About Us


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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 ALEXANDER
Academic Advisor

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

JUSTIN GOMEZ
Multicultural Advisor & Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) Strategist

ngomez13@calpoly.edu
805-756-5356 | 03-100

CHELSEA KIDWELL
Academic Advisor

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

Mallory Stoffel

MALLORY STOFFEL
Coordinator, Career Readiness Center

mlstoffe@calpoly.edu
03-300D

KATELYN O’BRIEN
Assistant Director of Student Services

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

Amy Carter

AMY CARTER
Assistant Dean for Student Success

acarte13@calpoly.edu