New for Winter, Spring or Summer? Please phone 541-552-6213 for new student advising and registration.  Winter term new student advising starts December 1st! 

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

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

Student Success Coordinators:

Division of Business, Communication & the Environment (BCE)

Robin Williams
Office: Central Hall 114
Phone: 541-552-8236
Make an appointment with Robin in Handshake.


  • Business (M/m)
  • Communication (M/m)
  • Environmental Science and Policy (M/m)

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

Burel Ford

Burel Ford
Office: Hawthorne Hall 14
Office: Ed/Psych 161
Phone: 541-552-7154
Burrell will be available to meet with students by November 14. If you need an appointment with an advisor before then call 541-552-6213.If you'd like to make an appointment with Burel for after Nov 14 please do so in Handshake.


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

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy

Division of Humanities & Culture

Edward Derr
Office: Central 259
Phone: 541-552-6624
To make an appointment with Edward call 541-552-6213.


  • English (M/m)
  • International Studies (M/m)
  • Foreign Language & Literatures (M/m)
  • Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies (GSWS) (m)
  • Native American Studies (NAS) (m)
  • Philosophy (m)

Oregon Center for the Arts

Karen Bolda

Karen Bolda
Office: Art Building 118 MWF
Office: Music Building 225 TR
Phone: 541-552-6735
Make an appointment with Karen in Handshake.


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

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

Andrew Clum
Andrew Clum
Office: Science Building 182
Phone: 541-552-6472
Make an appointment with Andrew in Handshake.

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

  • Biology (M/m)
  • Chemistry (M/m)
  • Computer Science (M/m)
  • Mathematics (M/m)

Pre-Professional Programs:

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

Division of Social Sciences

Photo of Lea Griess, Student Success Advisor
Lea Griess
Office: Taylor Hall 101
Phone: 541-552-6254
Make an appointment with Lea in Handshake.


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

Pre-Professional Programs:

  • Counseling
  • Law
  • Nursing

Division of Undergraduate Studies: Home for Undecided Students

Donny Nickelson
Donny Nickelson
Office: Computing Services 210
Make an appointment with Donny in Handshake.

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


  • Interdisciplinary Studies (M)
  • 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
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) (M)
  • Human Service (M)
  • Early Childhood Development (M)
  • Business (online) (M)
  • Criminal Justice (online) (M)

M = Major     m = minor

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. 

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

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