Contact the CAFES Advising Center

Welcome to the CAFES Advising Center! Our staff of four Professional Academic Advisors and team of Peer Advisors are here to support your academic journey. We look forward to working with you!

 

How to reach us:

Location: Bldg. 74M-A 
               E
xcluding Craig Hooper (10-253) & Dr. Leanne Berning (10-140)

Phone: 805-756-7574

Email: cafesadvising@calpoly.edu

 

Regular Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – Noon, 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – Noon

We are closed on all university holidays and may close intermittently over breaks; for updated information, please check this page or “like” our Facebook page for updates.

Drop-In Peer Advising Schedule:

Fall 2017 schedule TBD

 

MEET THE CAFES PROFESSIONAL ACADEMIC ADVISING STAFF:

 

Cathy Bartholomew 
 
Departments:     BioResource and Agricultural Engineering
                              Food Science and Nutrition
 
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.  



 
Meagan Groom 
 
Departments:     Horticulture and Crop Science
                              Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences
 
 
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.



 
Leanne Berning, Ph.D.
 
Department:     Animal Science
 
Dr. Berning is a longtime faculty member in the Animal Science Department. Her full biography can be found here.



 
Craig Hooper
 
Department:     Agribusiness
 
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.



 
Rachel Johnson
 
Department:     Agriculture Education and Communication
                            Wine and Viticulture
 
Rachel has worked as an academic advisor at Cal Poly since 2011. She has been a student affairs professional at a variety of schools across the country, with a focus on leadership and student development. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and communications/public relations from California Baptist University (Riverside, Calif.), a master degree in family therapy from Hardin Simmons University (Abilene, Tex.), and is currently working on a doctorate of education in Educational Leadership from Creighton University (Omaha, Neb.).



 
Dianne Korth
 
Department:     Experience Industry Management
                            MAP Center
 
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.
 

 

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