Margaret MacKeverican

Margaret MacKeverican

Academic Advisor III
Pronouns: She/her/hers


3158 Faculty/Administration Building


Public Health

Margaret MacKeverican

Hi! I’m Margaret (she/her) and I’m one of the academic advisors for the undergraduate Department of Public Health. I have been with the Department since August of 2018 and advise students with Last Names M-Z.

A little more about me is that I studied abroad in Germany after high school with the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program. After that, I knew I wanted to promote and advocate for more North Americans to study abroad. Along the way, though, my goals started to morph.

I started my undergraduate studies at Macomb Community College, then transferred to Wayne State University. I was fascinated by the transfer plans and making sure I was taking appropriate classes. It took me a total of 6 years to graduate! Along the way, I earned an Associate of Arts from MCC, as well as BAs in German and Political Science from WSU.

After graduating, I struggled to find the right career path for me. That was until I talked with a friend who worked in higher education. We chatted and I explained my interest in promoting study abroad and how fascinating the transfer process was. She then suggested I enroll in a graduate program for Higher Education Leadership. I applied for Oakland University’s program and was awarded a Graduate Research Assistantship with the program’s coordinator. This program granted me the opportunity to explore my interests within higher ed. I interned with the study abroad office and held temporary advising positions, as well. Throughout that journey, I found advising to be more of a passion and decided to pursue that upon graduation. I was lucky enough to secure a position within this department at my alma mater a few months after graduation. They’ve been stuck with me ever since!

Overall, because of my undergraduate experience, I am committed to improving the transfer process and student success. I want students to know they have someone who’s on their side and advocating for them. I am also here to assuage your fears and concerns about “not being on-track" for a 4-year graduation timeline. I’m here to help you with your plan and have it work for you. Sometimes we can make the 4 years work, and sometimes we need to extend it a bit. You’re on your own timeline. If you need to take longer to complete your degree, that’s okay!

Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, reading, and drinking coffee/tea. Please share your recommendations with me! :)

Now that you've gotten to know me a bit more, I would also like to get to know you - it's why advisors do what we do! The advising team created this brief webform and I would love for you to complete it as a way of sharing more about yourself and your goals with me.


  • M. Ed. Higher Education Leadership from Oakland University
  • B.A. German and Political Science from Wayne State University

Awards and grants

NACADA's Outstanding New Advisor, 2020

Advisor Training Academy's Transfer Advising Champion, 2021

Awarded the Advocate, Ally, and Accomplice Award at Rainbow Graduation and Homecoming, 2022

 MIACADA's Outstanding Academic Advisor Award, 2024