Office of Student Success

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The Office of Student Success is focused on supporting curricular and co-curricular student success. The Office provides exceptional advising, support for all types of fieldwork, credentialing of students as well as organizing orientations.

Mission Statement:

The Office of Student Success (OSS) fosters transformative learning experiences for diverse learners by providing holistic advising across curricular and co-curricular needs. Aligned with the School of Education's commitment to educational justice, OSS promotes academic integrity and professional ethics, lifelong learning, and socialization to prepare students to best serve their communities.  

Advising: Each advisor is available via e-mail, phone, and video conference call. If you need to schedule a meeting with your advisor, please use the meeting scheduling links provided below. 

Location: The Office of Student Success is located in North University Hall in office suite #126.

For general inquiries, please contact the Office of Student Success at oss@redlands.edu

School of Education Visitor Map PDF

 

Meet our Student Success Team

Loren Bassil, M.A. advises students with last names that begin with letters A-K:

  • MA in Learning and Teaching, Multiple Subjects
  • MA in Learning and Teaching, Single Subjects
  • MA in Learning and Teaching, Education Specialist
  • Preliminary Teaching Credential, Multiple Subjects
  • Preliminary Teaching Credential, Single Subjects
  • Preliminary Teaching Credential, Education Specialist

Schedule an appointment with Loren >

Melissa Villegas advises students with last names that begin with letters L-T:

  • MA in Learning and Teaching, Multiple Subjects
  • MA in Learning and Teaching, Single Subjects
  • MA in Learning and Teaching, Education Specialist
  • Preliminary Teaching Credential, Multiple Subjects
  • Preliminary Teaching Credential, Single Subjects
  • Preliminary Teaching Credential, Education Specialist

Schedule an appointment with Melissa >

Natalie O'Harra, M.F.A. advises students with last names that begin with letters U-Z:

  • MA in Learning and Teaching, Multiple Subjects
  • MA in Learning and Teaching, Single Subjects
  • MA in Learning and Teaching, Education Specialist
  • Preliminary Teaching Credential, Multiple Subjects
  • Preliminary Teaching Credential, Single Subjects
  • Preliminary Teaching Credential, Education Specialist

Schedule an appointment with Natalie >

Kristin Grammer, M.A. advises students in the following programs:

  • Undergraduate Program for Teacher Preparation
  • MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • MA in Curriculum and Instructional Design (online)
  • MA in Human Services (online)
  • MA in Counseling and Psychotherapy (based in China)

Schedule an appointment with Kristin >

Jillian Strong, M.A. advises students in the following programs:

  • Preliminary Administrative Services Credential
  • Pupil Personnel Services Credential
  • MA in Educational Administration
  • MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs
  • MA in School Counseling
  • Ed.D. in Leadership for Educational Justice 

Schedule an appointment with Jillian >

Yessenia Yorgesen, Assistant Dean of Operations and Analytics, oversees the Office of Student Success and attends to various student related matters. She closely works with Registrar’s Office, CAS Dean’s Office, Graduate and Professional Enrollment, and other university key constituents. In addition, she provides leadership in implementation of internal school communication strategy and action in coordination with the Dean’s Office and University Communications.