Academic Advising


Lizette Bartholdi, Director

Lizette has been the Director of Academic Advising at St. Kate’s since September of 2005. She feels that working with students keeps her young, focused, accountable and keeps her in touch with current issues. As the director, she is in a wonderful position to advocate for students and help them navigate different levels of the University.

Lizette’s undergraduate degree is in Women’s Studies from the University of Minnesota and she holds a Master's in Family Therapy from Mercer University in Macon, GA.

When she is not helping students or attending meetings, she can be found reading mystery novels.

Cindy Olson, Assistant Director

Cindy has worked at St. Kate’s for years.. She loves hearing students’ stories and seeing their success as they grow in their education.

Her undergraduate degree from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD, is in Exercise Science-Biology. She earned her Master’s in Organizational Leadership here at St. Kate’s.

Cindy was a member of the Thespian Society and was once on a water ski team.

Heather Wallace, Academic Advisor

Heather has been employed at St. Kate’s since January of 2006. She enjoys meeting and talking with students, hearing about their goals, and helping with challenges. She likes the seasons of a University setting, and the new beginnings each semester.

Her education includes an undergraduate degree in Business and a Master’s in College Student Personnel Administration both from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.

Outside of St. Kate’s, she keeps busy with school-age twins, and a dog. She sometimes commutes the 10 miles to St. Kate’s by bicycle and lived in Mexico from 2001-2004.

True Xiong, Academic Advisor