​​Business Student Services

Grawn 105, (989) 774-3124, Email: cba@cmich.edu

Business Advisors are available to assist undergraduate business students with admission and degree requirements, degree progress planning, major selection, and other academic concerns. The CBA Success Coach is available to engage students in strategies to increase academic preparedness, utilize campus resources effectively, and develop skills such as time management, note-taking, goal-setting, memory enhancement, and exam preparation.

Mission Statement

Business Student Services is dedicated to providing professional academic advising and success coaching services as well as promoting opportunities to enhance the experiences of undergraduate business students.

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Karen Arthur, Director 

Karen began her academic advising career at CMU in 1997 and earned her MA in Counseling in 2002. She spent two years in study abroad programs in college and encourages students to research options early. Karen has enjoyed leading initiatives with the Business Residential College students at CMU for many years. 

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Linda McClain, Executive Administrative Assistant

Linda has been the Office Professional in Business Student Services since 1999. Helping people is a passion of hers.  She loves working with students and seeing them grow both professionally and personally. Her philosophy in life is to welcome and encourage others to ask their questions.

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Kristen Kendrick, Academic Advisor

Kristen earned her undergraduate degree at CMU in both Apparel Merchandising & Design and Art with a concentration in Graphic Design. She has enjoyed a rewarding career in higher education for over 15 years. Kristen enjoys the opportunity to advise and connect with students to make a difference in their lives.

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Jennifer Dietzel, Academic Advisor

Jennifer began a professional career in academic advising at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 2005.  She earned her undergraduate degree and MA in Leadership Dynamics with a concentration in Student Affairs at WKU.  Jennifer enjoys distance running and is a college football super-fan.

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Renae Pung, Academic Advisor

Born and raised in Mount Pleasant, Renae earned both a BS and MA Degree from CMU.  She has worked at CMU for over 20 years and as an Academic Advisor for the last several years.  Her favorite part of advising is helping students navigate down the path to graduation and seeing the joy on their faces when they reach their goal. 

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 Ashleigh Begres, CBA Success Coach

Ashleigh earned her undergraduate degree in education from the University of Michigan and her M.Ed. in Higher Education from Grand Valley State University.  She studied abroad in Spain and the Dominican Republic.  Ashleigh encourages students to interact with positive people who build you up to be the person you decide to be.