The Council on Advising and Student Support and Executive Committee
Council on Advising and Student Success Charge
The Council on Advising and Student Support (CASS) promotes the craft, quality, and consistency of student support across the undergraduate, graduate, and professional student experience. The Council:
Works to ensure that our policies, systems, and practices support student access and success, and contribute to creating an equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist campus community.
Coordinates sharing of knowledge and best practices for supporting students across divisions and academic departments.
Champions a culture of care for staff who support students, cultivating their sense of belonging, wellness, professional recognition and growth.
Establishes common expectations for the use of tools and resources for advising and academic support.
Encourages innovation and multiple methods of service delivery as we envision the future of student-serving professions.
The membership of the Executive Committee for the Council on Advising and Student Support for 2021-2022 is:
- Lisa García Bedolla (Co-Chair), Vice Provost for Graduate Studies & Dean of the Graduate Division
- Oliver M. O'Reilly (Co-Chair), Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
- Donna Vivar, Manager of Advising Strategy & Training
- Dania Matos,Vice Chancellor of Equity and Inclusion
- Jennifer (Jenna) Johnson-Hanks,Executive Dean, College of Letters & Science
- Stephen (Steve) Sutton,Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
- Olufemi (Femi) Ogundele,Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management & Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
The Council on Advising and Student Support is co-chaired by the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies & Dean of the Graduate Division, and includes directors and representatives from student service units across campus. Additionally, the Council on Advising and Student Support includes four faculty representatives as well as representatives from the Graduate Assembly and Associated Students of the University of California. Chairs may designate additional staff as appropriate.