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Dual Advising Model

In order to improve retention and overall student experience, the College of Arts and Sciences has implemented a Dual Advising Model. All new first-time-in-college (FTIC) students will be assigned both to a faculty advisor in their major department/program and a professional advisor in the Arts and Sciences Advising Center. Students can see both their advisors' names and contact info by logging into SU Online and clicking "My Profile." 

ASAC Liaison Responsibilities

Each professional advisor in the Arts and Sciences Advising Center (ASAC) acts as a liaison to a department/program in the College of Arts and Sciences. As the liaison, the ASAC advisor meets regularly with key departmental figures to share information from the ASAC and stay up-to-date on any departmental news. The liaison is also faculty members' "go-to person" when they have any advising-related questions.

Not sure who to contact in the ASAC?

See the list of advisors and their liaison responsibilities below. 

Kate Elias, Assistant Dean for Student Academic Support:

  • Asian Studies
  • Catholic Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • History
  • Latin American Studies 
  • Pre-Law Advising
  • Women and Gender Studies

Laura Hauck-Vixie, Lead Senior Academic Advisor:

  • Anthropology
  • Art and Art History
  • Design
  • English Language and Culture Bridge (ELCB)
  • Exchange Students
  • International Students
  • Modern Languages
  • Post-Baccalaureate and Non-Matriculated Students
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet
  • Readmit Students
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Transfer Students

 Johnica Hopkins, Academic Advisor:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Performing Arts and Arts Leadership
  • Psychology
  • ROTC

John Nettles, Academic Advisor:

  • Communication and Media
  • English
  • Film
  • Political Science

Lauren Van Fossen, Academic Advisor:

  • Global African Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Kinesiology
  • Matteo Ricci Institute
  • Philosophy
  • Pre-Education Advising
  • Student Athletes
  • Theology and Religious Studies

Sabrina Wise, Academic Advisor:

  • Institute for Public Service
  • International Studies

Contact Us

Arts & Sciences
Advising Center

Casey 110

Regular Office Hours


8:30am-4:30pm (PST)