Meet the Staff

Advising Staff

Henrietta Thomas
Director
Colvard 2200
704-687-7719
hlthomas@uncc.edu

Henrietta earned a B.A. in Political Science at Davidson College in 1979.  Returning to her South Carolina home after college, she explored  a variety of  work experiences including sales, broadcasting,  retail, public


Michael Abel
Academic Advisor and Director for Peer Mentoring
Colvard 2200
704-687-7723
mabel3@uncc.edu

Michael became a member of the University Advising Center in April 2013.  Originally from Greensboro, N.C., he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2002, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Spanish.  After working as a paralegal in...


LeeFredrick Bowen
Academic Advisor and Director for Academic Advising Systems
Colvard 2200
704-687-5520
lbowen11@uncc.edu

Fred joined UNC Charlotte and the University Advising Center staff in April 2013.  Prior to working at UNC Charlotte, Fred worked as an Academic Advisor for the Thomas Harriott College of Arts and Sciences at East Carolina University for over 2 years and worked as an Admissi...


Maureen Doran
Academic Advisor and Assistant Director of Service Learning
Colvard 2200
704-687-5440
mdoran3@uncc.edu

Maureen joined the University Advising Center staff in April 2012. Prior to coming to UNC Charlotte, she worked as an academic advisor at Appalachian State University in the College of Business for close to 4 years.


Audra Esposito
Transfer Advisor
Colvard 2200
704-687-7722
abesposi@uncc.edu

Audra comes back to UNCC with a broad, diverse background in the arena of higher education…all in North Carolina.


Kristen Galloway
Academic Advisor and Associate Director of Freshman Advising
Colvard 2200
704-687-0295
kgallow9@uncc.edu

Kristen joined the University Advising Center staff in March 2011.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Social Work at UNC Gree


Cheryl Hester
Academic Advisor and Assistant Director for Student Success
Colvard 2200
704-687-7720
chester6@uncc.edu

Cheryl joined UNC Charlotte in April 2008 and the University Advising Center in March 2009.


Shelley McGraw
Academic Advisor
Colvard 2200
704-687-7856
smcgraw3@uncc.edu

Shelley joined the University Advising Center staff in August 2013.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Birmingham-Southern College where she was also a member of the Division-I women’s golf team.  Two years later, she earned her Master’s degree in hi


Erin Fox
Academic Advisor
Colvard 2200
704-687-7071
efox25@uncc.edu

Erin joined UNC Charlotte and the University Advising Center staff in July 2016. Prior to working at UNC Charlotte, Erin worked in student leadership and engagement and first year programs at Queens and Guilford College and in academic advising at UNC Greensboro. 


Ryan Mulkeen
Academic Advisor and Charlotte Engineering Early College Liaison
Colvard
704-687-7721
rtmulkee@uncc.edu

Ryan joined the University Advising Center staff in November 2015.  He received his Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  He started his career in higher education Student Affairs while he pursued graduate work at Georgia State Univers


Deanna Rella
Academic Advisor & Associate Director of Academic Advising Development
Colvard 2209
704-687-8295
drella@uncc.edu

Deanna joined the University Advising Center staff in October 2016. Previously she served as an Academic Advisor and Career Coach for five years in the Belk College of Business Advising Center. She earned her B.S. in Psychology from James Madison University and her M.Ed.


Howard Simms
Associate Director for Transfer Students
Colvard 2200
704-687-7302
hsimms@uncc.edu

Howard returned to the University Advising Center staff in November 2013 after serving as the UTOP program and Building Better Brothers coordinator since August 2010.  He began his service on our campus in the UAC in 2007.


SaDonna Smith
Transfer Advisor
Colvard 2200
704-687-8504
ssmit363@uncc.edu

SaDonna joined the University Advising Center staff in August 2016.  As an alum, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Africana Studies from UNC Charlotte where she entered as a University College student and member of the UCLAS learning community.  She earned her Master’s degree in higher education from Western Carolina University and began w


Administrative Staff

Sarah Hedrick
Administrative Associate
Colvard 2200
704-687-7717
sbrow210@uncc.edu

Sarah joined the Advising Center in May 2013.  She began her work at UNC Charlotte in 2010 in the University College Department as a federal work study student worker while pursuing her undergraduate studies at UNC Charlotte.  Originally fro


Kimberly Sowa
University Program Associate
Colvard 2200
704-687-7717
ksowa1@uncc.edu

Kim joined the University Advising Center in February 2014. She began her work at UNC Charlotte in 2012 in the Facilities Management department, where she was the Administrative Support Associate for Zone 5.


Contact Us

9201 University City Blvd Charlotte, NC 28223 | Colvard 2200

704‑687‑7717 | advising1@uncc.edu