Office of Academic Advancement

The Office of Academic Advancement is responsible for a comprehensive program of academic advising and class management in the context of a residential liberal arts environment. This includes helping students develop educational goals and complete their graduation requirements; working with faculty to support student success in the classroom; facilitating access to academic and non-academic support services; and supporting student transitions from high school through the undergraduate years to life post-Wesleyan.

Laura Patey, Dean for Academic Advancement

Laura Patey

North College, Room 218
860-685-5581 (phone)
860-685-4480 (fax)


 Office hours have ended for the semester.

Class Deans

Office hours have ended for the semester.

William M. Bisese
Dean for the Class of 2028
203 North College
BA Clemson University
MA Clemson University
EDD Central Connecticut State University

 Dean Jennifer Wood

Jennifer Wood
Dean for the Class of 2027
215 North College
BA University of Connecticut
MEd Harvard Graduate School of Education
MA Yale University 
PHD Yale University

Shelissa Newball
Dean for the Class of 2026
217 North College


Kelly Dunn
Dean for the Class of 2025
202 North College
BA Emmanuel College
MS Springfield College
EDD Johnson & Wales University



Rosalind Adgers
Administrative Assistant For Academic Advancement

Student Academic Resources

Office Hours have ended for the semester.

Crystal Rose Hill-Farrell, Director of Student Academic Resources

Crystal Rose Hill

North College, Room 022
860-685-2332 (phone)
860-685-4480 (fax)



 Khai Tran, Academic Support Coordinator 

North College, Room 023
860-685-2780 (phone)
860-685-4480 (fax)