Get to know Assistant Director of Advising Devan Lenz-Fisher!

There are few people on campus more connected than Devan Lenz-Fisher. She started her tenure at Concordia six years ago as Coordinator of Student Activities, serving on the front lines with Concordia’s Campus Activities Board (CAB) leaders and helping to organize entertainment and enrichment for students on campus. In her new role, she continues to help our CUW students as they navigate their course loads and discover all the way to get plugged in.

Take a moment to get to know some of the lesser-known facts about Devan with this quick Q&A!

Devan Lenz-Fisher

Assistant Director of Advising

What was your first car?

1992 Nissan Sentra named “Charlie”

A summer “must” you partake in each year?

Visiting Door County

What musical instruments do you play?

Flute, piano and a little guitar

What is a quality you look for in a friend?


What’s your favorite city/place to visit?

I lived in Ireland for a little while, so I jump at any chance to return and visit my host family!

What do you find most rewarding about your job at Concordia? 

I love having the opportunity to genuinely care about and invest in the lives of both students and professional staff in my role.

Who was the first person to make you feel “at home” when you started at Concordia?

Evelyn Hutchins, whose name inspires Evelyn’s Place on campus

What’s a professional growth moment or revelation you’ve had since you started at Concordia?

As Concordia’s mission shares, it is important it is to take care of our body, spirit AND mind. Mental health is incredibly important, and I’ve learned so much about mental wellness from colleagues and students during my time here.

Learn more about CUW’s Center for Academic Advising and Career Engagement here

— This story is written by Kali Thiel, director of university communications for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at or 262-243-2149.

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