Mission Statement

The Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) facilitates graduation and centrally supports activities that help to ensure the achievement of the academic success goals of students, advising faculty and campus support staff. The UAC’s main focus is to provide services that respond to the developmental, personal planning and pre-professional needs of our diverse student population.  The UAC supports advising related processes across the campus, cooperatively working with faculty, staff and students.  The UAC offers information, guidance, consultation, advocacy, leadership and training to assist students in graduating in a timely manner.

Student Success Initiative

The goal for the Spring 2017 is to strategically outreach to high-unit students who have 80 or more units.  The teams will identify and provide structured individual and group advising for upper division students who are close to graduation.  Advisors will help students chart clear paths to graduation, while also addressing questions about general education and graduation requirements, univeristy policy and procedures, the process to apply for graduation, and making referrals to major departments and faculty advisors.

The college and graduation specialists share a deep commitment to advancing the university’s goal to raise retention and graduation rates, strengthen student learning, and improve the student experience by systematically discovering and dislodging roadblocks to our students’ success.

Student Success Office

Advising Leadership

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education

Kim Altura   Kimberley Altura

Director of Advising Development and College Specialists


                             Mai Choua Xiong



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