Stephen F. Austin State University

Meet Our Advisors

STUDENT SUCCESS ADVISORS for the James I. Perkins College of Education

The James I. Perkins College of Education, Student Services and Advising Center has 6 full-time specialized Student Success Advisors. These advisors meet with SFA students every semester until they graduate; keeping them on track with their degree plans, establishing tentative coursework schedules, providing academic counseling and leading students towards positivity and success utilizing available campus resources.

HOW TO GET IN TOUCH WITH AN ADVISOR

Student Success Advisors typically have fully booked schedules, with back to back 30 minute appointments. Due to the high demand of previously scheduled appointments and requirement to follow the SFA FERPA Confidentiality Policy, Advisors are unable to assist students and parents over the phone.

To be in touch with an advisor, you have two options:

Student Success Advisors are unable to advise SFA on-campus undergraduate students through email. If you are in an Online Completer Program, please be sure to communicate regularly via email with your Advisor. If you would like to speak on the phone with your Advisor, please email them to establish a convenient callback time.

Schedule your Student Success Advising Appointment early in the current semester, to be able to register during registration week for the upcoming semester!

For further questions not related to specific advising questions, please call our front desk at 936.468.2901.

Meet Your Advisor

Belinda Vanglahn
Belinda Vanglahn - Student Success Advisor Educational Background: BAAS from Stephen F. Austin State University Office: McKibben Building, Room 118

Advises for the following programs:

Kinesiology: Fitness and Human Performance

Brandy Bishop
Brandy Bishop - Student Success Advisor Educational Background: BS Agriculture Development Teaching at SFA; Currently pursuing M.Ed. in Secondary Education concentrating in Psychology Office: McKibben Building, Room 118

Advises for the following programs:

Health Science

Rehabilitation Services

Mid-Level Grades 4-8 Teaching

Dance

Julie Pipes
Julie Pipes - Student Success Advisor Educational Background: BS Sociology 2014 at Stephen F. Austin State University Office: McKibben Building, Room 118

Advises for the following programs:

Communication Disorders

Family and Consumer Sciences

Kinesiology: All-Level Teaching

Raquel Skidmore
Raquel Skidmore - Student Success Advisor Educational Background: Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma Office: McKibben Building, Room 118

Advises for the following program:

Elementary Education: Generalist EC-6

Sara Cole
Sara Cole - Student Success Advisor Educational Background: BS Agriculture in 2003 at Stephen F. Austin Stae University; MIS Interdisciplinary Studies at Stephen F. Austin State University in 2011 Office: McKibben Building, Room 118

Advises for the following programs:

Fashion Merchandising & Interior Merchandising

Food, Nutrition and Dietetics

Hospitality Administration

Interior Design

Stephanie Strahl
Stephanie Strahl - Student Success Advisor Educational Background: BA Psychology in 2000 at Baylor University, MA Psychology in 2008 at Stephen F. Austin State University Office: McKibben Building, Room 118

Advises for the following programs:

Special Education: All-Level Teaching

Deaf and Hard of Hearing: All-Level Teaching

Child and Family Development

Ma'Toya Cato
Ma'Toya Cato - Graduate Assistant Educational Background: BAS Mutlidisciplinary Studies with emphasis in African American Culture and Society from University of Oklahoma in 2010; Currently pursuing Masters in Social Work at Stephen F. Austin State University Office: McKibben Building, Room 118

Meets with students for the following programs:

Secondary Education Teaching Minors

All-Level Teaching Undergraduate Majors from Other Colleges