GPS Guides can help students:
- articulate needs
- develop problem-solving skills
- talk to the right people in the right offices
- stay committed to finding a solution
Reasons students seek out a GPS Guide:
We are experienced with a wide range of tops. Some example topics include:
- Learning how to manage your time in college
- Organizing your courses into a plan so that you don't feel overwhelmed by your academic work
- Understanding online learning modules course requirements
- Working through options to pay for college; understanding tuition payment options
- Finding the right way to communicate with a faculty member if you have multiple exams scheduled for the same day
- Making a plan to re-connect to classes after being away for medical or family crises
- Writing out requests about nutritional needs with Dining Services or creating an outline to assist with discussions in other offices
- Organizing documents to apply for academic accommodations
- Thinking about taking a leave of absence
How to request a GPS Guide:
OPTION 1 (Preferred): View the GPS Guide Directory (below). Based on their short biography, you can choose a GPS Guide that might be a good fit for you. Then click on their link to schedule an appointment.
- GPS Guide Directory
Director of Sponsored Research
Erwin Hall 221 D
Hi, I’m Anne! I’m happy to assist students with a variety of concerns. I work in the Office of Sponsored Research. I’ve been at Geneseo for about 15 years. I’m also a good source of information on the Undergraduate TRAC Grants and other research funding opportunities for students who are interested in research, scholarly, or creative projects. I majored in English at SUNY Binghamton and I have a master's degree in human resources administration and a Ph.D. in neuroscience.
Senior Programmer Analyst
Computing & Information Technology
South Hall 122 C
Hi, I'm Chris. I'm a Programmer/Analyst within CIT, supporting the Registration system among other areas. I know from working with Registration that being a student can be very stressful. It's my hope that I can offer direction and support to those who could use help along the way.
Suzanna (Sue) Rubright
Sponsored Research Associate
Erwin Hall 221 B
Hello, My name is Suzanna, but most people call me Sue. I would be delighted to help you navigate your way around SUNY Geneseo's various Offices so that you can get help concerning your academic, health, emotional, and social needs. I have been in the Office of Sponsored Research for almost 8 years now. Our Office assists professors with writing grants for funding for their research projects or for providing scholarships and other support for students. Before I came to Geneseo I was at the University of Puerto Rico for 14 years. Once in a while, my boss lets me bring one of my dogs to campus to cheer everyone up! I love animals--all kinds. I welcome you to stop by my office or call me or email me.
Interim Associate Provost for Academic Success
Office of the Provost
Erwin Hall 217 F
Hi, I'm Dave, and I'm the father of two college-age(ish) daughters. One just graduated from Geneseo in Spring 2021. I'm happy to help students in any way that I can. I've been here for around 15 years, and have taught in the first-year experience program as well as in the psychology department. I have a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Michigan, Go Blue!
Senior Assistant to the Provost
Office of the Provost
Erwin Hall 207 A
Hi, I’m Kathy Atts (starts like awesome!), and I am the senior assistant to the provost, who is the vice president for academic affairs. I have worked in this position at Geneseo for six years, and in similar positions at UMaine for fifteen years. My education is in leadership – an associate’s degree in Business Administration, a bachelor’s degree in Public Management, a master’s in Liberal Studies with a focus on ethical leadership, and a certificate in Change Management. I love to help people; I love to help people learn, and I love most to help people learn to better themselves. I would love to help you find your way, get back on track, or explore new possibilities.
Chief Information Officer & Dir CIT
Computing & Information Technology
South Hall 119 B
Hi, I’m Sue. I am a mom of six college graduates, and I would be happy to chat with you to help you in any way I can. Two of my sons attended Geneseo. One was a Biology major and ran cross-country/track and field and the other was a Mathematics/Philosophy major and an Edgar Fellow and Phi Beta Kappa honor society member. I am the Director for Computing & Information Technology (CIT) and in my role, you probably have received an email from me. I am a good source of information for a lot of things since I have worked at Geneseo for 38 years. I am also a proud alum that majored in Business and Computer Science minor. I also have an MBA focusing on Technology Management.
Graduation Records Officer
Academic Planning & Advising
Erwin Hall 106 C
Hey, I'm Michelle. In my teens and twenties, I struggled with procrastination and finding direction accompanied by academic probation every other semester. Then a kind, and wise person helped me find balance. As a result, I became a strong college student, earning a Bachelor's in Business Administration: Technology Management, and a Master's of Science in Communications. To pay the kindness forward, I enjoy sharing my knowledge to help young adults navigate today's challenges.
Strengths: Relationship Building and Strategic Thinking
Weakness: Potatoes: fried, boiled, mashed, scalloped, creamed, you name it.
OPTION 2: Click the Request a GPS Guide (below) to complete a Google form. A GPS Guide will be assigned and will email you to make an introduction.