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Connect with us

Students receive continuous, personalized, and specialized instruction based on their primary major or pre-professional interests. Carefully review the list below to connect with the individual who specializes in your primary major or career area.

Schedule an appointment with us today.

If you are not sure who to contact, simply email success@augie.edu and we will introduce you to your CAP specialist. Depending on your question, your faculty advisor may also be the best resource for you. Only faculty members approve academic plans, clear students to register, sign off on course withdrawals, and deem internships as credit-bearing. 

Billie StreufertBillie Streufert
Assistant Vice Provost, Student Success and Engagement

As an advisor of exploring students, my specialty is helping upper-class students who are thinking about changing their major. I also enjoy collaborating with others on and off campus to foster student success.



Mary TosoMary Toso
Director of Internships and Career Development
CAP Specialist serving the following majors: Accounting, Masters of Professional Accountancy, American Studies, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Government, History, Marketing, Management, Psychology, Sociology, Pre-Law, Sport Management, Sports Administration & Leadership




Jeff Merkle
Director, Accessibility and Academic Support
My emphasis is responding to questions about academic and other accessibility questions at AU. Students with documented disabilities, even temporary disabilities, are encouraged to meet with me to discuss possible academic and other possible accommodations. For any qualified student, I strive to provide equal access to all classes, programs, activities, and events in our community. If you are an exploring student, I can help you discover your academic path.





Tim Homan '81Tim Homan '81
CAP Specialist serving the following majors: Education, Special Education, Communication Disorders, Sign Language Interpreting, Math, Physics, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, and Data Science 





Ann KolbrekAnn Kolbrek
CAP Specialist serving the following majors: Biology, Chemistry, Exercise Science, and pre-professional Healthcare 






Travis AhlersTravis Ahlers
CAP Specialist serving the following majors: Nursing, Anthropology, Art, Communication Studies, Communication Business, Media Studies, English, Journalism, Philosophy, Spanish, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, Theatre, Classics, German, French, and International Studies





Jody NitzJody Nitz
Student Success Center Coordinator



The Student Success Center: The Possibilities Place

We are dedicated to helping students:

  • transition into college and their careers
  • make informed choices regarding their academic program(s) and vocation
  • access an inclusive environment that permits them to learn
  • develop dynamic strategies to maximize their learning and academic success
  • locate opportunities for relevant hands-on learning
  • persist in their journey toward their educational goals
  • discover a deep sense of community by connecting with valuable resources and services across campus 
  • secure meaningful employment or admission to graduate school


Campus Partners

Student Success bridges components of the student experience to support integrative learning and a developmental environment. Learn more about our campus partners.