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Office of Student Affairs
147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
UPIKE’s Graduate & Health Professions Student Affairs Office (GHPSA) serves graduate and professional students with a broad set of experience, services and resources to help you succeed at UPIKE and beyond.
Advising & Educational Support
GHPSA provides advising and educational support services to all graduate and health professions students including a comprehensive orientation program prior to beginning classes, learning assessments to help you identify your best strategies for success, personalized advising, and group or individual tutoring.
Eric O. McLaughlin, M.Ed.
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Graduate & Health Professions
Eric McLaughlin is a native of southern Ohio and a graduate of Ohio University with more than 16 years of experience in both student and staff development.
Carolyn Caudill, B.A.
Graduate & Health Professions Student Affairs Assistant
Carolyn Caudill is a graduate of the University of Pikeville with a bachelor’s degree in business and healthcare management.
Janie Castle, MAT, JD
Director of Educational Support
Janie Castle is originally from eastern Kentucky. She lived and worked in Virginia and West Virginia for over 10 years before returning to the region.
Tiffany Coleman, M.A.
Student Affairs Specialist
Tiffany Coleman is a native of Pikeville, Ky., and graduated from Pikeville College with a bachelor’s degree in education, and a Master of Arts in business and marketing education from University of the Cumberlands.