You want the best college experience possible. An ALEX advisor is your personal guide to making that happen. They will help you get the most out of Hamilton by connecting you with the many centers, resources, and people here to support you at every point during your time on College Hill.
Meet the Team
Kevin Alexander ’13
As a student, Kevin was one of the inaugural COOP Community Service Interns and received several Levitt Center internships and participated in the Levitt Leadership Institute. These opportunities, he said, “allowed me to connect my on- and off-campus experiences in personal, professional, and academic ways.”
Melissa has extensive experience in various roles that include advising; teaching, student success, mentoring and outreach. She has worked in student affairs at Elizabethtown College, Purdue University, and the University of Louisville.
Logan earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Ph.D. in human development and family studies, with an emphasis on adolescent development and the intercollegiate transition from from Utah State University. During her time at USU she served as a sport psychology consultant, and student-athlete academic success mentor.
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Carly comes to Hamilton from Ohio State University, where she completed graduate work and subsequently served as an academic advisor. She earned a B.A. in from Macalester College and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University.
Noelle previously worked in the Student Life division at Hamilton where she started her career in higher education in 2009. From 2015-22, she served as director of Student Activities.
FAQ about ALEX Advising
Students who are assigned an ALEX Advisor can find out who their ALEX Advisor is via Compass under the Network Menu.
Classes of 2023 and 2024: While you do not have an assigned ALEX advisor since ALEX launched after you matriculated, a member of the ALEX advising team would be happy to meet with you! Please email any of the ALEX advisors or email ALEXADV@hamilton.edu.
All ALEX advisors work on campus in order to provide in-person support and mentoring. Office locations and contact information for each ALEX advisor are listed in their bios. Please email your ALEX advisor or ALEXAdv@hamilton.edu if you have additional questions.
ALEX advisors are eager to meet with you to help you create the college experience you want, no matter where you are in your journey. Students meet with ALEX advisors for a variety of reasons, ranging anywhere from having a specific question to wanting to discuss larger and more complex topics. Your ALEX advisor will help connect you with programs, services, and resources, enhance the experiences you already are having, and provide you with the tools to get the most out of your time at Hamilton.
ALEX advisors meet individually with students, and how often they meet depends on each student's goals. Meeting frequency varies anywhere from once a semester to weekly appointments.
While it is not required, ALEX advisors encourage you to fill out the "Information for your travel guide," tab in Compass before your first appointment to give your advisor some background information that may help them prepare for your appointment. We recommend answering at least three questions.
Yes, the ALEX advisors can make accommodations and meet over Zoom if necessary.
At Hamilton, you have a network of advisors who are all helping you on your journey to “know thyself.” Your faculty advisor focuses on your academic program and works closely with you to create an educational plan that matches your interests, strengths, and goals. Your career advisor helps you identify skills and interests, explore career options, and connect you with alumni for job or internship opportunities. Your ALEX advisor is there for nearly everything else. They connect you with resources, services, and programs that will support you throughout your four years, and offer guidance in areas such as off-campus study, experiential learning, and finding balance in your life.
Compass is a digital platform that serves as your one-stop shop to connect with the people and resources in your success network and "raise your hand" if you need help. Faculty and staff can provide you with direct feedback in the form of kudos, flags, and messages, and refer you to support services as needed.