Meet Your Advisers

Student advisers play a big role in getting students ready for university as well as guiding them in their studies. We assist future students, accepted students looking for first-year advising, current students, international students, and graduate students.  

New students and first-year students 

Do you have questions about program choice, course registration and how to apply? Contact one of our recruiters and first-year advisers:

Marshall Mayne
Student Recruiter and Adviser
 upei recruiter marshall mayne

My name is Marshall Mayne. I am from the small rural community of Searletown, PEI. I graduated from UPEI in 2017 with my Bachelor of Business Administration, and in 2018, I graduated from the Bachelor of Education program.  

From day one, I loved the environment UPEI offers, from the small class sizes to knowing your professors by their first name. During my studies, I worked with the Athletics and Recreation department as the Marketing and Communications Assistant. I also spent two seasons as the Video Coach for the men’s and women’s hockey teams. After graduating from the BEd program, I taught at English and Social Studies at Mount Academy before moving back to UPEI as a first-year advisor and recruiter.

UPEI is dedicated to encourage and assist people to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to reach their full potential. Please reach out if there is anything we can do to welcome you to the Panther family!
Dalton Hall, 418 

Chloe Arlapen
Student Recruiter and Adviser 
upei recruiter chloe arlapen

Hello Panthers! My name is Chloe Arlapen. I am from Mauritius, a small island on the other side of the world. I graduated from UPEI in 2021 with my Bachelor of Arts degree and a certificate in Business Administration. I was lucky enough to pursue my degree at UPEI and meet so many fantastic people. Moving from one side of the world can be overwhelming, but UPEI became a new home away from home. During my school years, I was involved in different areas on campus (residence life, accessibility services, conferences services, etc.), so feel free to reach out and ask me anything about UPEI.

UPEI helped me achieve my academic and personal goals, and I am now excited to join this amazing team and help everyone learn more about the different resources and opportunities you can find at this fantastic university. Please, reach out if you need anything or have any questions! I am always happy to help :) Once again, congratulations on joining the Panther family! I hope you enjoy every part of this experience.
Dalton Hall, 412 

Ye (Connie) Ding
Student Recruiter and Adviser

Hello! My name is Connie Ding, coming from China. I graduated from UPEI in 2021 with my Master of Education. During my studies, UPEI offered many opportunities related to academic and career development, which supported me in success in academic learning and career pathway. As an international student, I have been fully involved and engaged in the university community and felt great sense of belonging.

I am excited to join the fantastic team of recruitment and advising. As a student recruiter and adviser, I am happy to be here to support prospective and current students in undergraduate programs. Please reach out if you have any questions. Welcome to the Panther family.
WeChat: UPEI-Connie
Dalton Hall, 404 

Inara Bhalesha
Student Recruiter and Adviser UPEI recruitment and advisement member Inara Bhalesha

Hello Panthers! My name is Inara Bhalesha, I am from Hyderabad, a beautiful city in the south of India. I came to UPEI to pursue my Masters of Business Administration in Global Leadership and graduated in Summer 2022. I also have a Bachelor's of Commerce in Advertising, Sales, Management and Marketing and have worked in marketing for a few years before I made it to Canada. In my time at UPEI as a student, I was very involved with the Student Union as their Events and Clubs Coordinator, I even coordinated and organized the New Student Orientation for 2022–2023!

Ever since I stepped foot on campus, I feel like I found my solace and a second home. The campus community, the small class sizes, the immense support from the faculty and the student services staff on campus made me feel extremely welcomed, comforted, and cared for. The programs at UPEI, especially the one I took, have been innovative and filled with learning. I am thrilled and elated to be a part of this beautiful team that strives to help students find the right footing and support while trying to make their experience at UPEI as memorable as possible. I am always here to help and support, so feel free to just reach out!
Dalton Hall, 418 

Logan Dawson
Student Conversion and Retention Adviser
Dalton Hall, 415

New and current international and exchange students

Are you looking for help with community connections, volunteering, or transition support? Contact:

Nouhad Mourad
International Student Adviser, Incoming Exchange Student Coordinator 

Hey Panthers! My name is Nouhad Mourad and I'm an international student adviser at UPEI. I'm grateful for the strong community and beautiful surroundings that I've had the opportunity to grow up with in Charlottetown.

I completed my BA in Anthropology and Diversity and Social Justice Studies at UPEI. I loved my program and chose UPEI for the small class sizes, stimulating courses, as well as the engaged and supportive professors that the small departments allowed for. Although I knew the program I wanted to take, I was nervous to begin. I really appreciated the staff and faculty support I received in the beginning and throughout my university career.

During my studies, I worked on campus at the ISO and was also heavily involved in societies, events, and programming. There are so many ways to become involved in the campus and greater PEI community! I really love our campus community and look forward to having you join us! We support students with their immigration, academic, cultural and social needs. Reach out if there's anything we can help with during your UPEI journey.
Dalton Hall, 421 

Do you need need help with immigration renewals, support, and referrals? Contact:

Richelle Greathouse
International Student Adviser
Richelle Greathouse

Hello everyone! My name is Richelle Greathouse (Hume) and I was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

I first graduated from UPEI over twenty years ago. After high school I attended McGill University in Montreal. However, after a couple of years I decided to return home to PEI. I am really glad that I came back because I got so much out of my time at UPEI. I loved the small class sizes and the amazing professors.

After a career in banking, I returned to school in 2007 to take my Social Work degree, and embark on a new career journey. I love learning new things and meeting new people, so in 2020 I completed my MEd from UPEI. New students can contact me about travel preparation and immigration requirements; current students can contact me for immigration renewals, personal support and services, and UPEI orientation. Welcome to the UPEI family!
(902) 566-0443 
Dalton Hall, 423

Erica Stanley
International Student Adviser

Hello, Friends! My name is Erica Stanley. I graduated from UPEI myself, with a BA in Psychology.

Now, I'm a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) and my role is to help current UPEI international students with immigration matters such as study permits, visas, co-op work permits and post-graduation work permits (PGWP). 

I am here to support you in having the best possible experience during your years at UPEI.
Dalton Hall 

Our director and support staff 

Jerry Wang
Director of Recruitment and Advisement
jerry wang, upei iso

Hi there, I am Jerry Wang, the Director of Recruitment and Advisement and the International Student Office at UPEI. I was educated in China and the United States, and I received my doctoral degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). It has been a fulfilling experience for me to work with a great team of colleagues to create a supportive learning environment for all students for the past 13 years at UPEI. I take pride in being part of the growth and transformation UPEI has undergone. We are excited to welcome you to join this kind and close-knit community! We hope that you would find a "home-away-from-home" at UPEI! "People, Excellence, and Impact"—that is what we strive for and care deeply about!
WeChat (微信): JerrywangUPEI
Skype: Jerrywang7002
Dalton Hall, 408

Lyndsey Paynter
Administrative Support, Recruitment and First-year Advisement

Hello! My name is Lyndsey Paynter and I provide administrative support for our Recruitment and First Year Advisement team. In my role at UPEI, I arrange campus tours, book academic advisement appointments and, answer general inquiries for current, incoming, and prospective students. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have about UPEI and I'm happy to help.
Dalton Hall, 414

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