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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.

Meghan Lippert - STEM

CoordinatorMeghan Lippert


I earned a BA and MS in Education from SUNY Fredonia before relocating to Albuquerque in 2007. 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 look forward to helping you discover all of the resources and tools that UNM provides for your success. I have successfully completed Safe Zone training with the LGBTQ Resource Center and Dream Zone training with the New Mexico Dream Team. I am also the A&S Advisor Liaison for the UNM Women’s Resource Center (WRC). My Tuesday afternoon walk-in hours (1-4:30pm) will be held at WRC for the Spring 2017 semester. In addition to my major students, any student from any college or major is welcome at these walk-ins for basic advisement triage and referrals.

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.

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