Meet the Staff
The CTC Advising Center has two advisors and one support staff who deliver high-quality academic advising services to students.
Kevin O'Connor is the CTC Advising Center coordinator and CTC majors advisor. He has been the CTC advisor since October 2009. He previously worked as director of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Career Services and senior IT consultant/trainer for the University of Alaska statewide. His past experiences include teaching elementary school in Perth, Western Australia, and Houston, Texas. He also taught and counseled in the San Francisco Unified School District at the Log Cabin youth detention facility.
O'Connor is a former Air Force officer who had assignments in California, Illinois, Spain, Korea, and finally, at Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks.
Monday through Thursday
Sally Monserud Hall, Room 123 and 124, inside the Learning Resources Center
To speak with an advisor, students may call and schedule an appointment or drop by the center.
Students may also meet
with advisors virtually via Skype.
He holds a bachelor's from St. Mary's College in California and a master's in counseling and guidance from Eastern Illinois University. He is married with four adult children and is eagerly anticipating the birth of his first grandchild in January.
Caitlin Poindexter is the CTC academic support advisor and CPDS department advisor. Prior to joining the CTC Advising Center, she served as a coordinator on the UAA Care Team. Her previous experience includes working as the director of programs at Yuut Elitnaurviat, the vocational education center in Bethel. She also served as a resident director for the University of Alaska Fairbanks. A lover of international travel, she has lived abroad in Spain where she acquired a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate.
Marti Rogers is the CTC Advising Center’s administrative support assistant. She holds a master’s in religious education from St. Thomas located in Houston, Texas, and is working toward a second master’s in pastoral studies from Seattle University in Washington. She enjoys working with people and helping students achieve their educational goals.