Office of Advising

Your success is important to us at Jackson State and sometimes life can get in the way of being a successful student. That is why each degree-seeking student at Jackson State is assigned an Advisor. Most students begin with an Advising Coach as their assigned advisor. Advising Coaches can connect you to student support services, academic support services, and community resources based on your need. Your Advising Coach also receives weekly attendance reports from each of your instructors and may reach out to you based on those reports to help keep you on track. Additionally, Advising Coaches can serve as your guide to transfer opportunities to 4-year institutions after completing your degree at Jackson State. Have a question and don't know who to ask? Ask your Advising Coach!

Meet the Advising Team!

Photo of Will ShullWill Shull
Director of Advising

Photo of Nikki CastlesNikki Castles
Relational Advising Coach

Photo of Donetta PoissonDonetta Poisson
First Steps Advisor

Photo of Kara JonesKara Jones
First Steps Advisor

Photo of Oliver RiegerOliver Rieger
First Steps Advisor

Photo of Lauren GrinderLauren Grinder
Next Steps Advisor


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