About Us


Important Update: Virtual Academic Advising for Spring  Quarter 2020

Orfalea College of Business Student Services has adapted to a virtual advising structure across Spring Quarter to ensure that students have the full support that they need in order ensure the timeline to degree completion is not compromised. We are utilizing virtual advising through email, phone, and Zoom. For more information go to our Virtual Academic Advising site here

Student Services Group W20202

Mission Statement

Orfalea Student Services empowers future global business leaders to forge their unique path to success. We cultivate a dynamic and inclusive environment that supports student needs through advising, mentoring, and connection to industry.

Programs and Services

  • Academic Advising (Peer and Professional)
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Multicultural Business Program
  • BUS 100 Student Orientation and College Success
  • BUS 206 & 306 Career Readiness & Professionalism I & II
  • Orfalea OutREACH
  • Study Abroad and Orfalea International Business Tours
  • International Student Support
  • Career and Internship Support
  • Transfer Student Support

Professional Staff

Professional Academic staff is available to help students with more in-depth personal counseling for sensitive, critical, or academic concerns. We also have a Career Readiness advisor that can assist with career planning and exploration.

Yovani

YOVANI ALEXANDER
Academic Advisor/Coordinator, MBP

ylalexan@calpoly.edu
805-756-1753 | 03-100

ALICIA CRUZ
Academic Advisor

acruzavi@calpoly.edu
805-756-2601 | 03-100

Chelsea

CHELSEA KIDWELL
Academic Advisor

clkidwel@calpoly.edu
805-756-5304 | 03-100

Katelyn

KATELYN O’BRIEN
Assistant Director of Student Services

kobrie13@calpoly.edu
805-756-5295 | 03-100

Mallory

MALLORY STOFFEL
Coordinator, Career Readiness Center

mlstoffe@calpoly.edu
03-300D

Amy Carter

AMY CARTER
Assistant Dean for Student Success

acarte13@calpoly.edu