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. 

Meet our student success team

Yessenia Yorgesen, Director of the Office of Student Success, 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.

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

 

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

Schedule an appointment with Natalie

Melissa Villegas advises students with last names that begin with letters M-Z:

 

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

Schedule an appointment with Melissa

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

  • Pupil Personnel Services Credential
  • MA in School Counseling
  • MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • MA in Curriculum and Instruction (on-campus and online)
  • MA in Human Services (online)

Schedule an appointment with Kristin

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

  • Preliminary Administrative Services Credential
  • Clear Administrative Services Credential
  • MA in Educational Administration
  • MA in Higher Education
  • Ed.D. in Leadership for Educational Justice 

Schedule an appointment with Jillian

Taylor Wong coordinates fieldwork placements for students in credential programs.