Academic Advisors

Introduction to Our Pathways Model

Our programs are organized into eight 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?

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

Academic Advisors:

Lynne Stefanowski (Last Names A-R) 

Cassandra Otero (Last Names S-Z)

Accounting, Business Administration, Cannabis Business

Academic Advisors:

Edi Hernandez

TBD (Coming Soon!)

Human Services, Pre-Social Work, Dental Hygiene, Health & Exercise Science, Healthcare Informatics, Integrated Nursing Pathway (RN/BSN), Practical Nursing, Nurse Aide (CNA), Medical Assisting, Nutrition & Wellness, Personal Trainer, Phlebotomy, Public Health, Radiological Tech, Surgical Tech, Veterinary Tech, and more. 

Academic Advisors:

Human Services and Pre-Social Work Only: Jerry Darnell (Last Names A-Z)

All Other Health Sciences Programs of Study:

Emily Good (Last Names A-I)

TBD (Last Names J-R)

Cassandra Otero (Last Names S-Z)

Machining and Welding, Building Crafts, Assoc of Applied Technology

Academic Advisor: Edwardo "Eddie" Lara-Chavez

Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Paralegal

Academic Advisor: Edwardo "Eddie" Lara-Chavez (Last Names A-Z)

Biology, Cannabis Science & Operations, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Cyber Security, Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, and more.

Academic Advisors: 

Kevin Braun (Last Names A-L)

Petia Ouzounova (Last Names M-Z)

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

Academic Advisor: Kobra Rezaeikhah (Last Names A-Z)

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 (DACA/DREAM.US/ASSET/Undeclared/Non-Degree Seeking)

Jerry Darnell (Veteran/Military Affiliated)

Elynn Price (DSF | COSI, 303-352-3149)

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?

  • Call 303.556.2481
  • Stop by Confluence Building, Rm. 123, 800 Curtis St.
  • Schedule an appointment through Navigate  (Note that we are not offering many appointments in August. In August, we offer walk-up service without an appointment.)

Drop-In Assistance

  • If you do not have a specific question or you do not need personalized, 1:1 help from your assigned advisor, please view our Walk-In, Virtual, and Email options so that you can get help with a quick, general question from the first available advisor. 

Academic Advising and Student Success Center Leadership Team

Senior Academic Advisor: Gary Cooper-Sperber

Senior Academic Advisor: Kyle Keller

Associate Dean of Student Success: Joy Schalders-Burton