Academic Counseling & Advising

Academic advisors/counselors serve as mentors to help you meet your academic goals and enhance your learning objectives. Ideally, the counselor/advisor serves as a guide in an interactive partnership aimed at enhancing the student's experience.

Academic advisors/counselors serve as mentors to help you meet your academic goals and enhance your learning objectives.

Students are assigned a specific academic advisor by programs of study; you can schedule an appointment through our student success network via uSucceed.  

They advise you on degree requirements, academic standing, minors, course registration, full-time enrollment and more.

Counselors

Choose your campus:

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Providence

Contact us. You can also make an in-person or telephone appointment with an academic counselor via uSucceed.

Academic Year: September - May

All students are encouraged to make an appointment with their assigned academic counselor via uSucceed or visit our virtual kiosk.

  • Downcity:
    • College of Arts & Sciences
    • College of Business
    • College of Engineering & Design
    • College of Health & Wellness
    • College of Hospitality Management
  • Harborside Campus:
    • College of Food Innovation & Technology
    • All Graduate programs
    • All Adult & Continuing Education program

Summer Schedule: June – August

Academic Counselors are available during the following times:

  • All colleges appointments: scheduled based off of availability
  • Walk-Ins for all colleges : Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Fridays 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Drop-Ins for all colleges : Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Fridays 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Drop-ins are seen on a first come – first serve basis and meeting with an academic counselor is based off of availability.

College of Hospitality Management

Location: Student Services Center – Downcity Campus

Linda DeAngelis, 401-598-4775  

Aileen DeArruda, 401-598-1115

College of Business

Location: Student Services Center – Downcity Campus

Richard Clode, 401-598-4710

Alison Krzyzek, 401-598-1913

Linda Robinson, 401-598-1179  

John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences

Location: Student Services Center – Downcity Campus

Kacy “Dodie” Fontaine, 401-598-2133

Linda Robinson, 401-598-1179

College of Engineering & Design  

Location: Student Services Center – Downcity Campus

Richard Clode, 401-598-4710

Kacy “Dodie” Fontaine, 401-598-2133

College of Health and Wellness

Location: Student Services Center – Downcity Campus

Alison Krzyzek, 401-598-1913
Susana Velasquez, 401-598-1823

College of Culinary Arts

Location: The Friedman Center – Harborside Campus  

Elizabeth Barry, 401-598-1061

Nancy Groleau, 401-598-1889  

Susana Medeiros, 401-598-4752  

Karen Petrarca, 401-598-2905 (Culinary Weekend)

Graduate Programs

Location: The Friedman Center – Harborside Campus  

Paul Brayman, 401-598-4705

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North Miami

You can also call Student Academic Services to schedule an appointment via telephone(305-892-7006) or in person.

College of Hospitality Management 

Academic Counselor: Frances Tous (Last name begins with A-K) 

Phone: 305-892-5237
Email address: Frances.Tous@jwu.edu

Academic Counselor: Henry Duvet (Last name begins with L-Z) 

Phone: 305-892-5357
Email address: Henry.Duvet@jwu.edu

College of Business 

Academic Counselor: Frances Tous (Last name begins with A-I) 

Phone: 305-892-5237
Email address: Frances.Tous@jwu.edu  

Academic Counselor: Henry Duvet (Last name begins with J-V) 

Phone: 305-892-5357
Email address: Henry.Duvet@jwu.edu           

Senior Academic Counselor: Bhavna Leyland (Last name begins with W-Z) 

Phone: 305-892-7018
Email address: Bhavna.Leyland@jwu.edu 

John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences

Senior Academic Counselor: Bhavna Leyland (Last name begins with A-Z) 

Phone: 305-892-7018
Email address: Bhavna.Leyland@jwu.edu 

College of Culinary Arts

Academic Counselor: Frances Tous (Last name begins with A-K) 

Phone: 305-892-5237
Email address: Frances.Tous@jwu.edu

Academic Counselor: Henry Duvet (Last name begins with L-Z) 

Phone: 305-892-5357
Email address: Henry.Duvet@jwu.edu     

Graduate Studies

Senior Academic Counselor: Bhavna Leyland (Last name begins with A-Z) 

Phone: 305-892-7018
Email address: Bhavna.Leyland@jwu.edu 

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Denver

You can also call Student Academic Services to schedule an appointment for via telephone or in person.

Last name begins with: A-La

Student Academic Counselor: Melissa Darzins    
Phone: 303-256-9320
Email address: Melissa.Darzins@jwu.edu   

Last name begins with: Lb-Z

Assistant Director of Academic Counseling: Cheryl Slaughter    
Phone: 303-256-9404   
Email address: Cheryl.Slaughter@jwu.edu      

Graduate & CE 

Assistant Director of Academic Counseling: Cheryl Slaughter    
Phone: 303-256-9404   
Email address: Cheryl.Slaughter@jwu.edu

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Charlotte

You can also call  Student Academic Services to schedule an appointment via telephone or in person. 

Last name begins with: A - M

Student Academic Counselor: Brittany Rose
Phone: 980-598-1322   
Email address: Brittany.Rose@jwu.edu

Last name begins with: N - Z

Student Academic Counselor: Samantha Ledford
Phone: 980-598-1311
Email address: Samantha.Ledford@jwu.edu

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Online

Office Location

Student Academic & Financial Services
115 Cedar St. Providence, RI 02903 
Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm 
401-598-4400 
SAS.ONL@jwu.edu

Academic Advisors

Jessica Rounds
Phone: 401-598-5123
Jessica.Rounds@jwu.edu

Tom Strawn
Phone: 401-598-5190
Thomas.Strawn@jwu.edu 

Gary Rabinowitz
Phone: 401-598-5258
Gary.Rabinowitz@jwu.edu 

Maureen Coutu
Phone: 401-598-2019
Maureen.Coutu@jwu.edu 

Felicia Mastrobuono
Phone: 401-598-5227
Felicia.Mastrobuono@jwu.edu 

Harry Ryan Jr
Phone: 401-598-5363
Harry.RyanJr@jwu.edu 

uSucceed

Students at the university have a personal My Success Network of faculty and academic counselors/advisors which they can view in their Success Network in uSucceed (accessed through jwuLink). Members of the Success Network work with students throughout their academic career.

The Success Network found on uSucceed is an online communication system that connects students to a network of support and the resources needed to be successful at JWU. Academic counselors/advisors, faculty, faculty advisors, financial planners and various support staff make up a student's Success Network.

The goal of using the uSucceed Success Network is to make it easy for students to communicate and connect with their network of support. Students can use the scheduling tool in their Success Network to make appointments with members of their Success Network. They are also able to track their academic progress. Faculty are able to raise flags to let students know they may need additional support, and inform students how and where to find additional support. Faculty can also issue kudos to congratulate students on their successes.

HOW TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A MEMBER OF MY SUCCESS NETWORK?

  1. Login to jwuLink > go to the Academics page > open uSucceed.
  2. In the Success Network area, locate the name of the individual you are looking to meet with.
  3. Follow instructions to schedule a meeting with them - watch our quick uSucceed video.