Meet the Advisors

From the moment you arrive on campus, you can rely on the Office of Business Student Success. Our team of professional, skilled advisors prepares E. J. Ourso College students to succeed academically and, ultimately, to launch rewarding careers. We offer academic advising and counseling and career and professional development coaching. Students are encouraged to meet early and often with their assigned OBSS undergraduate academic advisor.  

Find Your Undergraduate Academic Advisor

  • Students with last names A–L: Kevin Simmons
  • Students with last names M–Z: Mary Kay Tessier
  • All LSU Online students: Catherine Newcomb

Advising sessions are available by appointment only. To schedule an in-person, Zoom, or conference call appointment with your academic counselor, please use the Navigate Scheduling App. Learn more about Navigate

 

Find Your Major-Specific & Internship Advisor

In addition to the OBSS academic advisors, each department has a dedicated faculty advisor for students pursuing any major, minor, or concentration within that department. Their guidance supplements OBSS services. Faculty advisors help in situations involving credits from another university or a study abroad trip, course substitutions, or the waiver of prerequisites. They can also speak about course requirements and help when you have difficulty with coursework.

Laura Wiley
Accounting Undergraduate & Internship Advisor
laurawiley@lsu.edu 

Helmut Schneider
Business Analytics Undergraduate Advisor
hschnei@lsu.edu 

Charles Roussel
Econ/ITF Undergraduate Advisor
crouss5@lsu.edu 

Richard Stahl
Econ/ITF Undergraduate Advisor
abyssean@lsu.edu 

Dek Terrell
Econ Internship Advisor
mdterre@lsu.edu 

Edward Watson
Entrepreneurship Undergraduate & Internship Advisor
entradvisor@lsu.edu 

Kurtay Ogunc
Finance Undergraduate & Internship Advisor
kurtay@lsu.edu 

Students with last names A–L:
Kevin Simmons
ksimmons1@lsu.edu 


Students with last names M–Z:
Mary Kay Tessier
marykay@lsu.edu 

Gabe Piccoli 
ISDS Undergraduate & Internship Advisor 
isdsadvisor@lsu.edu  

Lydia Lafleur
Center for Internal Auditing Advisor
llafle2@lsu.edu 

Catherine Newcomb 
cnewcomb@lsu.edu 

Daniel Whitman
Management Undergraduate & Internship Advisor
dwhitman@lsu.edu 

Aaron Gleiberman
Marketing Undergraduate Advisor
aarong@lsu.edu 

Greg Accardo
Internship and Professional Sales Advisor
gaccardo@lsu.edu 

 

Academic Advising 

The OBSS Academic Services team members are experts in each business degree’s curriculum options and requirements. Working together, we will design an academic plan that meets your needs.

LEARN ABOUT ACADEMIC ADVISING SERVICES

Female counselor meets with student in office.

 

Advisor speaks with student about resume in office.

Professional Development Assistance

The OBSS Professional Development team is eager to help with topics like career exploration, résumés, cover letters, interview prep, and internship or job searches. We are not able to assist with academic advising needs. Read about the OBSS Academic Advising team to learn about their services and appointments. 

To make an appointment for career and professional development advising, use the Handshake website or download the app, available for Apple and Android devices.

LEARN ABOUT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

 

Contact Us

Office of Business Student Success

2000 Business Education Complex
501 South Quad Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
225-578-3211
advisor@lsu.edu