Karen Baris
Director of Advising and Records

B.A., Policy Studies, Syracuse University

Karen leads the School’s student services team, including academic advisors and the student services support staff. She is responsible for the development and implementation of advising strategies to best serve the needs of both graduate and undergraduate architecture students. The majority of Karen’s advisees are undergraduate students in their third, fourth, or fifth year of the curriculum, students on academic probation, and students with academic integrity violations. In addition to advising, she tracks the academic progress of all architecture students, certifies undergraduate degrees, and monitors the architecture curriculum and course enrollment.

Prior to her role as director, Karen worked in the Architecture Student Services office as thesis coordinator and academic advisor.