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

Faculty Advisors
Clare Lewis - Physical Therapy (Doctorate)
Pat Homen - 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
Mayra Baez 
Aleah Fischer
Jane Mentink
Lizette Muniz
Briane Odom
Rachel Rodarte
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

July 3, 2015 (Fourth of July)
September 7, 2015 (Labor Day)
November 11, 2015 (Veteran's Day)
November 26 - 27, 2015 (Thanksgiving Day - Holiday)
December 25, 2015 (Christmas Day - Holiday)
December 26, 2015 - January 1, 2016 (Winter Break - Campus Closed)

Location & Directions

    Lassen Hall 1013
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