Mai Yer Yang has been an Academic Advisor at Cardinal Stritch University since May 2019. She has a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy with a specialization in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Marquette University and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Mai assists and supports students of all backgrounds to successfully navigate higher education by building rapport and getting students connected to University resources. In addition, Mai understands the importance of validating the experiences of her students, while supporting and challenging them to meet their full academic potential. As an Academic Advisor, Mai assists students with registering for courses, creating four-year graduation plans, developing success plans with academic probation and warning students, providing intrusive advising to at-risk students, and conducting outreach to help students persist to graduation. Mai has always had a strong passion to assist and support college students, and now she gets to put her passion into practice every day.
"“I have always valued creating a community everywhere I go because I appreciate the connections I make with others. As I walked around campus during my interview, I saw the value of “creating a caring community” come to life as I met faculty, staff, and students. I knew from that moment this is the place I want to be because I know I can be my true self personally and professionally while being surrounded by others who believe in the same values.”"
- Mai Y. Yang