About Us

2015 Group Photo

Mission and Goals

The Academic Advising Center offers current students advising on General Education and Graduation Requirements. The Center engages students in a developmental process that helps clarify and implement individual educational plans consistent with their skills, interests, and values. Through First-Year Advising (FYA), the First-Year Experience (FYE) and the Second Year Success (SYS) programs, professional staff, faculty advisors, and student interns help students understand the University's academic requirements, policies and procedures. 

Strategic Goals (2015/2016)


Interim Director - Jasmine "Jazzie" Murphy

Academic Advising Staff
Assistant Director - My Sayamnath
Program and Personnel Analyst - Rusty Slabinski
Coordinator, First Year Advising - Denise Hamilton
Coordinator, First Year Experience - Jason Sumi
Coordinator, Second Year Advising - Mayrose Acob
Coordinator, Project PASS - Tina Souza
Coordinator, Undeclared and Expressed Interest - Adriana Cervantes
Academic Advisor - Adan H. Chaidez
Academic Advisor - Gabrielle Hoskins
Academic Advisor - Kylee Sharp
Academic Advisor - Rafael Morales-Ordaz
Academic Advisor - Rand Doerning
Academic Advisor - Tiffany Northern
Academic Advisor - Iza Bedolla
Academic Advisor- Elizabeth Velasquez
Academic Advisor - Lauren Gatto
Academic Advisor - Daniel Castellanos

Faculty Advisors
Clare Lewis - Physical Therapy (Doctorate)
Marcus Romani - Mechanical Engineering
Susanne Lindgren - Biology
Kyle Swan - Philosophy
Kristin VanGaasbeck - Economics
Debbie Metzger - Library
Elizabeth Mukiibi - Women's Studies
Nassrine Noureddine - Nursing
Maggie Beddow - Education (Bilingual/Multicultural)
Frank Lilly - Education/ACE Program
Morgan Dodds - Peer Advisor

Front Desk Student Assistants
Karina Aguayo
Mayra Baez
Shirley DeHaan
Aleah Fisher
Jane Mentink
Lizette Muniz
Rachel Rodarte
Katrina Shadowens
Sophia Soto

Contact Us

916.278.6351 (T)
916.278.7842 (F)

Our phone is answered during our open hours if there are no students at the counter. If you reach our voicemail, please call back. You can also email us at advising@csus.edu.

Office Closures

December 26, 2015 - January 3, 2016 (WINTER BREAK - CAMPUS CLOSED)
January 18, 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (HOLIDAY - CAMPUS CLOSED)
March 31, 2016 Cesar Chavez Birthday (HOLIDAY - CAMPUS CLOSED)
May 30, 2016 Memorial Day (HOLIDAY - CAMPUS CLOSED)

Location & Directions

    Lassen Hall 1013
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