John Lanshe

John Lanshe

Title: Associate Director
Dept/Program: Center for Academic Advising and Student Success - Simmons Hall
Phone: 330-972-7425


John C. Lanshe, M.A., is one of two assistant directors in the University College Academic Advisement Center.

He received his bachelor’s degree in Communication and Rhetoric from the University of Akron in 1980 and his master’s degree in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University in 1981. John has spent 26 years of his career as an academic adviser and became an assistant director in August of 2007.

John is a member of N.Ac.Ad.A., the National Academic Advising Association and its Advising Administration, Assessment of Advising, Exploratory Student and Theory and Philosophy of Advising commissions.

John has taught a variety of student success courses in his career and currently teaches 1100:117, Career Planning. He is also a member of the Office of Student Judicial Affairs Hearing Board, F.Y.E. (First Year Experience) Task Force – Advising and Diversity subcommittees, and B.S.M.D. (NEOCUM) Advisory Committee.

“It is my hope that all students will take their career plans and academic life seriously, find the balance between school, work and study, have fun and explore the countless opportunities for growth here at the University of Akron.”

Below are a few links to assist you with completing your goals… - The Career Center 
This is a portal to the vast array of career services available to you. Warning: Once you get on this site you may never leave! - The SOuRCe, Student Organization Resource Center. If you can’t find student organizations to join after reviewing this expansive list I guess you will have to start your own. Employers assume that college graduates have been involved beyond classes and part/full time jobs. Don’t graduate without at least four different organizations on your resume! - University College Curriculum Guides. These guides outline the first and second year academic requirements for all baccalaureate degree and links to all Summit College degrees. What a great resource.

“Find a career you enjoy and you will never have to work a day in your life.”


B.A.: Communication and Rhetoric, The University of Akron
M.A.: College Student Personnel, Bowling Green State University