Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Department of Counseling and Student Affairs

Dr. Jill Sauerheber, Chair

Gary A. Ransdell Hall, Office 2011
Phone: (270) 745-4953; Fax: (270) 745-5031
Email: Counseling-StudentAffairs@wku.edu
Website: http://www.wku.edu/csa

The Department of Counseling and Student Affairs offers graduate courses and programs designed to prepare clinical mental health counselors; marriage, couple, and family counselors; school counselors; and student affairs professionals; college and career readiness coaches; and addictions specialists.  Specific information about these programs can be obtained from The Graduate School’s website (https://www.wku.edu/graduate/), or see the departmental website at http://www.wku.edu/csa for the most current program information.



Monica G. Burke PhD (Education, Educational Administration and Supervision), University of Southern Mississippi, 1997

Aaron W. Hughey EdD (Educational Administration), Northern Illinois University, 1988

Cynthia P. Mason EdD (Instruction and Administration), University of Kentucky, 1996

Jill Duba Sauerheber PhD (Counseling & Human Development Services), Kent State University Kent Campus, 2004

Associate Professor

Lacretia T. Dye PhD (Counselor Education), Western Michigan University, 2012

Assistant Professor

Andrea K. Jenkins PhD (Counseling), Old Dominion University, 2015

Rhemma D. Payne PhD (Counselor Education- Supervisor), Walden University, 2022

Counseling & Student Affairs (CNS)

CNS 110    Human Relations    3 Hours

Theory, concepts and skills necessary to increase self-awareness and improve relationships in social and academic settings. Processes of managing the problems of everyday life including conflict and social demands. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code E-SB | SB

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022; spring 2023; fall 2023

CNS 269    Special Topics in Counseling / Guidance    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Selected topics of significance in counseling and helping relationships. Classroom activities and assignments are variable with credit.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

CNS 432    Helping Skills    3 Hours

Overview of helping in counseling and human relations, investigates the person and role of the helper, development of helping skills appropriate for lay helpers, and approaches to crisis intervention.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022; spring 2023; fall 2023