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Mustang Success Center Mission

The Mustang Success Center provides an inclusive environment that proactively supports first time freshmen with their successful transition and integration into Cal Poly. The center’s staff provides accessible academic advising that guides students to clear pathways of success and builds a foundation for timely graduation.

If you have questions, please visit our Meet With an Advisor to learn more about the many ways you can receive support from an advisor. We are meeting students both virtually and in-person.

 

First Year Advisors

Shannon Stephens

Shannon Stephens

Director

Christina Wolfe-Chandler

Christina Wolfe-Chandler

Assistant Director

 

Carly Head

Carly Head

Assistant Director
 

Dawin Whiten

Dawin Whiten

Lead Academic Advisor

 

Lindsay Lacey

Lindsay Lacey

Lead Academic Advisor

 

Rebecca Richards

Rebecca Richards

Lead Academic Advisor

 

Annie Amos

 

Annie Amos

Academic Advisor

Austin Joseph Ferguson

 

Austin Joseph Ferguson

Academic Advisor

Katie Escalera

 

Katie Escalera

Academic Advisor

 

Jaclyn Bangara

 

Jaclyn Banaga

Academic Advisor

 

Serena Watton

 

Serena Watton

Academic Advisor

 

Kayna Anderson

 

Kayna Anderson

Academic Advisor

Matt Herrera

Matt Herrera

Academic Advisor

Gracie Dodson

Gracie Dodson

Academic Advisor

 

Athletic Advisors

Louise Torgerson

Louise Torgerson

Lead Athletics

Academic Advisor

 

Football, M. Soccer, W. Basketball, Softball, Golf

Kyle Ross

Kyle Ross

Lead Athletics

Academic Advisor

 

Football, Baseball, Indoor & Beach Volleyball, Tennis

*Wrestling is with Carly Head

Zach Reed

Zach Reed

Lead Athletics

Academic Advisor

 

M. Basketball, Track & Field, Cross Country, Swimming & Diving, W. Soccer

 

Graduate Assistants

Cynthia Avila Alfaro

Cynthia Avila Alfaro

Graduate Assistant

Collin Marfia

Collin Marfia

Graduate Assistant

Joe Albrecht

Joe Albrecht

Graduate Assistant

Peer Advisors

 

Nura

Nura

Jay

Jay

Student Assistants

First Year Advising Center Mission

The Mustang Success Center provides an inclusive environment that supports first time freshmen students with their transition and integration into Cal Poly. The center’s staff provides accessible academic advising that guides students to clear pathways of success and timely graduation. Through individual appointments, group advising sessions, and workshops, the advisors help students:

  • Understand University policies and procedures
  • Offer a full range of proactive academic services
  • Refer students to appropriate campus resources
  • Provide leadership in coordinating College and University programs that support student success.

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