About Us

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Mission and Goals

The Academic Advising Center offers new student orientation, mandatory first year advising, and advising on General Education and graduation requirements for all students. The Center engages students in a developmental process that helps clarify and implement individual educational plans consistent with their skills, interests, and values. Through individual appointments, group advising sessions and presentations, the professional staff, faculty advisors, and student interns help students understand the university's academic requirements as well as its policies and procedures. As a result, students are better prepared to take responsibility for their education and persist towards a timely graduation.

    Goal 1: Help students take responsibility for their education and persist toward a timely graduation.

    Goal 2: Provide comprehensive advising through a three-phase program, beginning with Orientation


Asst. VP for Student Engagement & Success - David G. Evans, Ph.D.
Associate Director - Jasmine "Jazzie" Murphy

Academic Advising Staff
Academic Advisor - Janet Abdelsayed
Academic Advisor - Amanda Barnett
Academic Advisor - Adan H. Chaidez
Academic Advisor - Adriana Cervantes
Academic Advisor - Tina Souza
Coordinator, First Year Advising - Heidi Van Beek
Coordinator, First Year Experience - Jason Sumi
Coordinator, Guardian Scholars - Soua Lee
Coordinator, Project PASS - Kari Isch
Coordinator, Second Year Advising - Mayrose Acob
Coordinator, Student Services and Training - My Sayamnath
Guardian Scholars Advisor - Alex Hill
Office Coordinator - James Tan
Peer Mentor Graduate Student Coordinator - Leo Sun
Program and Personnel Analyst - Rusty Slabinski
Program Assistant - Brandi Douglas
Student Advisor, Alicia Gutierrez
Student Advisor, Kim Gross

Orientation Staff
Assistant Director and Coordinator, Orientation - Mary Shepherd
Orientation Office Manager - Cindy Brandon
Coordinator, First Year Orientation - Shawn Ryan

Student Orientation Coordinators
Maricela Aguayo Luviano
Morgan Dodds
Andrew Shaw

Faculty Advisors
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
Elizabeth Barragan
Shirley DeHaan
Katie Lagomarsino
Jana Mentink
Lizette Muniz
Briane Odom
Tiffany Lynn Peters
Rachel Rodarte
Rodolfo Rodriguez

Contact Us

916.278.6351 (T)
916.278.7842 (F)

If you reach our voicemail, please call back. Our phone is answered during our open hours. You can also email us at advising@csus.edu.

Office Closures

September 1, 2014 (Labor Day)
November 11, 2014 (Veterans Day)
November 27-28, 2014 (Thanksgiving Holiday)
December 22, 2014 - January 1, 2014 (Winter Holiday Intercession)

Location & Directions

    Lassen Hall 1013
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