Laura Ott, M.O.L. is the Director of Academic Advising, Recruitment and Assessment for the Department of Business and Instructor of Business and Leadership. Laura graduated Summa Cum Laude from Lourdes College (now Lourdes University) with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Human Resource Management in 2002, and a Masters of Organizational Leadership in 2005.

Laura began working at Lourdes University in the College of Business and Leadership in 2003 as an academic advisor. Over the years she has taken on many roles, including Internship Coordinator as she advocated for the requirement of an internship in all business programs beginning in 2006 and facilitated the internship program until 2010. Laura continues to coordinate academic assessment and contributed in large to the Self –Study which resulted in the 2015 reaccreditation of the College of Business and Leadership Undergraduate programs and new accreditation of both the Master of Business Administration and Master of Organizational Leadership programs.

She serves on many University committees including the University Programs and Standards Committee and the University Assessment Committee. Laura currently holds the position of President of the Staff Association Board and is the staff liaison to the Faculty Senate.

Laura has been recognized for her commitment to students by the Ohio Academic Advising Association and was presented the 2016 Outstanding Advisor Award.


Attendee- IACBE National Conference- Orlando, FL (2006), Kansas City, MO (2007), Louisville,  KY (2009), Las Vegas, NV (2011), San Diego, CA (2014) Memphis (2016)

Presenter- IACBE National Conference-“ Integrated Business: A Major for the 21st Century” (2011)

Presenter- IACBE National Conference- “We Built It and They Stayed-Preparing New and Transfer Students for Success Through a First Semester Course Experience” (2009)

Presenter- Lourdes College Assessment Symposium (2005)

Presenter Lourdes College Research Symposium (2005)



The Tau -Lourdes University- Artwork accepted for publication (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, Cover Art 2015 & 2016)

Professional Affiliations

Member- Ohio Academic Advising Association

Member- National Academic Advising Association

Member-Kappa Gamma Pi


Awards and Recognitions

2016 Ohio Academic Advising Association- Outstanding Advisor Award

2013 Nominee- OHAAA outstanding Academic Advisor

2009 Lourdes College Staff Excellence Award winner

2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Lourdes Staff Excellence Award nominee

CMP 111: Communication & Search Applications-  Introduces MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, and Internet Explorer and their use as communication and search tools. Includes both basic and advanced hands-on applications.

CMP 211: Spreadsheet & Database Applications-  Reinforces MS Excel and introduces MS Access and MS Publisher. Uses spreadsheet and database management tools and pagination. Includes both basic and advanced hands-on business applications.

FYE 100: The Lourdes Experience -This is a comprehensive course that assists students in their transition and integration into University life through academic, co-curricular and personal exploration. FYE is an inquiry into the academic expectations, resources, policies, Franciscan values, and traditions of Lourdes University. Through The Lourdes Experience students will be challenged to develop and apply critical thinking and communication skills, help clarify their academic paths for success. This will provide a common experience where new scholars are welcomed into the Lourdes community while addressing personal and academic success strategies, communicating early and often academic expectations, modeling the Lourdes mission, promoting opportunities for co-curricular involvement, and proactively addressing issues and concerns that college students experience on a national level.