In support of SOU’s commitment to the well-being and success of all learners, each academic division houses a student success coordinator. This team of professionals are dedicated to outstanding student service and will provide innovative and holistic solutions for students and will serve as a key resource for helping students navigate university policies and procedures. Student success coordinators will assist students with students' transition to the university, aligning students’ career goals with academic majors, utilizing academic plans to promote a path to graduation and providing opportunities to enhance career exploration and preparation. 

All students have access to their student success coordinator through their academic division and major to support their academic success and engagement during their time at SOU. Find your student success coordinator based on your academic major and division below.

Scheduling Appointments:

Current student steps to schedule an appointment with your SSC:

1. Download the Navigate app by looking for Navigate Student in the App Store or Google Play
2. Sign-in using your SOU username and password
3. Complete the intake survey, then tap on appointments and follow the on-screen instructions.


Student Success Coordinator

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Business Administration; Management; Sustainable Tourism Mgmt; Mgmt of Human Resources; Nonprofit Mgmt; Business Analytics; Wine Business; Applied Finance and Economics;  Sustainable Tourism; Interactive Marketing & E-Commerce; Post-Bac in Accounting; Marketing; E-Sports Mgmt


Innovation and Leadership


Communication; Digital Cinema; Documentary Production; Screenwriting; Environmental Communication; Professional Social Media; Digital Journalism


If you are pursuing one of these programs or are interested in pursuing one of these programs, please contact the appropriate Program Chair for registration assistance. 

For additional help with BCE programs, contact the BCE Student Success Coordinator:

Casey Hayes Hicks 

Casey Hayes-Hicks
Office: Britt 173 
Phone: 541-552-8872
Make an appointment with Casey in the Navigate app.




Business related programs:

Dee Fretwell, Email:, Phone: 541-552-6718, Office: Britt 168

Sara Adams, Email:, Phone: 541-552-8114, Office: Britt 116

Innovation and Leadership:
Moneeka Settles Email: 
Phone: 541-552-8103, Office: Britt 155
Communication and Digital Cinema related programs:
Andrew Gay, Email:, Phone: 541-552-6669, Office: Britt 140
Education, Leadership, Health & Humanities Programs:
  • Elementary Education
  • Early Childhood Develpment (online) 
  • English
  • Health & Exercise Science (HEX) 
  • Outdoor Adventure Leadership (OAL) 
  • Military Science 
  • Spanish Language & Culture
Pre-Professional Programs
  • Physical Therapy

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Mary Patridge


Office: Ed/Psych 161
Phone: 541-552-7154

Make an appointment with Mary with the Navigate app








Arts Programs:
  • Creative Writing 
  • Emerging Media & Digital Arts (EMDA) 
  • Music 
  • Shakespeare Studies 
  • Theatre 
  • Visual Arts
    • Art 
    • Art History 

If you are pursuing one of these programs or are interested in pursuing one of these programs, please contact the appropriate Program Chair for registration assistance. 


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For Art; Creative Writing; Emerging Media & Digital Arts:

David Bithell, Associate Professor of Art Office:  Art Building 109 Email:


Vicki Purslow, Professor of Music        Office:  Music Building 209 Email: 


Laurie Kurutz, Professor of Theatre Office: Theatre Building163 Email:

Science, Technology & Math Programs:
  • Biology 
  • Chemistry 
  • Computer Science 
  • Mathematics 
  • Environmental Science & Policy
  • Sustainability
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Analytics
  • Software Development
  • Web Programming
  • Environmental Data Science
  • Geospatial Science
  • Sustainability Leadership
  • Wildlife Ecology & Conservation
Pre-Professional Programs:
  • Chiropractic Medicine
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry
  • Medical Technology
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Optometry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Veterinary Medicine


If you are pursuing one of these programs or are interested in pursuing one of these programs, please contact the appropriate Program Chair for registration assistance. 

For Pre-Nursing advising or additional help with STEM programs, contact the Student Success Coordinator:

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Marissa Martes
Office: SC 169
Phone: 541.552.6929

Make an appointment with Marissa in the Navigate app


Other Pre-Health Professions: Contact Biology or Chemistry Chairs for advising. 


Math Placement Exam Information

Math Placement Level Information



Michael Parker, Email:, Phone: 541-552-6749, Office: Science 386

Chemistry & Physics: 

Anna Oliveri, Email:, Phone: 541-552-6405, Office: Science 280

Computer Science & related certificates: 

Maggie Vanderberg, Email:, Phone: 541-552-6974, Office: Computing Services 219

Environmental Science, Policy, & Sustainability & related certificates: 

Jamie Trammell, Email:, Phone: 541-552-6496, Office: Science 071

Mathematics & related programs: 

Curtis Feist, Email:, Phone: 541-552-6577, Office: Science 182

Social Sciences Programs:
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice (CCJ) 
  • Economics
  • Ethnic & Racial Studies
  • Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies
  • Healthcare Administration
  • History 
  • Human Services 
  • International Studies
  • Native American Studies
  • Political Science 
  • Psychology 
  • Sociology & Anthropology (SOAN) 
Pre-Professional Programs:
  • Counseling
  • Law
  • Social Work

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Edward Derr 

All Social Science Programs except Psychology


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Tanya Blakeley



Office: Taylor Hall 101
Phone: 541-552-6624

Make an appointment with Edward with the Navigate app.







Office: Ed/Psychology Building
Phone: 541-552-8095
Email Tanya to make an appointment






Undergraduate Studies (UGS)
If you have not yet decided your major then UGS is the place for you!

  • Interdisciplinary Studies 
  • Undeclared/Exploratory
  • Career and Major Exploration Advising

Hazel Tincher, SSC for UGS

Hazel Tincher

Office: Library 144
Phone: 541-552-6290

Make an appointment with Hazel in the Navigate app.


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