Student Services

Concordia University Online Student Services Mission Statement:

It is the mission of Concordia University Online’s Student Services department to empower students to achieve their educational goals by providing information and support throughout their programs. Student Services Advisors strive to provide guidance to every student while also being flexible, accessible, and responsive to students needs.

Student Services General Contact:
Email:  studentservices@education.cu-portland.edu
Phone: (888) 628-2752
Facebook: Student Services

Student Services Advisors:

Arielle KrimotatArielle Krimotat
M.S. Counseling

(888) 628-2752 ext. 101
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Ash SnowdenAsh Snowden
M.A. Counseling
 

(888) 628-2752 ext. 985
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Blake DiCioccioBlake DiCioccio
M.A. Counselor Education

(888) 628-2752 ext. 264
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Clarissa MoralesClarissa Morales
M.A. in Counselor Education

(888) 628-2752 ext. 099
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Dawn ChandlerDawn Chandler
M.Ed. Counseling & Student Personnel

(888) 628-2752 ext. 223
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Dhruvi MehtaDhruvi Mehta
M.A. in Counselor Education

(888) 628-2752 ext. 143
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Hajera KarimHajera Karim
M.A. in Counselor Education

(888) 628-2752 ext. 279
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Hannah KimHannah Kim
M.S. Marriage, Family, & Child Counseling

(888) 628-2752 ext. 138
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Jacqueline GonzalezJacqueline Gonzalez
M.A. Educational Leadership – Higher Ed

(888) 628-2752 ext. 238
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Janelle DeunamunoJanelle Deunamuno
M.A. Counselor Education

(888) 628-2752 ext. 064
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Jessica PinalesJessica Pinales
M.A. Counselor Education

(888) 628-2752 ext. 293
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Katia NazariKatia Nazari
M.A. Counselor Education

(888) 628-2752 ext. 196
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Liane ReedLiane Reed
M.A. Counselor Education

(888) 628-2752 ext. 175
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Michelle LiuMichelle Liu
M.A. Counselor Education

(888) 628-2752 ext. 245
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Nicole CalderoneNicole Calderone
M.A. Counseling
 

(888) 628-2752 ext. 204
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Oksana KovnevaOksana Kovneva
M.A. in Counselor Education

(888) 628-2752 ext. 197
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Rachel RivasRachel Rivas
M.Ed. Equity & Social Justice

(888) 628-2752 ext. 059
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Sandra FishlerSandra Fishler
M.A. in Educational Counseling

(888) 628-2752 ext. 060
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Wendy KusunokiWendy Kusunoki
M.A. Counselor Education

(888) 628-2752 ext. 274
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Michelle DyllaMichelle Dylla
M.A. General Psychology

(888) 628-2752 ext. 072
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Patrick YorkPatrick York
M.A. English Literature
M.F.A. Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts

(888) 628-2752 ext. 287
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Shannon KealeyShannon Kealey
Master of Library Science – Student & Career Services Advisor

(888) 628-2752 ext. 102
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Valerie LenahanValerie Lenahan
M.A. Counseling Psychology

(888) 628-2752 ext. 183
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Hear what our proud graduates have to say about Concordia’s instructors and staff.

How was your experience with Concordia's instructors and staff?

[One of my instructors in particular] was very inspirational. He helped me to focus myself and [understand the program] is about growing as an individual--to be patient, compassionate, and open.
- Evelyn Javelosa, M.Ed. 
Educational Leadership

How was your experience with Concordia's instructors and staff?

The professors were phenomenal. They were personable, understood we were humans with human issues, and worked with us.
- Joy Straub, M.Ed. 
Educational Leadership

How was your experience with Concordia's instructors and staff?

[The instructors] really encouraged collegiate discussion, so we were talking as colleagues with other students in our cohort to get things figured out ourselves.
- Una Maher, M.Ed. 
Early Childhood Education

How was your experience with Concordia's instructors and staff?

I'm a math person, not a writer, so I was terrified of going online because I knew that I was going to have to write, [but the staff] was there to support me.
- Stephanie Baird, M.Ed. 
Mathematics

How was your experience with Concordia's instructors and staff?

Everyone on staff was so great. They'd give you little phone calls … or emails to check in with you.

- Alison Dundas, M.Ed. 
Early Childhood Education

How was your experience with Concordia's instructors and staff?

I really appreciated the responsiveness and helpfulness of staff and professors as I struggled through some highly unusual circumstances due to moving and job hunting in Taiwan.
- David Cotter, M.Ed., March 2014 
ESOL (K-Adult)

How was your experience with Concordia's instructors and staff?

[Concordia's instructors and student staff] were absolutely influential in getting the program going, and the relationship we have is one like a family.
- Tero Talamoa, M.Ed. 
Mathematics

How was your experience with Concordia's instructors and staff?

I was pleasantly surprised at how personable the teachers were. I didn't have a single professor that wasn't open and willing to [answer] questions.
- Una Maher, M.Ed. 
Early Childhood Education

How was your experience with Concordia's instructors and staff?

Everybody was very helpful. There was always somebody available: the website [resources]… the instructors… and the students in your cohort.

- Corvina Etsitty, M.Ed. 
Mathematics

How was your experience with Concordia's instructors and staff?

The [student support] has been great in helping us acquire books and passing us knowledge regarding everything we need to know about our courses.
- Oliver Okumba Arigi, M.Ed. 
Science

How was your experience with Concordia's instructors and staff?

The highlight of my program encompasses each Concordia staff person I dealt with: online, on the phone, by email, and in person. Each and every one was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable.

- Dawn Rosenlund, M.Ed., January 2014 
Special Education (Early Childhood / Elementary)

How was your experience with Concordia's instructors and staff?

[My favorite part about the program was] my admissions counselor. She was really there to encourage me and to not give up, even when I thought I couldn't do it anymore. That was what stood out to me the most.
- Stephanie Baird, M.Ed. 
Mathematics

How was your experience with Concordia's instructors and staff?

Anything that I needed--if it was a question about books; if it was a question about graduation; if it was a question about needing extra time to do anything--the support [from instructors and staff] was always there.
- Stephanie Lahrman, M.Ed. 
Educational Leadership

How was your experience with Concordia's instructors and staff?

All of the instructors and staff throughout the program were amazingly helpful and friendly.

- Emily Dick, M.Ed., June 2014 
Reading

How was your experience with Concordia's instructors and staff?

… teachers are really accessible. I think I actually talked to my professors more in the online program than I ever did in an in-class program.

- Alison Dundas, M.Ed. 
Early Childhood Education

How was your experience with Concordia's instructors and staff?

I had very wonderful instructors who hold you accountable for everything.
- Oliver Okumba Arigi, M.Ed. 
Science

How was your experience with Concordia's instructors and staff?

The instructors and support staff were very helpful in working with me and driving me to completion [of the program].

- Wheeler Brown, M.Ed., August 2013 
Educational Leadership

How was your experience with Concordia's instructors and staff?

Anytime there was a question, [I received] very quick responses. I never was stressed out or worried that something was not going to happen for me.
- Joy Straub, M.Ed. 
Educational Leadership

How was your experience with Concordia's instructors and staff?

The faculty members were always available. Every time you send them an email… you can just feel the support and the love.
- Julius Wangiwang, M.Ed. 
Mathematics

How was your experience with Concordia's instructors and staff?

The instructors at Concordia know how to work with [students from all disciplines] and help them incorporate their background and experiences into the curriculum.

- Lynda Bradford, M.Ed., July 2013 
eLearning/Technology Education

How was your experience with Concordia's instructors and staff?

You could always sense that [the instructors] were there to support us, and that was very visible [even] through an online program.
- Una Maher, M.Ed. 
Early Childhood Education

How was your experience with Concordia's instructors and staff?

All these people [from Financial Aid to Student Services were] unbelievable: very helpful, very supportive, and always available.
- Julius Wangiwang, M.Ed. 
Mathematics

How was your experience with Concordia's instructors and staff?

Email correspondence was excellent, and the courses were outlined very, very clearly. I just loved that about the program.
- Kris Werner, M.Ed. 
Educational Leadership

How was your experience with Concordia's instructors and staff?

One of the highlights was the wonderful feedback and encouragement I received from my professors.
- Robbi Ashbaugh, M.Ed., January 2014 
The Inclusive Classroom (SPED)

How was your experience with Concordia's instructors and staff?

[Concordia's instructors] help you to understand that you bring broader perspective to discussions and different points of view.

- Lynda Bradford, M.Ed., July 2013 
eLearning/Technology Education

How was your experience with Concordia's instructors and staff?

[The support I have received from the faculty and staff] has been phenomenal. I wasn’t expecting the staff to be so supportive as far as making sure that you're doing well in the program and that you are being successful in the program.
- Sabrina Simon Chambliss, M.Ed. 
Early Childhood Education

How was your experience with Concordia's instructors and staff?

The support I received from Concordia was incredible. I sent an email on a Saturday morning, and I have a phone call within five minutes about a question I had... The response was amazing.
- Kris Werner, M.Ed. 
Educational Leadership

Why did you pursue an advanced degree?

I intend to live overseas and teach in international schools for the foreseeable future, and to become an ever more proficient ESL teacher. These goals were quite specifically the reason for pursuing this degree.
- David Cotter, M.Ed., March 2014 
ESOL (K-Adult)

How was your experience with Concordia's instructors and staff?

There is a lot of information to gather in a short time; however, your professors are there to help you achieve your goal of obtaining your M.Ed.

- Richard Thurman, M.Ed., August 2013 
Career and Technical Education

How was your experience with Concordia's instructors and staff?

[My admissions counselor] helped me from the beginning … when I was just asking about the online program up to the time I actually signed up. And even when I was doing my courses, he was the first person I emailed [whenever I had some problems].
- Julius Wangiwang, M.Ed. 
Mathematics

 

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