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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

Connie Nugent, 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 academic advising services for all undergraduates in CNAS including 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 programming.
(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 undergraduate students in the following majors: Biochemistry, Entomology, Earth Sciences (Geology, Geophysics), 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 undergraduate students who are Undeclared and in the Plant Biology major regarding degree and major requirements, course planning, academic progress, and policies and procedure. Certifies degree requirements and evaluates transfer student 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
Michelle H. King, Business Operations Manager
Provides fiscal, budgetary, analytical, and supervision of administrative support to the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center.  Coordinates personnel administration including HR, payroll, and travel.
(951) 827-2086
Jacqueline Hamilton, Administrative Assistant
Provides financial and administrative support for the CNAS-UAAC Department including purchasing, budget reconciliation, and travel.  Maintains Executive level calendar for Divisional Dean.  Serves as back-up resource to the front desk. 
(951) 827-1760
Albert Chevez, Professional Academic Advisor 
Advises a caseload of undergraduate students in Biochemistry 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) 827-2807
Errycia Davis, Professional Academic Advisor
Advises a caseload of 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) 827-6396
Mario Garcia, Professional Academic Advisor
Advises all Environmental Sciences & Physics 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
Kia Herron, Professional Academic Advisor
Advises a caseload of 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 student transcripts.  Issues academic contracts and refers students to faculty advisors and appropriate campus services.
(951) 827-4186
Elizabeth Jimenez, Professional Academic Advisor
Advises a caseload of 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 student transcripts.  Issues academic contracts and refers students to faculty advisors and appropriate campus services.
(951) 827-1765
Nakita Lea, Professional Academic Advisor
Advises a caseload of 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) 827-4229
Maira Mercado, Professional Academic Advisor
Advises a caseload of 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) 827-1768
Johanna Navarrete, Professional Academic Advisor
Advises a caseload of undergraduate students concerning degree and major requirements, course planning, academic progress, and policies and procedures. Oversees graduation ceremony logistics and convocation award nominations.  Refers students to faculty advisors and appropriate campus services.
(951) 827-4863
Norma Palacios, Professional Academic Advisor
Oversees the Life Science Unit and advises a caseload of undergraduate students in the Biology major 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
Oversees the Mathematics & Physical Sciences Unit and advises all Statistics undergraduate students and a caseload of 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 caseload of undergraduate students in Biochemistry 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 all Microbiology and a caseload of 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 caseload of 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 student transcripts.  Issues academic contracts and refers students to faculty advisors and appropriate campus services.
(951) 827-3100
Nancy Vasquez, Professional Academic Advisor
Advises a caseload of 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) 827-1759
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 visit cnasscholars.ucr.edu or email cnasscholars@ucr.edu for more information about the CNAS Learning Communities.
(951) 827-5326

Jaron Paschke, Assisstant Coordinator of CNAS Freshman Learning Communities

Assists in coordinating programming and enrollment of students participating in the CNAS Freshman Scholars Learning Communities program. For more information on CNAS Freshman Scholars Learning Communities, please visit cnasscholars.ucr.edu or email cnasscholars@ucr.edu for more information about the CNAS Learning Communities.
(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

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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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