University-wide Advising and Leadership

University Academic Advising provides central coordination for the Advising Network through the Provost Office to enhance the campus-wide student experience with academic advising in collaboration with colleges and departments who provide the oversight and delivery of advising services.

University Academic Advising coordinates the foundation for enhancing equitable student advising experiences, determining strategic outreach, and utilizing data to increase the positive impact of advising services.

Advising Mission

Guided by CSU’s Principles of community and the land-grant mission of access and equity, we achieve our vision through an integrated community of advisors who engage in intentional, holistic, and relationship-centered interactions to empower all students to navigate their unique paths and foster learning, development and academic success.

Gaye DiGregorio

Executive Director for University Academic Advising


  • Oversight and ensure university-wide support of maximum utilization of advising technology tools (I.e. Navigate)
  • Vision and leadership of the ASC/Advising Network
  • Advising College/Department Coordinators Working Group
  • ASC/Advisor Tiered Advancement process
Sean Wernert

Sean Wernert-Eighmy

Director of Advising, Student Achievement


  • Supervision for the following areas:
    • Exploratory Studies Advising,
    • Health Professions Advising,
    • Advising Training & Professional Development
  •  Advising assessment reports for the ASC/Advisor network inclusive of Advisor reports, communication data, appointment data, and unit reports
  • Liaison to ASC/Advisor Input
  • Chair University Committee on Academic Advising
Jill Putman

Jill Putman

Associate Director for Outreach and Support


  • Oversees Outreach and Support through implementation of  university-wide early warning and intervention initiatives to proactively support academic success
  • CSU academic policies, represent Student Achievement in policy discussions, and provide administrative support for Committee on Scholastic Standards
  • Chair the Probation Outreach Committee and Student Progress Report Committee
  • Co-chair the Taking Stock Visioning Committee and U-Turn Planning Committee,

Advising Training & Development Unit

Latoya Noel

Latoya Noel

Assistant Director for Advising Training and Professional Development


  • Coordinates Advising Training and Development Program
  • Communication to the advising network,
  • Navigate support, training and management
  • Coordinates ASC/Advisor Network Meetings, training and professional development sessions, and Retreats
  •  Manage MS Teams and Advising at CSU website
  • Advising Orientation, Advising Summit and on-going development
John Heisel

John Heisel

Advising Operations Coordinator


  • Management and support of the Success Tools Help Tickets
  • Student Success Access Request
  • EAB Navigate Administrator
  • Student Success-Support Materials
  • Navigate Configuration Reports
  • Manage Advising Network MS Teams and Advising@CSU website
  • Navigate Training and Development Series

Advising Training and Development Unit works to provide general, introductory foundations-of-advising information, professional resources, best-practice guides, and student success tools. Most resources are accessible to the CSU community. Some success tools and trainings are specific to an academic term, or event, and require additional training.

  • Training
  • Professional development
  • Caseload management technology
  • Communication 
  • Network meetings