Contact Our Staff

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Our office is open and advisors are available to see walk-ins from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Office: (254) 710-7280
Fax: (254) 710-7281
Location: Sid Richardson Building, Second Floor (East Wing), 1410 S. 4th Street, Waco, TX
Mailing Addresss: One Bear Place #97062, Waco, TX 76798-7062
E-Mail: University_Advisement@baylor.edu

 

Joyce Miller
Joyce Miller
Senior Director of University Advisement

Joyce Miller has been at Baylor since 1981. She holds B.A. and M.S. Ed. degrees from Baylor. After graduation, she taught English and Speech in Waco I.S.D. She started her career at Baylor as Transcript Manager in the Records Office, then the College of Arts and Sciences as a Degree Planner and Assistant to the Dean. She is currently Director of University Advisement in the Paul L. Foster Success Center. In addition to directing her department, she has a pivotal role in coordinating campus advising for all Orientation events. She also serves as chair of the Academic Advising Council, teaches U and BU 1000 groups, and contributes to numerous campus committees and task forces.

Phone: (254) 710-3832
Email: Joyce_Miller@baylor.edu
Location: Sid Richardson Building, Room 247

 
 

 
Laura Scott
Laura Scott
Manager for Strategic Communication

Laura Scott has worked at Baylor since 1985. She holds a B.A. from Baylor in Journalism and French and a M.S. Ed. from Baylor in Educational Psychology. She began her career at Baylor as an Admissions Counselor and she later served as Assistant Director of Admissions. In Fall 2000 she joined the Academic Advisement team. In addition to advising students, Laura is responsible for developing and coordinating various types of communications with prospective and current students as relates to their advising and registration experience. She collaborates with numerous departments throughout the university in an effort to disseminate critical information to students in a meaningful and timely manner throughout their academic journey.

Phone: (254) 710-7280
Email: Laura Scott@baylor.edu
Location: Sid Richardson Building, Room 245

 
 

 
Bob Shipp
Bob Shipp
Associate Director

Bob Shipp has been at Baylor since 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, an Master of Science in International Relations from Troy University, and a Master of Arts in History from Baylor University. Bob oversees operations of advising within University Advisement and helps students in academic planning, including reviewing ROTC academic planning documents, as well as helping students find their way through the first year at Baylor and beyond.

Phone: (254) 710-8904
Email: Robert_Shipp@baylor.edu
Location: Sid Richardson Building, Room 234

 
 

 
Mike Gerhardt
Mike Gerhardt
Academic Advisor

Mike Gerhardt has been at Baylor since 2007. He holds a LMSW from the University of Texas and a B.A. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Prior to coming to Baylor, Mike was a Student Affairs Administrator and Instructor at the University of Texas for 14 years. He has over 30 years’ experience working with individuals in an educational /counseling setting. He serves on a number of committees to help improve advising services on campus.

Phone: (254) 710-7280
Email: Mike_Gerhardt@baylor.edu
Location: Sid Richardson Building, Room 233

 
 

 
Mike Gerhardt
Gretel Hill
Academic Advisor

Gretel Hill has been at Baylor since 2007. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and an M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Tarleton State University. She began her career at Baylor as an Administrative Associate in the Department of Student Activities, then Assistant to the Dean for Student Development in the Vice President for Student Life’s office. Gretel serves as student organization advisor and works on committees to help improve diversity on campus.

Phone: (254) 710-7280
Email: Gretel_Hill@baylor.edu
Location: Sid Richardson Building, Room 238

 
 

 
Judy McClain

Lance Lowe
Academic Advisor

Lance Lowe has worked at Baylor since 2012. He holds B.S. and M.S. Ed. degrees from Central Missouri State University. After graduation, he served as a housing professional for 7 years. More recently he’s served as a Financial Aid Counselor and Director of Scholarships at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. He’s an educator at heart and has been serving students in a variety of diverse educational settings since 1997. As an academic advisor, he helps students in academic planning, as well as helping students find their way through the first year at Baylor and beyond.

Phone: (254) 710-7280
Email: Lance_Lowe@baylor.edu
Location: Sid Richardson Building, Room 239

 
 

 
Judy McClain
Judy McClain
Senior Academic Advisor

Judy McClain has been at Baylor since 2002. She holds both a Bachelor of Music Education degree and an MS in Education degree from Baylor. After graduation, she taught music at a school for special education students in Waco ISD and English for students with learning and emotional disabilities at Moody High School and Midway High School. After returning to Baylor to pursue a professional certification for school counseling, she was the counselor at Lorena High School. Following thirty-one years of service in public school education, she came to Baylor University to serve students in University Advisement. In addition to advising, she compiles and produces the Academic Advisor’s Handbook.

Phone: (254) 710-8912
Email: Judy_McClain@baylor.edu
Location: Sid Richardson Building, Room 244

 
 

 
Paula Marshall
Paula Marshall
Senior Academic Advisor

Paula Marshall came to Baylor in 2008 after earning a B.A. in Biology from Baylor in 1979 and then a M.A.S.T. in Chemistry and Physics from the University of New Orleans in 1984. She taught Chemistry and Physics in private high schools from 1979 until her "retirement" in 2008. Her primary focus as an educator has been in helping students master the learning process, using her passion for the physical sciences as the vehicle. She has found a place of service with the community of transfer students at Baylor and is sponsor of the Baylor Transfer Council as well as serving as a teacher for BU-1000. She also enjoys working with digital media and collaborating on projects to help bring information to students in an easily accessible format.

Phone: (254) 710-7280
Email: Paula_Marshall@baylor.edu
Location: Sid Richardson Building, Room 240

 
 

 
Kyle Pyron
Kyle Pyron
Academic Advisor

Kyle Pyron has been at Baylor since 2015. He holds a B.A. in History from Texas State University and an M.A. in History from Sam Houston State University. He is also finishing a M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary. After graduation, he taught social studies in the public school system and has spent the better part of the past decade in higher education. He began his career at Baylor working in Undergraduate Admissions as Transfer Admissions Coordinator. He joined the advising community in Spring 2017. As a former transfer student, he has a passion for helping the transfer community and has served as an instructor for BU-1000. He also serves as a bi-vocational minister in the Waco community.

Phone: (254) 710-7259
Email: Kyle_Pyron@baylor.edu
Location: Sid Richardson Building, Room 236

 
 

 
Natalie Terry
Natalie Terry
Senior Academic Advisor

Natalie Terry has been advising at Baylor since 2008. She holds a B.A. in English and Psychology with a minor in Spanish and a M.A. in English from Baylor, and she has taught freshman composition courses at the university. In addition to regular advising duties, Natalie edits the Degree Requirement Guide. An instructor for U 1000 and BU 1000 groups, Natalie also serves as a student organization advisor for the Baylor Catholic Student Association.

Phone: (254) 710-7280
Email: Natalie_Terry@baylor.edu
Location: Sid Richardson Building, Second floor

 
 

 
Virginia Martinez
Virginia Martinez
Office Manager
 

Virginia Martinez has been at Baylor since August 1988. She attended McLennan Community College & Baylor. Her duties include analyzing monthly budget summaries, helping plan budget needs, and supervising the processing of requisitions, vouchers, and budget entries. She also supervises office support staff; coordinates and arranges logistics for move of office operation to Cashion for June Orientation; coordinates the appointment-making system for advisors; and assists the director in quality control of advising loads.

Phone: (254) 710-7280
Email: Virginia_Martinez@baylor.edu
Location: Sid Richardson Building, Room 232

 
 

 
Terrie Alcala
Terrie Alcala
Administrative Associate

Terrie Alcala has been at Baylor since 2002. She attended McLennan Community College and Austin Institute of Real Estate. Prior to working at Baylor, she taught Pre-K at First Baptist Woodway Christian school. She serves as an Administrative Associate who is always on the front line of communication and she provides help to many students, faculty, staff and others. She also sells Real Estate for Harrell Residential/GMAC.

Phone: (254) 710-7280
Email: Terrie_Alcala@baylor.edu
Location: Sid Richardson Building, Room 230.01

 
 

 
Kay Murdock
Kay Baldree Murdock
Administrative Associate

Kay Baldree Murdock has been at Baylor since 1994. She serves in the front office of University Advisement in the Paul L. Foster Success Center as an Administrative Associate. She is involved with Freshman and Transfer Orientation in addition to assisting students with changes of major. She continues to pursue life-long learning and has achieved senior status toward a B.A. degree at Baylor.

Phone: (254) 710-7280
Email: Kay_Murdock@baylor.edu
Location: Sid Richardson Building, Room 230.02

 
 

 
Lexi
Woodstock’s C.J. Moonlit (Lexi)
Service Companion

Lexi has been at Baylor since the fall of 2009. She holds service dog license number 03125 and a certificate of pedigree from the Australian Shepherd Club of America with the ASCA Registration number N160565. Additionally, she is pedigree certified by the American Kennel Club with certificate number DN22991006. Lexi was born on October 26, 2008 to sire Northbay's Moonlit Treasure and dam Woodstock's Calamity Jane in Shingle Springs, California. She moved to Axtell, Texas in December 2008. Lexi's duties include providing a variety of services for her human, Mike Gerhardt. Further, she welcomes the opportunity to brighten the day of anyone who has the chance to interact with her. In her spare time, Lexi enjoys romping over the acreage that surrounds her country home.

Contact information: Shares an office with advisor Mike Gerhardt
Location: Sid Richardson Building, Room 233