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About our Mission & The Support Staff

Our mission is to assist and guide our students in their pursuit of an Arts & Sciences Degree.

We are here to collaborate with the diverse community of students in a dynamic learning environment, developing tools and strategies to navigate their academic careers with confidence and efficiency, while also providing them with a way to translate those skills into lifelong practices.

Our Staff


Stephanie Hands



Stephanie has been at the University of New Mexico since she was 19 years old. She grew up on campus and in advisement. She previously supervised the University College Advisement Center and then moved to Arts and Sciences in 2004. She has a Bachelor's in Psychology and an MBA from Anderson School of Management. Her goal is to continuously improve Arts and Sciences Advisement Center's practices and policies to enhance the experience for the students. She believes that advisement is an active partnership between students, staff and faculty.

Julie Bustamante

Julie Bustamante - Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies



I have been a part of the UNM community for many years. Currently, I am an Arts & Sciences Advisement Coordinator. My weekends are spent gardening, rock hounding and caring for my bee hive.

Julian Gutierrez

Julian Gutierrez

Academic Advisor, Front Desk Supervisor


Hello! My name is Julian Gutierrez, I earned a BBA from the UNM Anderson School of Management in spring of 2016 and I am currently working towards completing my MBA. During my undergrad I worked as a student employee for the College of Arts & Sciences Advisement Center and I'm extremely excited to continue assisting students as an academic advisor. As a recent graduate of UNM I understand the challenges of student life and all the amazing resources this beautiful university has to offer. I look forward to using my experiences to help students make the most of their time here at UNM and succeed in the pursuit of a college education. In my free time I enjoy working out, watching sports, hiking, and spending time with my friends and family. I look forward to meeting all of you here at UNM. GO LOBOS!

William McClary - Social and Behavioral Sciences

CoordinatorWilliam McClary


My life as a Lobo has resulted in many rewarding educational and professional experiences. I earned both my undergraduate degree in Journalism and graduate degree in American Studies from the University of New Mexico (UNM). I have advised several types of student populations and interpreted various degree programs for nearly six consecutive years at UNM. My admiration for corresponding academic success with effective advisement practices has afforded me the privilege of enhancing student achievement by remaining committed to the transformative stages of aspiring scholars. In the position as a Student Advisement Coordinator for the College of Arts & Sciences, I aim to help structure an atmosphere that is conducive to the many aspects of higher learning.

Scott Sawyer - STEM

CoordinatorScott Sawyer


Scott is excited to be a part of the UNM community. Originally from Houston, Scott spent 19 years working on student access and success projects at the University of Houston. Scott’s work in public higher education is driven by the belief that higher education is an engine of democracy through the creation of opportunity. Increasing student success in STEM fields is a passion! Scott is currently completing a graduate degree in Adult & Continuing Education at Kansas State University.

Our Work Studies

Josiah Martinez

Regina Zamora

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Advisement Hours

Monday - Friday

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Appointments and walk-ins vary with advisor - see LoboAchieve for details.


Tuesday afternoon 1:00 - 5:00 pm  (Begins Jan 17th for Spring Term)


Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm  (Spring & Summer & Fall Terms)

All Student Enquiries should be directed to or (505) 277-4621