Contact the CAFES Advising Center

The CAFES Advising Center supports undergraduate students with their transition and integration into Cal Poly. The center’s staff provides accessible academic advising that guides students to clear pathways of success and timely graduation.

Richard Cavaletto

Richard A. Cavaletto, Ph.D., P.E

executive associate dean, undergraduate programs

rcavalet@calpoly.edu
 805-756-2161
 Building 11-211

Dr. Cavaletto has served as Executive Associate Dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences since January 2012. He oversees undergraduate programs including curriculum development, student enrollment and progress, the college’s recruiting efforts, and student leadership programs.

Arianna Lambert

Administrative Support Assistant

arlamber@calpoly.edu
 805-756-7574
 Building 74M-A100

Arianna Lambert received her bachelor's degree in biological sciences from Cal Poly.

Cathy Bartholomew

Cathy Bartholomew

academic advisor
bioresource and agricultural engineering
food science and nutrition

bartholo@calpoly.edu
805-756-5082
Building 74M-A100

Cathy previously worked as an academic advisor at Azusa Pacific University. She also worked as an adjunct professor teaching English, managerial communication and conflict management and negotiation.

BioResource and Agricultural Engineering Advising Website

Food Science and Nutrition Advising Website

Leanne Berning, Ph.D.

faculty and advisor
dairy science
animal science

lberning@calpoly.edu
805-756-2697
Building 10-140

Dr. Berning is a longtime faculty member in the Animal Science Department. Read Dr. Berning's full biography here.

Animal Science Department Advising Website

Meagan Groom

Meagan Groom

academic advisor
horticulture and crop science
natural resources management and environmental sciences

groom@calpoly.edu
805-756-5071
Building 74M-A100

Meagan has worked in higher education as a student affairs professional for more than six years, working with both traditional and non-traditional students. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Multnomah University and a master’s degree in higher education from Portland State University. On the weekends, she enjoys locally roasted coffee and building impressive sand castles with her kids.

Horticulture and Crop Science Advising Website

Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences Advising Website

Craig Hooper

academic advisor
agribusiness

crhooper@calpoly.edu
805-756-5019
Building 10-252

Craig has worked as an academic advisor at Cal Poly since 2008. He received a degree in kinesiology from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and a master’s degree in theology from Biola University in La Mirada, Calif.

Agribusiness Advising Website

Dianne Korth

Dianne Korth

academic advisor
experience industry management
director of the map center

dkorth@calpoly.edu
805-756-5057
Building 74M-A100

Dianne has worked as an academic advisor at Cal Poly since 2011. She has a bachelor’s degree in government from California State University, Sacramento, and a master’s in education with a specialization in counseling and guidance from Cal Poly.

Experience Industry Management Advising Website

Kristin McCain-Bender

Kristin McCain-Bender

Academic Advisor
Agricutlure education and communication
wine and viticulture

krbender@calpoly.edu
805-756-7423
Building 74M-A100

Kristin grew up in California's Central Valley and began her academic advising career in 2005. She attended Modesto Junior College before transferring to Liberty University where she earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling. She came to Cal Poly as an EOP (Educational Opportunity Program) Advisor in 2007. She is the academic advisor to the Wine and Viticulture Department and the Agricultural Education and Communication Department.

Agriculture Education Advising Website

Wine and Viticulture Advising Website

Peer Advisors

 

CAFES Advising Center Peer Advisors

805-756-7574
CAFES Advising Center, Building 74M-A100

Related Content