Academic Advising Staff
The ASC offers various methods for academic advising. Students may schedule an advising appointment in person, over the phone or by visiting our online advising tutorial by clicking here.
Academic Success Center (ASC)
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4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154-2001
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Director of Academic Advising
Aaron Brown has over 14 years of experience working with students in higher education in a variety of roles including academic advisor, small group facilitator, coordinator of tutorial services, and First Year Experience instructor. He is a low-income and first generation college graduate who earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from Eastern Washington University and a master's degree in organizational psychology from Antioch University in Seattle. His background has led him to designing and implementing numerous programs to help low-income students persist and graduate from college. Aaron has also received professional recognition which includes the Student Leadership Excellence Award for Advisors (2012), Washington State TRIO Association Advocacy Award (2011), and Excellence in Quality Service Award (2007).
Senior Academic Advisor
Salvador Mora has been an academic advisor with the Academic Success Center since April, 2009 working with students exploring majors as freshmen and sophomores. Mora is also an adult-learner concierge, and works with nontraditional students returning to college after having been out of school for at least two years, and adults looking to explore alternate educational opportunities. Mr. Mora began working at UNLV in November 2005 at The Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach. He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in counseling - both from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Heather Hatch is passionate about education, especially transitioning students to higher education, which is why she loves supporting exploring majors in their academic endeavors as an advisor. She earned her B.A. in psychology and M.Ed. in school counseling from UNLV. She is a National Certified Counselor and is committed to continuing her professional and personal development. However, her greatest challenge is her younger sister who cheers for "that other Nevada university". Go Rebels!
Shawna Perez received her A.A. in Liberal Arts from Victor Valley College and her B.A. in Social Science from California State University San Bernardino. She then attended graduate school at The Pennsylvania State University, earning her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership. Shawna began her career as an academic advisor at Penn State World Campus before joining the UNLV Academic Success Center in September 2013. As a "military brat,"Shawna grew up all over the U.S. and Germany and she loves drawing upon her experiences as a low-income, first-generation college student to help others overcome potential barriers as they transition to college. Shawna is passionate about providing the best academic advising experience to her students. She feels privileged to play a role in students' lives by helping them pave their own way for academic success.
Sasha earned her B.A. in Psychology from Idaho State University (Spring 2011), and then came to UNLV to pursue her M.Ed. in School Counseling (Fall, 2013). She spent two years working as an academic success coach, helping students with areas such as time management, organization, test taking, and study strategies, before moving to her position as an academic advisor for exploring majors in November 2013. She loves working with students and helping them find their path.