We Have Your Back

Need to find a degree program that is right for you? Need help filling out your application? Need to find university resources?

Through our Learning Engagement Center (LEC), you’ll have one-on-one support every step of the way –  from your first inquiry about WVU, to registering for your first class, and throughout your journey until the day you graduate.

Online Admissions Coaches

Our team, led by Assistant Director Amber Novotny, and Online Admissions Coaches Kelly Legg, Gary Phillips, and Ian Hippensteele are here to help you throughout the enrollment process, to direct you to resources, and even check in with you to see how your classes are going.

They will answer all your questions and you will feel like you are right here on campus with us. After all, you are part of our WVU family, no matter where you may be located.

Feel free to meet with our coaches through Zoom, phone, email, and text messaging, from wherever you are and during times and days that work best for you.

Just fill out an inquiry form on the WVU Online website to contact a coach directly or phone the WVU Online Call Center to get your questions answered immediately during operating hours.

To talk to an online admissions coach now, call (800) 253-2762.

Academic Advisors

Once you become a WVU Online student, you will be able to contact your academic advisor with any questions that you have during the time that you are earning your degree. These individuals know the specifics of your program and can help you decide which courses are right for you and your needs. With the help of your academic advisor, graduation is just within reach.

Online Advisors Q & A

Meet Your Admissions Coaches

WVU Online’s admissions coaches work with you as you are researching WVU’s online programs and after you have been admitted to ensure that you have all the resources you need to have a successful academic experience.

Admissions Coach Ian Hippensteel

Ian Hippensteele

Online Admissions Coach

“My background is in higher education, so I really enjoy supporting students throughout their academic, career, and life journeys. It’s exciting to be welcomed into the Mountaineer family and I can’t wait for students to experience that.”

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Kelly Legg

Online Admissions Coach

“I am a graduate of the WVU School of Business and Economics with a degree in business administration. I am here to service, support and simplify the enrollment process. Our online programs are the perfect opportunity for working individuals to pursue another degree.”

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Gary Phillips

Online Admissions Coach

“Being a WVU graduate and a first-generation college student, I’m happy to be back to help you navigate the WVU System. Something WVU Online wants to do is assist you in creating your sense of community and continuity, making sure you have the answers to any and all questions.”

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Carla J. See

Program Coordinator, Legal Studies

Carla J. See serves as the Program Coordinator for the Masters of Legal Studies program and the Internship Coordinator for Public Administration.

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Susan Maczko

Program Director, College of Business and Economics

Susan provides leadership in establishing and directing the College’s multiple efforts in the areas of Institutional Research and peer bench marking, data collection, report generation and dissemination, coordinates special projects within the college and serves as an academic adviser for all levels of undergraduate students.

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Ryan Minnigh Profile

Ryan Minnigh

Enrollment Specialist, Reed College of Media

As the Enrollment Specialist, I work with prospective students interested in the Reed College of Media’s Online Graduate Programs in Data Marketing Communications, Digital Marketing Communications and Integrated Marketing Communications.

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Aaron Hawley

Program Coordinator for MDS, Reed College of Media

As the coordinator for the Multidisciplinary Studies major and the college’s minors, Hawley is responsible for all undergraduate online programs offered by the College of Media.

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Damia Dobbs Profile

Damia Dobbs

Developmental Advising Specialist, Undergraduate Degrees, College of Business and Economics
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