Advisors in the Center for Adult and Continuing Studies can help you:

  • Explore degree options that can work for you as an adult student.
  • Discuss services and supports available to you at GVSU.
  • Advise students admitted into our adult degree completion programs (Integrative Studies LEADS program and online certificates)
  • If you're not sure who your advisor is, you can find them listed in Navigate and schedule an appointment with them.


To schedule a Phone or Virtual Appointment with Jackie, Shawn, or Kate, please click the button to find available advising appointments. 

Meet With An Advisor

If you cannot find a time that matches your needs, please email your advisor of choice to arrange a time that will work for you both.

Meet Your Advisors

Jackie Abeyta

Jackie Abeyta

Phone: (616) 331-7605
Email: [email protected]

B.S., Integrative Studies
M.Ed., Educational Leadership

Shawn Jenkins

Shawn Jenkins

Phone: (616) 215-9067
Email: [email protected]

B.B.A., Business Administration (Management and Marketing)
M.P.A., Public Administration
Ed.S., Leadership Administration

Kate Vanderkolk

Kate VanDerKolk

Phone: (616) 331-7180
Email: [email protected]

B.A., Social Work
M.Ed., Higher Education

Kate advising
Shawn advising
Jackie advising

Page last modified May 16, 2022