Sherry Spokas

Sherry L. Spokas

Academic Advisor

Professional Summary

Began at UC since 1998 as a student worker, then as a graduate assistant and currently as a full time staff member. Her focus is on student retention. She has a passion for advisor training, development and retention. She created a training program for Arts and Sciences and CES advisors in 2006. She is the Convener (President) of UCUAADA, UC’s Undergraduate Academic Advisor Association. Sherry has worked as an advisor in Arts and Sciences, The Honors Scholars Program and The Center for Exploratory Studies. Prior to working at UC, she was an entrepreneur who created and ran two personnel businesses for 11 + years, which were later sold to an international recruiting firm. She was the manager of processes for that firm for 2+ years. When she is not at work, she enjoys antiquing, reading novels, people development, singing, genealogy, crossword puzzles and being with her children and grandchildren. She is currently training to become a genealogy specialist for her church.

Education

MSW, University of Cincinnati 2001

BA, University of Cincinnati 1999

Honors and Awards

Summa Cum Laude Undergraduate

Phi Beta Kappa

Sarah Grant Barber Advisor of the Year Award Recipient 2007

Darwin T. Turner Breakfast of Champions Student Pick 2006 and 2007

Service

UCUAADA -University of Cincinnati Undergraduate Academic Advising Association President Type:University/College Service Level:University 2006

(The University of Cincinnati Semester Conversion Task Force )Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:University 01-01-2008 -To Present

Professional Affiliation

Certified Personnel Consultant a national certification for professional personnel recruiters

Courses Taught

15-MLTI-175 DISCOVERING UC

15-MLTI-123 COLLEGE SUCCESS SKL

42-INTR-101 SUCCESS SEMINAR College Success Seminar for the Center for Access and Transition Level:Undergraduate

Contact Information

Academic - The Health Sciences Building
3225 Eden Avenue -Suite 309 - Room F
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267-0394
Phone: 513-558-8530
Fax: 513-558-8545
spokassl@uc.edu