Contact Information

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 to make an appointment to see your academic advisor today!

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

Advisor Majors Served Drop-in Hours
Casey Mawson Health Sciences: General Interest, Health Promotion and Bachelor's Degree Completion,  and Science Undecided 

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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

9:00 am – 11:30 am

Barbara Szigeti

Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Health Sciences: General Interest and Psychology (including Lakeland Partnership)

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Brian Zinsmeister

Biology, Biology-Medical Laboratory Science and Environmental Science

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Nathen Eldridge Health Sciences:  Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Physician Assistant, and Communication Sciences and Disorders

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

COSHP Advising Center Staff

Rochelle Lappis, Advisor

Rochelle earned her BA in English with a minor in Psychology from Baldwin-Wallace College and went on to earn her Master of Education degree in Adult Learning and Development at Cleveland State University in 2005.  Rochelle has spent her entire career in higher education working in various areas of student services such as advising, admissions, tutoring and teaching.  She joined the College of Sciences and Health Professions Advising team at Cleveland State University in 2013.


Casey Mawson, Manager / Advisor
Phone: 216.687.9377

Casey is a two time graduate of Cleveland State University. After completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2005, she returned to complete a Master of Education, specializing in Adult Learning and Development, in 2006. After advising for a community college for a few years, Casey joined the College of Sciences and Health Professions advising team, at Clevelend State University, in 2010.  She primarily works with students within the School of Health Sciences and will sometimes teach Intro to Health Sciences.  

Barbara Szigeti, Advisor
Phone: 216.687.9357

Barb joined the advising team in October 2013. Her experience includes work in recruitment, marketing, academic 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 is passionate about helping students achieve academic success and reach their fullest potential.

Brian Zinsmeister, Advisor
Phone: 216.687.2024

Brian is a proud CSU alumni, earning his BA in Sociology from Cleveland State.  After completion of his bachelor’s, Brian went on to earn a Master of Education in Educational Psychology from Northern Arizona University.  During his time with Northern Arizona, Brian worked full time in the Registrar’s Office and in first year academic advising.  Now, he is excited to be back at CSU to help students reach their education goals!

Nathen Eldridge, Advisor
Phone: 216.687.6975

Nathen graduated from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor of arts in history and a masters of education specializing in sport administration. Previously he has worked as an international student advisor at BGSU and a career & academic advisor with the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. He is a fan of all things Cleveland and is excited to be in the NE corner of Ohio. He is looking forward to getting to know students in the pre-health profession majors and speech and hearing major while helping them achieve their goals at Cleveland State University. 

Dr. Kristy TokarczykAssistant Dean for Student Services
Phone: 216.875.9810

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, Administrative Secretary 
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.

(Click here for a list of faculty advisors)