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Advising Services

Welcome to Advising Services!  

We are here to help you on your journey.  Advising Services utilizes a one-stop shop foundation in order to assist students with academic advising, registration, financial aid, transfer assistance, and career guidance.  

Advising Specialists will assist you to develop your academic plan, register for classes, direct you to resources on campus, provide financial aid guidance, and discuss transfer and career opportunities.  Meeting with the Advising Specialist for your preferred area of interest is critical to ensuring that you choose the right program for your educational and career goals, and accomplishing your goal of graduation and/or transfer.  

To make an appointment to speak with your Advising Specialist, please use the Advisor Scheduling App on the Student tab in your MyJeffCo portal.  You can select the program or pathway you are interested in, and you will be able to schedule with the appropriate specialist.  For help making your appointment, contact 636-481-3209 for the Hillsboro location or 636-481-3597 for the Arnold location.

If you do not have a login, please contact the Admissions Office for assistance applying to the college.  If you are already a student and do not know your login information, please contact the Help Desk at (636) 481-3234.

Have a quick question? You can contact your Advising Specialist directly via email, or phone at 636-481-3000, using the extensions listed below.  You can also send an email to for assistance.  This is monitored daily, Monday – Friday, and questions are answered as quickly as possible, with no response taking over 24 hours during the week.  Questions submitted outside of designated hours will be answered during regular business hours. 

Sarah Bright

Advising Specialist
Business, ext. 3259

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Culinary Arts
  • Economics
  • Sports Management
Sarah Bright Advising Specialist Business

Judy Ellison

Advising Specialist
English, Social Science & Teacher Education, ext. 3260

  • Early Childhood Education
  • English
  • Health & Physical Education
  • Global Studies
  • History/Political Science
  • Pre-Law
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Teacher Education
 Judy Ellison Advising Specialist Social Science/Education

Diana Jacobs

Advising Specialist
Career Guidance, ext. 3263

  • Undecided/Exploring students

Diana Jacobs

Mandy McKay

Advising Specialist
Pre-Nursing and Health Information Technology, ext. 3211

  • Health Information Technology
  • LPN Level I
  • RN Level II
Mandy McKay, Advisor

Kyle Portell

Advising Specialist
Health Occupations Programs and Public Safety, ext. 3256

  • Criminal Justice
  • Emergency Medical Technology
  • Law Enforcement
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Veterinary Technology
Kyle Portell

David Smith

Advising Specialist
Communications, Fine Arts & STEM
, ext. 3261

Communications/Fine Arts

  • Art
  • Communications
  • Foreign Language
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Speech & Drama


  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Math
  • Physics/Physical Science
  • Pre-Professional programs (Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, Sonography, etc.)

David Smith Advising Specialist STEM & Humanities

Caleb Yochim

Advising Specialist 
Technical Education, ext. 3271

  • Applied Technology
  • Apprenticeship Training
  • Automotive Technology
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Heating, Refrigeration, and
    Air Conditioning
  • Precision Machining Technology
  • Welding
Caleb Yochim Advising Specialist  Career Education

Michelle Conway

Retention Specialist

  • Advising students on academic suspension
  • Providing academic and personal resources to students

 Michelle Conway

Kim Flora

Coordinator of Advising Services, ext. 3285

  • Non-degree seeking students
  • Visiting/Guest students
Kim Flora, Coordinator of Advising Services

Brenna Young

Coordinator of Retention Services, ext. 3286

  • Advising students on academic suspension
  • Providing academic and personal resources to students
Brenna Young Coordinator of Retention Services

Kathy Johnston

Director of Enrollment and Retention, ext. 3280

Kathy Johnston
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