The WCBA Student Services Center in the Williamson College of Business Administration (WCBA) is staffed by six full-time, master’s degree-level professionals who are available to assist WCBA students and students interested in a WCBA major. WCBA Academic Advisors help students in many ways including academic planning, degree progress, academic success strategies, campus resource referrals, and general guidance. Students are encouraged to meet with their WCBA Academic Advisor at least once a semester to discuss their academic goals and achievements. 

Who is my WCBA Academic Advisor?

Most WCBA students take YSU 1500 Success Seminar in their first semester at Youngstown State University. The YSU 1500 instructor serves as a student’s academic advisor throughout their first year of college. At the end of the first year, students are assigned a WCBA Academic Advisor based on their major and/or the first letter of their last name. WCBA students can schedule an appointment with their Academic Advisor through the online scheduling program HANDSHAKE (access through the Penguin Portal).

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New WCBA Academic Advisor
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Anne-Marie Alexander

Anne-Marie Alexander
Academic Advisor
Business, Economic Majors
Last Names D-L

Schedule an Appointment: HANDSHAKE (accessed through the Penguin Portal, Select WCBA: Academic Advising for Students with Last Names E-L)

Nikeesha Austin

Nikeesha Austin
Academic Advisor
Business, Economic Majors
Last Names B, M-R

Schedule an Appointment: HANDSHAKE (accessed through the Penguin Portal,
Select WCBA: Academic Advising for
Students with Last Names M-R)


 

Susan Carfolo

Susan Carfolo
Academic Advisor
Business, Economic Majors
Last Names C, S-Z

Schedule an Appointment: HANDSHAKE (accessed through the Penguin Portal,
Select WCBA: Academic Advising for
Students with Last Names S-Z)

Sandi Pendleton

Sandi Pendleton
Academic Advisor
Communication Studies, Journalism, Telecommunication Studies majors
Last Names C, S-Z
Schedule an Appointment: HANDSHAKE (accessed through the Penguin Portal,
Select WCBA: Communication Studies, Journalism, Telecommunication Studies majors)

Mary Coller

Mary Coller
Director

Academic Advisor
WCBA Business Leaders and
Business, Economics majors

Last Names A
Schedule an Appointment: HANDSHAKE (accessed through the Penguin Portal,
Select WCBA: Business Leaders)