About Us

The Office of Undergraduate Studies consists of the Assistant Dean, Associate Director, four experienced Academic Advisors and two remarkably helpful administrative assistants. We do not assign specific advisors to each student so you are welcome to see whomever you choose or the first available advisor. Students have an Advisor of Record listed on your GPS but that is primarily for internal use and you are not obligated to meet with that person. It is preferred that students make appointments in advance using the online system, but we have at least one advisor on walk-in duty every day during normal working hours.

We are happy to answer simple questions over email, although we recommend you check the website first as it is a robust resource.  We do ask that you email only one advisor at a time. Our small office serves nearly 1,800 students and it is incredibly inefficient to have more than one advisor working to meet your needs.  Detailed questions are better addressed face to face when options can be considered and acted upon in real time.

The Mendoza Office of Undergraduate Studies is ready to assist our undergrads!

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Dale Nees

  • Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Assistant Dean Dale Nees joined the Mendoza Office of Undergraduate Studies in June 2011 and is responsible for the overall administration of the college’s undergraduate program and student advising. His responsibilities include management of daily college operations, staff supervision, academic counseling and guidance, budgeting, and coordination of scheduling and classroom assignments.  He serves as the dean’s designee for all undergraduate academic matters.  Dean Nees serves on several committees to include: University Academic Code and Policy Committee, University Committee on Admissions, Scholarship and Financial Aid, University Readmissions Committee, University Code of Honor Committee, Mendoza College Council and the Mendoza Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.

Prior to joining the Mendoza team he spent four years as the Professor of Naval Science and Chair of the Naval ROTC Department at the University of Notre Dame where he taught Leadership and Ethics.  He served on active duty for 32 years retiring as a Navy Captain with extensive operational leadership and financial management experience in the Department of the Navy and Department of Defense. Dean Nees received his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy and earned a Master of Science degree in Management (Financial and Material Logistics) at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. and a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces, in Washington D.C.. He was also a 2005-2006 MIT Seminar XXI Fellow on Foreign Politics and International Relations.

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Alison K. Levey

  • Associate Director for Advising Services

Alison Levey (rhymes with Chevy) joined Mendoza as an advisor in September 2008 and was promoted in September 2015. She feels very much at home, having started her career on the other side of the desk as a graduate of the class of 1984. In addition to her BBA in Finance from Notre Dame, Alison holds a Master’s degree in Education from Marymount University in Arlington, VA.

Effective in September 2018, Alison began phasing out of her one-on-one advising duties. As the Associate Director for Advising Services, Alison spearheads all office initiatives related to automation/technology, communication, student engagement and discernment. This includes managing the new Mendoza SMART app that is both a discernment and communications tool. She also serves as the advisor for both the Mendoza Student Leadership Association (MSLA) and the Undergraduate Women in Business (UWIB) club. Alison received the Dockweiler Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising in 2014 and the Dean's Achievement Award for outstanding commitment and service in 2016 & 2019. She also taught a section of the Moreau First Year Experience in 2017-18.

In addition to being an alumna, she is a Notre Dame legacy (Class of 1956), parent (Class of 2016) and faculty spouse.  Alison loves to ride her bike, binge watch bad TV, and dreams of being proficient at yoga and publishing her children's books one day.


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Sharon Clancy Orban

  • Academic Advisor

Sharon Clancy Orban has been a member of the Mendoza College of Business staff since 1969.  Mrs. Clancy Orban provides academic guidance and counseling for all business students.  She serves as the Mendoza Dean Reviewer for First Year of Studies transfer course requests and is the liaison with International Studies for programs in Australia and Asia.  Mrs. Clancy Orban is also the Mendoza Undergraduate advising liaison for several athletic programs, which include hockey, tennis, women's lacrosse and men's soccer.  

Mrs. Clancy Orban earned a Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in Educational Leadership from Indiana University's School of Education. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University with a major in Management and Organizational Behavior, a minor in Sociology, as well as an A.S. in Accounting.  In August 2002, she received the University of Notre Dame Award of Merit for exceptional performance and service to the University and in August 2003 was a member of the Undergraduate Advising Team receiving the University of Notre Dame Awards of Excellence “Team Irish Award."

Mrs. Clancy Orban has had only four supervisors in her 49 years at the University of Notre Dame.  She has been fortunate to have served under and learned from the extraordinary leaderships of Professor Yusaku Furuhashi, Associate Dean Vincent Raymond, Assistant Dean Samuel Gaglio, and Assistant Dean Dale Nees.

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Lisa Heming

  • Academic Advisor

Lisa Heming joined the Office of Undergraduate Studies in January 2017. But she's not new to Mendoza and has been with Notre Dame since 2006. From 2015-2016, Lisa served as Director of Student Services for Graduate Business Programs. She's also worked as Academic Programs Director for the ND Alumni Association and as the Assistant Director of Admissions and Student Services for the Executive MBA Program.

As an Academic Advisor, Lisa provides academic counseling and guidance for all business students and administers the Peer Tutoring Program.  Lisa works with the student-athletes playing football and basketball and is the liaison to a number of the smaller, more exotic study abroad locations such as Athens & Jerusalem.

Before Notre Dame, Lisa worked in student affairs at Marquette University where she earned her Masters in Higher Education Administration.  She also holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. Her husband, Scott, is a 2009 graduate of the Notre Dame MBA program. Outside of work, she and her husband enjoy biking, sailing and adventure travel and Lisa is an avid marathon runner.  She is also the Co-Faculty Advisor for the ND Sailing Club.

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Amy G. Radvansky

  • Academic Advisor

Amy Radvansky has worked at the University since 2005, spending two years working with student issues in the Office of Residence Life in Student Affairs, and five years in the Registrar’s Office providing extensive and timely support to ND undergraduates in general, and Mendoza’s undergraduate advising program in particular. Amy joined the Office of Undergraduate Studies at the Mendoza College of Business in July 2012. Prior to her return to Notre Dame, Amy worked in retail management and as an accounting associate for the Osceola County Florida Tax Collector.

As an Academic Advisor, Amy provides academic counseling and guidance for all business students. She also focuses on data analysis and generation of ad hoc reports which aid in delivering timely academic advice to our students. Amy graduated with a BA in Sociology from Notre Dame in 1995. Additionally, Amy earned a Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in Educational Leadership from Indiana University's School of Education. Amy also received the Dean's Achievement Award for outstanding commitment and service in 2017.

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Gina Shropshire

  • Academic Advisor and Assistant Professional Specialist

Gina Shropshire returned to her Alma Mater in the fall of 1998 after earning an MA in French Literature and a Ph.D. in Education from Purdue University. During her tenure in the Mendoza College of Business, Gina has divided her time between her academic advising duties and her commitment to working on diversity issues within the college and within the University at large. 

In this latter capacity, Dr. Shropshire sits on many alumni and university-wide committees and coordinates special programs in the college aimed at providing both support for students of color and a forum where all students can be challenged to become agents of change. Gina also teaches the new and popular course called the “Moreau First Year Experience".

Gina is integral in coordinating the study abroad plans for many Mendoza students. Her coordination with the International Study Office ensures that Mendoza students have successful experiences.

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Laura Glassford

  • Program Coordinator

Laura Glassford joined the Office of Undergraduate Studies as office manager in October 2004. She is responsible for all administrative aspects of the office and ensures that the office's many constituencies are satisfied. Before coming to Notre Dame, Mrs. Glassford worked in the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation’s KinderClub Program as an assistant. For seven years, she taught 3-to-5 year olds at a preschool in South Bend. Prior to that she was employed in the sales and administrative departments of an office equipment dealership. 

In addition to being a wife, mom, and as of May '18 first time grandma, she is the outspoken owner of a rescue dog named Bodie.  She enjoys traveling, quirky movies, all genres of music, random dance parties, and collecting Pez dispensers.  She also manages to sing student announcements and plays a mean cowbell

Laura received a B.A. from St. Olaf College ("Um Ya Ya") in Northfield, Minnesota.

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Melissa Kitkowski

  • Office Assistant

Melissa Kitkowski came to the University of Notre Dame in February 2008 after moving to Indiana from New York where she worked for Citigroup in both their Human Resources Department and trading floor. She has over 15 years of experience as an administrative assistant.

During her 7 years at the University, Melissa has had the opportunity to work in diverse settings. She began at Notre Dame in the Mendoza College of Business with the Gigot Center of Entrepreneurial Studies and moved on to assist the Chair of the Department of Management. She also spent time in the College of Engineering where she saw through the start-up of a new research Center in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. She is now back at home in the Mendoza College of Business where she is excited to work for the Office of Undergraduate Studies.