College of Business + Information Technology Student Services and Advising

Every student has an advisor, every step of the way.  

Purpose: The CoBIT Student Success Team builds relationships with students to support their well-being and development, help them explore personal, academic, and professional aspirations, and plan their unique path to graduation in a welcoming and inclusive space.

Goal: Our goal is to move beyond transactional advising by educating students about their degree requirements, empowering them to take ownership of their academic career, and coaching them through discovering solutions tailored to their individual success.

Career-readiness starts early. As your advisors, we take great pride in helping you identify your goals as a student, develop an academic plan to align with your interests, and choose balanced classes for your future success. We also make sure you have plenty of opportunities to develop an effective resume, navigate your way through internships, and master the art of networking with industry professionals.

What else do advisors do?

  • Provide a safe, inclusive, and supportive space where students have the opportunity to grow.
  • Guide students in identifying opportunities to develop their own academic and professional goals.
  • Discuss time management, study strategies, and other academic skills.
  • Make referrals to appropriate campus resources and offices to foster student success.

Meet the Student Success Team:

If you have a concern, we are here to help! Please know your concern will only be viewed by the Student Relationship Management team – Directors Mina Jena and Stefanie Janes, Student Success Advisor Shawn Gasseling, and the interim dean of the College of Business + Information Technology, Dr. Matthew Cole.

Your confidentiality is important to us. You may choose to remain anonymous as this form will not collect your email address unless you include your personal information for follow up. Fill out the  Student Concern Form.

Mina Jena


Director of Business Programs

Stefanie Janes


Director of Student Success and Advising

Stefanie Janes


Student Success Advisor

Contact Us

248.204.3050 (Direct)
248.204.3099 (Fax)
Email: cobitsuccess@ltu.edu
1-800-CALL-LTU (Extension 74)

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.