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 Advising (SYA) programs, professional staff, faculty advisors, and student interns help students understand the University's academic requirements, policies and procedures.
Strategic Goals (2015/16)
- Formalize a partnership with the MS, Counseling program and establish a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support FYA.
- Increase overall FYE student attendance at FYE designated events each academic year.
- To provide a credit-bearing sophomore success seminar course for (SYA) program students, utilizing faculty members and/or professional staff facilitate/co-facilitate the course.
- Increase the Advising Center’s outreach and visibility both on campus and via social media.
Interim Director - Jasmine "Jazzie" Murphy
Academic Advising Staff
Assistant Director - My Sayamnath
Program and Personnel Analyst - Rusty Slabinski
Coordinator, First Year Experience - Jason Sumi
Coordinator, Second Year Advising - Mayrose Acob
Academic Advisor - Amanda Barnett
Academic Advisor - Adan H. Chaidez
Academic Advisor - Adriana Cervantes
Academic Advisor - Gabrielle Hoskins
Academic Advisor - Kylee Luke
Academic Advisor - Rafael Morales-Ordaz
Academic Advisor - Rand Doerning
Academic Advisor - Tina Souza
Peer Mentor Graduate Student Coordinator - Haylee Crowley
Anne Bradley – Library
Tim Fong - Ethnic Studies
Carolyn Gibbs – Design
Pat Homen - Mechanical Engineering
Clare Lewis - Physical Therapy
Susanne Lindgren - Biology
Maria Mayberry - Spanish
Karen O’Hara – Child Development
Elizabeth Strasser – Anthropology
Kyle Swan - Philosophy
Kristin VanGaasbeck - Economics
Front Desk Student Assistants
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