Senior Academic Advisor:
Phone: 985/549-5978 or 985/549-3981
Kerri Ouber, the Senior Advisor assigned to the College of Education and Human Development and the General Studies Program, is a Southeastern Alumni. Kerri completed her undergraduate and graduate work at Southeastern, earning a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences, with a concentration in Nutrition and a Master of Education in Counselor Education, concentrating in Community Counseling. Kerri worked for two years in community settings as an advocate and liaison in judicial affairs for children and victims of violence.
Ms. Blanche Guillot-Cloy
Office: Southeastern Hall, Room 118
Hours: Monday - Friday8:00 - 4:00 by appointment
Phone: 985/549-3246 or 985/549-3981
Blanche Guillot-Cloy, a twenty-three year education veteran with additional administrative experience as Director of two alternative high schools in Tangipahoa Parish and Coordinator of the Electronic Learning Lab at Southeastern has been assigned as an academic advisor to the College of Education and Human Development and the Division of General Studies. She has previous teaching and advising experience at Southeastern, and is also alum. Blanche graduated from Southeastern with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies and English. Graduate work at LSU included a Master’s degree in Secondary Reading and +30/certification in Administration and Supervision.
First Year Freshmen
• Folder for your Academic Advising Portfolio
• University Catalog and your personal planner
• List of questions or concerns you may have
• List of possible classes you want to take (when meeting for course selection)
Academic Advising is the only structured activity on the campus in which all students have the opportunity for an on-going, one-to-one interaction with a concerned representative of the university.
During your first two regular semesters here at Southeastern, we will work together to explore career and academic opportunities, identify and attain realistic goals, and develop decision-making skills leading to personal growth and independence.
Objectives through Academic Advising:
• Develop a relationship with your assigned Academic Advisor through face-to-face meetings
• Identify roadblocks and plan strategies to overcome them (time management, poor study skills, stress, balancing work and school)
• Navigate the LEONet system and website successfully (registration, holds, transcripts, calendars, GPA calculator)
• Identify and utilize campus resources (counseling, disability services, tutoring, supplemental instruction)
• Select appropriate courses based on curriculum requirements
• Get connected to the University (culture, sports, organizations, KSLU Radio, study groups, peer mentoring)
As your Academic Advisor I will:
• Listen carefully to questions and concerns
• Provide information, resources, and referrals as needed
• Maintain confidentiality
• Help you create a plan to achieve your academic and career goals
• Provide guidance through the career exploration process
• Approve course selection and remove advising holds
• Plan to meet with you during the semester as needed
As a successful College Freshman you will
• CHECK WEBMAIL DAILY (Southeastern account); this is the primary means of communication on campus
• Meet withyour CSEAdvisor to: (1) complete an academic map, (2) complete anat-risk assessment and follow through on prescribed actions asneeded, (3) explore career possibilities as appropriate, and (4)complete course selection and registration for the following semester.
• Show up for appointments on time and be prepared (bring Catalog, Advising Portfolio, Questions, List of courses)
• Record all university transactions, academic progress, and goals; keep in Portfolio with advising forms, etc.
• Explore possible future careers and get to know your professors
• Advising appointments MUST be scheduled for each of your 1st two regular semesters (Fall and Spring)
• Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcomed. If you do not have an appointment, you may have to wait.
• Last appointment will be scheduled for 4pm Monday-Friday
• Cell phones need to be turned off during advising sessions