New for Summer 2018? Please phone 541-552-6213 for new student advising and registration. 

New for fall 2018? Raider Registration Days are this summer! See the Admissions webpage for more info.

Drop-in hours for Summer term: See tabs for each student success coordinator below.

Current student in need of advising? Contact your division student success coordinator based on your major below.

Student Success Coordinators:

SSAdvisors 3998
Top Row: Burel Ford (HPEL), Andrew Clum (STEM), Edward Derr (Hum & Cult) and Max Brooks (Career Connections Coordinator)
Middle Row: Karen Bolda (OCA), Lea Griess (Soc Sci), Stacey Derrig (Medford Center Coordinator)
Front Row: Robin Williams (BCE) and Donny Nickelson (UGS)

Division of Business, Communication & the Environment (BCE): Robin Williams and Edward Derr

 Robin 2017 2                                                         Edward 2017

Robin Williams                                                                                          Edward Derr 
Office: Central Hall 114                                                                           Office: Central 259                                             
Email:                                                                 Email:
Phone: 541-552-8236                                                                              Phone: 541-552-6624

Programs:                                                                                                    Programs: Business (students with last names A-O)

  • Business (students with last names P-Z)                                                                                        
  • Communication                                 
  • Environmental Science and Policy

Make an appointment with Robin or Edward in Handshake.
Spring Term Drop-In Hours: Mon-Fri 12:30-1:30pm

Division Education, Health and Leadership: Mary Patridge

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


  • Elementary Education 
  • Health & Physical Education (HPE) 
  • Healthcare Administration 
  • Outdoor Adventure Leadership (OAL) 
  • Military Science

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy

Division of Humanities & Culture: Edward Derr

Edward 2017

Edward Derr
Office: Central 259
Phone: 541-552-6624
Make an appointment with Edward in Handshake.
Spring Term Drop-In Hours: Mon-Fri 12:30-1:30pm


  • Business: Edward supports business students with last names A-O.
  • English 
  • International Studies 
  • Foreign Language & Literatures 
  • Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies (GSWS) 
  • Native American Studies (NAS) 
  • Philosophy 

Oregon Center for the Arts at SOU: Karen Bolda

Karen 2017
Karen Bolda
Office: Art Building 118 
Phone: 541-552-6735
Make an appointment with Karen in Handshake.
SpringTerm Drop-In Hours: Mon-Fri 1-2pm


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

Division of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) & Pre-Health Professions: Andrew Clum

Andrew Clum

Andrew Clum
Office: Science Building 182
Phone: 541-552-6472
Make an appointment with Andrew in Handshake.
Spring Term Drop-In Hours: MWF 1-3pm, TR 8:30-10am

Division of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

  • Biology 
  • Chemistry 
  • Computer Science 
  • Mathematics 

Pre-Professional Programs:

  • Chiropractic Medicine
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry
  • Medical Technology
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Veterinary Medicine

Division of Social Sciences: Lea Griess

Lea 2017
Lea Griess
Office: Taylor Hall 101
Phone: 541-552-6254
Make an appointment with Lea in Handshake.
Spring Term Drop-In Hours: Mon & Wed 3-4:30pm, Tues 1-2:30pm, Thurs & Fri 11:30-1pm


  • Criminology & Criminal Justice (CCJ) 
  • Economics 
  • History 
  • Human Services 
  • Political Science 
  • Psychology 
  • Sociology & Anthropology (SOAN) 
  • Social Justice 

Pre-Professional Programs:

  • Counseling
  • Law
  • Social Work

Division of Undergraduate Studies - Home for Undecided Students: Donny Nickelson

Donny Nickelson
Donny Nickelson
Office: Computing Services 210
Make an appointment with Donny in Handshake or phone 541-552-6474.
Spring Term Drop-In Hours: Mon-Fri 12:30-1:30pm

If you have not yet decided your major then UGS is the place for you!


  • Interdisciplinary Studies 
  • Undeclared/Exploratory

Degree in 3 Programs:

  • Accelerated Baccalaureate (Acc Bacc)
  • Jackson/Josephine Pledge (Jack/Jo)

Higher Education Center (HEC)/Medford Campus and Online Degree Completion Programs: Stacey Derrig

Stacey Derrig
Stacey Derrig
Medford Campus (HEC) Coordinator

Office: HEC 102 - Medford Campus
Phone: 541-552-8118
Email Stacey to make an appointment in Medford or call Medford office at 541-552-8107 (for appointments with Stacey only).

Online and Degree Completion Programs

  • Innovation & Leadership (INL) 
  • Human Service 
  • Early Childhood Development (online) 
  • Business (online) 
  • Criminal Justice (online) 

Scheduling Appointments:

Many of the Student Success Coordinators' calendars can now be found in Handshake, the new career connections portal for students!

Handshake can be found in the Online Services box on the main page in InsideSOU. Once you log into Handshake select "Career Center" from the top right menu and select "Appointments". You'll then be able to schedule a new appointment for either career or academic advising. 

If you are not sure who to contact please call 541-552-6213 to make an appointment with any advisor or student success coordinator. 

New online undergraduate student? Contact the online degree completion program advisor, Stacey Derrig, at or 541-552-8118.

Have a quick question for any advisor or student success coordinator? Please email us at