Academic Advising Council

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UNCW Academic Advising Council (AAC) Executive Board 



Name: Mark Forbes

Department: College of Health and Human Services

Title: Student Success Advisor



Vice Chair 

Name: Kristine Hopkins

Department: Cameron School of Business

Title: Director of Cameron Advising Center



Name: Becky Hardy

Department: College of Health and Human Services

Title: Student Success Advisor



Name: Kristen Nice 

Department: University College

Title: Business Services Coordinator




Name: Shannon Pease

Department: Student-Athlete Support Services

Title: Assistant Director


Faculty Representative

Name: Dr. Erica Noles

Department: Psychology

Title: Lecturer and Undergraduate Coordinator

Staff Representative

Name: Maggie Bannon

Department: College of Arts & Sciences

Title: Academic Services Coordinator



Membership & Communications Coordinator 

Name: Keryn Vickers

Department: University College

Title: Academic Advisor

UNCW Academic Advising Council Ex-Officio Members

  • Dr. Diana Ashe, Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Dr. Kate Bruce, Director of Honors Program/Prof Psychology
  • Dr. Amy Cavanaugh, Staff Psychologist and Training Coordinator, Counseling Center
  • Ms. Jennifer Fernandez-Villa, Director of International Student & Scholar Services
  • Dr. Kent Guion, Chief Diversity Officer
  • Mr. Fred Holding, Director, Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid
  • Ms. Christina Logan, Director, Transition Programs
  • Dr. Beverly McGuire, Director, University Studies & Associate Professor, PAR
  • Ms. Jennie McNeilly, Senior Associate Dean, DOS
  • Mr. Marcio Moreno, Director, Admissions & Enrollment Management
  • Mr. Thom Rakes, Director, Career Center & Assistant to VCSA
  • Mr. Drew Scales – Athletic Academic Advisor
  • Ms. Sheri Shaw, CHHS Assistant Dean of Student Success
  • Ms. LeAnne Smith, WCE Academic Advisor
  • Dr. Paul Townend, Associate VC & Dean, Undergraduate Studies
  • Ms. Beverly Vagnerini, Consulting Services Support Director, ITS
  • Mr. Freeman Whitney, Associate Registrar
  • Mr. Will Wilkinson, Director Writing Services Coordinator