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.
Online Advising: http://academicsuccess.unlv.edu/advising/online
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).
Associate Director of Academic Advising
Cheryl Tillotson has 15 years of academic advising experience at UNLV and has been specifically advising students who are exploring majors for over 11 years. She earned both her bachelor's degree in psychology, with a minor in English, and her master's degree in educational leadership from UNLV. Ms. Tillotson has been a devoted member of the UNLV community and has served on and chaired countless campus committees, such as the Faculty Senate, the Faculty Senate Admissions Committee, the Rebels R.I.S.E. Commission of the Academic Advising Council and the Advising and Career Development Commission of the Academic Advising Council. In 2008, Tillotson was the proud recipient of the UNLV Undergraduate Academic Advisor Award and the University College Service Award. In 2010, Tillotson was nationally recognized for her work and received the distinguished NACADA Certificate of Merit Award for Outstanding Advising - Primary Role. Other awards include the Academic Success Center Student Centeredness Award and induction into the UNLV Chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. In her spare time, she likes to watch as much tennis and football as possible, as well as go shopping and watch movies with her friends. Go Rebels!
Senior Academic Advisor
Oak Vichaikul has been an academic advisor in the Academic Success Center (ASC) at UNLV since 2006 where he primarily works with undeclared students. He earned his bachelor's degree in music at Millikin University and a master's degree in music composition at the University of Iowa. In addition to advising, Mr. Vichaikul actively pursues the use of technology in advising to connect with students.
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 Thomas 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 by pursuing a doctorate degree in higher education. However, her greatest challenge is her younger sister who cheers for "that other Nevada university". Go Rebels!