Council on Advising and Student Support

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:

  1. 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.

  2. Coordinates sharing of knowledge and best practices for supporting students across divisions and academic departments.

  3. Champions a culture of care for staff who support students, cultivating their sense of belonging, wellness, professional recognition and growth.

  4. Establishes common expectations for the use of tools and resources for advising and academic support.

  5. 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 2023-2024 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
  • 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
  • Sharon Mueller, Assistant Dean of Advising, College of Letters & Science

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.

Council on Advising and Student Support Committee Members

  • Lisa García Bedolla, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies & Dean of the Graduate Division
  • Oliver O'Reilly, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Micki Antovich, Assistant Dean & Director, New Student Services
  • Sandra Bass, PhD, Associate Dean & Director, Public Service Center
  • Susan Cass, Manager, Central Evaluation Unit
  • Eleonor Castillo, Director, Student Learning Center
  • Zachary Chestnut, Departmental Advisory Group (DAG) Representative
  • Derek Coates, Manager, Program Access Compliance
  • Maura Daly, Director of Undergraduate Student Services, College of Chemistry
  • Amber Dillon, Summer Sessions, Study Abroad, Lifelong Learning and Extension
  • Joshua Dullaghan, Assistant Dean of Instruction and Student Affairs, Rausser College of Natural Resources 
  • Ivor Emmanuel, Director, Berkeley International Office 
  • Roseanne Fong, Director of Undergraduate Advising, College of Letters & Science
  • Elinor Gregorio, Director of Academic & Student Affairs, Haas Undergraduate Program
  • Cruz Grimaldo, Associate Vice Chancellor & Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Flint Hahn, Senior UX Designer & BOA/Learning Analytics Service Lead, Research, Teaching, & Learning
  • Rosalind Johnson, Director of Enrollment, Equity & Success
  • Jenna Johnson-Hanks, Executive Dean, College of Letters & Science
  • Hitesh Kamisetty, ASUC Representative
  • Eunice Kwon, Director of Asian Pacific American Student Development, Centers for Centers for Educational Justice & Community Engagement
  • Julian Ledesma, Executive Director, Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence (CE3)
  • Sunny Lee, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students, Student Affairs
  • Jeret Lemontt, Director of Degrees, Graduate Division
  • Kenneth Lin, Graduate Assembly Representative
  • Shana Love, Associate Director, Berkeley Connect
  • Dania Matos, Vice Chancellor, Equity & Inclusion
  • Chris McLean, Assistant Director, University Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Fabrizio Mejia, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Equity and Success
  • Sharon Mueller, Assistant Dean of Advising, College of Letters & Science
  • Femi Ogundele, Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management and Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
  • Nili Ovaici, Service Manager, Student Information Systems
  • Omar Ramirez, Director, Undergraduate Advising, College of Environmental Design
  • Sarah Reed, University Registrar 
  • Shareena Samson, Interim Director of Advising and Policy, College of Engineering
  • Steve Sutton, Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
  • Donna Vivar, Manager, Advising Strategy and Training
  • Diana White, Asst. Athletics Director, Leadership & Personal Development, Cameron Institute  
  • Martin White, Undergraduate Council (UGC) Representative
  • TBD, Graduate Council (GC) Representative

Staff support to the Council:

  • Beatriz Brando, Institutional Research Manager, Office of Planning & Analysis
  • Catherine Cronquist Browning, Chief of Staff & Assistant Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education
  • Erryn Rivers, Institutional Research Analyst, Office of Planning & Analysis
  • Liza Schlosser-Olroyd, Communications Specialist, Research, Teaching, and Learning
  • Anthony Yuen, Project/Policy Analyst, Undergraduate Education