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Academic Advising

Important College of Business Advising Updates

Effective immediately the College of Business Advising Center will be conducting advisement sessions and appointments remotely. Absolutely no exceptions will be made. If you already have an appointment scheduled, please note that it will automatically be moved to a phone appointment. This also means that our office will be closed to any in-person drop in appointments as well. If you have specific questions, please reach out to your advisor directly via phone or e-mail.

Helpful Links:

If you need assistance with planning for your summer or fall schedule, please complete the form listed below. Your advisor will follow up with a plan of study.

If you need to change your major or add a minor (within the College of Business),

For technology support regarding your online coursework:

For updated COVID-19 information as it pertains to the University:


College of Business Academic Advisement is an essential part of the educational process. College of Business Academic Advisors are professionals who provide resources, guidance and support to undergraduate students.

As part of the advising experience students will explore, define, and develop an educational plan of action to achieve their academic goals.

Students who have a declared College of Business major and have earned at least 24 hours are advised in the College of Business Advisement Center.General and first year students who wish to declare a business major are advised in University College Academic Advisement or through the Honors Program until they are admitted into the College of Business. All College of Business advisors are able to speak with business administration minor students.

When should I schedule an appointment?

  • Avoid the waiting in line and make an appointment prior to Advanced Registration opening.  Advisors are available for long term planning appointments all semester.

How can I cancel an appointment?

  • Please call us at least 24 hours ahead of your appointment to cancel or you can cancel your appointment online.

How do I schedule an appointment?

Please click on the academic advisor who advises your College of Business major to review their availability and schedule an appointment.

Nicholas Finnessey

Nicholas Finnessey
Advisor for Business Administration, International Business (P-Z)

Brent Kane

Brent Kane
Advisor for Accounting

Kathy Sims

Kathy Sims
Advisor for Finance and Risk
Management & Insurance


Ginny Smith

Ginny Smith
Coordinator for Academic Advisement
Advisor for Marketing (A-P), International Business (A-O)


Brittney Viette

Brittney Vietti
Advisor for all Management, Business Information Systems, Business Education, Marketing (Q-Z)


Diana Woodring

Diana Woodring
Office Support Specialist
Academic Advising


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