About Us

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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.

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Value Statements:

  • Advocacy: We champion others by modeling and encouraging persistence through challenges and identifying tools to navigate systems of higher education. 
  • Excellence: We go above and beyond to deliver quality service that anticipates and responds to campus community needs. 
  • Passion: We demonstrate motivation to assist students in the pursuit of academic success, holistic development, and wellness. 
  • Community: We perform work as part of an inter-connected ecosystem of educators that strive to prepare students to be leaders and meet their own needs as well as those of their communities.
  • Inclusivity: We promote equity through understanding, respect, and celebration of the varied cultural, economic, and personal experiences that our campus community brings. We continually strive to be mindful of the impact of our actions on all members of our campus community.  
  • Growth: We nurture positive development and constructive learning experiences in our students and professional staff alike. 
  • Encouragement: We lift and inspire others to achieve their potential, with compassion.
  • Empathy: We seek to listen, learn, and understand -- to the best of our abilities -- and offer appropriate support to every student that we serve. 
  • Innovation: We are at the cutting edge of academic advising by leveraging technology to discover student-centered solutions. 
  • Integrity: We contribute to a culture of mutual trust, ethical responsibility, accountability, and honoring self-worth.



Director - Jazzie Murphy

Academic Advising Staff

Assistant Director for Student Services & Training - My Sayamnath

Assistant Director for Operations & Analytics, and Coordinator for ADT - Dena Lemus

Coordinator, Undeclared and Expressed Interest - Adriana Cervantes

Coordinator, First Year Advising - Denise Hamilton

Coordinator, First Year Experience - Chris Kent

Coordinator, Second Year Advising - vacant

Coordinator, Project PASS - Tina Souza

Graduation & Retention Coordinator - Mayrose Acob

Graduation & Retention Coordinator - Tiffany Northern

Academic Advisor - Jazmin Campos

Academic Advisor - Daniel Castellanos

Academic Advisor - Stephen Hernandez

Academic Advisor - Michelle Loew

Academic Advisor - Lawren Lutrin

Academic Advisor - Hebe Mares

Academic Advisor - Kristen McCarroll

Academic Advisor - Trevor Neeley

Academic Advisor - Amy Yu

Program and Personnel Analyst - Rusty Slabinski

Budget Analyst - Shannon Ainger

Faculty Advisors

Maggie Beddow - College of Education

Dimitri Bogazianos - College of Health & Human Services

Marcus Romani - College of Engineering & Computer Science

Chris Taylor - College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Judy Thoma - College of Arts & Letters

Danielle Martin - College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies

Front Desk Student Assistants

Aleah Fisher

Adilene Guzman

Chris Hernandez

Jacinto Huerta "Jr."

Taylor Sabine

Katrina Shadowens

Marc Jude Santos

Lizette Muniz

Vanessa Gutierrez

916.278.1000 (T)

916.278.7842 (F)

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

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.

Upcoming Office Closures:

Thursday, 11/9: Academic Advisors will become available at 9am (rather than the usual 8am)

The Academic Advising Center will close for the day at 3:30 P.M. on Wednesday, 11/22

Thursday, 11/23: 
Campus closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day

Friday, 11/24:
Campus closed in observance of Admissions Day

Monday, 12/25:  
Campus closed in observance of Christmas Day

Tuesday, 12/26:  
Campus closed in observance of Columbus and Indigenous People’s Day

Wednesday, 12/27:  
Campus closed in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday

Thursday, 12/28:  
Campus closed in observance of Washington’s Birthday

Friday, 12/29:  
Campus closed by executive/governing order

Monday, 1/1:
Campus closed in observance of New Year’s Day

Location & Directions

    Lassen Hall 1013

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    Campus Map

    Campus Visitor Center Information