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Office of Student Success

The Office of Student Success is ready to partner with students to help them make informed, responsible decisions in pursuit of their academic goals. Academic advisors value the unique needs of each student, providing students with the knowledge of their path to graduation and success, navigating university processes, and connecting them to appropriate campus resources to support their academic, career, and personal goals.


Undergraduate Students
Current KGMCA Student? Please utilize Navigate to schedule an appointment with your assigned academic advisor.

Looking to change your major and become a McGovern College student? Please schedule a prospective major appointment through Navigate.

Graduate Students
KGMCA students, after connecting with your faculty advisor first, please email your assigned academic advisor to schedule an appointment.

Not a current UH student?
Please connect with Kelly Ibarra, KGMCA Admissions Manager, to discuss our programs and the best path to applying to your program of interest.

Academic Programs

Students are encouraged to speak with academic advisors to discuss degree requirements and their best path to graduation. However, general information on KGMCA programs and degree requirements can be found in the academic catalog as well as our academic maps.

Advising Staff and Areas

(Direct appointment links will only work if student is admitted and has completed orientation)

Jason Barkemeyer
Executive Director for Student Success
Advises: Photography/Digital Media BFA
Schedule an appointment with Jason Barkemeyer

Stacia Morgan Dunn
Assistant Director for Student Success
Advises: Music Performance BM, MM, DMA; Graduate Certificate in Music Performance; Music minor
Schedule an appointment with Stacia Morgan Dunn

Kara Ellis
Academic Advisor
Advises: Art BA; Art BA in Arts Education; Painting BFA
Schedule an appointment with Kara Ellis

Kimberly Gray
Program Manager for Student Success
Advises: Art MFA; Arts Leadership MA
Connect by email with Kimberly Gray

Erika Jimenez
Academic Advisor
Advises: Art History BA, minor; Dance BA, BFA, minor; Theatre BFA, MA, MFA; Studio Art minor; Interdisciplinary Art minor
Schedule an appointment with Erika Jimenez

Katherine Urias
Academic Advisor
Advises: Music BM in Music Education, Composition, Nonprofit Leadership, or Theory; Music BA
Schedule an appointment with Katherine Urias

Allison Watson
Academic Advisor
Advises: Graphic Design BFA; Sculpture, BFA
Schedule an appointment with Allison Watson

Office of Enrollment Services

(reporting through the Associate Dean for Operations)

Sarah Hardin
Scholarship Coordinator and Course Scheduler

Kelly Ibarra
Manager of Admissions