Academic Coaching & Advising

Knowledgeable and caring advisors guide and assist all students with less than 31 credit hours to navigate degree requirements, focus on academic achievement, develop transferable skills, and create a strong foundation to successfully transition to sophomore status.

Academic advising is a collaborative educational process whereby students and their advisors are partners in meeting the essential learning outcomes, ensuring student academic success, and outlining the steps for achievement of the students’ personal, academic, and professional goals. This advisor/student partnership requires participation and involvement of both the advisor and the student as it is built over the student’s first year of educational experience at the university. Both the student and the advisor have clear responsibilities for ensuring the advising partnership is successful.


LaKeysha R. Smith
Director, Office of Academic Coaching & Advising
(937) 376-6354