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Advisor Resources and Contacts

Advisor Resources and Contacts

COS Advisors

Central COS Academic Advisors

Jen Olarra, COS Head Advisor

Kris Gage, COS Student Success Coordinator

Advisors by Department

First Year Student Mathematics Advisors:
Dave Wing,
Sara Clark,

Physics Advisors or

College Advisors

For a complete list of all OSU academic advisors and counselors, go to the Canvas for Advisors page.

Agricultural Sciences

Head Advisor: Michelle McAllaster
Alternative Email:

College of Agricultural Sciences Advisor Directory


Head Advisor: Kyle Ross
Alternative Email:

College of Business Advisor Directory

Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Head Advisor: Mary Chuinard
Alternative Email:

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences Advisor Directory


Head Advisor: TBD
104G Furman Hall


Head Advisor: Brett Jeter
Alternative Email:

College of Engineering Advisor Directory

Liberal Arts

Head Advisor: Tristen Shay
Alternative Email:

College of Liberal Arts Advisor Directory


Head Advisor: Angela Austin
Alternative Email:

Pharmacy Advisor Directory

Public Health and Human Sciences

Head Advisor: Erin Heim
Alternative Email:

Public Health and Human Sciences

University Exploratory Studies Program (Undeclared Majors)

Head Advisor: Kerry Kincanon
Alternative Email:

University Exploratory Studies Program Advisor Directory

University Honors College

Head Advisor: Rebekah Lancelin
Alternative Email:

University Honors College Advisors Directory

OSU Cascades Campus

Head Advisor: Dianna McGinnis

Cascades Advisor Directory

Changing Major/Program

College procedures for major declaration

Pre-Approved Minors List & Declaration Protocol


  • Students requesting overrides for classes must be directed to the department offering the course; our office/any advisor cannot issue overrides.
  • Chemistry, Math, and Biochemistry & Biophysics overrides now have a form to fill out on the following websites, just have a student go on their laptop/our computers and fill out the form.
  • Writing 121 overrides can be sent to Steven Kunert:
    • The department does not issue overrides for WR 121 past the first week of the term.
  • LBCC Overrides: If students are taking a series at OSU, but wants to finish the series at LBCC, but need an override to finish the series, overrides are done online here and will take a couple days to process.

Office of the Registrar

  • Class standing
  • Ordering OSU transcripts
  • Deficient Foreign Language hold (and student took language coursework at OSU)
  • Re-setting MyOregonState password
  • Upper division credit deficiency holds
  • Late changes of registration
  • Change of grading basis
  • Withdraw from the University
  • Academic residency

PDF of directory of the Office of the Registrar

Kristin Benson, Associate Registrar-Compliance

  • Oversees teams handling graduation, technology, projects, continued academic athletic eligibility, veterans certification, and FERPA compliance
  • PELP
  • Academic Fresh Start
  • veteran priority registration
  • ROTC commission letters
  • compliance-related records changes
  • ARC and ASC ex-officio

Rick Brown, Military Student Services Specialist

  • VA education benefit certification
  • TA contracts and benefits
  • tuition programs for military-connected students

Karren Cholewinski, Executive Assistant to the Associate Provost & Registrar

  • Appointments w/Rebecca
  • Visa Commencement Letters
  • Conference room questions/reservations
  • Notary services and questions Administration, Conference Room Reservations

Justin Curtis, VA Education Benefit Compliance Officer

  • Questions regarding VA policy interpretation and procedures

Allyson Dean, Communications, Research, and Policy Manager

  • Data requests
  • Training requests
  • Communications

Office of Admissions

  • Transfer credit articulation
  • Deficient Foreign Language hold (and student took language coursework elsewhere or took proficiency test)
  • High school transcript holds
  • Timeline for transcript evaluations from other institutions
  • Where should transfer credit transcripts be sent?
  • Residency questions (for billing)
  • Admission Application PIN reset or login reset
  • Student Recruitment
  • Degree Partnership Program

Residency questions:
Articulation errors, edits, updates:
Transfer decisions, applications:
Post bacc decisions, applications:
General application questions:
Final High School transcript holds/other transcript holds:
Admissions foreign language clearing:
Non-degree application questions:
Checking if a transcript or test scores have been received for an applicant/student:

Blake Vawter, Sr. Associate Director of Admissions

  • Responsible for OSU admissions team
  • Support for Slate
  • Off-site recruitment questions

Rick DeBellis, Associate Director of Enrollment Management/Partnership Programs

  • Coordinates OSU Degree Partnership Program
  • Main contact for HI partnership schools

Erin Rau, Assoc. Director, Operations

  • Oversees Admissions evaluations and operations teams
  • Transcript articulations, course equivalency articulations

Heather Wofford, Sr. Assistant Director of Admissions for Multicultural Recruitment

  • Responsible for Multicultural student recruitment efforts and events
  • Support/contact for on-campus recruitment events

Bridget Jones, Sr. Associate Director, Transfer Student Admissions

  • Oversees Transfer Student Recruitment team
  • OSU Transfer "Drive-In" (to be renamed)
  • Transfer student recruitment events (on-and off-campus)

Noah Buckley, Director, Office of Admissions

Jose Ceja Garibay, Manager - Transfer Student Services

Melissa Lee, Transfer Services Manager

  • Supports students currently at Portland Community College campuses who intend to transfer to OSU
  • Former Transfer Student Advisor for COS, can help with COS transfer student support and questions

Financial Aid

General office contacts available in the Canvas for Advisors site.

Kathleen Hayes, Administrative Support

  • Helpful with general student questions and support

Financial Aid: General Info

As of March 23, 2020, the Office of Financial Aid will not offer in-person advising in response to COVID-19 safety protocol recommendations.

  • We will be available by phone 10 am–4 pm Monday through Friday at 541-737-2241.
  • We will also have Zoom advising as an option between 10 am–4 pm Monday through Friday.
  • Please call our office to set up a Zoom appointment and for other information about our operations while our office is closed to in-person visits. Alternatively, email our office anytime at as well.

College of Science Scholarships

Jen Olarra

  • Student eligibility, exceptions, applications, and student account payments

Tze-Yiu Yong

  • Foundation account support, ScholarDollars support

OSU Scholarships

Educational Opportunities Program

EOP Staff Directory

Dorian Smith & Jason Dorsette - Black Student Access Initiative

  • Black student support
  • Black Community connections and support

Raina Martinez - DACA Student Support

TRiO/Student Support Services

TRiO/Student Support Services Staff Directory

College Assistance Migrant Program

College Assistance Migrant Program Staff Directory

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

Human Services Resource Center

Human Services Resource Center Staff Directory

Department Administration

Dean's Office


Willie Elfering, Military & Veteran Resources Advisor

  • A convenient point of contact.
  • An evolving network of university-wide partnerships working to continuously improve programs and services.
  • A conduit to local, state, federal, and university programs and services.
  • A connection to other student veterans.
  • A place to relax or work on your course work on campus.

Veteran Certifying Officials

  • Getting started with your VA Educational Benefits.
  • Facilitation of VA Certification Paperwork.
  • Financial questions associated with your VA benefits.
  • In-State tuition rates for student veterans.
  • Priority Registration.


Dr. Kate Halischak, Director, Student Athlete Academic Services
321 Beth Ray Center


Kate Kerish, INTO OSU Academic Success Coordinator
182 ILLC

  • Very helpful with INTO student progression
  • INTO student advising & registration

Elena Sapp, Director, Academic Programs INTO OSU
180 ILLC

Ernest Shirosky, INTO OSU Undergraduate Pathways Program Manager
182 ILLC

Jerry Daniels, INTO OSU Undergraduate Progression Advisor
B009c Kerr Admin Bldg

INTO OSU Website

INTO Contact Directory

International Student Success

Office of International Services Contacts

Alternate Link to Contacts

Office of International Services Website

Transfer Professionals Directory

Transfer Professionals Directory

Central Lost and Found

Report a lost item



CORD 1003

CoSINe website

Helpdesk ticket

Undergraduate Research in Science & the Arts

Undergraduate Research in Science & the Arts Contacts

Undergraduate Research in Science & the Arts Website

Disability Access Services

Disability Access Services Staff Directory

Disability Access Services Website

E-Campus Success Coaching

E-Campus Success Coach Directory