Academic Advising

More Than Just Schedule Building

Advising empowers you to create and achieve your educational goals while receiving accurate information and guidance. New and non-continuously enrolled students are required to visit with an institutional advisor before enrolling in classes.

Depending on a student’s chosen major, he or she will then be assigned to a faculty member or program advisor to meet with during subsequent semesters. Students with less than 30 college credits are required to visit with their advisor before enrollment.

Why See an Advisor

  • To explore interests and make a realistic and purposeful decision about your academic, career and life goals.
  • To add or drop classes
  • To get referrals to campus offices, instructors as well as community organizations and public benefit offerings.
  • To get an understanding of the College’s academic curricula, degree plans, policies and procedures.
  • To change your major
  • For help in filling out a financial aid appeal.
  • For any question or concern you may have. Advisors have lots of answers and know many people on campus.  If an advisor doesn’t know an answer, you can count on them to find someone else who might know.

The Advising Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located in room M184 on the South Campus. Call 870-391-3115 or go to to schedule an appointment.


Dr. Douglas Gere
Academic Advisor
Title IX Coordinator
Office: M184B

Robert Markle
Academic Advisor
Office: M184D

Randy Scaggs
Academic Advisor
VA Certifying Official
Office: M184G

Undecided On What You Want To Do?Career Services can assist you in choosing a major, planning a career, and gaining a clear picture of where you are going.

Check out the Career Services page for more information.

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