New Centralized Advising Structure
As we continue to examine our existing structures and practices to ensure that they serve the needs of our diverse student population, we have focused on three key areas to meet our campus’ Graduation Initiative 2025 goals:
• Removing barriers that slow student progress;
• Adding courses to remove bottlenecks; and
• Enhancing our advising practices
Last spring, we jointly charged a work group composed of individuals from Academic Affairs and Student Affairs to review current advising practices throughout campus and evaluate their impact, efficiency and effectiveness. The work group was further tasked to identify opportunities to improve and enhance those services to meet the needs of our campus now and into the future.
After receiving the work group’s report, we are pleased to share that we are moving forward with the implementation of a centralized advising model that will best serve our students.
This new centralized advising structure will be established under the leadership of Dr. Regina Eisenbach, Dean of Academic Programs. Dr. Eisenbach has a long history of collaborating across divisions to establish partnerships that support student success. We are confident in Dr. Eisenbach’s ability to establish a high-functioning advising unit that will support our students and advance our Graduation Initiative goals. This new centralized model will launch July 1.
We thank you in advance for your support of this major transition and look forward to the positive outcomes that this restructuring will bring.
Graham Oberem, Provost
Lorena Checa, Vice President for Student Affairs