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CNAS Undergraduate Academic Advising Center



Contacts


map We are located at
1223 Pierce Hall

When facing Pierce Hall you will have the HUB (Highlander Union Building) behind you and the clock tower behind you and to your right.

Our office is right through the double doors marked
"Undergraduate Academic Advising Center"

Our regular office hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am- 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Phone: (951) 827-7294 or (951) 827-3102
Fax: (951) 827-2243 or (951) 827-2798

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Staff Contacts

Michael McKibben, Ph.D., Divisional Dean of Student Academic Affairs

Oversees the academic status of all undergraduates in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. Responsible for the academic advising for all undergraduates in CNAS including all undergraduate advising policies, procedures, programming and personnel. Grants exceptions to rules and regulations via petition.
(951) 827-7294

Barbra Wallace, Director

Directs and manages the operations of the CNAS Undergraduate Academic Advising Center. Oversees all CNAS undergraduate academic advising and student success programmming.
(951) 827-7294

Michelle Butler, Associate Director

Manages advising programs and professional advisors for all CNAS undergraduate majors. Oversees the development of programming to support student academic performance in the natural and agricultural sciences. Advises all undergraduate Entomology, Geology, Geophysics, and Physics majors concerning degree and major requirements, course planning, academic progress, and policies and procedures. Refers students to faculty advisors and appropriate campus services.
(951) 827-3581

Denise Correll, Assistant Director

Assistant Director for the CNAS Undergraduate Academic Advising Center. Advises undergraduates in the following majors and alphabet portions concerning degree and major requirements, course planning, academic progress, and policies and procedure: all students for Plant Biology majors and N-Z Undeclared students. Certifies degree requirements for CNAS students and evaluates transfer credit transcripts.  Issues academic contracts and refers students to faculty advisors and appropriate campus services.  Denise also works with  transition students: CNAS Students working toward a major in CHASS or BCOE.
(951) 827-1763

Mario Garcia, Professional Academic Advisor

Advises all Environmental Sciences undergraduate students concerning degree and major requirements, course planning, academic progress, and policies and procedures. Refers students to faculty advisors and appropriate campus services.
(951) 827-1767

Nakita Lea, Professional Academic Advisor

Advises L, N-R, W-Z Biology undergraduate students concerning degree and major requirements, course planning, academic progress, and policies and procedures. Refers students to faculty advisors and appropriate campus services.
(951) 827-2807

Shana Medah, Professional Academic Advisor

Advises all Chemistry majors and A-N Mathematics and Mathematics for Secondary School Teachers majors concerning degree and major requirements, course planning, academic progress, and policies and procedures. Refers students to faculty advisors and appropriate campus services. 
(951) 827-1766

Geoffrey Murry, Professional Academic  Advisor

Advises A-F, K, M undergraduates in Biology majors concerning degree and major requirements, course planning, academic progress, and policies and procedures. Refers students to faculty advisors and appropriate campus services. 
(951) 827-1759

Johanna Navarrete, Professional Academic Advisor

Advises all undergraduates in Cell Molecular and Developmental Biology and A-O Neuroscience undergraduates concerning degree and major requirements, course planning, academic progress, and policies and procedures. Refers students to faculty advisors and appropriate campus services.
(951) 827-4863

Norma Palacios, Professional Academic Advisor

Advises I-J, S-U undergraduates in Biology concerning degree and major requirements, course planning, academic progress, and policies and procedures. Refers students to faculty advisors and appropriate campus services.
(951) 827-4857

Javier Ramirez, Professional Academic Advisor

Advises all Statistics undergraduate students and O-Z Mathematics and Mathematics for Secondary School Teachers undergraduate students concerning degree and major requirements, course planning, academic progress, and policies and procedures. Refers students to faculty advisors and appropriate campus services. 
(951) 827-7288

Richard Rangel, Professional Academic Advisor 

Advises A-Q undergraduate students in Biochemistry and G students in Biology concerning degree and major requirements, course planning, academic progress, and policies and procedures. Coordinates programming for the Biochemistry major. Refers students to faculty advisors and appropriate campus services.
(951)827-1770

Felicia Rivas, Professional Academic Advisor

Advises R-Z Biochemistry and H, V Biology undergraduates students,  all Microbiology and P-Z Neuroscience undergraduate students concerning degree and major requirements, course planning, academic progress, and policies and procedures. Refers students to faculty advisors and appropriate campus services.
(951) 827-3103

Katie Smith, Professional Academic Advisor

Advises A-M Undeclared undergraduate students concerning degree and major requirements, course planning, academic progress, and policies and procedures. Certifies degree requirements for CNAS students and evaluates transfer credit transcripts.  Issues academic contracts and refers students to faculty advisors and appropriate campus services.
(951) 827-3100

Maura Caceres, Professional Academic Advisor
Advises undergraduate students participating in the Monitoring Advising Analytics to Promote Student Success (MAAPS) project. Advises MAAPS students from all CHASS majors (except ECON/BSEC, NRSC, and SOC) about degree requirements, course planning, progress to graduation, policies and procedures, and campus resources.
(951)827-7328
Mario Trejo, Professional Academic Advisor                              

Advises undergraduate students participating in the Monitoring Advising Analytics to Promote Student Success (MAAPS) project.  Advises MAAPS students from CNAS and BCOE, as well as some CHASS majors (ECON/BSEC, NRSC, and SOC), about degree requirements, course planning, progress to graduation, policies and procedures, and campus resources.
(951) 827-1762

Jennifer Coplea, Coordinator of CNAS Freshman Learning Communities
Coordinates programming and enrollment of students participating in the CNAS Freshman Scholars Learning Communities program. For more information on CNAS Freshman Scholars Learning Communities, please log on to cnasscholars.ucr.edu or email cnasscholars@ucr.edu.
(951) 827-5326
Tracy Lamas, Assistant Coordinator of CNAS Freshman Learning Communities
Coordinates programming and enrollment of students participating in the CNAS Freshman Scholars Learning Communities program. For more information on CNAS Freshman Scholars Learning Communities, please log on to cnasscholars.ucr.edu or email cnasscholars@ucr.edu.
(951) 827-2488
Nhi Tran, Interim Coordinator of RISE, STEM Pathways Coordinator
Coordinates programming related to the Summer Research in Science and Engineering (RISE) program. Also currently overseeing programming related to the STEM Pathways Program.
(951) 827-1764
Marissa Carranza, Interim Coordinator of RISE, STEM Pathways Coordinator
Coordinates programming related to the Summer Research in Science and Engineering (RISE) program. 
(951) 827-7290
Beverly Johnson, Administrative Assistant
Serves as the primary front desk contact for CNAS UAAC by providing appointment check-in and general advising assistance regarding policies and procedures.  Coordinates departmental students records management, purchasing activities, planning of undergraduate events and printing of CNAS publications. 
(951) 827-7294


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Advising Center Information

CNAS Undergraduate Academic Advising
1223 Pierce Hall

Regular office hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am- 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Tel: (951) 827-7294 or (951) 827-3102
Fax: (951) 827-2243 or (951) 827-2798
E-mail: cnasstudent@ucr.edu

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