Pamela Stipanich

  Assistant Director, Undergraduate Academic Advisin
  708-235-2840 ext. 2840
  Office Location: G184
  Office Hours: Mon-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., with evenings available by appointment
  College: CHHS

Health Administration
Communication Disorders


Academic Advising Mission Statement:

To assist students, through the use of advising and continuous assessment, in the development of meaningful educational plans which are compatible with their academic and life goals.

What is Academic Advising?
Advising goes beyond assisting with class scheduling. Advising is a process in which the advisor and advisee enter a dynamic relationship respectful of the student's concerns. The advisor serves as a facilitator of communication, a coordinator of learning experiences, a teacher, a guide in an interactive partnership aimed at enhancing the student's self-awareness and fulfillment, and an agent of referral to other campus agencies as necessary. 

The Board of Professional Academic Advisors here at Governors State University actively creates an open, respectful and supportive environment for all people. We serve students of all abilities, sexual orientations, genders, races, cultures, religious beliefs and socioeconomic statuses. 

I have worked in higher education since 1991 and have been with Governors State University since 2001. I enjoy meeting face-to-face with students every day. The most rewarding aspect of my work is seeing a student blossom, grow and mature into confident, self-reliant college graduates eager to advance to the next phase of their career.

Currently I serve as Academic Advisor for the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Health Administration (B.H.A.)
  • Bachelor of Health Science in Communication Disorders (B.H.S.)
  • Long-Term Care Administration Certificate



M.A., Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI, 1996
B.S., Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD, 1989
A.S., Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI, 1987

Professional Memberships and Accomplishments:
ILACADA, Illinois Academic Advisors' Association, 2001 - Present
NACADA, National Academic Advising Association, 1999 - Present
Dale Carnegie Leadership Training, 2013
Excellence Award Recipient:  October, 2006 and October, 2008