Meet the Student Success Center (SSC) Academic Advising Team

All students at Providence College have a dedicated academic advisor from their major department(s) or program(s). The professional academic advisors in the Student Success Center (SSC) provide an additional layer of holistic academic advising support focusing on educational planning, monitoring, and programming. Students can elect drop-in or scheduled advising appointments with SSC academic advising team members. Additionally, staff members provide academic monitoring for select majors focusing on degree progress and academic success. The professional advising staff offers a wide range of services and programs to meet the needs of all PC students, including:

• Just-in-time, drop-in advising
• Core curriculum navigation
• Academic advising technology/resource
• Transfer student support
• First-year student support
• Midterm grade consultation
• Advisement related to course withdrawals, pass/fail elections, double major/minor opportunities, transfer coursework outside of Providence College (summer/winter courses), academic scholarship reviews, and more.

Team MemberStudent Populations
Peter Palumbo
Associate Dean of Student Academic Success
Director of Academic Advising
Academic Monitoring for the following majors: Elementary and Special Education, Undeclared, and Social Work
Haley DelGreco
Assistant Director of Academic Advising
Coordinator of Students in Academic Transition
Primary Advisor for 1st and 2nd-year Psychology majors
Academic Monitoring for the following majors: Economics, Global Studies, Political Science, Public and Community Service, Sociology, Social Science, and Women’s and Gender Studies
Kelley Shepherd
Assistant Director of Academic Advising
Coordinator of First Year Student Success
Primary Advisor for 1st-year Biology majors
Academic Monitoring for the following majors: – American Studies, Art History and Studio Art, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Classics, English, Health Policy and Management, Health Sciences, History, Humanities, Math, Neuroscience, Nursing, Music, Pre-Engineering, Physics, Philosophy, Theatre Dance Film, Theology, Secondary Education, and World Languages and Cultures
Melanie Sherburne
Assistant Director of Academic Advising
Coordinator of Academic Advising Technology/Resources
Academic Monitoring for School of Business majors: Accountancy, Finance, Management, and Marketing, and Undeclared
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