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.

University-Wide Advising & Leadership

Gaye DiGregorio

Executive Director for University Academic Advising & Advocacy


  • 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-Eighmy

Director of University Academic Advising Advocacy


  • 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

University Academic Advising and Advocacy Department 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,
  • utilizing data to increase the positive impact of advising services.

Advising Training & Development Unit

Latoya Noel

Assistant Director for Advising Training and 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
Portrait of John Heisel in the Collaborative for Student Achievement. May 10, 2023

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. This unit serves as application administrators for EAB Navigate student success software. Also, their main scope is to assist advisors to support students enrolled at CSU.

  • Training and Professional development
  • Supporting ⁠Advising Competencies
  • Navigate – caseload management and student success technology
  • Advising communication and meetings