Department of Science Department of Science

Academic Advising

Developmental and Dynamic

Academic advising is a key component to a student’s success. At WSU Tri-Cities, academic advising is mandatory and allows students to build a relationship with their advisor that will last throughout your time on campus.

Advisors assist students in navigating the university, planning their educational career, learning the skills needed for academic success, and accessing the resources, services, and academic opportunities that will help them graduate and start a career.

Pre-Certified Majors

If you are not yet certified in a major, then you will meet with a Retention Specialist who will help you transition to campus, connect with faculty, and get started on an academic pathway.

Tammy Castrellon, Academic Advisor
CIC 125G, 509-372-7382

Keri Lobdell, Student Success Specialist
TRiO Student Support Services
East 203, 509-372-7156

Certified Majors in General Sciences

If you are certified in a major, you will work with a Completion Coach who will advise you in your junior and senior level coursework, foster your relationships with faculty, and connect students to internships and cooperative learning experiences.

Mysti Meiers, Senior Academic Advisor
CIC 125H, 509-372-7472

Certified Majors in the Pre-Health Sciences

Dr. Elly Sweet, Clinical Assistant Professor
ICB Suite A, 509-372-7525


Last Updated: October 15, 2015