Advising and Counseling

Advising and Counseling Staff

Due to COVID-19, Advising and Counseling services will now be offered by phone or video conferencing via Zoom. You can book an appointment below, or email advising@normandale.edu or call 952-358-8261.


Advising Appointments

Advising appointments are 30 minutes and are currently available by phone or Zoom, an free video chat tool (it's easy - learn more here).  Typical topics include course registration, academic planning, transfer planning, academic concerns, and petitions or appeals. Express Advising is not currently available. Prospective students should contact Admissions for information about becoming a student. 

For the first available appointment, click "Book Online Now." To schedule with a specific advisor, click on the "Make an appointment" link next to their name. 

Book Online Now

Dana Cimino, Academic Advisor
952-358-8196  |  Make an appointment

Njia Lawrence-Porter, Academic Advisor
952-358-9086  |  Make an appointment

Simote Katoa, Academic Advisor
952-358-8216  |  Make an appointment

Chiharu Mikkelson, Academic Advisor
952-358-8852  |  Make an appointment

Howard Odor, Retention Specialist
952-358-8194  |  Make an appointment

Jim Sutton, Academic Advisor
952-358-9092Make an appointment

Shannon Schroeder, Academic Advisor
952-358-9151  |  Make an appointment

Holly Twiford, Academic Advisor
952-358-9378  |  Make an appointment

Katie Adams, Academic Advisor
952-358-8805 |  Make an appointment

Ellen Carey, Academic Advisor
952-358-9047  |  Make an appointment

Lori York, Veterans Advisor/VA Certifying Official
952-358-9043 |  Learn more

Personal Counseling

We offer personal and mental health counseling, career counseling, academic advising, crisis intervention and referrals. In addition, United Healthcare is offering a free emotional support help line for all students through Optum. This 24/7 helpline, 866-342-6892, is free of charge and open to any student.

Lavonne Evenson, Counselor
Call 952-358-8261 to schedule an appointment

Mental Health Services

Student telehealth appointments are now available via Zoom video conferencing with our licensed psychologist. In addition, United Healthcare is offering a free emotional support help line for all students through Optum. This 24/7 helpline, 866-342-6892, is free of charge and open to any student.

Dr. Amy Wagener, Licensed Psychologist
Call 952-358-8261 to schedule an appointment