Meet the Advising Staff

The Advising and Advising and Peer Mentorship Office
Second floor of the University Library

Morgan Cottrell
Associate Director

Morgan joined the RWU community as the Assistant Director of the Student Advocacy Office in the summer of 2012. In May 2015, she started her role as Associate Director of CSAS, overseeing the Advising and Peer Mentorship Office (formerly Student Advocacy and University Advising). Prior to this position, she gained experience in counseling, multicultural programming, student accessibility and teaching.

Morgan earned a Master’s of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the NEAG School of Education at University of Connecticut.

Karen Johnson
Senior Academic Advisor

Karen is the Senior Academic Advisor in the University Advising Center. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Rhode Island, a master’s degree in Humanities with a concentration in Holistic Counseling from Salve Regina University, and a graduate certificate in Expressive Arts from Salve Regina. She is also certified to administer the Myers Briggs Type Indicator in the UAC. Karen has been advising students at the undergraduate and graduate levels for more than fourteen years.

Elizabeth Niemeyer
Interim Assistant Director

Jane A. Magliocco,
Administrative Assistant

Jane began at RWU the Student Advocacy Office in May 2014, after her prior years of Administrative and Paralegal experience. She is excited to be working with students and assisting them in achieving their college goals.