Academic Advisors

Introduction to Our Pathways Model

Our programs are organized into seven advising pathways, each with its own advising specialist. Advising is based around a one-student, one-advisor model, meaning you will ideally meet with one academic advisor throughout your entire academic career at CCD. Your advisor serves as a single point of contact for your advising questions, general concerns, campus resources, and success support. New and transfer students are assigned an advisor based on their declared program or major within two weeks after each semester begins.

Who Is My Advisor?

Pathway: Arts, Communication, & Design

Art, Communication, English, Graphic Design, History, Journalism, Philosophy, Music, Theater, and World Languages

Academic Advisors: Lynne Stefanowski (Last Names A-L) and Kelli Burge (Last Names M-Z)

Pathway: Business

Accounting, Business Administration, Cannabis Business

Academic Advisors: Natalie Worthington (Last Names A-O) and Kelli Burge (Last Names P-Z)

Pathway: Education

Pathway: Health Sciences

Food/Nutrition/Wellness, Dental Hygiene, Health and Exercise Science, Healthcare Informatics, Integrated Nursing Pathway (RN/BSN), Practical Nursing, Nurse Aide (CNA), Medical Assisting, Personal Trainer, Phlebotomy, Surgical Technology, Radiological Tech, Veterinary Tech, and more.

Academic Advisors: Dawn Brown

Pathway: Manufacturing

Machining, Welding, CADD, Architecture

Academic Advisors: Edwardo "Eddie" Lara-Chavez

Pathway: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Biology, Chemistry, Computers and Technology, Geology, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, and more.

Academic Advisors: Kevin Braun (Last Names A-L) and Petia Ouzounova (Last Names M-Z)

Pathway: Social and Behavioral Sciences

Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Academic Advisor: Kobra Rezaeikhah 

Pathway: Public Safety and Legal Services

Criminal Justice, Human Services, Paralegal

Academic Advisor: Lynne Stefanowski (Last names A-F) and Edwardo "Eddie" Lara-Chavez (Last Names G-Z)

Student Success Programs, Veteran/Military Affiliated, and Undecided Student Advising

Community College of Denver offers student success programs to help you be successful at CCD in your academics, financial knowledge, and personal wellness.

Academic Advisors:

Todd Ramirez (Reinstatement/DACA/Dreamers/DSF/Undecided/Undeclared)

Jerry Darnell (Veteran/Military Affiliated)

Anitra Montoya (DSF | COSI, 303-352-3149) and Cynthia Gallegos (DSF SEED, 303-352-3147)

Before Seeing an Advisor

Before seeing an academic advisor:

  • Be sure you have completed the Steps to Enrollment
  • Ensure you know how to log into CCD Connect and have your password and ID with you.

Ready to Schedule Your Appointment?

Drop-In Assistance

For quick questions in a group advising setting without an appointment. First come, first served. Located at the Academic Advising Front Desk at Confluence Building, 800 Curtis St., Room 123

  • Monday through Friday from 10 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 2 pm.
  • Mondays and Wednesdays 5 pm to 6 pm.
  • Extended hours in the 3-4 weeks before classes start will be posted here.


Academic Advising and Student Success Center Leadership Team

Senior Academic Advisors: David Alfaro  and James Shettleworth (Interim)

Associate Dean of Student Success: Joy Schalders-Burton