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 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)

  1. Formalize a partnership with the MS, Counseling program and establish a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support FYA.
  2. Increase overall FYE student attendance at FYE designated events each academic year.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

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
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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