About Us

The Office of Undergraduate Studies consists of the Assistant Dean, Associate Director, three experienced Assistant Directors who handle most of the day to day advising, a Program Coordinator and an administrative assistant. 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 duty for drop-ins 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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Andrew Wendelborn

  • Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Andrew “Andy” Wendelborn is excited to serve as Mendoza's assistant dean for undergraduate studies, bringing his well-honed skills to the college's undergraduate population. In his role as assistant dean, Andy serves as the dean's designee for all undergraduate matters.  His responsibilities include management of the daily operations of the undergraduate studies office, academic guidance and application of the university's Undergraduate Academic Code, strategic planning and budgeting, coordination with academic departments, and serving as the college's representative on numerous university committees.

Andy joined the Mendoza Office of Undergraduate Studies in July 2019 as an assistant director for advising and administration, providing academic counseling for all students.  Before this, he spent more than five years with Mendoza’s Graduate Business Programs office, where he served as assistant director and then associate director of student services for more than 450 traditional MBA, MS in Accountancy, and MS in Management students. Active in many areas of the larger campus community, he is also a Term Assistant Teaching Professor for the Moreau First Year Experience seminar.

A "Double Domer", Andy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the College of Arts & Letters in 1999 and a Master of Nonprofit Administration degree from Mendoza in 2012. He holds a Green Belt certification in Lean Six Sigma continuous improvement methodology, and is currently a candidate in the Doctor of Education program in Leadership and Learning in Organizations at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development. 

In his spare time, Andy serves on the board of directors for the Youth Service Bureau of St. Joseph County and the Friends of the Snite Museum of Art.  He is an avid traveler (most recently to Rome and Vatican City), gardener, British and Notre Dame history buff, and trivia enthusiast. He enjoys time with his nephews, Tucker and Myles, and is a proud adopted dog dad to Grace, his third German Shepherd Dog.

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Amy G. Radvansky

  • Associate Director for Advising & Administration

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

  • Associate Advising Professor and Assistant Director for Advising & Administration

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 taught as an instructor for the Moreau First Year Experience seminar.

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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Lisa Heming

  • Assistant Director for Advising & Administration

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.  Lisa works with the student-athletes playing football and basketball and also oversees many of our various orientation programming events.

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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Jen Washko

  • Assistant Director for Advising & Administration

Jen Washko joined the Office of Undergraduate Studies in June 2022.  She comes to Notre Dame from Ohio University where she served as assistant dean of student success, leading a team of academic advisors and career coaches to support business students.  Working with students - getting to know them and helping them grow into their goals - is one of Jen's passions.  She started her professional career as a high school Spanish teacher and volleyball coach and has since spent time as an academic advisor in New Hampshire and then in Ohio.

Originally from the Cleveland area, Jen has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and education from Heidelberg University and a Master of Arts degree in education with a focus on instructional technology from the University of Akron.  When she's not working with students, she is spending time with her husband, Chris, and her son, JJ.  Jen enjoys sports, running, crafting, and exploring new places with her friends and family.

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Laura Glassford

  • Program Coordinator

Laura Glassford joined the Office of Undergraduate Studies as administrative assistant in October 2004. She became the program coordinator for the team in October 2017. 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, Laura worked in the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation’s KinderClub Program as a teaching 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 grandma to Wyatt (4yo), Logan (2yo), and Owen (born 2/2023), she is the outspoken owner of 2 rescue dogs named Bodie and Crosby.  She enjoys traveling, quirky movies, all genres of music, random dance parties, and collecting Pez dispensers (some of which are displayed around her desk in Room 101).  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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Jessica Noffsinger

  • Administrative Assistant

Working with students has always been Jessica's greatest adventure and she's delighted to be back in a role where that is her main responsibility. Prior to joining the Office of Undergraduate Studies, Jessica was in the Office of Human Resources as one of the askHR members for two years. Jessica enjoyed assisting staff and faculty members with all their complex HR questions. In her first job at Notre Dame, she assisted incoming students in the Office of Financial Aid as one of the Financial Aid Associates. Working with prospective families was very exciting during her year there. Prior to joining Notre Dame, Jessica worked as the Administrative Assistant at an elementary school in the Plymouth Community School Corporation.  

Jessica is enrolled in the Ivy Tech program to obtain her Associates in Business Administration. She plans to continue her education as a positive example for her older son Brian.  All of this and a new baby, Naomi, born in March 2020.  In Jessica's free time she enjoys spending time with her family fishing, walking, playing board games, and latin dancing. Jessica has a love for animals. Her menagerie includes her little dog Junior, a fat cat named Kovu, and a tailless cat named Zelda.