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Melissa Smith

Academic Advisor​

Melissa Rensi

As a life-long Michigander, I earned a bachelor's degree at Michigan State University and a master's degree at Eastern Michigan University. M​y graduate course work focused on guidance and counseling for college students and I have 20 years of experience working in higher education.

I am especially privileged to work with CMU's "n​on​-traditional" students in Metro-Detroit and around Michigan. I have great admiration for adult students who balance so many obligations along with their academic work. It is intensely gratifying to assist CMU students in achieving their educational goals.

If you are a currently enrolled CMU Global Campus student and are in need of advising assistance please feel free to contact me at If you are a current student in need of assistance other than academic advising or you are a prospective or former CMU Global Campus student please telephone (877) 268-4636 or e-mail

To book an academic advising appointment, please click here.