Academic Affairs Office

The national award-winning advising staff in the CECS Office of Academic Affairs are on hand to help students through every step of their academic career. This office also coordinates student scholarships and serves as the administrative portal for CECS-affiliated student organizations.

AAO Vision

The CECS Academic Affairs Office (AAO) is the office of first choice for academic advising, information, and assistance for students, staff, and faculty in CECS.

AAO Mission

The CECS Academic Affairs Office (AAO):
• Provides a welcoming, caring, and honest environment to foster students’ success from orientation through their timely graduation.
• Advises, guides, and encourages all CECS students toward their professional and personal goals.
• Supports CECS faculty and staff in their efforts to continually meet programmatic and institutional accreditation standards.

Call or stop by to make an appointment:

Location: Engineering I Building (ENG I), Room 107

Physical Address: 12760 Pegasus Drive, Bldg. 40, Room 107, Orlando, FL 32816

Phone: 407-823-2455

Fax: 407-823-6334

Academic Affairs Staff

Dr. Manoj Chopra

Interim Associate Dean
Academic Affairs

Dr. Ali Gordon

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Academic Affairs

Kim Small

Academic Support Services, CECS Progress Policy, and Readmission

Dr. Lisa Massi

Accreditation and Program Approval Specialist II

Peter Alfieris

Manager, Facilities Operations

Alan Eller

Space Utilization Coordinator

Sophie C. Thomas

Administrative Assistant III

Stephania Hayes

Administrative Assistant I

Heather Houser

Manager, Academic Program

Maureen Abou Waked

Admission Specialist II
International Engineering Program and Study Abroad

Meena Datta

Academic Advisor IV
Civil, Environmental, Construction, Industrial, Mechanical, and Aerospace students, EXCEL Program advisor, Transfer Transition

Nina Leonard

Academic Advisor III
Electrical, Computer, Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science, Orientation and Open House, Academic Alert Program

Ashley Duprat

Academic Advisor III
Computer Science, Information Technology, Mechanical, and Computer Engineering students, Global Achievement Academy advisor, and Probation Program

Anna Canlon

Academic Advisor III
Computer Science, Information Technology, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Computer Engineering students, and Transfer Course Petitions

Diane D'Avanzo

Academic Advisor II
Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science students