Academic Advising

Plan for success.

Academic advising is the key to reaching your academic goals! We offer the following advising services: 

  • Academic Planning Appointments (30 minutes) typically include topics like course registration, academic planning for future semester, transfer planning and academic concerns, petitions or appeals. 
  • Long-Term Planning Appointments (60 minutes) allow more time to create a degree plan and explore transfer options.
  • Exploring/Undecided Student Appointments (60 minutes) are designed to help you with major and career exploration. 

Our advisors are organized by academic interest groups outlined below, though our advisors and counselors are available to see all students regardless of major or student type.  Students can request or change advisors using the Advisor Change eForm

To schedule the first available advising appointment, click Book Online Now. To schedule with a specific advisor, click on "Make an appointment" in their profile. 

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Art, Communication and Humanities majors

Includes programs such as: Art, Communication, Creative Writing, English, History, Music, Theatre, World Languages

Business majors

Includes programs such as: Accounting, Business, Business: Marketing & Management, Computer Information Management, Economics, Hospitality Management

Teaching & Education majors

Includes programs such as: Elementary Education, Special Education

Your advising team: 

Simote Katoa Simote Katoa, Academic Advisor
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Shannon Schroeder Shannon Schroeder, Academic Advisor
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Jim Sutton Jim Sutton, Academic Advisor
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Val Dean Valerie Dean, Counselor
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Frances Bland Frances Bland, Counselor
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Healthcare and Wellness majors

Includes programs such as Community Health Worker Navigator, Dental Hygiene, Dietetic Technology, Exercise Science, Health Sciences Broadfield, Nursing, Public Health

Social & Behavioral Sciences majors

Includes programs such as Anthropology, Archeology, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies

Your advising team: 

Katie Adams

Katie Adams, Academic Advisor
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Fluent in Spanish

Ellen Carey Ellen Carey, Academic Advisor
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Chiharu Mikkelson, Academic Advisor
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Fluent in Japanese

Holly Twiford Holly Twiford, Academic Advisor
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Lavonne Evenson Lavonne Evenson, Counselor
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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors

Includes programs such as Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Technology, Data Analytics, Engineering, Food Science, Geography, Heathcare Systems Technology, Mathematics, Physics, Vacuum and Thin Film Technology

Your advising team: 

Dana Cimino Dana Cimino, Academic Advisor
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NjiaLawrencePorter Njia Lawrence-Porter, Academic Advisor
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Paul Harlos Paul Harlos, Counselor
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Specialized Advising

We also provide specialized advising for students that have specific needs, including our VA benefits and military-connected students, international students attending Normandale on a student visa, and students with developmental education placement.


Adam Rusniak

Adam Rusinak, Developmental Education Liaison
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Adam helps students who have placed in developmental courses, including
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English, Reading, and Mathematics
courses numbered below 1000.

Howard Odor

Howard Odor, Retention Specialist
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Howard advises international students studying on a student visa.

Lori York

Lori York, Veterans and Military Advisor
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Lori provides holistic support for military connected students and veterans, 
including VA benefits, academic advising and transfer planning.