WHAT CAN MY ADVISOR DO FOR ME?

Valparaiso University is committed to excellence. That same commitment to academic excellence is extended to advising practices. Entering students are assigned an academic advisor to assist them in selecting a curriculum, meeting university requirements, and making the most of their studies.

Your advisor can sign your registration forms, S/U forms, degree application forms, and other various paperwork, but that is not the extent that your advisor can assist you in reaching your goals and getting your degree.

Your advisor is able to help in many ways:

  • Improve your study habits
  • Improve your test taking skills
  • Arrange your schedule for a study abroad
  • Prepare for the career fair
  • Link you to campus resources
  • Direct you to counseling services on campus
  • Keep on top of deadlines
  • Add a minor
  • Provide career resources
  • Keep you informed of campus activities
  • Listen

Ultimately, you are responsible for your own education and are expected to read the catalog, know the policies and follow your plan of study, but your advisor will help navigate the way for you.

University Advisors:

Margaret Franson

Advisor for all Christ College students and majors/minors in humanities

Christ College Link

Victoria Brockett

Victoria Brockett

Advisor of Education: Elementary, Secondary, Special Education, and Graduate Initial Licensure

Patricia Jarosz

Patricia Jarosz

 Advisor of Kinesiology, Psychology, Social Work and Pre-Allied Health

Paula Katsahnias

Advisor of Art, Communication, International Studies, Theatre

Nancy Scannell

Assistant Dean of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences Link

Myra Crawford

Myra Crawford

Assessment Coordinator and Advisor

The College of Business Link


Joy Davis


Joy Davis

Academic Advisor for the College of Business

Deborah Singer

Deborah Singer

Advisor of All College of Business Majors/Minors

Kimberly Jana Tomkiewicz

Kimberly Jana Tomkiewicz

Program Advisor for Graduate IT Programs

Natalie Rivich

Natalie Rivich

Advisor of BSN Transfer Students, Accelerated Students, International Students and RN-BSN Students

Bianca Villarruel

Bianca Villarruel

Advisor of Health Care Leadership and Health Science (5 Year Physician Assistant Program)

Jennifer Easthope

Jennifer Easthope

Advisor of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Premedical Arts

 

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CAA Vision Statement
The Valparaiso University Council of Academic Advisors will be recognized in higher education for exemplary academic advising and as a resource for best practices in fostering student success.

CAA Mission Statement
The CAA strives to empower students to reflect on their vocations, take ownership of their education and professional development, and to lead and serve in the ever-changing global community.


To view the entire Vision, Mission and Values Statements click here.

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