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All Academic Advisors at the Mott Community College Advising Center are full-time faculty in Counseling & Student Development. If you are interested in personal or career counseling, please make an appointment with a Licensed Professional Counselor.

I am a proud graduate of Mott Community College (class of 1988, AAS Public Administration). I then attended Michigan State University, Spring Arbor University, and Walden University. Respectively my bachelor’s studies include secondary education (social sciences, multi-cultural perspectives), parks and recreation, and family life education. I was an adjunct counselor and advisor for 10 years before attaining full time status. Before coming to Mott I had a private counseling practice; worked as a caseworker for the State of Michigan; served as Education Coordinator for Head Start; led the Genesee County Urban League Community Education program; worked as a Restorative Therapist at various organizations in Genesee and Saginaw Counties; lived in Florida for nearly 5 years working at an in- patient mental health hospital specializing in crisis intervention.

My graduate degree is in mental health counseling, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and supervise new counselors with special emphasis in career development. I am a Certified Clinical Supervisor of Career Counseling and member of the National Career Development Association and also belong to the Michigan Academic Advising Association and the Global Community for Academic. I have presented “The Effects of Retention Alerts on Student Success” at Michigan State University for a Big 10 school consortium on Student Services best practices. My ABD is in educational psychology with an emphasis in online learning and curriculum. I am currently pursuing my doctorate in Counseling Education and Supervision.

Kindra Conley is a full-time Academic Success Specialist member of Counseling and Student Development. Kindra is also an adjunct instructor in the Counseling and Technology Divisions. Kindra graduated from Central Michigan University with a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling. She also holds a PhD in Business Administration, Master’s in Education and a Master’s in Science.

Kindra is a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC) in the state of Michigan. As an Academic Success Specialist she focuses her attention on student success, retention, and completion. She is also the President of the Genesee Area Counseling Association. In her free time, Kindra enjoys outdoor activities, travel, being with her family and gaining more knowledge.

I have a B.S. in sociology, an M.A. in sociology, both degrees from Eastern Michigan University, and am currently working on a Ph.D. My most recent work experience includes 10-years at Mott, teaching sociology until 2018, and working in Counseling and Student Development since 2016. Areas of research interest and study include cross-cultural, transnational, and historical perspective on sex and gender, feminist movements, environmental feminism, Title IX, media and representation, and sociology of the family. My hobbies include reading, travel, being outdoors, physical activity, and always spending time with my daughter, spouse, and our two dogs. I also serve as the club advisor for the Mott Feminist League.

I came to MCC in 2005 as a Part Time, then Adjunct Instructor in the Business Division, teaching General Business classes, Business Law and a variety of Management courses. I have also taught in the Second Chance Pell Program at the Thumb Correctional Facility in Lapeer for several semesters. I began advising part time in CASD concurrently with teaching in 2008 and became a full time ACSS in March 2023.

I was born and raised in Flint Michigan, graduating from Powers Catholic High School and the University of Michigan-Flint where I completed a Bachelor's of Arts degree. I completed law school at the Detroit College of Law, which is now the Michigan State School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree.

Over several decades I have worked for General Motors Truck and Bus, as well as practicing law in Genesee County specializing in Bankruptcy Law and Criminal Defense.

My goal now is to use my life's experience to advise and guide MCC students through their journey in higher education.

Lydia Lewis

Lydia Lewis, MA, DMIN, LPC

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I have worked in Higher Education as an Academic Advisor since 2004. I earned a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Howard University - Washington, D.C and a Master's in Counseling and a Doctorate in Ministry from Ashland University - Ashland, Ohio. You can count on me to listen to your goals and partner with you in developing a strategy to achieve those goals at a pace that works for you. Whether you are the first in your family to attend college or if you hold several degrees, we can customize a plan especially for you. You are unique and there is a way to realize your dreams. Mott Strong!

I am a Student Success Specialist in the Counseling and Student Development Department. I earned my Master of Arts in Counseling from Oakland University, Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Michigan-Flint, and Associate in Business from Baker College. I am also a Licensed Professional Counselor.

I came to Mott to complete my counseling internship in 2003 in the CASD Department and Career Resource Center and was hired in 2004. In the CASD Department, I have the privilege of providing personal, career, and academic counseling, serving on Mott’s CARE Team, and teaching various courses from Study and Learning Skills to Human Relations. I enjoy establishing a rapport with students and supporting them in their academic journey.

I am a full time faculty member in the Counseling and Student Development Division (CASD). I have a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Eastern Michigan University and over 30 years’ experience in Higher Education, which includes teaching. My areas of expertise include all areas of Counseling: Mental Health, Academic Advising and Student Retention. I am a highly trained student advocate, with a passion for providing students with the highest level of service.

I am greatly appreciative of the opportunity to serve MCC and our students as a full-time Academic Success Specialist since 2013, and as an adjunct counseling faculty since January, 2009. I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling from Central Michigan University, a Bachelor of Science in Counseling Psychology from Southwestern Assemblies of God University, and my Associate in Arts from Mott Community College. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Michigan, a National Certified Counselor (NCC), certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors, and a Licensed School Counselor (K-12) in the State of Michigan. I am also a Clinical Counseling Supervisor for Limited Licensed Professional Counselors (LLPC) and am a past president of the Genesee Area Counseling Association.

At MCC I focus on instilling hope in the students I serve, empowering them in discovering, embracing, and achieving their academic, career, and life aspirations. This is primarily achieved through my expertise in academic and career advising/counseling, as well as teaching CASD courses, including: Survival Skills for College, Career Exploration, Interpersonal Multicultural Communications, Job Seeking Skills, Stress Management, and Study and Learning Skills.

Prior to working at MCC, I have 25 years’ experience in inpatient mental health and addictions treatment as a Clinical Therapist, Certified Addiction Counselor, and Behavioral Intervention Specialist. Additionally, I have 7 years’ experience as a middle and high school counselor with Flint Community Schools, providing unique insight in many of the students we serve.

HI! I am one of four full-time Academic Success Specialists at Mott Community College and have been advising for about 15 years. I also teach in the Music area, primarily guitar classes/ensembles and Music Appreciation. I earned my Bachelor's in Music Education from UMF, my Master's in Music from OU, and my Doctorate in Community College from FSU. I am excited to help you attain your educational goals while here at Mott and look forward to working with you!