Contact the Wellstar Advising Center

Wellstar College Advising Center
Prillaman Health Sciences Building, Room 1003
Kennesaw State University
520 Parliament Garden Way NW, MD 4107
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591

Have Questions?

Email us at or call us at (470) 578-3211

Meet the Team

General Office Rules

  1. Due to scheduling availability, Advisors are unable to "squeeze students in" between their appointments or allow for same-day appointments. No exceptions.
  2. Due to the volume of requests, emailing individual advisors may not be the fastest way to ensure that more time-sensitive needs are met. Please read our "How to Visit" section for the best ways to connect with our team.
  • brittany jones

    Director, Academic Advising
    (470) 578-4925
    HS 1013

  • oksana flores

    Office Manager
    (470) 578-3502
    HS 1010

  • chaunty bonaparte foster

    Lead Academic Advisor
    (470) 578-2881
    HS 1011

  • jaclyn buice

    Lead Academic Advisor, Transfer Specialist
    (470) 578-6544
    HS 1007

  • Guillermo Teixeira

    Lead Academic Advisor, Transfer Specialist
    (470) 578-2625
    HS 1008

  • abbie shipp

    Academic Advisor
    (470) 578-5720

  • cecil staub

    Academic Advisor
    (470) 578-2333
    HS 1012

  • caroline suarez villalba

    Academic Advisor
    (470) 578-5714
    HS 1022

  • justin hamsness

    Academic Advisor
    (470) 578-5969
    HS 1022

  • rebecca adams

    Academic Advisor
    (470) 578-7019
    HS 1015

  • Brandon Walker

    Academic Advisor
    (470) 578-5968
    HS 1022

  • ansley snowden

    Career and Internship Advisor
    (470) 578-7580
    HS 1110

Roles and Responsibilities

An academic advisor is a student's guide to success at Kennesaw State University. The advisement process allows a student to create a relationship with an advisor who can assist with planning a educational career, learning the skills needed for academic success, and connecting the student to a variety of campus resources and services.

Academic advising is a collaborative process between student and advisor. The student's relationship with an advisor is a two-way street by which both have defined responsibilities for ensuring a successful partnership.

Advisor Responsibilities

  • Treat each student with respect and dignity
  • Be honest and solution oriented
  • Explain program admission and degree completion requirements
  • Assist in planning courses and an appropriate course load based on a major
  • Discuss implications of schedule adjustments (adding, dropping, or withdrawing from courses)
  • Explain how to read and review a DegreeWorks degree audit
  • Assist with academic major exploration and changing a major or minor
  • Discuss alternate/parallel majors as needed
  • Discuss strategies for success in college (time management, study tips, and signing up for tutoring in the Learning Center)
  • Guide students to appropriate campus resources as needed

Student Responsibilities

  • Meet with an academic advisor to review courses and discuss registration each semester—or, as needed
  • Discuss implications of schedule adjustments, including course withdrawal, with an academic advisor and the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Confirm major/minor selections through your OwlExpress page
  • Understand the requirements for a selected major and/or minor, including courses, application procedures, department policies, and GPA/grade requirements
  • Consider alternate/parallel degree plans