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Salvador Mora

Director of Academic Advising

Academic Success Center


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 at UNLV in November 2005 at The Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach. He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in counseling — both from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Advising Philosophy Statement

My philosophy of advising is informed by my educational background in psychology and counseling, and by my professional and personal experiences with college advising and working with Exploring/Undeclared students among other populations for most of the past 10 years. My advising approach focuses on student-centeredness. The priority being to gauge what students immediate needs are and building on that by teaching/informing students on their options when it comes to undergraduate studies, major exploration, and co-curricular activities. Establishment of rapport, active listening, and effective communication are of the most importance when fostering critical thought regarding decisions related to progression towards undergraduate degrees and beyond.