Advising Center

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Advising Center was established in 1990. Staffed by six full-time academic advisors, it is the primary provider of academic advising for declared freshmen in UNC Charlotte's College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. The Advising Center also serves as a resource to any UNC Charlotte student, faculty, or staff member with questions regarding advising and the general education requirements.

The Academic Advising Center and its staff have on three occasions been recognized for excellence by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and American College Testing (ACT). In 1993, the Center was awarded a NACADA/ACT Certificate of Merit in Recognition of Innovative and Exemplary Practices in the Academic Advising of Students; and one of the advisors was the recipient of a 1996 NACADA/ACT Outstanding Advisor Award. In 2005, Henrietta Thomas became the first recipient of the NACADA Region 3 Outstanding Advisor Award.

The Center is located in Fretwell 235, beside the main entrance on the second floor of the building.
Advising hours: 9 AM to 4 PM
Main telephone number: 704-687-0066


Advises Students Last Name S-Z

Katie Hibbard

Katie came to UNC Charlotte in September 2016 from Tallahassee, FL where she worked at Florida State University. Katie worked as an academic advisor working with first-year Exploratory students, and previously served as a College Life Coach at FSU. She earned her B.S. in Art Education and her Master’s in Higher Education from Florida State. Katie’s advising philosophy focuses on concentrating on a student’s passions, values, and skills. With this foundation Katie guides students in building their most enriching undergraduate career, which will lead to success and fulfillment after graduation. Katie is a die-hard Seminoles fan and enjoys anything involving music, the outdoors, and the arts. 

Advises Students Last Name A-C

Tanya Hunt

Tanya came from Virginia to UNC Charlotte in the Summer of 2012. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from West Virginia University and a Master's Degree in Professional Counseling/Human Relations from Liberty University. Tanya has worked in higher education for the past 11 years and enjoys assisting students in reaching their educational goals. She enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Advises Students Last Name D-G, Q, R

Shonta Le Master, Director

Shonta came to UNC Charlotte in December 1997. Her previous positions at UNC Charlotte include serving as the Assistant Director of the B.E.S.T. Program ( a Federal TRIO program) and Academic Advisor in the University Advising Center. She earned her B.S. in Psychology from Tuskegee University and her M.Ed. in Community Agency Counseling from Clemson University. She gains the greatest satisfaction working with students when she is able to assist them in pursuing a major that suits not only their interests, but their strengths and aptitude. Shonta loves watching NFL football, particularly our own Carolina Panthers. She also enjoys spending time with family, friends and her two dogs, Ava (Miniature Schnauzer) & Zoe (Silky Terrier).

Advises Students Last Name H-L

Gary Martinez

Gary came to UNC Charlotte from New Jersey in February 2017. He worked as an academic advisor at Rutgers University – Newark for Student Support Services (SSS) . SSS is a federally funded TRiO program aimed at retaining and graduating first-generation, and limited income college students.  Gary graduated from Rutgers University with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and his Master's Degree in Liberal Studies concentrating on Public Administration, Education, and Global Affairs.  Gary is passionate about grooming students as they prepare to navigate the professional world. He is dedicated to the mission of student growth and success. His counseling philosophy is geared toward student empowerment. He strives to teach students to become proactive, self-sufficient individuals who learn to search for and use available resources. Mr. Martinez welcomes all students from diverse cultural backgrounds, and is an advocate for inclusivity, as he encourages students to tell their stories. He enjoys spending time with his family outdoors, fishing, recreational sports (basketball/flag football), playing djembe and guitar, and barbequing.

Advises Students Last Name M-P

Candice Stickle

Candice returned to UNC Charlotte in October, 2011. Prior to being a stay-at-home Mom, Candice worked with the Office of Disability Services and as an Academic Advisor with the College of Education at UNC Charlotte. She earned her B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Candice enjoys advising students and encourages students to visit her throughout the semester with any academic concerns or questions they may have. She is the mother of two boys and is a busy soccer/basketball Mom. Candice serves on her neighborhood HOA as Secretary and is a member of the social committee. She enjoys reading, Bunco, and Steelers football.

Advises Students PBIO Transfers

Sue Levin

Sue Levin came to UNC Charlotte in April 2013. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Trinity College, Hartford CT and her Master of Science in Public Health degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. Sue is excited to be back in North Carolina after spending many years working for the State of Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources. She looks forward to helping students follow their passions and assisting them with applicable educational programs of study. Sue has a college age son, enjoys playing tennis, watching sports, visiting family and spending time with her dogs.