Academic Advisement

Our team will help you understand your degree program, requirements and policies, and provide you with the resources and tools you need to achieve academic success.

Undergraduate Academic Programs Staff

Leadership and Administrative

Deidre Marriner
Director, Undergraduate Programs and Student Services

Loreta Vukadin 
Director of Student Success and Retention

Samantha Smith
Assistant Director for Enrollment and Special Events

Candida Davis
Office Manager

Olivia Emrich
Student Records Support Specialist

Academic Advisors

You are assigned to an academic advisor in the School of Management based on the first letter of your last name. To schedule an appointment with your advisor, call 716-645-3206 or stop in 204 Alfiero. Appointments will not be scheduled by email.

Megan Bragdon
Academic Advisor, Caseload: A, D, P, W

Jessica Farley
Senior Academic Advisor/First-year Experience Coordinator
Caseload: All first-year students (incoming freshmen)

Jason Gilbert
Academic Advisor, Caseload: H, O, S, T, V

Craig Mathis
Academic Advisor, Caseload: G, I, K, M, N, Q, X

Mary Ann McQuade
Senior Academic Advisor, Caseload: E, F, J, L, R, U

To Be Announced
Academic Advisor, Caseload: B, C, Y, Z

Undergraduate Learning and Community Center

Located in B20 Jacobs Management Center, the Undergraduate Learning and Community Center is an exclusive space for our majors to study, connect with their peers and receive academic tutoring.

Connie Hanel
Manager, Undergraduate Learning and Community Center

Margaret Herdzik
Learning Center Associate

Emily Gearhart
Learning Center Assistant

Academic Advisement Appointments

Academic advisement is available in the Undergraduate Programs Office in 204 Alfiero Center.

  • Student service hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to Noon, 1 to 5 p.m.
  • If you are in the Finish in 4 program, you are required to meet with an advisor each semester.
  • Review Student and Advisor Responsibilities

Individual Appointments

This format is most appropriate if you're experiencing academic difficulties or concerns or simply prefer to meet one-on-one. However, you may experience wait times for an appointment. Call 716-645-3206 or stop in 204 Alfiero to schedule your appointment. 

Senior Grad Reviews

If you are scheduled to graduate within two semesters (the current semester plus one remaining semester), call the office to request a final year review. An academic advisor will review your record and send the final review by email. Please expect up to one week before receiving a review. If your request is made during enrollment windows, you should expect a longer wait. 

Plan for Success

If you are a current student at UB, review the tools for academic planning and success.