Advising Services Mission

Mission Statement

The mission of Advising Services at West Texas A&M University is to provide consistent and holistic academic advising to current and prospective students as well as resources and planning tools for students and faculty. This approach to academic advising supports students’ transition to the University and integration into their academic departments and colleges by:
  • fostering relationships, personal growth, responsibility, and out-of-class involvement
  • assisting with the development and implementation of educational plans consistent to the students’ academic, career, and personal goals
  • providing accurate information regarding policies, procedures, and resources
In support of WTAMU’s mission, Advising Services operates under a student-centered centralized model of advising under which a team of professional full-time academic advisers and part-time faculty advisers are housed in one location, the Student Success Center.

Vision Statement

The Advising Services unit at West Texas A&M University aspires to lead the development of consistent, accurate, and efficient academic advising practices that focus on promoting student’s academic progress. Advising Services will continue to adapt to the student population changes and delivery preferences while creating a supportive work environment for its staff.

Core Values

Essential to the Advising Services unit mission fulfillment is to:
  • build a cross-trained staff capable of serving all student population
  • develop connections with students, faculty, and staff
  • create a comfortable and safe environment for students
  • serve as a resource for faculty and staff
The core values associated with Advising Services are closely aligned with the stated values of West Texas A&M University:
  • academic and intellectual freedom
  • pursuit of excellence in all endeavors
  • creativity and innovation
  • centrality of a liberal arts education
  • integrity
  • respect for the dignity of all individuals
  • cooperation and communication
  • community service and leadership
  • exceed expectations of internal and external customers
  • continuous improvement


WT Advising Services
Classroom Center Room 110
(806) 651-5300
Alyson Ries
(806) 651-5304
Gretchen Henley
Assistant Director
(806) 651-5311