The Honors College offices are located in Lecture Center 31 - near the stairs that lead up to (and down from) the University Library. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Jeff Haugaard, Director of The Honors College and Professor of Counseling Psychology
Professor Haugaard has been the Director of The Honors College since it opened in the fall of 2006. For sixteen years before that, he was a professor in the Department of Human Development at Cornell University where his research focused in two areas: adoptive families and problematic romantic relationships among adolescents and young adults. A clinical psychologist, Professor Haugaard taught courses in child and adolescent psychopathology and family systems theory. He has written three books and many scholarly articles and book chapters, and has several awards for teaching and advising (see Professor Haugaard's vitae). Professor Haugaard has a foster son, who lives in California with his wife and three children.
Judy Adamchick, Honors Secretary
I have worked for the University in many capacities during the last 18 years: Residential Life, University Libraries, Sociology, Project Renaissance and now Student Engagement and The Honors College. It has been a pleasure to work with many wonderful people along the way that have taught me so much…especially the students! I have three great kids and a one beautiful daughter-in-law: Matt & Julie, Caitlyn and Alison. I’m a busy mom and love my job. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Honors College, please feel free to stop by and I’ll do my best to try to help you.
Anita Hanson, Honors Advisor
I am thrilled to be the Academic Advisor for first year students in The Honors College. I look forward to getting to know each one of your “stories” and hopes and dreams for the future and to help you articulate what those things might be for you! I will work closely with you as you make adjustments to your courses, majors, plans, and activities along the way. My goal is to make sure you are aware of course requirements, honors requirements, available majors and minors, and opportunities for service learning, study abroad, internships, professional development and community service. Once you decide on a major, either your first or second year, your academic advisor will become a member of the major department. By that time you will be more aware of educational resources and opportunities to expand your learning on and off campus. My door is always open if I can answer any questions. I respect the journey each one of you in on. I look forward to working with you!
Andi Xhihani, Graduate Assistant
I am a third year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology Program in the School of Education. My professional interests include mental health counseling with adults and research in the area of multiculturalism and mental health counseling stigma. I hold a Masters degree from Fordham University in mental health counseling and a bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut in Psychology and Sociology. I have been a student of higher education for around a decade and have experience working and learning in college settings. Some of the key features that define me is my Albanian heritage, relaxed attitude, humor, and value on education. I enjoy socializing with friends, movies, history, and books on philosophy. You can find me at the corner desk in the Honors College Office. I am here Mondays from 9-12pm, Tuesdays 11-5pm, and Fridays 1-5pm, if you need my assistance.