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Advising Staff

Meet the Advising Staff in the College of Engineering!

Meeting with your advisor promotes a guiding relationship in which your advisor is committed to helping you assess your own academic and career values and goals, and develop strategies to accomplish those goals.


Nick BalserNick Balser

Team Leader of Advising
Academic Advisor

Civil &Environmental

Sandra BrownSandra Brown

Academic Advisor

Information Technology, Undeclared Mechancial & Aerospace

Jean GruenewaldJean Gruenewald

Academic Advisor

Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering 

Support Staff

Laura Pierce

Laura Pierce

Office Support Associate

Advising Mission

The academic advising team in the College of Engineering is committed to building strong relationships with our students.  We work together with students to set goals for their academic, professional and personal life.  Advisors help guide students through their programs and help them understand the curriculum, requirements, policies and procedures.  We assist with course selection, graduation plans, academic and campus resources, and access to career building opportunities.  The advisors encourage student independence, are focused on increasing retention within the College, and emphasize the standards for our five Pillars of Pursuit.  Our advising team utilizes high standards of integrity, collaboration and excellence when meeting with each student.  We are here to provide a safe place where the student can share their thoughts, aspirations, concerns and interests.  We strive to make the college experience the best it can be.

Tell Us How We’re Doing!

Your advising team is here to serve you throughout your educational career, every step of the way. Help us help you!

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