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Meet the Advisers

Future CDes Students: Click HERE for Advising and Visits information.

 

New CDes Students admitted for the coming term:

  • Newly admitted freshmen and external transfer students: Contact the College of Design at 612-626-3690 or cdesinfo@umn.edu
  • Newly admitted internal U of M transfer students: To schedule an appointment with your adviser, contact our reception staff or visit your adviser during drop-in hours. For other matters, contact your adviser directly.

 

Abby Burkhart

Abby Burkhart

 

Advises for:

Students with last names beginning with A-K in...

  • Architecture major and minor
  • Landscape Design and Planning major and minor
  • Product Design minor

 

Contact Info:

107 Rapson Hall, East Bank

612-626-7571
aburkhar@umn.edu

 

Advice:

Build your U of M network! Take the time to build relationships with those around you (advisers, faculty, and staff) who can help you. Oftentimes, through your connections you can gain insight into fun and creative opportunities you might not have found otherwise.

 

   
Chris

Chris Schlichting

 

Advises for:

Students with last names beginning with L-Z in...

  • Architecture major and minor
  • Landscape Design and Planning major and minor

 

Contact Info:

107 Rapson Hall, East Bank

612-624-2824
schli019@umn.edu

 

Advice:

Use a planner or calendar to organize your time. (Most students confess they should have learned this skill sooner than they did.) Trust your instincts when it comes to pursuing academic areas that are interesting and engaging to you. Your commitment to those areas will result in discovering new possibilities.

 

   
Graphic Design Adviser

Katie Leonard

 

Advises for:

  • Graphic Design major
  • Interdisciplinary Design minor (students with last names beginning with A-K)

 

Contact Info:

12 McNeal Hall, St. Paul Campus

612-624-5092
kleonard@umn.edu

 

Advice:

Be open to new ideas and experiences. Try to find balance between academic work and personal activities. Get to know faculty members. Use the resources the University has to offer. Ask questions. Meet with your adviser. Explore your passion.

 

 

   
Wanda Loerch

Wanda Loerch

 

Advises for:

  • Apparel Design major
  • Housing Studies major and Housing & Community Development minor
  • Interior Design major and Interior Environments minor
  • Interdisciplinary Design minor (students with last names beginning with L-Z)

 

Contact Info :

12 McNeal Hall, St. Paul Campus

612-624-7443
wloerch@umn.edu

 

Advice:

Sleep, exercise and take care of yourself physically, mentally and emotionally. It is much harder to do well in school if you are run-down, stressed or anxious. Set aside some time each day (even just a few minutes) to exercise, meditate, connect with a friend, or whatever helps you to recharge and find balance in your life.

 

   

Contact Information

College of Design

Saint Paul Offices,

32 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-1922

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Minneapolis Offices

101 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-7525

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