Advising and Counseling

Advising and Counseling Staff

Due to COVID-19, Advising and Counseling services will be offered by phone or video conferencing via Zoom in Fall 2020. 


Express Academic Advising

Monday - Friday 9 am - 3 pm

If you have quick questions about placement, your academic status, or need to make a schedule change, please check in for Express Advising through the "Chat Now" button. Have your StarID or Tech ID number ready along with a brief description of what type of advising help you need.  

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Advising Appointments

Appointments are currently available by phone or Zoom, a free video chat tool (it's easy - learn more here). 

Academic Planning - 30 minute appointments typically cover course registration, academic planning, transfer questions, academic concerns, and petitions or appeals. 

Long-term Academic Planning - 60 minute appointments allow more time to create a degree plan and explore transfer options and course equivalencies. 

For the first available appointment, click "Book Online Now." To schedule with a specific person, click on their "Make an appointment" link. If you need assistance making an appointment, call 952-358-8261. 

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Dana Cimino, Academic Advisor
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Valerie Dean, Counselor
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Paul Harlos, Counselor
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Njia Lawrence-Porter, Academic Advisor
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Simote Katoa, Academic Advisor
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Chiharu Mikkelson, Academic Advisor
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Howard Odor, Retention Specialist
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Jim Sutton, Academic Advisor
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Shannon Schroeder, Academic Advisor
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Frances Shepard-Bland, Counselor
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Holly Twiford, Academic Advisor
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Katie Adams, Academic Advisor
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Ellen Carey, Academic Advisor
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Adam Rusinak, Development Education Liasion
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Lori York, Veterans Advisor/VA Certifying Official
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Career and Personal Counseling

Our counselors offer personal and mental health counseling, career counseling, academic advising, crisis intervention and referrals.  Click for the first available career counseling appointment, or personal counseling appointment.  To schedule with a specific counselor, click on their "Make an appointment" link. If you need assistance making an appointment, call 952-358-8261.

Valerie Dean, Counselor
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Frances Shepard-Bland, Counselor
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Barbara McLean, Counselor
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Paul Harlos, Counselor
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Mental Health Services

Student telehealth appointments are now available via Zoom video conferencing with our licensed psychologist.  If you need assistance making an appointment, call 952-358-8261.

Dr. Amy Wagener, Licensed Psychologist
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