COP Office of Student Services

Our goal in Student Services is to foster students’ professional and personal growth and leadership within the college, profession, and community. Through intentional programming, students can choose a variety of engagement activities through participation in organizations, professional development opportunities, and outreach programs. Students in the College of Pharmacy have access to many resources to ensure academic success, beginning at admissions and continuing through to graduation. 

Our services include:

  • PharmD program advising and admission
  • Student Orientation
  • Academic Advising and monitoring of progress
  • Professional development activities
  • Peer mentoring program
  • Connect students with University resources related to academic, personal, and financial aid concerns
  • Support and coordination of co-curricular activities
Name Title Office  Phone
Alison Potter Interim Director, Student Services PHR 105F (231)591-2305
Margaret Lyons Director of Student Services GRx (616) 643-1122
Katie Axford Co-curricular Coordinator PHR-307 (231)591-2291
Karen Ottobre Administrative Specialist  PHR-105G (231)591-2252
Tara Lee Director of Admissions PHR-312 (231)591-2249


Service Location
Personal Counseling 1019 Campus Drive
2nd Floor
Birkham Health Center
Educational Counseling and Disabilities Services 820 Campus Drive
Starr Educational Center 313
Student Financial Services 1201 S. State Street
Timme Center for Student Services
CSS 101
Students with Children Arts & Sciences
Retention & Student Success
Big Rapids Food Banks  
Grand Rapids Food Banks  
Academic Support Center 820 Campus Drive
Academic Support Center
Arts & Sciences Commons 1017