Academic advising is done by Academic Advisors and by Division/Program Advisors from different disciplines based on the degree or certificate you are pursuing.

Who is my Advisor?

Also, check out the Advisor Directory!

Undecided Students

Understanding yourself is key to the career decision making process and in selecting a major.  To find your “niche” in life, you need to know your interestsvalues and skills.  Let’s add personality to the mix.  So in starting your journey, ask yourself this question…Who am I?  The answer will provide clues to your future. 

If you need more help in choosing a career or Major, you may also meet with an Academic Advisor.  

With the help of an advisor, you can:

  • Understand and utilize placement test results.
  • Define and refine educational goals and objectives, and understand the consequences of alternative courses of action.
  • Be provided information regarding the nature and purpose of higher education.
  • Be encouraged to become an active participant in your educational planning and college life.
  • Make appropriate course, certificate, and degree selections.

To schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor, email us at advisement.services@azwestern.edu or call us at 928-344-7624.

Declared Students

If you have declared a major, you are encouraged to contact a Division or Program Advisor.  Division and Program Advisors have specialized knowledge about your area of study and your specific major and can more accurately advise you in making decisions that will help you be more successful.

Special Programs

Several programs offer academic advising as part of their services:  

Military & Veteran Students

The Military Services office offers comprehensive services for active duty military, DOD employees, and their families at MCAS-Yuma and the Yuma Proving Grounds. You may receive academic advisement and course registration assistance at both installations.  Visit their website to learn more about the services offered to Active Duty Military students.  

The Veteran Services office is your point of contact for receiving information, applying and certifying your educational benefits from the Department of Veteran Affairs and/or Department of Defense.  Visit their website to learn more about the services offered to Veteran students.

Advisor Directory

Yuma Campus

Advisor Name
Advising Area
Phone Number
Lee Altman Construction Trades / Health & Public Safety / Culinary Arts 928-344-7749
Antonio Carrillo General Advising / Exercise & Wellness / Humanities & Liberal Arts 928-317-6136
Nursing Nursing Program 928-317-6049
Marco Diaz General Advising / Construction Trades 928-344-7626
Angelica Diaz de Leon General Advising / Education / Social Sciences 928-344-7635
Jerry Dominguez Athletic Advisor 928-344-7571
Cristina Gonzales General Advising / Business & Computer Information 928-344-7628
Kenneth Kuntzelman International Students Advisor 928-344-7699
Steven Lund Humanities & Liberal Arts 928-317-6055
David Parker Business & Computer Information 928-317-6261
Jane Peabody Exercise & Wellness 928-344-7540
Patty Powers Education / Social Sciences 928-317-6051
Yolanda Rios General Advising / Health & Public Safety / Culinary Arts / Single Parents 928-344-7623
Dan Russow Science & Mathematics 928-344-7784
Dawn Whinnery Veterans Advisor 928-344-7622
Dubia Zaragoza General Advising / Science & Mathematics  928-317-6194

San Luis Campus

Advisor Name
Advising Area
Phone Number
Rosa Mendoza General Advising 928-317-7006
Marlena Navarro Morales General Advising 928-314-9461
Omar Heredia Romero General Advising  928-314-9422

Parker Campus

Advisor Name
Advising Area
Phone Number
Jose Lizarraga General Advising  928-314-9564

Somerton Campus

Advisor Name
Advising Area
Phone Number
Maria Guzman Ramirez General Advising  928-314-9454

MCAS Education Center

Advisor Name
Advising Area
Phone Number
Effie Rosenblum Military Services Advisor 928-317-7641

Contact Info

Phone: (928) 344-7624
Fax: (928) 344-7710
Location: 3C - Top Floor
Hours:
  • Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 5:00pm