Supporting Academic and Professional Growth

The Department of Student Services supports the academic and professional growth of SPS students. The Student Services team helps students navigate their academic program, guides students through academic policies and administrative procedures, and promotes a supportive environment to foster student success. Students are encouraged to actively make use of the resources and staff available to assist them.


Frequently Used Resources

SPS Student Services Staff

Administrative Staff

Margaret McCarthy, Associate Dean of Student and Alumni Services

Sean Kavanaugh, Director of Academic & Career Management

Jigbie Aguirre, Assistant Director of Events and Alumni Engagement

Vanessa Carpenter, Student Services Assistant


Academic Advisers

Amanda John, Assistant Director of Graduate Advising
Lauren Sirota, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Advising
Llyoandra Cooper, Academic Adviser
Colleen Kjellberg, Academic Adviser
Scott MacPhee, Academic Adviser
Ariella Mak-Neiman, Academic Adviser
Allyssa Schweisthal, Academic Adviser


Student Services Offices

Chicago campus:
Wieboldt Hall
339 East Chicago Avenue, 8th floor
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Evanston campus:
405 Church Street
Evanston, Illinois 60208

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