Division of Student Success < University of Nebraska Medical Center (2024)

Philip D. Covington, EdD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success

Williams Science Hall 3.0.031C

The Division of Student Success provides a variety of services for both students and academic offices at UNMC. Current units of the division are listed below. Students who are unable to identify the appropriate office to meet their needs, who have general questions, or who have problems/concerns are invited to contact the Division of Student Success.

Accessibility Services Center

The Accessibility Services Center (ASC) collaborates with students, administrators, faculty, and staff to ensure access to reasonable and appropriate student disability accommodations for academic programs and student involvement. ASC offers multiple service modalities to students. This includes office correspondence via email, fax, or telephone, as well as scheduled appointments via Zoom, telephone, or in-person.

Center for Healthy Living

Whether you would likeinformation on memberships, you're looking to join a fitness class,or you want to get involved withintramural sports, the staff at the Center for Health Living can assist you on your wellness journey.Various indoor and outdoor intramural leagues are held throughout the year and are divided into fall, winter, spring, and summer seasons. These leagues are open to UNMC and Nebraska Medicine faculty, staff, students, and their families.

Central Scheduling Office

The mission of the Central Scheduling Office(CSO) is to coordinate with UNMC andcommunity partners to optimize the scheduleduse of facilities across all UNMC campuses inthe promotion of its mission of transforming livesthrough premier education, innovative research,and extraordinary care.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides support for all students as they pursue their academic and career goals. UNMC students have full access to enhanced and expanded mental wellness services, which remain confidential and free of charge. Our licensed counselors are dedicated to the well-being of students at all levels of education as they pursue their academic and career goals. Counseling needs may change over time, and students will continue to have access to mental health support throughout their academic journey.

Call402-559-7276during regular office hours to speak with our professional staff for crisis support and consultation.If you are experiencing alife-threatening emergency, call 911or go to the nearesthospital emergency department.

The mission of the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center is to foster and promote equity, access, and inclusion for all genders and sexualities through education, resources, advocacy, and activism. This office provides specific programs and services for women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer spectrum, trans spectrum, intersex, asexual, two-spirit, non-straight, and gender non-conforming (LGBTQIA2S+) peoples, and survivors of interpersonal violence.

Office of the UniversityRegistrar/Academic Records

The Office of Academic Records is located on the second level of Williams Science Hall. The Academic Records Office includes the areas of registration and records. The office's services include:

  • Creating and maintaining permanent records for current and previous students.
  • Processing transcript requests and state licensure forms.
  • Coordinating graduation ceremonies.
  • Evaluating transfer credit and credit by exam.

Grades posted to a UNMC student transcript may be changed only upon request of the faculty member who is the instructor of record for the course for which the grade was awarded or by order of the appropriate dean upon action of the academic unit’s evaluation appeals committee. Only the corrected grade will be shown on the transcript. All dismissals and withdrawals are posted on the transcript along with the date of the action.

UNMC Commencement/Graduation
UNMC awards degrees in May, August and December. Formal ceremonies are held in May (Kearney, Norfolk, Lincoln, Omaha and Scottsbluff) and December (Omaha). Further detail and the UNMC Commencement Policies can be foundhere.

Office of Academic Success

The Office of Academic Success seeks toenhancethe educational journey of UNMC students andcoordinate resources and develop tools to enhance university-wide student learning objectives, retention and student academic performance.

Our office assures that all new UNMC students can effectively fulfill the onboarding requirements necessary to continue their academic journey by providing information and tools designed to maximize the student experience.

Office of Financial Aid

The UNMC Office of Financial Aidwebsitecontains important information regarding financial aid and scholarships.

Student Life,Inclusion, and Diversity Office (SLIDO)

The Student Life Inclusion and Diversity Office (SLIDO) mission is to advocate for the diversity, equity and inclusive excellence through the development and implementation of best practices and programs that foster student’s success.


  • Advance UNMC's commitment to diversity and inclusion by developing programs that target issues related, but not limited to ability, status, age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, native language, race, religion, sexual orientation, globalization, and socioeconomic background.
  • Promote a sense of community, nationality, and acceptance of differences in ethnicity, religion, economic status, and viewpoints.
  • Provide support services that facilitate the transition, retention, persistence, and graduation of University of Nebraska Medical Center’s students of color.
  • Collaborate with academic units to develop inclusion, diversity and equity content for classes and organize IDE workshops for students.
  • Collaborate with the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Success to enhance all students’ satisfaction, not only the satisfaction of students of color. Fund campus committees for IDE
  • Provide leadership in the training and development of student organizations, officers and advisors.

Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools.

SHPEP at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) provides scholars with an interest inMedicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and Public Healthwith academic enrichment in the basic sciences and math, clinical experiences, career development activities, learning and study skills seminars, and a financial planning workshop.


At UNMC and Nebraska Medicine, we care about our colleagues and want them to live healthy, fulfilling lives. It’s our responsibility to take care of ourselves and each other, which includes watching for signs of distress. From our on-site fitness facility and counseling programs to professional development and campus events, UNMC encompasses wellness in everything we do.

Division of Student Success
Williams Science Hall

studentsuccess@unmc.edu|ZIP 4250
Phone: 402-559-4199
​Fax: 402-559-6796

Philip D. Covington, EdD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success
WSH 3.0.031C

Tammy Post
Administrative Associate II
tammy.post@unmc.edu |402-559-4196
WSH 3.0.031A

Andrew P. Faltin, JD, MA
Director of Operations and Strategic Initiatives
WSH 3.0.031B

Gayle Kerr-McFadden
Communications Specialist
gkerrmcfadden@UNMC.edu | 402-559-3809
WSH 3.0.031

Paulo Shila
Student Success Systems Specialist
WSH 2.0.020A

Accessibility Services Center: 402-554-2872
Student Life Center 2031

Jacque Knedler, MS
jaknedler@unmc.edu | 521-559-1015
SLC 2039

Lauren Reis
Academic Accessibility Counselor
lreis@unmc.edu |402-559-5553
SLC 2040

Center for Healthy Living: 402-559-5254 | ZIP 5530
Student Life Center 2053

Andrea Swett, MS
andrea.swett@unmc.edu |402-836-9906

Rick Pruch
Administrative Business Associate
rpruch@unmc.edu| 402-559-8422

Peter Pellerito
Fitness Specialist
ppellerito@unmc.edu| 402-559-5253

Scott Stopak
Recreation Program Coordinator
sstopak@unmc.edu | 402-559-5093

Misty Harck
Office/Customer Service Associate
misty.harck@unmc.edu | 402-559-5254

Central Scheduling Office
Williams Science Hall 2.0.105

Andrea Swett, MS
Central Scheduling Coordinator
WSH 2.0.105

Caty Gendreau
Central Scheduling Associate
cgendreau@unmc.edu| 402-559-7254

Student Life Center 2031

Jeff Knapp,LICSW
Associate Director

Kaitlin Carlson,LICSW, LISW
Clinical Counselor

Hilary Jenkins
Clinical Counselor

Student Life Center 2031

Catherine Medici-Thiemann, PhD
cmedicithiemann@unmc.edu| 531-559-1011

Office of Academic Records: 402-559-2151 | ZIP 4230
Williams Science Hall

Brooke Huntsmann, MA
University Registrar
bhuntsmann@unmc.edu |402-552-3415

Allie Thompson
Assistant Registrar

Barbara Breazeale
Records/Commencement Associate
WSH 2.0.014

Lisa Hurley
Student Transcript Clerk

Office of Academic Success:402-559-8106
Student Life Center 2031

Tymaree Sing, MSEd
Academic Success Coordinator
tsing@unmc.edu| academicsuccess@unmc.edu | 402-559-8106

Office of Financial Aid: 402-559-4199 | ZIP 4265
Williams Science Hall

Paula Kohles
Director, Financial Aid
WSH 2.0.020B

Karen Freeman
Student Loan/Scholarship Coordinator
WSH 2.0.019

Patrick Hales
Financial Aid Support Specialist
WSH 2.0.020A

Jaryn Halling
Financial Aid Counselor
WSH 2.0.020D

Sara Jones
Financial & Military Education Aid Specialist

Jonnisha McCleod
Student Financial Wellness Counselor

Student Health Administration:402-559-5158
Student Life Center 2010

Cristin Kohlscheen
Student Health Program Coordinator

Briann Moore
Student Health Program Coordinator

Student Life Inclusion and Diversity Office (SLIDO): 402-559-3928 | ZIP 4275
Williams Science Hall

Channing Bunch, MBA
WSH 2.0.101

Kiara Kocsis-Gregurich
Student Organization Activities Coordinator
WSH 2.0.012

Summer Health Professions Education Program:402-559-5932
Williams Science Hall

Sonja F. Tutsch-Bryant, PhD
SHPEP Program Manager
WSH 2.0.102


Steve Wengel, MD
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Campus Wellness

Division of Student Success < University of Nebraska Medical Center (2024)


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