University of Minnesota Duluth
CLA Advising

Office Location & Contact Information

CLA Advising & Academic Services

University of Minnesota Duluth - College of Liberal Arts
Kirby Plaza 310, 1208 Kirby Drive, Duluth, MN 55812-3095
phone (218) 726-8180
fax (218) 726-6386

Pam Spencer, Assistant to the Dean
310 Kirby Plaza

I have worked within the CLA Advising office since 1994. Throughout my time with CLA, I have had many opportunities to be involved and learn a variety of policies, procedures, and systems. My role has evolved from an advisor to the Assistant to the Dean. I continue to advise probationary students, but have become involved in assisting CLA faculty develop new courses and programs, and help coordinate how new courses and programs are designed and managed across the curriculum. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from UMD with criminology and sociology majors. Later, I completed the Master of Education at UMD.
Committee Involvment: CLA Academic Affairs, CLA Administrative Committee, Academic Advising Committee, Registrar’s Academic Advising Directors
Strengths: Learner, Analytical, Self-Assurance, Relator, Restorative

Director of New Student Programs & Advisement
310 Kirby Plaza

Currently searching for replacement.

Gail Mentzel, Academic Advisor
310 Kirby Plaza

I have been an Academic Advisor in the College of Liberal Arts since 2008. I work with new undeclared freshman and new declared freshman in Criminology, Sociology, Anthropology, Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, and students returning to the college to complete their degrees. Working with students as they declare or confirm their major is an important and exciting part of my job. Previously, I taught study skills and time-management classes, and enjoy helping students improve their college success strategies. Throughout my undergraduate experience, work as an admissions counselor, and completion of my master’s degree, my commitment to higher education and working with undergraduate students has grown. My position in the College of Liberal Arts as an academic advisor is my dream job. Students are my priority, and are welcome to stop by to see me anytime.
Committee Involvement: Liberal Education sub-Committee, Academic Advising Committee, and the CLA Change Team
Strengths: Achiever, Intellection, Input, Learner, Deliberative

Shelly Mann, Academic Advisor
310 Kirby Plaza

I became an Academic Advisor in the College of Liberal Arts in 2012. I work with new undeclared freshman and new declared freshman in Communication, American Indian Studies, English, Writing Studies, and Foreign Languages and Literatures. I graduated from Bethany College with a double major in Sociology and Administration of Justice, and I have a master’s degree in Community Mental Health Counseling from Fort Hays State University. I have worked in higher education since 2004 and enjoy working with students as they navigate their educational journey.
Committee Involvement: Academic Advising Committee and the College of Liberal Arts Scholarship Committee
Strengths: Intellection, Learner, Consistency, Relator, Responsibility


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