About Us

Academic Advising

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


Interim Director - Jasmine "Jazzie" Murphy

Academic Advising Staff
Assistant Director - My Sayamnath
Program and Personnel Analyst - Rusty Slabinski
Coordinator, First Year Advising - Heidi Van Beek
Coordinator, First Year Experience - Jason Sumi
Coordinator, Guardian Scholars Program - Cein Mathisen
Coordinator, Project PASS - Kari Isch
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
Guardian Scholars Advisor - Alex Hill
Peer Mentor Graduate Student Coordinator - Haylee Crowley

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
Shirley DeHaan
Aleah Fisher
Jane 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

January 19, 2015 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday)
March 31, 2015 (Cesar Chavez Day)
May 25, 2015 (Memorial Day)

Location & Directions

    Lassen Hall 1013
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