Academic Success Center

Advising Center Hours

Monday Through Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Open Advising

Drop-In advising for Exploring Major/Major Pathways, and non-degree seeking students available periodically throughout each semester. Call 702-895-3177 for availability.

Students are assigned to an academic advisor at the ASC based on their last name, and can request any advisor:

A-B: Gentry Noel

C-F: Jason Blankenship

G-K: Elizabeth Johnson

L-O: Scott Hinkle

P-SL: Jacquee deJesus

SM-Z: Jennifer Czajkowski

Returning/ Transfer/Prospective/Non-traditional students will meet with:

  • A-Z: Salvador Mora and Tiffany Schmier

Salvador Mora

Director of Academic Advising
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Salvador Mora has been an academic advisor with the Academic Success Center since April 2009, working with students exploring majors as freshmen and sophomores. Sal is also an adult-learner concierge and works with nontraditional students returning to college after having been out of school for at least two years and adults looking to explore alternate educational opportunities. Sal began working…

Tiffany Schmier

Assistant Director, Academic Advising and RPC
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Tiffany earned her undergraduate degree in Communication Studies and her graduate degrees in Education at UNLV. Tiffany enjoys working with students from all different majors and ensuring they know about the many campus resources available to them as they pursue their degree. She has been involved with both the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and the UNLV Academic Advising Council…

Jennifer Czajkowski

  Senior Academic Advisor, First Year Programs  
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Jennifer earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Marriage Family, Child Therapy. Jennifer started her career in Higher Education in 2008 in San Diego. Her husband’s job moved them to Las Vegas in 2013 where she started working at UNLV as an Academic Coordinator with The Center for Academic Education and Outreach until 2019. Jennifer is thrilled to be working with the…

Jacquee deJesus

Senior Academic Advisor
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Jacquee is driven by a passionate belief in life-long learning and optimism. She gets excited about sharing tools and resources that serves as inspiration and helps make our lives easier. Jacquee is a two-time graduate of UNLV. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Linguistic Studies) with a minor in Anthropology in 2009 while coincidentally developing a fondness for…

Ismaray "Izzy" Fernandez

Academic Advising Specialist
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A self-proclaimed Las Vegas native, Ismaray, who also goes by Izzy, received her B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from UNLV in December 2021. Izzy has worked for local non-profit organizations in the valley, including the LGBTQ+ Center of Southern Nevada, and has previously worked for the ASC as a peer mentor during her time as an undergraduate student. Izzy is excited to begin her role as an…

Elizabeth Johnson

Senior Academic Advisor
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Elizabeth is a California native who earned her B.A. at Humboldt State University with a minor in Theater and a certificate in Museum Studies. She earned an MFA in Studio Arts and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology. She has experience working as a Photographer, a Social Media and Research Director and a Curatorial Assistant at the Humboldt State Natural History Museum. She has also…

Jason Blankenship

Academic Advisor
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Jason has spent the majority of his career in high education, including more than 12 years in academic advising, as well as national scholarship advising, teaching, and administration. He holds an undergraduate degree in anthropology and master’s degrees in English literature and mental health counseling. In addition to his work in higher ed, Jason has served as a therapist at a community mental…

Scott Hinkle

Academic Advisor
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Scott Hinkle received his BA in English and his MFA in Creative Writing at UNLV. Prior to becoming an advisor, he taught English for two years in a small town near Mount Fuji, Japan. Before that, he worked as a writing consultant and as an English composition instructor at UNLV. He loves exploring new cities whenever he gets the opportunity, but his spare time is usually spent reading books,…

Gentry Noel

Academic Advisor
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Gentry Noel earned her Bachelor’s in English and her Master’s in English Literature from UNLV. Before becoming an advisor, she taught English Composition at UNLV for nearly ten years and worked as a guest teacher for Clark County high schools. Her favorite part of advising is mentoring students through the transition from high school to college. In her free time, you can either find Gentry…

Lee Business School

Advising Center Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Open Advising
  • Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - Noon and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Fridays: 9 a.m. - Noon

Students are assigned to an academic advisor at the Lee Business School advising center based on their last name:

  • A-B: TBA
  • C-F: Jason Kantrowitz
  • G-K: Mary Martin
  • L-O Tashauna Stewart

  • P-Q & V: Dana Angioni
  • R-U: John Starkey
  • W & First Year Students: Stephen Sumner
  • X-Z: TBA

Nicole T. Pavlico, M.A.

Associate Director
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Nicole Pavlico has been with UNLV Lee Business School since 1999.

Dana Angioni, M.Ed.

Assistant Director for Leadership Programs
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Dana Angioni is originally from Long Island, New York but has been in the Las Vegas area for more than 20 years. She earned her bachelor's degree in hotel administration and master's degree in educational leadership from UNLV. Angioni started her career at Chapman University working in residence life and student conduct and then joined the advising team in UNLV's Lee Business School in 2009.…

Beth Gersten, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs
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Beth Gersten earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Duke University in 1996, and a master's degree in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University in 1999. She joined the academic advising community at UNLV in 2010, and has served as assistant dean since 2012. Beth earned her Ph.D. in higher education at UNLV in 2018.

Mary A. Martin, M.Ed.

Senior Academic Advisor
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Mary Martin is originally from Orange County, CA where she continues to spend her summers even after moving to Las Vegas, NV in 1987. She started her studies at UNLV in 1992, and has completed a B.A. in Physical Anthropology, an M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership, and an M.S. in Clinical Mental Health counseling. Mary Martin has over 20 years experience working in Higher Education and recently…

Jason Kantrowitz

Academic Advisor
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Jason Kantrowitz was born and raised in the California Bay Area but relocated to Las Vegas from Milwaukee, WI in 2020. He earned his BA in Psychology from Arizona State University and his MA in Counseling from the University of San Diego. Over his 20+ year career in student services, Jason has worked at UCLA, the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Marie Reff

Academic Advisor
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Marie Reff is originally from Upper Michigan. She moved to Las Vegas in 2002 to pursue a career as a ballet dancer and attend UNLV. After a decade-long break from school, she returned to UNLV and earned her BA in History and MFA in Writing for Dramatic Media. While in graduate school, the opportunity to teach screenwriting helped her realize her passion for working with students. Now as a member…

John Starkey, M.Ed.

Senior Academic Advisor.
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John Joseph Starkey (he/him/his) is a West Virginia native who began his college experience in 2005 as an undergrad at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). John spent his undergraduate career pursuing a B.S.B.A. in Marketing from Lee Business School while working for UNLV’s Housing & Residential Life Office. Working in the residence halls and being involved on UNLV’s campus inspired…

Tashauna Stewart

Academic Advisor
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Tashauna was born and raised on the beautiful island nation of Jamaica. In 2009, she moved to the U.S and has lived in Las Vegas since then. She earned her BS in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2019 and then her M.Ed in Counseling, Student Affairs from Northern Arizona University in 2021. As a first-generation student, a student of color, and an…

Stephen Sumner

Academic Advisor, First Year Programs
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A native of rural North Carolina, Stephen earned his B.S. in Industrial Engineering (Spring '96) from North Carolina State University as a Caldwell Fellow and his M.S. in Engineering (Fall '19) from the University of Arkansas. Stephen comes to UNLV with 23 years of technology and business leadership experience in the semiconductor industry, most of which was in Japan as Stephen is bilingual in…

College of Education

Advising Center Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

"Advising center hours: please remove Wednesdays.

All students 0-29 credit hours completed are assigned to the first year academic advisor. Students 30+ credits can meet with any advisor.

Lauren Layton

Director of Student Success
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Lauren started her journey as an Academic Advisor at UNLV in August 2012. An upstate New York native, Lauren graduated from the State University of New York at Oswego in 2009 where she earned her bachelor's degree in Public Relations and Health Science, and played field hockey. Upon discovering her love for Higher Education involvement, she continued her studies and graduated from Clemson…

Monica Moreno

Assistant Director
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Monica Moreno is originally from Orange County, California and relocated to Las Vegas in 2007. She joined the UNLV College of Education in May 2007 where she worked as the Office Manager for the Advising Center until becoming an Academic Advisor, herself, in September 2011. Monica earned her Bachelor's Degree in Human Services from UNLV in August 2011 and her Master’s of Education in Higher…

April Zangari

First Year Academic Advisor
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After growing up in Washington State, April relocated to Las Vegas in 2017. She is a first-generation graduate that earned her Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education (English) from UNLV in 2022 and serves alongside the same advising community that guided her throughout her undergraduate years. She is planning to pursue a master's in curriculum and instruction in the future and self-…

Jessica Ogens

Senior Academic Advisor
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Jessica “Jess” Ogens has called Las Vegas home for most of her life. She is always planning her next adventure and has been fortunate to travel the world several times, including studying abroad with UNLV’s own international program, USAC. Jess is a first generation college student and earned her BA in Sociology from UNLV, where she plans to complete her Master's as well. Prior to her advising…

Wilson "Wil" Hatcher, M.Ed.

Retention, Progression, Completion Coordinator, Education Student Services Center
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Wilson “Wil” Hatcher has called Las Vegas home for over 30 years.  He earned his B.A. in legal studies from the American Public University System, and his M.Ed. in higher education from UNLV, where he is currently working toward his Ph.D. in educational psychology. He spent his early career teaching English language and standardized test prep in Japan and Thailand. He served as an…

College of Engineering

Advising Center Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-Noon and 1-5 p.m.

Open Advising
  • Monday: 9-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 1:30-3 p.m. only
  • Thursday: 9-11:30 a.m. only

*Please call ahead as this schedule is subject to change based on advisor availability.

Students are assigned to an academic advisor at the College of Engineering advising center based on their major:

  • Chris Parker: Entertainment Engineering and Design and Entertainment Technology and Design
  • Aline Lopes: Electrical & Computer Engineering, Computer Science (Last Name: W-Z)
  • Miles Boulton: Mechanical Engineering
  • Kane Toomer: Computer Science (Last Name: A-K)
  • Jenny Vidal: Computer Science (Last Name: L-V)
  • Carlene Hart: Civil Engineering and Construction Management

Christopher Parker

Director of Advising and College of Engineering Scholarship Coordinator
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Chris Parker is a native of Las Vegas and graduated from UNLV with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 2008 and obtained his master's degree in civil engineering in 2011. Additionally, Parker has a bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Utah. Prior to becoming an academic advisor for the College of Engineering in October 2011, he spent many years in the…

Shae Deschutter

Associate Director of Advising
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Shae Deschutter is a UNLV alumna completing both her Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice and Masters of Education in Higher Education Leadership as a rebel. As an undergraduate she was a low income first-generation college student and embraced the many opportunities UNLV offers its students. It was through her campus involvement that she realized UNLV was where she wanted to build a career.…

Miles Boulton

Assistant Director
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Miles Boulton is a born and raised Las Vegas native. He earned both his Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and his Masters of Business Administration from UNLV. Miles has worked all over the UNLV campus since ; first as a student worker and then as a professional. You can often find him at UNLV sporting events cheering for the Rebels. He is highly passionate about higher education and helping others…

Carlene Hart

Academic Advisor
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Carlene was born and raised in San Diego, CA, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Management at San Diego State University. Throughout her undergrad, Carlene was a student worker in the SDSU Housing Office, and this is where her love for working in higher education began. When her husband accepted a Civil Engineering position in Las Vegas in 2019, they…

Aline Lopes

Senior Academic Advisor
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Aline Lopes grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She holds a B.S. degree in Psychology, an M. Ed., and an MBA from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri. Aline joined UNLV from the College of Southern Nevada where she served as an Academic Advisor and Success Coach. Before joining CSN, Aline also worked for Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas as an Academic Advisor, along with teaching…

John Robles

Senior Academic Advisor, First Year Programs
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John Robles is a Southern California native, who earned his bachelor's degree in communication studies with a minor in marketing from UNLV in 2012. John began his career in higher education as an Enrollment Advisor with the University of Phoenix in Tempe, Arizona. Prior to joining the College of Engineering advising center, John worked as a Financial Aid Counselor and Process Analyst in the…

Kane Toomer

Academic Advisor
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Kane Toomer is the Computer Science Academic Advisor for the College of Engineering. He is a UNLV Alum and Las Vegas native who majored in Public Administration. He has a love for horology, politics and software development and hopes to one day start his own tech company.

Jenny Vidal

Academic Advisor
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Jenny (She/Her/Ella) is a first generation Latina student. She has a passion for helping others grow and overcome obstacles. Jenny graduated from UNLV in 2019 with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, with a focus in Multicultural Education. In addition to a Masters program, Jenny is also pursuing a second Bachelor…

College of Fine Arts

Advising Center Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., by appointment

Open Advising

Open advising hours vary by major. Please visit our webpage for specific hours of availability

Students are assigned to an academic advisor at the College of Fine Arts advising center based on their major:

  • Graphic Design, Theatre: Rochelle Walker
  • Architecture: Leann Karr
  • Music, Dance:  Kristie Berthelotte
  • Film, Studio Art, Art History: Jack Kelly
  • First Year students (all majors): Ryan Ziegler

Stacy Shapin, M.Ed.

Director of Advising
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Originally from Flagstaff, AZ, Stacy Shapin earned a BS in Arts Management from Northern Arizona University and her M.Ed. in Higher Education from UNLV. Stacy joined the UNLV community in 2007 and currently serves as the Director of Advising for the College of Fine Arts. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education at UNLV with an emphasis on educational policy. Stacy is a musician and…

Kristie Berthelotte, M.B.A.

Assistant Director
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Kristie Berthelotte is an Academic Advisor in the College of Fine Arts. She was born and raised in Las Vegas, and has a BA in Psychology and a Master's in Business Administration. She's been with Fine Arts since September 2012, and has been at UNLV since 2001. Additional Information Current Majors and new transfer students in: Music and Dance

Leann Karr, M.Ed., MA Ed. Admin.

Senior Advisor
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Leann Karr brings to UNLV over 30 years of educational experience. Leann was born and raised in Nebraska where she earned her BME from Nebraska Wesleyan University. After spending many years as a teacher, Leann stepped into the world of school administration and then moved to working in higher education. Leann received a Master of Education from Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts and a…

Jack Kelly, M.A.

Academic Advisor
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Jack grew up in Minnesota, earning his B.A. at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities before moving to North Carolina, where he completed his Master’s at UNC-Wilmington. Prior to joining Fine Arts Advising at UNLV, he worked in Admissions at the University of Minnesota and ran the MAPS office at Western Carolina University, overseeing independent student support and advising along with summer…

Kimberly Miller, B.S.

RPC Coordinator
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Kimberly Miller (she/her) is a graduate of the University of Evansville and an alum of the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. Her background is in Theatrical Production Management and Arts Administration, and over the past 15 years she’s worked with companies such as The Second City, Blue Man Group, and Martin Lawrence Galleries. Prior to her joining the College of Fine Arts Advising team she worked…

Rochelle Walker, M. Ed.

Academic Advisor
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A native of New Jersey, Rochelle moved to Las Vegas to in 2006 to perform in Stomp Out Loud at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. Prior to her career in entertainment, Rochelle worked in Admissions and Institutional Advancement at The College of New Jersey and the College of Saint Elizabeth. She joined the UNLV community in the fall of 2010 and has worked in the Offices of Admissions and the…

Ryan Ziegler, B.A.

Senior Academic Advisor, First Year Programs
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Ryan was born and raised in Ohio where he earned his B.A. in Biomedical Humanities and a minor in Philosophy at Hiram College. Ryan moved to Las Vegas in July 2017 and later that year joined UNLV’s Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach as a counselor for their Upward Bound Math and Science Center. During his two years at CAEO Ryan has helped hundreds of local students pursue their dreams of…

Division of Health Sciences

Advising Center Hours

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m.-Noon and 1-5 p.m.

Open Advising
  • Tuesdays: 1-4 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.

There are no assigned advisors for Division of Health Sciences advising. Students will be assigned to the first available advisor (requests are accommodated).

Vaune Kadlubek, M.S.

Director of Advising
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UNLV alumna and current director of the Division of Health Sciences Advising Center ('80 BS Physical Education, '83 MS in Exercise Physiology), Vaune Kadlubek the first female water polo player to play on a men's high school team. She coached the USA Women's Water Polo Team, played for ten years on the first USA Women's Water Polo Team, and was inducted into the USA Water Polo Hall of Fame in…

David Jackson

Associate Director
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David Jackson joined the Division of Health Sciences Advising Center in Spring 2020. He has worked at UNLV since 2003, with previous stops at the Office of Admissions and Student-Athlete Academic Services. David earned both of his degrees from Texas Tech University; a bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems in 2001, and a master's degree in Higher Education Administration in 2002.…

Jonathan Mckenzie

Academic Advisor
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Jonathan earned his Bachelor’s degree in Sports and Health Sciences and a Master’s Degree in Physical Education and has two years of experience teaching PE and coaching basketball. He also holds a Master’s degree in Higher Education Leadership and Student Development from California Baptist University. While at CBU Jonathan worked as a graduate assistant in the Online and Professional Studies…

Christina Perez

Academic Advisor
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Christina is a Las Vegas native and UNLV alum. She graduated from Las Vegas Academy in 2015, and received her B.A. in Multidisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Business and Technical Theater from UNLV in Fall of 2020. Christina is a first-generation college graduate and worked as a student worker at UNLV in various departments such as Teaching and Learning within the College of Education,…

Marie Jones

Academic Advisor
Marie Jones is originally from Camden, New Jersey and relocated to Las Vegas in July 2018. Since relocating to Las Vegas, Marie has developed extensive experience in working in first year experience programs fostering student's collegiate experience personally, academically, and socially. As a first generation college graduate, Marie received her Bachelor's Degree in Liberal…

Jeremy Meronuck, D.M.A.

Senior Academic Advisor
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Jeremy Meronuck received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and his master’s and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees at UNLV. Prior to joining the Division of Health Sciences Advising Center, Jeremy worked as a musician, music director, arranger and/or contractor for companies such as Walt Disney World, Busch Gardens, and Princess Cruises. He has…

Maria Aladjova

Senior Advisor, First Year Programs
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Maria was recruited to join the UNLV Rebels Volleyball team. While at UNLV, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s of Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Maria was awarded the UNLV Graduate College Medallion for serving as a Graduate Ambassador representing the UNLV Graduate College in addition to obtaining Mentorship and Teaching Certificates. Maria also completed the Post-…

Cody Grundwald

Academic Advisor
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Hello, my name is Cody Grunwald and I’ve been an Academic Advisor with UNLV’s Health Sciences Advising Center since March 2021. Originally, I’m from Central Florida and completed my Bachelor of Science (B.S) in Psychology and my Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Philosophy at the University of North Florida in 2017. After completing my undergraduate education, I came to UNLV to pursue a Master of…

Rameesha Kazi

Academic Advisor
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Rameesha is from the “Great White North” also known as Canada, but relocated to Northern Nevada to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Nevada, Reno. Throughout her time at UNR, she worked at Admissions and Records and at a first-generation academic outreach support program. She is passionate about working with students…

Christina Molina

Academic Advisor
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Christina is a Las Vegas native and UNLV alum, having earned her B.A. in Anthropology and Master of Education in Higher Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs. Prior to joining the DHS Advising Center she was a Student Outreach Specialist for the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. Christina has been dedicated to supporting students by providing valuable academic…

Lance Nelson

Academic Advisor
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Lance received his Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from California State University of Bakersfield (CSUB). His time in the sciences revealed not only the importance of the subject matter, but the value of effectively communicating that knowledge. He then pursued his Master’s Degree in History from CSUB. He focused his studies on how science, technology, and innovations improved people’s lives. While…

Melissa Salas

Academic Advisor 
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Melissa Salas is originally from Los Angeles, California and moved to Las Vegas in March 2020. When she is not working, Melissa enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing soccer, listening to music, and venturing to new food places. As a first-generation college graduate, Melissa received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from California State University, San Bernardino…

Honors College

Advising Center Hours

Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Honors students are assigned to an academic advisor based on the college in which their major resides:

  • Dr. Tony Terrell – Pre-Nursing/Nursing
  • Derek Sommer – Business (+ Pathway), Education, Exploring, & Sciences (Biological Sciences, last name A-N and CoS majors)
  • Al Hastings – Health Sciences (except Nursing), Hospitality, Fine Arts, Sciences (Biological Sciences, last name O-Z, + Pathway), & Urban Affairs
  • Marlon Urquico - Engineering (+Pathway) & Liberal Arts

Tony Terrell, Ph.D.

Director of Advising and Recruitment
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Dr. Tony Terrell is a three-time graduate of UNLV (B.A.’02, M.Ed.’07, Ph.D.’12), UNLV Athletics Hall of Famer, and Rebel Pride Ambassador. He has been a higher education professional for 15 years at UNLV and Nevada resident for over 18 years. His employment history at UNLV is unique and centered around student learning, service, and advancement. Working with students as an admissions/recruitment…

Derek Sommer

Associate Director
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Derek is a Las Vegas native and completed his undergraduate degree in English and a Masters of Education at UNLV. Derek loves the Las Vegas community and especially the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels basketball team. He started as a graduate assistant in the Wilson Advising Center in 2006 and has been working in academic advising ever since. Joining the Honors College in 2019 is the pinnacle of Derek's…

Marlon Urquico

Assistant Director of Advising, RPC Management & Initiatives
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Born and raised in Las Vegas, Marlon received both his bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in political science in 2009 and master’s degree in history in 2013 from UNLV. His fields of interests are in African American history, the Atlantic Slave Trade, U.S. political and presidential history, and U.S. foreign policy during the Vietnam War era. Before becoming the Assistant Director of…

Al Hastings

Senior Academic Advisor, First Year Programs 
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Originally from Washington State, Al (pronouns: they/them) holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Gonzaga University, where they were a proud member of Gonzaga’s Honors Program. They recently earned their MFA from UNLV’s Creative Writing program, with a focus on poetry and creative nonfiction. During this time, they had the opportunity to work closely with first-year students as an instructor…

Mary Vance, Ph.D.

Senior Academic Advisor, Second Year Programs
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Born and raised in Las Vegas, Dr. Mary Vance completed her undergraduate and graduate work at UNLV (B.A. in Theatre and English '09, M.A. in English '12, and Ph.D. in English '16) and is a proud alumna of the Honors College. Before joining as Senior Academic Advisor, Second Year Programs, she served as a graduate student instructor in the English department and taught high school students from…

College of Hospitality

Advising Center Hours

Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

There are no assigned advisors for the Hospitality College advising center. Students will be assigned to the first available advisor (requests are accommodated).

Antonio Villegas

Director of Advising
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Antonio Villegas is originally from the "Heart of the South Bay" California and relocated to Las Vegas to pursue a bachelor's degree at UNLV. After graduating with his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies with a minor in Entertainment Management, he joined the Office of the Registrar as an Enrollment Services Representative/Residency Evaluator. In early 2012, he transition to the Office for…

Jill Weigel

Associate Director of Advising
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Jill earned her B.A. in Visual Art from Winona State University and M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Minnesota -Twin Cities. Jill has an extensive academic career reaching back 20+ years. Before coming to UNLV, Jill served as director for advising, tutoring, and student success programs, as well as Chief Student Officer throughout several universities in WI, MN, NV, and…

Esther Herrera, M.Ed.

Assistant Director of Advising
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Esther Herrera is originally from Chicago, IL but has lived in the Las Vegas area since 2009. She earned her bachelor's degree in Political Science with a minor in Latino/a Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master's degree in Higher Education at UNLV. Esther came from the College of Southern Nevada where she was an advisor/specialist in the counseling department.…

Lisa Annebro

Senior Academic Advisor
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Lisa Annebro has been advising at UNLV in the Hospitality College since 2008. She attended UNLV and earned a bachelor's degree in hotel administration in 1998 and a master's degree in French in 2002.

Brandon Durham

Senior Academic Advisor
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Brandon earned his Bachelor's Degree in Environmental and Resource Science from Nevada State College (NSC). Throughout his time at NSC, he worked in the School of Education, Academic Success Center, and the Office of the Registrar. He interned in the Risk and Environmental Services Department of the Clark County School District and worked for the solar and battery division of Tesla. He enjoys…

Sam Goodrich

RPC Coordinator
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Sam is originally from Lake Havasu, AZ but has lived in Las Vegas since 2010. He earned a bachelor's degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry master's degree in Instructional Design. Sam has been working in higher education since 2012. He started helping students with their academic success in the tutoring center before moving into advising. His passion is helping students learn and be…

Amanda Lange

Senior Academic Advisor
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Amanda Lange began working at UNLV in the Admission and Registrar's Office in 2001 — the same year she began her undergraduate program. She held positions of increasing responsibility within this area until she moved to advising in the Hospitality College in 2008. Lange finished her undergraduate degree at UNLV in 2006, earning a bachelor's degree in university studies with an emphasis in…

Daniel Abeleda

Academic Advisor, First Year Programs
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Originally from California, Daniel received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Azusa Pacific University in 2016 and his Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Leadership from Tiffin University in 2018. Before coming to UNLV, Daniel previously worked as an Admissions Counselor at Tiffin University for over 2 years. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys going…

Mariellen Van Winkle

Academic Advisor
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Mariellen Van Winkle is a native from Massachusetts, however has lived in various parts of the country and abroad as part of a military family. She relocated to Las Vegas in 1996 to attend UNLV as a student. She began working at UNLV in 2006 for the Enrollment Services Center, obtaining her degree in Public Administration in 2012. She left the University for a few years to spend time with her…

College of Liberal Arts

Advising Center Hours

There are no assigned advisors for the Wilson Advising Center. Students will be assigned to the first available advisor (requests are accommodated).

Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Open Advising: Wednesday 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. (One week before classes and the first week of classes)

Cheryl Tillotson

Director
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Cheryl Tillotson has more than 19 years of academic advising experience at UNLV, with over seven of those years working specifically with students in the College of Liberal Arts. In addition to serving as an academic advisor, Cheryl has held positions of assistant director, associate director, and interim director for the academic advising centers she has worked in. Cheryl has been a devoted…

Michael Terry

Associate Director
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Michael Terry has worked in higher education in various capacities, beginning with his time as an undergraduate peer tutor in 2002. Some of his other higher ed roles include tutor coordinator, instructor, advisor, and advising administrator. Michael earned his bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Central Arkansas, his master’s degree in American Studies from Utah State University,…

Alysse Medina

Senior Academic Advisor
Alysse Medina
Alysse Medina has more than 10 years in higher education, 6 of those years are in academic advising. Originally from Denver, Colorado, Alysse earned a Bachelors degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Saint Louis University in Missouri and a Master’s degree in Organization Leadership from Regis University in Colorado. Alysse has a passion for international travel and her favorite trip so…

Kaliya Rush

Senior Academic Advisor
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Kaliya Arnwine is originally from Los Angeles, California and moved to Las Vegas to join the UNLV community in 2002. She graduated with her Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology. During her undergraduate career, Kaliya worked in the Cashier's Office and was an involved student leader in various organizations. After graduating she took a position with the Registrar’s Office as a Degree Audit Analyst.…

Brian P. Wells

Senior Academic Advisor
Brian (he/him/flexible) comes to UNLV from northeast Ohio. As a first-generation college student, he developed a passion for higher education while working as a peer mentor during his undergrad at Youngstown State University (YSU). Brian is a two-time alum of YSU: Psychology (Bachelor of Arts) and Counseling-Student Affairs Leadership & Practice (Master of Science in Education, non-licensure…

Krystal Alexander

Academic Advisor
Krystal Alexander (she/her) is originally from Hawaii and has lived in Oregon, California, Texas and Illinois before moving to Nevada in 2021. She is a first-generation college graduate, earning her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Portland State University (PSU), and a master’s degree in higher education administration from National University. Krystal’s interest in higher ed started early in…

Debbie Pattni

RPC Coordinator
Debbie Pattni
Debbie was a Senior Academic Advisor, COLA 100e part-time instructor, the High School Dual Enrollment Advisor, and a Graduate Assistant Academic Success Coach all in the Academic Success Center before joining the College of Liberal Arts. She was the NACADA Region 9 Excellence in Advising winner for 2019. Her undergraduate degrees: Interamerican Studies and Business Administration/Marketing were…

Kelsie Gunderson

Academic Advisor
Kelsie Gunderson
Kelsie is a first-generation college graduate and proud UNLV alumna, receiving her bachelor’s degree in communication studies with a minor in leadership and civic engagement in 2018. Throughout her undergraduate career, Kelsie has actively pursued career paths and educational opportunities that allowed her to become directly involved with diverse student growth, well-being and success such as a…

Haylie Joseph

Academic Advisor
Haylie made her way to Nevada all the way from Hawai'i, though she is originally from O'ahu she relocated to Maui as a teen. She attended the University of Hawai'i at Hilo where she took a leap and joined the National Student Exchange (NSE) program. NSE allowed her to attend both Portland State University for a semester and UNLV for another - where she ultimately decided to transfer! Haylie is a…

Zoe Terico

Academic Advisor, First Year Programs
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Zoe Terico is the academic advisor for First Year Programs within the College of Liberal Arts. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and is pursuing her Master’s degree in Higher Education. She joined the Wilson Advising Center after being employed as a work-study student and School Certifying Official for UNLV’s Military and Veteran Services Center…

College of Sciences

Advising Center Hours

All admitted students in the College of Sciences are encouraged to meet with an advisor once each semester by calling 702-895-2077 to schedule an appointment or callback, emailing their questions to sci.advising@unlv.edu, or stopping by in-person during office hours (Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.) to coordinate an advising callback.

Prospective students are encouraged to contact the advising center by emailing sci.advising@unlv.edu. Please allow up to 48 business hours for a response.

Peter Clancy

Director
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Peter Clancy has lived in several states (NJ, AZ, VA, MO, MD) but now calls Nevada home. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Missouri. Before joining UNLV, Peter was a Program Coordinator/Academic Advisor for graduate and undergraduate students at the…

Megan Hullinger

Assistant Dean, Student Success & Undergraduate Programs
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A native of Central Illinois, Megan Hullinger earned a BA in Speech Communication and an MS in Technology from Eastern Illinois University. Megan joined the UNLV community in 2008 and currently serves as the Assistant Dean for Student Success and Undergraduate Programs in the College of Sciences. She is in the final stages of completing a Ph.D. in Higher Education at UNLV, with an emphasis on…

Kevin McVay

RPC Coordinator
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Kevin McVay is a two-time alumnus of UNLV, earning his B.A. in Journalism in 2014 and his M.Ed. in Higher Education in 2017. Prior to working in the College of Sciences, Kevin worked at UNLV as the Publicity & Graphic Design Coordinator for Student Involvement & Activities. As an undergraduate student, Kevin worked as a Resident Assistant, Intramural Program Assistant, and Office…

Erik McCaleb

Senior Academic Advisor
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Before joining UNLV, Erik McCaleb was an Academic Advisor with Ashford University in Denver, Colorado and he was an Academic Advisor at Tacoma Community College in Tacoma, Washington. Erik earned his Bachelors of Science in Business Management from Florida State University and later earned his Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management from Ashford…

Alisa Watjara

Senior Academic Advisor
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Alisa has over five years of professional experience in higher education and research settings. She is experienced in advising diverse student populations and managing educational initiatives that foster academic and professional growth. Alisa is also originally from Southern California, and has completed her Master’s degree at USC and Bachelor's degree at UC Irvine. Outside of work, Alisa enjoys…

Sofie Burton

Academic Advisor
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Sofie was raised in California. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies at California State University, Chico. She moved to Las Vegas in 2010 to pursue a Master’s Degree in UNLV’s Counselor Education program. During her Master’s program, she held a Graduate Assistantship position as an Academic Advisor, and realized she wanted to pursue a career in Higher…

Huston Green

Academic Advisor
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Huston Green is a proud native of Las Vegas and graduated from UNLV in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She has been a member of the UNLV community as a full-time employee since 2015. Prior to becoming an academic advisor, Huston worked in various roles in public and academic libraries - including at the Lied Library on the UNLV campus. In her spare time, Huston enjoys reading, traveling…

Morgan Maunakea

Academic Advisor
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Morgan is originally from Las Vegas but moved around quite a bit growing up. She received her Bachelors of Arts in History from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2015. Morgan returned to Las Vegas to attend graduate school and received her Master's Degree from UNLV in Higher Education. Prior to becoming an Academic Advisor, she worked with the GEAR UP grant as the UNLV First Year College…

Lae Morales

Senior Academic Advisor, First Year Programs
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Lae Morales was raised as a military brat throughout her whole life. They lived in Japan on and off for the first twelve years before moving to Reno, Nevada, where they attended high school and undergrad. They graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with BA in Secondary Education with an emphasis in English before moving to Las Vegas to attend UNLV’s Master’s program for Higher Education.…

College of Urban Affairs

Advising Center Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

There are no assigned advisors for the Urban Affairs advising center. Students will be assigned to the first available advisor (requests are accommodated).

Kamisha Johnson

Associate Director of Advising
Kamisha Johnson
Kamisha is originally from Colorado Springs, CO. She is an alumna of UNLV having earned a B.S. in Secondary Education in 2000, afterwards returning to Colorado Springs where she worked as both a middle and high school social studies teacher. After receiving her M.A. in Counseling in 2007 from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, she worked as a school counselor in Colorado, Saipan (…

Rimi Marwah, M.S.

Assistant Dean and Director of Advising
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Rimi Marwah is the Director of Advising for the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. She earned both her B.S. and M.S. from Kansas State University, located in Manhattan, Kansas (AKA the "Little Apple"). She moved to Las Vegas to pursue a career in higher education and has over a decade of experience in academic advising at UNLV. Rimi has a passion for traveling and exploring the world; in her…

Ariana Garcia

RPC Coordinator
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Ariana Garcia joined the Academic Advising Team at the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs in 2022 as the Retention, Progression, and Completion Coordinator. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology at Washington State University, her Master’s degree in Counseling and Career Development at Colorado State University, and she is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at UNLV in Higher Education. Prior to…

Eric Morrow

Senior Academic Advisor
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Eric Morrow is a Senior Academic Advisor for the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Advising Center. He was born and raised in Spencer, Wisconsin. Eric holds a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh and a master's degree from The University of Southern Mississippi. In addition to Wisconsin, he has worked at institutions across the Deep South and Hawaii. He…

Argie Mendoza

Academic Advisor
Argie Mendoza
Argie Mendoza joined the Academic Advising Team at the College of Urban Affairs in 2022. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Nevada State College and is currently pursuing her Master's in Higher Education at UNLV. Prior to joining the advising team, she worked as a First Year Recruiter where she focused on assisting students from CCSD with their transition to college. As a new…

Eric Michael

Senior Academic Advisor, First Year Programs
Eric Michael
Eric Michael is an academic advisor at the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Advising Center focusing on first-year students. He was born in a small Oklahoma town but grew up in the big city of Las Vegas. He received his undergraduate degree from UNLV in Criminal Justice and came back for the Masters Program a year later. This is when he discovered his passion for higher education by advising…

Anna Toma

Senior Academic Advisor
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Anna Toma is originally from the Czech Republic. She graduated high school in Las Vegas and received her undergraduate degree in social work from UNLV. After working a couple of years in the social work field, Anna decided to pursue her further studies in linguistics. This has taken her on many adventures around the world. After meeting her husband in Romania, they relocated back to Las Vegas.…

UNLV/CSN Transfer Program

Le Quanda Cole

UNLV/CSN Henderson
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Le Quanda Cole is the spouse of an Air Force veteran and most of her childhood was spent living in Ramstein, Germany.  She attended the University of West Florida (Go Argos!) where she obtained her bachelor’s in Communication and a minor in Leadership Skills.  She acquired a masters in Interpersonal Communication from the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication –Go…

Anam Qadir

Anam Qadir
Anam has been in higher education for over twelve years and has been an academic advisor since 2014. She graduated with a BS in Biology and a BA in Psychology and completed her Master of Education in Early Childhood Education. During her undergraduate years, she was able to join several student organizations, go on a medical mission to Ethiopia, and worked as a student employee in various campus…

Arosha Meegoda

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Arosha Meegoda is a first-year academic advisor originally from Sri Lanka but moved to Las Vegas with his family when he was seven years old. He received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Nevada Reno School of Business and his master’s at the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Health Sciences. Arosha’s interest in working with students first began while working as a substitute…

Pre-Professional Advising (health related and law professions)

Ashley Sylvester

Director
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Ashley is currently the Director of the new Pre-Professional Advising Center on campus. She earned her Bachelor's in Secondary Education from the University of Nebraska Omaha and her Masters in Public Administration from UNLV. Prior to joining UNLV in January of 2018, Ashley was the Director of Student Affairs and Educational Outreach at UNR Medical School, which included working with current UNR…

Melyssa Barrera

Senior Advisor
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Melyssa is currently a Senior Advisor in the Pre-Professional Advising Center at UNLV. She has been with UNLV since 2016, and previously served as a Program Coordinator for Fraternity & Sorority Life in the office of Student Involvement & Activities. Melyssa is from Idaho, and has earned a B.A. in English from the University of Idaho (Go Vandals!), and an M.Ed in Leadership in Higher…

Rosalyn Jimenez

Senior Advisor
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Rosalyn is currently serving as a Senior Advisor in the Pre-Professional Advising Center, for Pre-Law/PA/Dental/OT/PT/Pharmacy. She is ready to share all the knowledge and tools she’s picked up on her ten year adventure working in higher education. As an alum of UNLV (B.A. in English), she is excited to give back to her Rebel Fam by guiding her students towards success in their educational…