College of Business at UK, she has worked at Georgetown College as assistant dean/director for academic success and has a background in academic coaching, residence life and teaching. Faith joined the team in the summer of 2018. Faith.Cracraft@uky.edu  859-218-0281

 

Rachel Dixon, Academic Advisor, received her B.A. and M.A. in communication from the College of Communication and Information's prestigious University Scholars Program. Rachel previously served the college as a student ambassador and recruiting intern.  Rachel.dixon7@uky.edu  859-218-5349

 

 

 

Deloris Foxworth, Academic Advisor, joined the CI advising staff in January 2017. She is in her second year serving as one of the professional development coordinators for the Advising Network. She holds a a graduate certificate in career services from WKU, master’s degree in library science from UK, a master’s in communication from WKU, and a BA in business administration from KSU. In 2019, she added author to her credentials with the release of her book “Landing a Library Job”. Prior to becoming a college advisor she served as a faculty member in the ICT department and taught communication courses at KSU, EKU, and JCTC. Deloris.Foxworth@uky.edu  859-218-2292

 

Jennifer McConchie, Staff Support Associate, received her BA in communication from Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina. Jen has used her communication degree in many capacities. Prior to coming to UK Jen worked for The Lexington Herald-Leader, The Sun-Sentinel, The Denver Post and The Rocky Mountain News. Prior to that Jen served as the Press Secretary to Lieutenant Governor Stephen L. Henry and his wife Heather French Henry. Come by say hello and grab some candy from Jen, she loves everyone! jen.mcconchie@uky.edu  859-257-4839 ext. 0

 

Maria Rivera, Academic Advisor, received an AS degree in computer sciences from Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola in Lima, Peru, a B.A. in Spanish, and a M.A. in Hispanic Studies from the University of Kentucky. Maria previously worked at the University of Kentucky Undergraduate Admissions and Registrar’s Office for 11 years as an admissions officer and as a registration coordinator. Maria.Rivera@uky.edu 
859-323-2789

 

Ryan Story, Academic Advisor, is a proud two-time graduate of the University of Kentucky with his undergraduate degree in psychology and a master's degree in higher education. He started his career at UK as a graduate assistant in the CATS center with the athletic department and began full time in the transfer center in 2016. Ryan joined the College of Communication and Information Advising team in the fall of 2016. Rkst222@uky.edu   859-218-3915

 

 

Jordan Hoehler, Academic Advisor, received a B.S. in sport administration from the University of Louisville in 2015 and a M.S. in higher education from the University of Kentucky in 2016. He previously worked as an academic services intern in the University of Louisville athletic department and an academic services assistant in the CATS center within the athletic department at the University of Kentucky. Jordan joined the College of Communication and Information advising team in the spring of 2018.  Jordan.hoehler@uky.edu  859-218-0284