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.


Interim 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, 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 - Daniel Castellanos

Academic Advisor - Iza Bedolla

Academic Advisor - Jazmin Campos

Academic Advisor - Kristen McCarroll

Academic Advisor - Kylee Sharp

Academic Advisor - Lauren Gatto

Academic Advisor - Tiffany Northern

Academic Advisor - Trevor Neeley

Program and Personnel Analyst - Rusty Slabinski

Budget Analyst - Shannon Ainger

Faculty Advisors

Phillip Akutsu - College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies

Maggie Beddow - College of Education

Dimitri Bogazianos - College of Health & Human Services

Mary Doyno - College of Arts & Letters

Frank Lilly - College of Education

Marcus Romani - College of Engineering & Computer Science

Harvey Stark - College of Arts & Letters

Chris Taylor - College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Judy Thoma - College of Arts & Letters

Front Desk Student Assistants

Aleah Fisher

Chris Hernandez

Karina Aguayo

Katrina Shadowens

Lizette Muniz

Mayra Baez

Sophia Soto

Vanessa Gutierrez

916.278.1000 (T)

916.278.7842 (F)

Office Hours: M,Th,F 8:00am-5:00pm & T,W 8:00am-6:00pm

SUMMER HOURS: Starting May 30, 2017 the center will be open Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

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

Monday, May 29 - Holiday (CAMPUS CLOSED)

Friday, June 2 from 11:00am-1:00pm & 3:00pm-4:00pm (Staff Development)

June 1, 5-9, 12-16, 19, & 20 from 10:00am-11:30am & 3:00pm-4:00pm (Orientation)   

Location & Directions

    Lassen Hall 1013

    Directions to Campus

    Campus Map

    Campus Visitor Center Information