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Student success advising

Who we are

No matter your campus, school, or program, there is a Student Success Advisor (SSA) available to support you. Your SSA is there when you don't know where to start, are experiencing challenges affecting your learning experience, or need help succeeding in your program.

Who is your SSA? Use our search tool to identify your Conestoga College Student Success Advisor (SSA). Once identified, you may sign in to the Student Success Portal to book an appointment with them.

What we do

SSAs assist you throughout your academic journey. They coach, support, and guide you to set and meet your academic goals. Working together, you and your SSA will form a partnership, requiring effort and commitment for you to be successful in reaching your goals.

We're here to help you:

  • plan for your academic program, including program requirements and course changes
  • understand college systems, policies, procedures, and steps
  • take responsibility for your learning, goal setting, and success
  • implement strategies for making informed decisions and achieving your goals
  • access referrals to academic, wellness, and personal support resources
Bailey Binns
Student Success Advisor, School of Business
Vanessa Denomme
Student Success Advisor, School of Business
Sara Halstead
Student Success Advisor, School of Business
Michelle Leendertse
Student Success Advisor, School of Business
Sandra Maguire (on leave)
Student Success Advisor, School of Business
Melissa Small Student Success Advisor, School of Business
Tynessa Walters Student Success Advisor, School of Business
Courtney McDonaldManager, Student Success and Retention
Jasmin GuestAssistant Manager, Student Success and Retention

Administrative staff

NameTitle & program
Gary HallamExecutive Dean, School of Business
Dr. Michelle Grimes
Executive Dean, School of Business
​Jenn McIvor
Assistant to Executive Dean - Michelle Grimes
Aaron Blair

Interim Chair, School of Business

  • Bachelor of Commerce - Financial Planning
  • Bachelor of Communications Management
  • Business - Finance
  • Business - Insurance
  • Business - Marketing
  • Business Administration - Financial Planning
  • Business Administration - Marketing
  • Business Development and Sales
  • Economics
  • Financial Planning Services
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Public Relations - Integrated Communications
  • Social Media
  • Social Media Marketing
​Keri Solomon
​Program Manager, School of Business
John Galloway
Assistant to Interim Chair - Aaron Blair
Amy Gleiser
​Chair, School of Business (Kitchener - Downtown campus)
  • Business - International Business
  • Global Business Management
  • Law & Ethics
  • Math
  • Strategic Global Business Management
  • Strategic Marketing Communications
Karen Towler
​Program Manager, School of Business (Brantford campus)
​Jamie Wiebe
​Program Manager, School of Business
Meghan Scott
​Program Manager, School of Business
​Jennifer McVeigh
Panou Xiong (returning April 2024)
Assistant to Chair - Amy Gleiser
​Lorna Hart
​Chair, Continuing Education and Part-time Studies
​Jamie Dallan
​Project Coordinator, Manufacturing Leadership Certificate Program, Continuing Education and Part-time Studies
​Maja Veletanlic
​Manager, Curriculum and Business Development, Continuing Education and Part-time Studies
Joy Noble
​Assistant to Chair - Lorna Hart
Jenni Hayman

Chair, School of Business (Online Learning)

  • BBA – Accounting, Audit, and Information Technology
  • Business
  • Business Fundamentals
  • Business – Marketing
  • Business – Purchasing
  • Business Administration – Accounting
  • Business Development & Sales
  • Human Resources Management
  • Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness
  • Office Administration - General
  • Project Management
​Laura Schnablegger
​Curriculum Consultant
Rebecca Duffy
Assistant to Chair - Jenni Hayman
Lil Premsukh Singh

Chair, School of Business

  • Administrative Business Management
  • Career Development Professional
  • Computers
  • Health Office Administration
  • Medical Office Practices
  • Office Administration - Executive
  • Office Administration - General
  • Office Administration - Legal
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Project Management
Tamara FreemanProgram Manager, School of Business
Polly GomidesAssistant to Chair - Lil Premsukh Singh
Karey Rowe

Chair, School of Business

  • Accounting
  • BBA - Accounting, Audit & Information Technology
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business - Purchasing
  • Business Administration - Accounting
  • Business Administration - Supply Chain & Operations Management
  • Introduction to Supply Chain and Operations Management
  • Payroll and Bookkeeping Administration
  • Supply Chain Management - Global
Joe Varamo
​Program Manager, School of Business
Assistant to Chair - Karey Rowe
Dr. Nadira Singh

Chair, School of Business

  • BBA - International Business Management
  • Business
  • Business Administration - Management
  • Business Fundamentals
  • Human Resources Management
  • Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership
  • Strategy
  • Sustainable Business Management
Kathy MacDonald
​Program Manager, School of Business
Liz Hirn-CraneAssistant to Chair - Dr. Nadira Singh
Michelle Adams
Manager, School Operations & Initiatives
Victoria Amorim
​PAC Assistant, School of Business
​Kyn CabreraAcademic Support Clerk (Kitchener - Downtown campus)
​Anna Hohenadel
​PRME Coordinator, School of Business
​Cherie Jules
​Academic Support Clerk (Kitchener - Doon campus)
Gillian Oldfield
Senior Academic Advisor, School of Business
​Quality Assurance Assistant, School of Business
Archna Walia
​Event & Information Assistant
Tracey Whelan
​Administrative Assistant, School Operations & Initiatives