About Us


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 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.

Amy Carter

AMY CARTER
Assistant Dean for Student Success

acarte13@calpoly.edu

Click to view Amy's area of expertise/lead contact for...

  • Student Services Programs & Professional Staff
  • Ambassadors
  • Campus Liaison – Handling Sensitive Student Cases, Title IX, Enrollment Issues or appeals, Parents, etc.
  • Orfalea OUTREACH Student of Concern Referral Program
  • BUS 100/ 206/ 306
  • Policy Development/Implementation (Students)
  • Initiatives supporting student success, including Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Student Leader Professional Development
Yovani

YOVANI ALEXANDER
Academic Advisor/Coordinator, MBP
On Maternity Leave 8/31/21 – 1/1/22

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

Click to view Yovani's area of expertise/lead contact for...

  • Peer Advising Program
  • Multicultural Business Program
  • Sensitive Student Concerns
  • Enrollment Management
  • Marketing / Communications / Student Newsletter
  • PolyCultural Wknd
Mallory

MALLORY STOFFEL
Coordinator, Career Readiness Center

mlstoffe@calpoly.edu
03-300D

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  • OCOB Career Readiness initiatives
  • Career Peer Advising Program
  • BUS Council / Clubs
  • Career Mentoring Programs (Executive & Young Alumni)
  • Transfer Students, Cal Poly Scholars & MBP Student Career Support
  • Women in Business Advisor

CHRISTINE GRAY
Academic Advisor

cgray21@calpoly.edu
03-100

Click to view Christine's area of expertise/lead contact for...

  • ASPIRE Peer Mentoring Program
  • Academic Probation & Disqualification advising and support
  • OCOB Study Abroad initiatives and programs
  • OCOB International Student advising and support

CHRIS AINSWORTH
Academic Advisor

ctainswo@calpoly.edu
03-100

Click to view Chris' area of expertise/lead contact for...

  • Change of Major Process
  • Transfer Student Support and Advising
  • Readmitted Student Advising
  • Cal Poly Scholars Liaison
Nayeli Perez Gonzalez

NAYELI PEREZ GONZALES
Graduate Assistant

ngonza72@calpoly.edu

Click to view Nayeli's area of expertise/lead contact for...

  • Personal & Professional Goal Setting
  • General Academic Advising Questions
  • Sensitive Student Concerns