Mason Academic Advisor Network

The Mason Academic Advisor Network (MAAN) was formed in 2012 to help promote advisor collaboration, advisor development, and disseminate information to all undergraduate academic advisors in a timely fashion. In principle the Network includes all academic advisors at Mason, but MAAN is governed by a Steering Committee that represents all schools and colleges concerned with academic advising. We are committed to implementing ideas and programs to strengthen undergraduate advising at Mason. NACADA Allied Institution since April 2015

MAAN’s Vision:

The MAAN aspires to create a culture of advising excellence at Mason that encourages development and collaboration amongst all of its advisors.

MAAN’s Mission:

The overall mission of the MAAN is to improve students’ academic advising experience by providing Mason undergraduate advisors with:

  • Campus wide advising resources
  • Opportunities for cross-communication and collaboration
  • Opportunities for development

By joining MAAN, you agree to be “in the advising loop.”  You will receive an invitation to join our listserv as well as the private MAAN website where you can access undergraduate advising information, learn about advising events on campus, and chat with other advisors.

Click to Join MAAN

If you have questions related to your membership status, please contact the membership manager, Mary Slone O’Neill.

All other questions related to MAAN, please contact the current MAAN C0-chairs: or Smriti Kansal or Heather Anderson.

“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”

~Babe Ruth


Jade Barricelli (CAART) -Summer 2012-January 2013

Liz Kalinowski Ohrt (CHSS) -Summer 2012-Summer 2013

Erin McSherry (GLOA) -January 2013-January 2014

Wayne Adams (CVPA) -Summer 2013-Summer 2014

Jon May (CAART) -January 2014-January 2015

Assad Khan (COS) -Summer 2014-Summer 2015

Ann Ludwick (SCHAR) -January 2015-January 2016

Melinda “Lynn” Wildman (MUSIC) -Summer 2015-Summer 2016

Jason King (CAART) – January 2016 – January 2017

Sara Montiel (CEHD) – June 2016 – June 2017

Troy Lowery (SIS) – January 2017 – January 2018

Smriti Kansal (VSE) – June 2017 – Present

Heather Anderson (Honors) – January 2018 – Present

Secretary: Vacant

Treasurer: Lori Yi (CVPA)

Steering Committee Members: Amira Al-Khulaidy (SCHAR), Heather Anderson (Honors), Michelle Gnoleba (CEHD), Assad Khan (COS), TBD (CHSS), Leslie Durham (SCAR), Troy Lowery (SIS), Ann Ludwick (SCHAR), Brian K Gillette (CHHS), Sara Montiel (SIS), Cheryl A Howe (VSE), Smriti K Kansal (VSE), Jason King (CAART), TBD (CVPA), Mary Slone O’Neill (CEHD), Melinda “Lynn” Wildman (CVPA), Lori Yi (CVPA), Erin McSherry (CHSS), Erika Marquina (CHSS), Hermione Pickett (CAART), Barbara Moorman (BUS), John Kahle (BUS), Bradley Morris (BUS), Maria Perez (CHHS). Affiliate non-voting members: Issac Agbeshie-Noye (OFPS), Andrew Burroughs (REGISTRAR), Terri Bevilacqua (CAART), Elizabeth Bartles (PATHWAY)

MAAN Steering Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Advisor Mentor Program (AMP) Team: Michelle Gnoleba and Claudia Borke

Graduate Advising Support (GrAS) Team: Sara Montiel, and Mary Jackson,  (chair: vacant)

Learn Over Lunch (LOL) Committee Members: Committee Members: Assad Khan, Krista Shires, Erin McSherry, Erika Marquina, Kareema Smith, and Jason King (chair)

Mason Advisor Certificate (MAC) Committee Members: Heather D Anderson, Carrie D Grabo, Matthew Robert Green; Cheryl A Howe; Michael E Hurley; Smriti Kansal, Jason King, Assad Khan, Erin McSherry, Sara Montiel, Hermione Pickett . Co Chairs: Lori Yi and Jason King (ending summer 2017). 

Registration Awareness Week (RAW) Committee Members:  Sara Montiel (chair), Troy Lowery, Leslie Durham, Michelle Gnoleba, Laura Scobey, Michael Galvin, Cheryl Howe, Jason King, Wayne Adams, Elizabeth Hesse, Hermione Pickett

Social Committee: Krystal Dains, Leslie Durham, Michael Hurley, Erika Marquina (chair), Sara Montiel, Lisa Nolder, Brandon Quiles, Cathy Wright

Website & Communication Committee: Heather Anderson, Erin McSherry, Jason King, Sara Montiel, Lynn Wildman, Mary Slone O’Neill