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Academic Success Coaching

Advising and Academic Success Coaching begins in the CSU Pueblo PACK Center. From your first day on campus, you will have a Success Team on your side to make sure you get the right classes at the right time, finish them successfully, and feel supported and confident all the way to graduation.

Continuing Students

Students needing to meet with an academic success coach to lift holds on your account or answer any questions on class registration can fill out the form below. From there, an academic success coach will get in touch to schedule your appointment.

New Students

You will be contacted by a member of your Success Team within 48 hours of filling out your Registration Authorization Form.


    Academic Success Coaches and Majors

    Within 48 hours of filling out your Registration Authorization Form, an Academic Success Coach will reach out to you to schedule an initial appointment.

    You will work with your Academic Success Coach to review your degree plan, schedule your classes, and get you connected with University services that will help you succeed.

    Your Academic Success Coach will introduce you to your Faculty Mentor and Peer Mentor, who will make up your Academic Success Team.

    Find your Academic Success Coach by Major:

    Major Academic Success Coach
    Anissa Manzaneras
    Cannabis Biology & Chemistry
    Wildlife & Natural Resources
    Automotive Industry Management
    Computer Information Systems
    *Paul advises Freshman and Sophomores only. Juniors and Seniors are advised by Nik Lograsso in HSB.
    Paul Valdez
    Health Science
    Anthony Jimenez
    Political Science
    Social Work
    Brock Kilgiore
    Academy Participants (StraighterLine Online Courses)
    Early Childhood Education
    Exercise Science, Physical Education and Education
    Liberal Studies (Education)
    Civil Engineering
    Construction Management
    Industrial Engineering
    Media Communications
    Shawn Pacheco

    High School Students

    CSU Pueblo partners with secondary schools across the state to deliver select university courses in high school classrooms through our Dual Enrollment/Senior to Sophomore (STS) program. In addition, the high school program provides opportunities for Pueblo area high school students to earn college credit on the CSU Pueblo campus via Concurrent Enrollment. 

    High School Programs Advisor:

    Penny Grinstead:



    Online Students

    At CSU Pueblo we believe that everyone should be able to attend school in the way that works best for them. Our online studies program offers a comprehensive and convenient way to complete your degree in a way that works for your life and goals along with the flexibility, affordability, and individualized guidance you need to succeed.

    To get in touch with your Online Programs Advisor, contact:

    719.549.2200 |


    COSI Scholar Students

    Students who are a part of the Colorado Scholarship Opportunity Initiative (COSI) at CSU Pueblo have a dedicated COSI Advisor who will be an integral part of their Academic Success Team.  Your COSI Advisor will work with you to ensure compliance with scholarship requirements and help connect you with University resources to help you be successful. 

    COSI Advisor:

    Riane Sisk, COSI Advisor: 719-549-2938 




    Pre-Nursing Students

    Students who are considering pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at CSU Pueblo have a dedicated Pre-Nursing Advisor who will be an integral part of their Academic Success Team.  Your Pre-Nursing Advisor will work with you to ensure you take the right classes at the right time to facilitate your eventual application to the Nursing program, and will connect you with University resources to help you be successful. 

    Pre-Nursing Advisor:

    Peggy Foley:



    Military Veteran and Active Duty Students

    Students who are using United States Military benefits, including GI Bill, Tuition Assistance (TA), and Vocational Rehab have a dedicated Military and Veterans Academic Success Coach who will assist them with ensuring compliance with all rules and regulations around using benefits, help answer questions, and connect students with resources around the University to help them be successful. 

    Military and Veterans Academic Success Coach:


    Phone: 719-549-2803

    Office: Occhiato Student Center - OSC 114F


    Academic Improvement Plan

    Students who are admitted on probation or who go onto academic probation while at CSU Pueblo due to their GPA falling below 2.0, their completion rate of courses falling below 67%, or who are otherwise experiencing academic or situational difficulties need to visit with the CSU Pueblo PACK Center's Retention and Persistence Coordinator to create an Academic Improvement Plan, get guidance on a variety of University resources,  and understand the parameters of their unique situation. 

    Retention and Persistence Coordinator:

    Molly Becker:

    Phone: 719-549-2796

    Office: LARC 179


    Independent Study Students

    Independent Study at CSU Pueblo provides rigorous, flexible courses and degree programs so that you can achieve your educational goals on your own schedule. We offer over 100 exceptional print-based and digital correspondence courses and three degree programs, all taught by CSU Pueblo faculty and subject-matter experts.

    Independent Study Advisor:

    Jessica Gama:


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