The purpose of the Adult Learner Advisory Board (ALAB) is to collaborate with entities across campus to foster a supportive environment that empowers our undergraduate and graduate Adult Learners. We are dedicated to providing meaningful connections, guidance, and support to navigate barriers or challenges; and provide valuable services and accessible opportunities that will assist our students in obtaining personal and academic success at UNLV from the point of entry to degree completion. 


Our vision is student-centered with the goal of cultivating adult learners' personal and academic experiences. We aim to amplify adult learners' voice and agency, provide engaging resources, connect with student organizations, and create a strong sense of community to improve students' lives and build a better academic experience.

Adult Learner Advisory Board Members

  • Esther Herrera, M.Ed., Co-Chair, Assistant Director of Advising, College of Hospitality
  • Elizabeth Johnson, Co-Chair, Senior Academic Advisor, Academic Success Center
  • Rochelle Walker, M. Ed., Co-Chair, Senior Academic Advisor, College of Fine Arts
  • Maria Aladjova, Senior Academic Advisor, College of Health Sciences
  • Valarie Burke, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Services
  • Jefferson Detrick, Academic Counselor for Adult Education Services, Center for Academic Enrichment & Outreach
  • Janet Hollinger, Assistant Director of Curriculum and Transfer Advising
  • Tracy Johnson, M.A., Director of Retention, Progression, and Completion
  • Nathalie Martinez, Outreach & Instruction Specialist, UNLV Library
  • Erik McCaleb, Senior Academic Advisor, College of Sciences
  • Rosan Mitola, Educational Initiatives / University Libraries, UNLV Library
  • Salvador Mora, Director of Academic Advising, Academic Success Center
  • Doris Ostrander, Professional Development Coordinator, Online Education
  • Rochelle Sanchez, Operations Manager, Educational Outreach
  • Anna Toma, Senior Academic Advisor, College of Urban Affairs