Counseling Center

What’s Happening in the Academic Advising/Counseling Department

Let the Academic Advising/Counseling Department help you.

Celebrate National Career Development Month in November!

Whatever your career dream—we can help you achieve it!

  • Speak with a SWIC counselor about your career goals, questions and concerns. Many college students are deciding about careers and will benefit from a counselor to guiding them through the process.  
  • Take a Career Assessment and learn more about career options for your personality and interests.
  • Check out these career exploration and research websites.
  • Conduct an informational interview with a career mentor in your field. 
  • Join a student organization, volunteer or seek an internship to explore your future career.

    Call 618-235-2700, ext. 5186, for additional details.

    The Counseling and Human Development department assists students in achieving educational, career and personal success. A variety of services and programs are offered at each campus and some off-campus sites.

    Hours & Locations

    Please note new hours at all locations.

    Appointments are recommended early in the semester.

    Belleville Campus

    IS Building - Room 1115 
    618-235-2700, ext. 5186 
    Office Hours: 
    Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
    Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

    Red Bud Campus

    Main Office - Room 175 
    618-282-6682, ext. 8114 
    Hours (Appointments preferred but walk-ins accepted): 
    Monday - Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
    Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Sam Wolf Granite City Campus

    Center for Student Development - Room 440 
    618-931-0600, ext. 7333 
    Office Hours:
    Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
    Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

    East St. Louis Community College Center

    East St. Louis Higher Education Campus 
    601 James R. Thompson Blvd. 
    Hours (Appointments preferred but walk-ins accepted): 
    Monday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
    Tuesday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Advising/Counseling Staff

    Dean: Michelle Birk  

    Counseling Coordinator: Michael Johnson


    • Jeff Baltes, Sam Wolf Granite City Campus
    • Lakeetra Catchings, Sam Wolf Granite City Campus
    • Leroy Crisp, Belleville Campus
    • Ryan Crouse, Belleville Campus
    • Keisha Ford, East St. Louis Community College Center
    • Melissa Gehrs, Red Bud Campus
    • Adam Guebert, Belleville Campus
    • Emily Muertz, Belleville Campus
    • Debbie Schachner, Belleville Campus
    • Caprice Stancil-Smith, Belleville Campus


    • Tobin Brown, Ed.D., Belleville Campus
    • Linda Cowden, Ph.D., Belleville Campus
    • Suzanne Jones, Red Bud Campus
    • Michelle Luraschi, Belleville Campus