Introducing CADE

Center for Advising, Development and Enrichment (CADE) Staff. Front row, left to right: Sheryl Poirier, Jack Hoggatt, and Justin Gardner. Back row, left to right: Terry Wells, Abbie Windsor, and Meg Devine

Introducing CADE, the College's new Center for Advising, Development and Enrichment

The Center for Advising, Development and Enrichment (CADE), located in Schneider 119, is the college’s new undergraduate advising center. CADE is the hub for COB academic advising, as well as information about internships, study abroad experiences and university services. The new center is partially funded by a Blugold Commitment Differential Tuition.

“Good academic advising is an important part of the College of Business experience,” said Dr. Jack Hoggatt, CADE director and assistant dean for undergraduate affairs. “CADE will make it easier for students to graduate in a timely manner with a broad set of skills, experiences, and social connections developed over their academic careers,” he continued.

CADE advisors monitor student progress towards the fulfillment of degree requirements and provide ongoing consultation on course selection, workload, and academic achievement. Students will also work with their CADE adviser to develop a personalized, long-range academic and career plan that may include participation in internships, study abroad experiences, collaborative research, and student organizations.

CADE advisers Dr. Meg DevineAbbie Windsor, and Terry Wells will provide academic advising to new COB freshmen majoring in business administration, health care administration, management, and marketing. They will also serve some new finance freshmen. All other new finance freshmen, and all accounting, business economics, and information systems new freshmen will be assigned advisers in the respective departments.

Devine, who is an associate professor in the Department of Accounting and Finance, has been advising students for almost 30 years. Windsor, a UW-Eau Claire alumna who completed a graduate internship in UW-Oshkosh Career Services, recently graduated with a Master in Science degree in academic advising from Kansas State University. Wells, who will be working in CADE part-time, teaches operations management courses for the Department of Management and Marketing. She has twice received the university Excellence in Advising award, and she is the recipient of campus and national student mentoring awards for her work with the UW-Eau Claire APICS chapter.

COB students who use the CADE office will also be able to make appointments to discuss internship and career opportunities with Jessica Gardner, the college’s liaison in Career Services. Students can also stop by CADE to learn more about the Student Professional Development Program (SPDP) coordinated by Sheryl Poirier and Justin Gardner. Poirier will be located in the CADE office and is also the CADE program associate.

“CADE advisors are available to answer your questions, refer you to resources, and help you become the best possible student,” said Hoggatt. “Let us know what we can do to assist you.”  

Students can make an appointment with a CADE adviser by calling the CADE office at (715) 836-5944, emailing, or by going online at

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