Meet the Whitman Undergraduate staff
Our Undergraduate Office is available to you throughout your undergraduate career. Meet individually with Academic Advisors, who assist with your four-year planning and provide additional support. You should meet with an academic advisor on a regular basis to check on the status of your degree requirements.
Our office is also the home of your academic records. You may see your records at any time; no one else (other than office staff and your faculty/major advisor) may see your records without your written permission. You are advised to check your records at least once a year to be sure everything has been recorded correctly. It is your responsibility to confirm the fact that you will satisfy degree requirements. Our advisors are able to go through your records with you to ensure that you clearly understand requirements you still have outstanding.
Kaitlin Griffin, Academic Advisor
Kaitlin advises all students and works on senior certifications and freshmen registration. She also works with the Summer Start program. Kaitlin has her master's in higher education administration from Northeastern University and bachelor's from James Madison University. Kaitlin’s ancestor, Jedediah Barber, an early resident and entrepreneur, helped establish her hometown of Homer, NY.
Theresa Jenkins, Academic Advisor
Denise Lytle, Administrative Specialist I
Denise assists with the Community Service and Internship requirement, as well as the IUT process. She is the event planner for the office, working on Convocation and BGS induction ceremonies. Denise is a fan of Syracuse Lacrosse and the Boston Red Sox.
Stephen Matyas, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs
Stephen oversees the First-Year Introductory Management course, SOM 122. He is also coordinator of the Community Service and Internship requirement. Stephen is the Whitman contact for Academic Integrity Violations. He holds both of his degrees from Syracuse University, including an MBA from Whitman. Stephen is a descendant of Clovis the Riparian.
Joseph Personte, Academic Advisor
Joe advises all students, specifically working with external transfers. He also teaches the Transfer Student Experience Class, SOM 144. Joe has his bachelor's from SUNY-Fredonia. He bleeds Buffalo Bills red, white and royal blue!
Lindsay Rapp, Associate Director of Undergraduate Academic Advising
Lindsay advises all students and manages the Senior Certification Process as well as Freshmen Registration. She is also the Peer Facilitator Coordinator. Lindsay has her master's in higher education administration from the George Washington University and bachelor's from the University of Miami. Lindsay loves football, especially the Washington Redskins and Miami Hurricanes!
Teri West, Office Assistant
Teri is the ‘Welcome’ to the Undergraduate Office. She schedules appointments and assists in updating students records in MySlice. Anyone who visits Whitman 215 knows that Teri has a love for all Orange sports, especially football, lacrosse and basketball.