Graduate & Professional Studies
Academic Advising Center

Welcome to the CGPS UG academic Advising page! You will find a variety of resources that will help facilitate your academic success at Franklin Pierce. Below you will see the bios of the academic advisors. Below right, you will find a list of resources.

To begin we strongly encourage you to review our “Academic Advising Statement” and “Tips & Links”.

Academic Advising Statement

The Academic Advising program at Franklin Pierce University values learners in all of our programs while respecting the diversity, individual need and developmental level of our student population. As such, the program values

  • Fair, equal and readily-accessible services for all students which are responsive to the needs of individuals, special populations and communities.
  • Advisors who adhere to the highest of principles of ethical behavior
  • A program that works actively to provide and assess quality advising to all students
  • Intentional work designed to improve the professional competence and skills of all advisors


Franklin Pierce University Academic Advising Vision
Franklin Pierce University aspires to be recognized as having a high-quality, collaborative academic advising partnership with students that serves to enhance their educational experience and empowers them to develop meaningful educational, career, and life goals.

Franklin Pierce University Academic Advising Mission
The Academic Advising program at Franklin Pierce University is grounded in a close student-advisor relationship intended to aid students in achieving educational, career and life goals through a commitment to the value of collaborative partnerships with institutional and community resources.

Meet the Advisors:

Kim profile pictureKim Collins is the Director of Franklin Pierce University’s Portsmouth Center. Kim provides academic advising and support services to both online and center-based students and is very active in community outreach programs. Kim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Boston College and a Master of Business Administration in Management from Bryant University. She has teaching experience in accounting, management and marketing. Kim has an extensive background in banking and small business management. She resides with her husband, Joe, and a menagerie of animals, in Eliot, Maine.

Kim can be reached at (603) 433-2000 or


Michelle profile pictureMichelle Barbeau is the Associate Director of Enrollment and Retention. She provides academic advising and support services to both online and Manchester students. She also recruits students for the online undergraduate and graduate programs. Michelle earned her BA in Social Work and Counseling on the Franklin Pierce Rindge campus and went on to earn her MBA in Leadership with Franklin Pierce’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies. She resides in Goffstown, NH with her dog Coal and enjoys running races, hiking, and working out.

Michelle can be reached at (603) 647-3521 or


Melissa's profile pictureMelissa Mellor is the Associate Director of Enrollment and Retention of Franklin Pierce University’s Manchester Online Center.  Melissa provides academic advising and educational services to online undergraduate students.  She also assists in enrolling prospective students into undergraduate and graduate online programs.  Melissa has a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology from Bryant University and a Master of Arts in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College.  She resides in Newmarket, NH and enjoys hiking, reading, and trying out new recipes.

Melissa can be reached at (603) 933-2000 or


Contact Us:

Kim small profile picKim Collins
(603) 433-2000


Michelle small profile picMichelle Barbeau
(603) 647-3521


Melissa small profile picMelissa Mellor
(603) 933-2000


Franklin Pierce at Lebanon
24 Airport Road, Suite 19
West Lebanon, NH 03784
Phone: 603.298.5549
Fax: 603.298-5573
Contact: Michelle Barbeau

Franklin Pierce at Manchester
670 North Commercial Street
Center Tower, Third Floor
Manchester, NH 03101
Monday – Thursday: 8:00am7:00pm
Friday: 8:00am4:30pm
Phone: 603.647.3500
Fax: 603.621.9255
Contact: Michelle Barbeau

Franklin Pierce at Portsmouth
119 International Drive
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone: 603.433.2000
Fax: 603.431.7269
Director: Kim Collins

Franklin Pierce at Goodyear, Arizona
14455 West Van Buren Street
Suite 100, Building A
Goodyear, AZ 85338
Phone: 623-518-2386
Fax: 623-518-2402