New for Spring or Summer 2018? Please phone 541-552-6213 for new student advising and registration. New student advising for spring term 2018 starts Monday, March 12!

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

Drop-in hours for winter term weeks 2-8: See tabs for each student success coordinator below.

Student Success Coordinators:


Division of Business, Communication & the Environment (BCE)

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Robin Williams
Office: Central Hall 114
Phone: 541-552-8236
Make an appointment with Robin in Handshake.
Winter Term Drop-In Hours: Mon-Fri 2-3pm


  • Business
    - Robin supports Business students with last name I-Z
    - Edward Derr, Student Success Coordinator for Humanities and Culture, supports Business students with last names A-H. Contact Edward at See other conctact info in the Division of Humanities and Culture tab.
  • Communication 
  • Environmental Science and Policy 

Division of Health/PE, Education & Leadership (HEPL)

Burel 2017

Burel Ford
Office: Hawthorne Hall 14
Office: Ed/Psych 161
Phone: 541-552-7154
Make an appointment with Burel in Handshake.
Winter Term Drop-In Hours: Mon-Fri 12:30-1:30pm


  • 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 2017

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


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

Oregon Center for the Arts

Karen 2017
Karen Bolda
Office: Art Building 118 MWF
Office: Music Building 225 TR
Phone: 541-552-6735
Make an appointment with Karen in Handshake.
Winter Term Drop-In Hours: Mon-Fri 12:30-1:30pm


  • 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
Office: Science Building 182
Phone: 541-552-6472
Make an appointment with Andrew in Handshake.
Winter 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 2017
Lea Griess
Office: Taylor Hall 101
Phone: 541-552-6254
Make an appointment with Lea in Handshake.
Winter Term Drop-In Hours: Mon & Tues 11:30-1pm, Wed-Fri 1:30-3pm


  • 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
Office: Computing Services 210
Make an appointment with Donny in Handshake or phone 541-552-6474.
Winter 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
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 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