Academics

Academic Coaching

To support the freshman journey, students will be matched with their own personal academic coach. Students meet with coaches 30 minutes each week they are enrolled in the First Year Seminar. Together they will review study skills and habits, monitor grades, plan course schedules, and identify learning resources that will support their academic success.

At the end of the coaching experience, students will

  • Know requirements needed to complete their chosen academic program
  • Utilize campus resources to enhance their learning experience
  • Understand how to successfully navigate university life

All phone numbers at La Sierra use the following format: (951) 785-####.

Academic Coach Directory

ALEXANDRA RAMIREZ

Academic Advising Coach
Sierra Vista Hall 115A
Extension: 2852
aramirez@lasierra.edu

BRANDEE EISELE

Academic Advising Coach
Sierra Vista Hall 115B
Extension: 2417
beisele@lasierra.edu

CALLIE ROSE BLACKSHEAR

Academic Advising Coach II
Sierra Vista Hall 114B
Extension: 2822
cblacksh@lasierra.edu

DEBORAH HOWARD

Academic Advising Coach
Sierra Vista Hall 118B
Extension: 2985
dhoward@lasierra.edu

DEPAUL WILLIAMS

Academic Advising Coach II
Sierra Vista Hall 116
Extension: 2895
Dwilliam2@lasierra.edu 

JENNY PARK

Academic Advising Coach
Sierra Vista Hall
Extension: TBD

JESSICA CHUNG

Academic Advising Coach
Sierra Vista Hall 113
Extension: 2540
jchung@lasierra.edu

JOHN SUTTER

Academic Advising Coach
Sierra Vista Hall 114D
Extension: 2480
Ksutter1@lasierra.edu

LEANNE GALVAN

Academic Advising Coach
Sierra Vista Hall 118C
Extension: 2992
lgalvan@lasierra.edu

LUKE SWARTZ

Academic Advising Coach
Sierra Vista Hall
Extension: TBD

RICKY KIM

Academic Advising Coach
Sierra Vista Hall 118A
Extension: 2535
rkim@lasierra.edu

ROSIE SANDOVAL

Academic Advising Coach
Sierra Vista Hall 115D
Extension: 2387
rsandova@lasierra.edu

STEPHEN URIBE

Academic Advising Coach II
Criminal Justice Campus
Extension: 2275
suribe@lasierra.edu

DAHLIE CONFERIDO, M.A.

Associate Director for First-Year Experience
Sierra Vista Hall 114C
Extension: 2452
dconferi@lasierra.edu