Master Advisor Training

The Gorilla Advising Academy was formed in the Fall of 2016 as an initiative of Academic Affairs to help support faculty as they in turn support our students.


Develop an academic advisement program to assist faculty/staff build their knowledge and skills in advisement. This initiative will support the Pathway to Prominence Strategic Plan by addressing:

Goal 2 – Student Success

  • Objective 2.3 – Fulfill high expectations for engagement and interaction of students with faculty and staff
  • Objective 2.4 – Enhance student support programs, services, and systems


Increase the quality of academic advising at Pittsburg State University by providing a Master Advisor designation training program for faculty and staff.

Gorilla Advising Academy Council

Leah Childers, Heather Eckstein, Chris Fogliasso, Brenda Frieden, Rick Hardy, Suzanne Hurt, Jamie Oliver, Jennifer Pursley, Julie Samuels, and Randy Winzer

Master Advisors

Below is a list of faculty who have completed Master Advisory Training and have met continual professional development requirements.