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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



Advisors are teachers – they teach students how to navigate successfully through the university system. Advisors are navigators – they give guidance that enhances students’ educational journey and personal development. Advisors are translators – they articulate for the student the language of higher education.

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.

Meghan Lippert - STEM

CoordinatorMeghan Lippert


Advising can help you discover all the resources that UNM provides for personalizing your educational experience and succeeding in your goals. After several years of experience in advising, teaching, and program coordination, I most enjoy working with students individually on goal setting and personalizing their educational experience.

I earned a BA and MS in Education from SUNY Fredonia before relocating to Albuquerque in 2007. I love nature! Hiking, kayaking, and relaxing in the mountains.

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 since 2009. Although I believe that a multitude of advisement philosophies can be practiced with various students, I have found that the Humanistic Advising philosophy is applicable to all students, as it provides the ability to be relatable simply through the human experience in which helps reveal commonalities and establish trust. 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 an Academic Program Support Manager for the College of Arts & Sciences, I aim to help structure an atmosphere that is conducive to the many aspects of higher learning.

Our Work Studies

Anwaar Abdelrariahman

Josiah Martinez

Melinda Quintana

Vanni Valdez Quezada 

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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.


Tuesdays 1:15-4:30 pm (Fall and Spring only)


Fridays 8:15-11:45 am and 1:15-4:30 pm  (Fall/Spring/Summer)

All student inquiries should be directed to or (505) 277-4621