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

Diane Dittmar, PhD
Assistant Dean
Deidre Marriner
Director of Undergraduate Academic Advisement 
Loreta Vukadin 
Director of Student Success and Retention

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: D, P, W, Z

Jessica Farley
Senior Academic Advisor

Caseload: B, E, G, J, Y

Jason Gilbert
Academic Advisor

Caseload: H, S, V

Craig Mathis
Academic Advisor

Caseload: I, K, M, N, Q, X

Mary Ann McQuade
Senior Academic Advisor

Caseload: F, L, R, U

Samantha Pitler
Academic Advisor

Caseload: A, C, O, T

Admissions and Special Events

Samantha Calabrese
Admissions and Special Events Coordinator

Christina Sakowski
Admissions and New Student Enrollment Advisor

Undergraduate Leadership and Community Center

Located in B20 Jacobs Management Center, the Undergaduate 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

Office Operations and Student Support

Jennifer Schultz
Office Manager
Candida Davis
Administrative 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 concers, or 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. Prepare for it by reviewing the Advisement Pre-Appointment Checklist [PDF].

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.