Contact Information

Main Classroom, room 218
216.687.6945 (fax)

Please note that first-year students are advised in the First Year Advising Office,
not in the College of Sciences and Health Professions.

Please log in to your Starfish account (the blue "Advising" star in CampusNet)
to determine your advisor and/or to make an appointment.

Have your questions answered about College of Sciences and Health Professions degree programs, General Education requirements, university policies, course registration and more. Stop in and see your academic advisor today!

You may also make an appointment with your advisor by calling 216/687-9321 .

Advisor Majors Served Walk-in Hours
Barbara Legan-Turner Health Sciences: Pre-Occupational Therapy and Pre-Physical Therapy

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Casey Mawson Health Sciences: General Interest and Pre-Physician Assisting, Speech and Hearing, and Science Undecided 

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Rochelle Lappis Mathematics, Physics and Psychology (including Lorain Partnership)

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Corey Piazza Biology, Biology-Medical Technology and Environmental Science

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Barbara Szigeti Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Psychology (including Lakeland Partnership)

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Academic Advisors

(Click here for a list of faculty advisors)

Brittany Garner, Coordinator, Pre-Professional Health Programs
Phone: 216.687.9321

Brittany joined Cleveland State University in 2013 as the Coordinator for Pre-Professional Health Programs. Brittany comes to CSU with several years of advising, programming, recruiting, and teaching experience. She looks forward to partner with students to create undergraduate resumes filled with meaningful opportunities and experiences, provide help with the career search process, and prepare students to successfully navigate the application and interview process for professional school. Brittany holds two bachelor’s degrees, a BS in Communication and a BA in Spanish from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She earned her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Kent State University.

Rochelle Lappis, Advisor

Rochelle earned her BA in English with a minor in Psychology from Baldwin-Wallace College. Over the last 20 years, she has happily served in many roles in Student Services at Lorain County Community College, where she worked as tutor, Academic Advisor, College Experience instructor, and most recently as Admissions Advisor. Rochelle went on to earn her Master of Education degree in Adult Learning and Development at Cleveland State University in 2005. Rochelle is thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to help students succeed as part of the team in the College of Sciences and Health Professions at Cleveland State University.

Barbara Legan-Turner, Advisor
Phone: 216.687.6975

Barb is a proud CSU alum earning her undergraduate degree in Psychology and the M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration. She has served in various roles during her 25 year stay at CSU that include: freshman advising & orientation, domestic and international admissions, Associate Director for the Center of International Services & Programs, and College of Graduate Studies. She is very happy to return to her "roots" which is helping students achieve their goals through the academic advising process.

Casey Mawson, Advisor
Phone: 216.687.9377

Casey is a proud graduate from Cleveland State University. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major of Philosophy and Religious Studies in 2005. After obtaining her undergraduate degree she went on to earn a Master of Education degree specializing in Adult Learning and Development in 2006. While working on her M.Ed., Casey held a graduate assistantship in which she worked as an academic advisor for the College of Business at CSU. Upon graduation she advised students of various majors at Lorain County Community College (LCCC). Casey took her passion for advising a step further at LCCC by teaching College 101, a course which acclimates students to college life. Enthusiastically, Casey has returned to CSU as an undergraduate advisor for the College of Sciences and Health Professions.

Corey Piazza, Advisor
Phone: 216.687.2024corey-piazza

Corey received her B.A. degree in English with a minor in Secondary Education from Kent State University while a member of the Honors College. She loved the collegiate environment so much that she decided to stay and make a career of it. Thus, she pursued a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel. She has worked in the field of residence life at Kent State University, Xavier University, and The University of Akron prior to becoming an academic advisor at Cleveland State University in 2002.

Barbara Szigeti, Advisor
Phone: 216.687.9357

Barb joined the advising team in October 2013. Her experience includes work in recruitment, marketing, advising and student services at Huron School of Nursing and other institutions of higher learning. A native Clevelander, Barb earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling and Human Services from John Carroll University. She looks forward to helping Cleveland State students achieve academic success and hone their skills to meet their fullest potential.

Dr. Kristy TokarczykAssistant Dean for Student Services
Phone: 216.875.9810kristy-tokarczyk

Kristy joined the Cleveland State community in 2005, shortly after the founding of the College of Sciences and Health Professions. Currently, she oversees the College of Sciences and Health Professions Advising Center and holds general responsibility for the recruitment and retention of College of Sciences and Health Professions students. She holds a BA in Public Relations and an MA in Business and Organizational Communication, and has had varied professional experiences in both New Student Orientation and Career Services at her alma mater, The University of Akron. Kristy is also a Cleveland State graduate holding a Ph.D. in Urban Education through the College of Education and Human Services.


Lynda McAndrews, Secretary 1
Phone: 216.687.9321

Lynda is a life-long enthusiast of learning and is very happy to find herself employed with a university. She is a strong believer in giving back to the community and volunteers for a few different organizations. Not originally from Cleveland, Lynda has adopted the city of Cleveland and considers herself fortunate to call it home – she specifically enjoys the orchestra, museums, wonderful MetroParks and GREAT restaurants.