Academic Advising Council
AAC Monthly Meetings
The Academic Advising Council meets the third Thursday of each month at 1:30 pm. Meetings are open to the public and locations are posted on the UNO calendar.
October 17, 2019 Location: CPACS Room 132
November 21, 2019 Location: Mammel Hall Room 121
December 19, 2019 Location: TBD
January 16, 2020 Location: TBD
February 20, 2020 Location: TBD
March 19, 2020 Location: TBD
Executive Council Bios
Annesha Mitra, President:
Annesha is the Director of Academic Advising in the College of Business Administration. She advises general students. She also advises international students, and probation & suspension students. Her professional interests include assessment, technology in advising, and student success with probation & suspension students.
Lauren Bhogal, Vice President:
Lauren is an Academic Advisor in the College of Education. She advises sign language interpreters and future secondary school teachers who are accepted into the Educator Preparation Program. Her professional interests include assessment, and professional development of advising.
Garrett Gassman, Secretary:
Garrett is the Director of Academic Advising in the College of Engineering on the Scott Campus. He advises students in the Pre-Programs, including Mechanical, Biological Systems, and Agricultural. He also advises students in Pre-Engineering and students who are undecided on their engineering major. His professional interests include advisor training and development, assessment, and overall student success.
Huai-Mei Furman, Chair of Social & Recognition Committee
Huai-Mei is an Academic Advisor in the College of Education. She advises Elementary Education, Elementary Education – Special Education, and Early Childhood Inclusive candidates who have been accepted into the Educator Preparation Program. Her professional interests include student success, campus climate, and assessment of advising.
Kayla Savell-Flott, Chair of Assessment Committee
Kayla currently serves as the Academic Advisor for the College of Engineering focusing on Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. An Omaha native, Kayla attended Creighton University where she graduated with her undergraduate degree in Public Relations and Advertising in 2015. She received her Master of Science in Educational Administration with a specialization in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Texas A&M University in May 2017 before returning to Nebraska. Kayla also works with the Grand Challenges Scholars Program and serves as a sorority advisor outside of her academic role.
Jessica Swisher, Chair of Professional Development Committee
Jessica is an Academic Advisor for the Division of Continuing Studies which is dedicated exclusively to the needs of adult and contemporary leaners. She advises students working toward a Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies. Her professional interests include student persistence and retention.
Jonathan Acosta , President Elect:
Jonathan is an Academic and Career Advisor in the Academic and Career Development Center. He works primarily with exploring students. He also provides career advice to all UNO students and alumni. His professional interests include student retention, advisor training and development, and underrepresented students. He is a UNO alum and has a passion for serving college students.