The academic advising and coaching community at CU Boulder provides holistic and personalized support with an ethic of care that empowers students to actively engage as they navigate their resources and opportunities, develop goals, build skills, and work toward their academic, personal, and professional success.

The Campus Advising Executive Council (CAEC) is a leadership group that influences and manages positive change in the advising and coaching community for both student and staff success. CAEC members discuss and vote on a handful of shared high-level priorities or approaches and implement these efforts as best suits the local disciplinary context. CAEC members' span of influence varies based on their role in their college, school, or program. Shelly Bacon & Scarlett Pontón de Dutton support, influence, and facilitate discussions. The group meets bi-monthly.

Campus Advising Motto

Student Success is Our Success.

CAEC Members

Scarlett Pontón de Dutton, PhD (ex officio)
Director of Campus Advising Initiatives and Strategy
Office of Undergraduate Education  

Shelly Bacon (ex officio)
Associate Vice Provost
Office of Undergraduate Education

Vikki Otero, JD
Director of Student Success &
School of Education

Alea Richmond
Center for Advising & Student Achievement
Environmental Design

Corinna Rohse, PhD
Student Academic Success Center

Kelli Stevens
Senior Director of Academic Advising & Student Success
Leeds School of Business

Mary Steiner
Associate Dean for Students
College of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Lily Board
Assistant Dean
Academic Advising & Student Success
College of Arts & Sciences

Jill Jones
Assistant Dean of Student Experience
College of Media, Communication & Information

Michael Simmons
Director of First Year & Exploratory Advising
Office of Undergraduate Education

Victoria Ibarra
Senior Advisor
College of Music

Suzanne Classen
Assistant Dean for Students
Continuing Education

Priorities for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

  • Practicing diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Assessment
  • Proactive Outreach
  • Career Ladder

Staff-Facing Communication Infrastructure

We know it can be challenging to keep track of various communication sources, so here’s a guide that you can refer back to as needed:

 Check out the CU Boulder COVID-19 Updates & Resources page for up-to-date information including but not limited to masking and vaccination requirements, public health guidance, and diagnostic testing opportunities. 

Buff Info is a resource center and a one-stop-info-shop of trained professionals to field questions for faculty, staff, students, and Buff families alike. All questions are welcome, including questions regarding academic affairs, student affairs, bursar's office, etc. Buff Info serves as an information center by answering questions directly or routing to the appropriate office. 

Buff Info liaisons may be reached at 303-492-INFO (4636) or via email, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

  • What Would You Like to Know?  As part of the strategic communication effort within the advising and coaching community, use this form to provide feedback and request topics you'd like to see covered.

Reference Material and Projects

Leveling Document Change in Advising Community Member Status Form How Things Work: Organizational Structures/Relationships Impacting Advising and Coaching

Questions for CAEC?