About Our Office

University Advisement (UA) is one of the four offices within the Paul L. Foster Success Center and is one of the twelve professional academic advising units at Baylor University. We provide advising services to all exploratory students along with students declared as Pre-Social Work with 29 or fewer hours completed. We are also the central hub for strategic communication and professional development for the advising community at Baylor. UA coordinates advisement campus-wide, especially New Student Advising and Registration, in collaboration with the Advising Leadership Council.

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for lunch.

Office: (254) 710-7280
Fax: (254) 710-7281
Location: Sid Richardson Building, Second Floor (East Wing), 1410 S. 4th Street, Waco, TX
Mailing Address: One Bear Place #97062, Waco, TX 76798-7062
E-Mail: University_Advisement@baylor.edu

Our Staff

Our professional advising team is committed to helping all students as they prepare for a major, transition between majors, or need help exploring majors.

Office Administration

Bob Shipp - Director

Virginia Martinez - Office Manager

Terrie Alcala - Administrative Associate


Natalie Terry Fendt - Senior Academic Advisor - Advises students with last names R to Z

Gretel Hill - Manager for Professional Development - Advises students with last names A to D

Lance Lowe - Academic Advisor - Advises students with last names E to L

Laura Scott - Manager for Strategic Communications - Advises students with last names M to Q