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Student Affairs

Student Affairs

Taubman College Student Affairs helps current students navigate the college's academic degree requirements and the resources available throughout the college and university. We advise students from orientation to graduation on topics such as course selection, registration processes, and degree progression. We also support student wellness and involvement with workshops, communications, and referrals to U-M resources in addition to coordinating services with central support areas, and supporting faculty and administrative classroom scheduling.

Contact Information: taubmancollegeadvising@umich.edu

Kristin McDonough, MPA
Associate Director of Student Affairs

Office: 2326  |  734-763-7116


Kristin McDonough provides leadership and day-to-day management of staff and programs that support student development through new student orientation, records, advising, student life/organizations, and co-curricular experiences for all degree programs. Prior to joining Taubman College, Kristin worked in the College of Engineering at U-M and the Office for Student Engagement at UM-Dearborn. She has a master's degree in public administration and a bachelor's degree in business administration, both from the University of Michigan-Dearborn where she serves on the Alumni Society Board. Kristin is also an alumna sister of and volunteer for Delta Phi Epsilon International Sorority. 


Stacey Shimones
College Registrar

Office: 2326  |  734-764-5369


Stacey is available to answer questions related to College and university policies, academic requirements, graduation, student records, registration and enrollment for the BS, M.Arch, MURP, MUD and MS programs. She provides academic advising for current and continuing students at Taubman College, develops college-wide class schedules, is responsible for all student records at the college, and works closely with the University's Office of the Registrar.



Meghan HernandezMeghan Hernandez, MBA
Academic Advisor and Student Experience Specialist

Office: 2328  |  734-763-0863

Meghan Hernandez provides academic advising for current and continuing Taubman College students on required course selection and programs of study. She leads our peer mentorship program and Orientation. Meghan also serves as the liaison for Taubman College student groups, organizes student activities and co-curricular programming to support student development, well-being, and civic engagement.



portrait of Lauryn TidwellLauryn Tidwell
Academic Advisor and Student Records Specialist

Office: 2328  |  734-763-9286


Lauryn Tidwell provides academic advising to current and continuing Taubman College students. She also compiles and communicates external scholarship and fellowship opportunities for current students and assists in managing student records, monitoring academic progress> Lauryn is a key resource for all Taubman College students. 



portrait of Karen HenryKaren Henry
Embedded Psychologist

Office: 2208F  |  734-764-8312


Karen Henry joined Counseling and Psychological Services as the Embedded Psychologist in 2014. She has a passion for working with college students and enjoys working with students at Stamps and Taubman. She has specialty interests in concerns around family of origin, trauma, women's issues, anxiety and depression. She approaches therapy from a feminist and system lens. Prior to joining University of Michigan, she completed her internship at Grand Valley State University's Counseling Center and her post-doctoral fellowship at Eastern Michigan's Counseling and Psychological Services. She works to create wellness in her life by achieving as much balance as possible. She does this by recognizing her stress level and being active during her time outside of work. Specifically, she enjoys cycling in the summer, going for long walks, and spending time with family and friends.

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