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If you are seeking assistance with course selection, portfolio development or any other matters pertaining to program requirements, please consult with the BGS advisors! The B.A. in General Studies has three full-time advisors to help meet your program needs. They are dedicated to ensuring the success of each BGS student, so throughout the process you will have access to your advisor via e-mail, webcam, face-to-face advisement sessions and telephone.

We are available weekdays between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. You can reach us at 217-581-5618 or email to karedfern2@eiu.edu, aabachelder@eiu.edu, or jjohnson@eiu.edu.

Audrey Bachelder has been an academic advisor for the program since 2000. She is the office advocate for non-academic support and services. She enjoys working with adult students and assists the program director. Audrey can be reached at aabachelder@eiu.edu.

Kim Redfern has been with the program since 2003. She is the office professional who manages Prior Learning Assessment for all B.A. in General Studies students. Kim can be reach at karedfern2@eiu.edu.

Jackie Johnson joined the B.A. in General Studies team in 2012. She is located in the Chicago area and works with the BGS students located there. Jackie can be reached at jjohnson@eiu.edu or 217-549-3347.

Parkland Advisement Dates

Students will meet with an advisor in Room X-107 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Appointments must be made by calling the BGS office at 217-581-5618.

  • Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014
  • Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
  • Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014
  • Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014