The mission of the Academic Advising Office is to empower students in the development of meaningful educational plans that are consistent with their academic, personal, and professional goals through direct service to the student and collaboration with faculty and other campus resources.  All academic advisors provide a variety of services to students and faculty including developmental advising, four-year planning, selecting majors, academic probation counseling, substitutions, workshops, and summer registration. While many staff members have a special focus area, all advisors will address issues or concerns related to general academic advising.

Jason Kelly
Assistant Dean and Director of Academic Advising

Jeanne Terres
Office Manager

Advising Staff


Academic Services Building
(320) 363-5687

Jason Kelly
Assistant Dean and Director of Academic Advising

Michelle Sauer
Associate Director

Jackie Hampton
Advisor (Continuing Education)

 Jeanne Terres

Office Manager





Quad 155
(320) 363-2248

Mark Shimota
Assistant Director

Lisa Scott
Advisor (International Students)

Theresa Anderson

Advisor (Multicultural Students)

Sharon Wenner

Brittni Sweeney

College Possible Coach


Disability Services

Thomas Sagerhorn
Academic Services Building 212
(320) 363-5245
Disability Specialist

Jillian Mckenzie
Academic Services Building 212
(320) 363-5245
Accommodations Coordinator

Advising Assistants

  • Jake Barrientos (Team Manager)
  • Luke Bock (Web Coordinator)
  • Kim Ficker
  • Dan George
  • Michael Giebel
  • Ryan Giebel
  • Blake Hagen
  • Ben Henle
  • Claudia Marquez
  • Hannah Nelson
  • Edgar Nieto
  • Jeremy Piper
  • Alejandro Salinas
  • Anne Sinner
  • Briana Traut
  • Mariana Urbina
  • Gaby Varela-Castillo (Spring semester only)
  • Nan Zhi