Welcome to Undergraduate Academic Advisement at UCO

Helping students learn so that they may become productive, creative, ethical, engaged citizens and leaders.

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As Academic Advisors, we are here to support you throughout your time at Central. We are available for guidance and planning in order to help you successfully meet all your degree requirements. It is critical to your success to see us early and prior to enrollment. We love when you come see us! You need to be aware of policies, prerequisites, and curriculum requirements and changes and how you may be affected by them so that nothing gets in your way of walking across the graduation stage. We are here to help you navigate through your degree, select courses, and also to connect you with the appropriate resources on campus to ensure your success. We look forward to working with you!


To schedule a time to meet with your advisor, visit our Advising Appointments page.


Meet Your Advisor

Freshman Advisors (located in NUC 121)

For new incoming Freshmen and students with under 30 earned hours.

Bill Nowlin

Dallas Smith

Hannah Leftwich

Rachel Fairchild

Josh Lim

College of Arts, Media and Design (located in NUC 121)

Pam Platz - Studio Art, Art Education, Arts Entrepreneurship, Dance, Dance Education, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Art History, Music Theatre, Jazz Performance, Percussion Performance, Piano Performance, String Performance, Vocal Performance, Wind Performance, Music Education (Instrumental, Vocal), Theatre Arts (Design & Technology, Performance), & Theatre/Communication Education

Brenda Brent (located at the ACM in Downtown OKC) - Technology Application Studies (BAT) for ACM students with AAS degrees only- Contemporary Music Business, Contemporary Music Performance, Contemporary Music Production, Technology Application Studies


College of Business (located in BUS 222)

Ashley Weingart – Finance, Insurance & Risk Management, Legal Studies, Management Information Systems, Operations & Supply Chain Management

Jeff Hicks – Accounting & CPA, Marketing, Professional Selling

Jeremy Corley - Skype advisement only- please contact via email to schedule

Joan Caldwell - Business Administration, General Business

Niccole Miller – College of Business Admissions

Stephani Cochran - Economics, Energy Economics, Business Administration- International Business, Management, Human Resource Management, PGA Golf Management


 College of Education & Professional Studies (located in NUC 121)

Christina Smith - Career & Technology Education (Allied Health, Business & Information Technology/Marketing, Family & Consumer Science, Trade & Industrial Education), Speech/Language Pathology, & Psychology

Maegan Ballard - Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education (Mild-Moderate Disabilities, Severe-Profound/Multiple Disabilities), Family Life Education (Child Development, Gerontology, & Marriage and Family), & Fashion Marketing

Hannah Schwab - Nutrition, Diabetics, & Food Management, Community/Public Health, Kinesiology (Exercise/Fitness Management, Outdoor and Community Recreation), Physical Education/Health, & Organizational Leadership

**Pre-Physical Therapy and Pre-Occupational Therapy students who are majoring in Kinesiology see Hannah Schwab**

Tami Clavin - Industrial Safety & General Studies

College of Liberal Arts

Gary Parsons (located in MCOM 103A) - Communication-Interpersonal Communication, Mass Communication-Professional Media, Photographic Arts, Strategic Communication (Organizational Communication, Strategic Communications)

Jeannine Nyangira (located in LAR 125) - English, English - Creative Writing, English Education, Sociology, Sociology (Human Services, Substance Abuse Studies), & Technical Writing

Lacey Taylor (located in LAR 125) - Applied Liberal Arts, Geography, History, History- Museum Studies, History Education, Humanities, Philosophy, Political Science, Political Science – Public Administration

Laura Donner (located in MCOM 103) - Communication-Interpersonal Communication, Mass Communication-Professional Media, Photographic Arts, Strategic Communication (Organizational Communication, Strategic Communications)

Tina Kirk (located in LAR 125) - Criminal Justice (Corrections, General Criminal Justice, Police), Modern Languages (French, German, Spanish), Modern Languages Education (French, German, Spanish)


College of Mathematics & Science (located in NUC 121)

Christine Fisher (Located in NUC 121) - Biology, Biology (Biomedical Sciences, Medical Lab Science), Engineering Physics (Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, & Physics)

**All other Pre-Professional students see Christine**

Karen Davis (Located in NUC 121) - Nursing, Funeral Service

Matt Cherry (Located in NUC 121) - Science Education (Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Physical Science, Physics), Chemistry, Chemistry (ACS Certificate, Health Sciences), Actuarial Science, Computer Science, Computer Science (Applied, Information Science), Software Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematics (Applied Mathematics, Statistics), & Mathematics Education

Interdisciplinary Studies (Forensic Science)

Students working on concurrent degrees in Forensic Science will meet with the Academic Advisor of their primary major and are encouraged to meet with the Program Coordinator of the Forensic Science Institute, Stacey Steinmetz. Students pursuing a second bachelor's degree in Forensic Science will work directly with Stacey Steinmetz, located in FSI 124.


Director of Academic Advisement: Heather Peck

Administrative Assistant of Academic Advisement: Kim Dolman