The Health Science Center (HSC) and University College (UC) are collaborating to help improve academic advisement services at The University of New Mexico. Members of the College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, University College and Medical Laboratory Sciences program will meet throughout the spring semester to further advance advisement services provided during New Student Orientation.

Vice Chancellor of UNM Health Sciences Center, Leslie Morrison, and University College Dean, Kate Krause were on hand at a recent freshman orientation academic advisement session in Dane Smith Hall to kick off a summer season of collaborative advisement for health science majors.

Dr. Leslie Morrison, vice chancellor, UNM Health Sciences Center.

Students will be exposed to the various healthcare professions through activities and videos, along with the typical course registration that goes along with New Student Orientation programs. Both HSC and UC advisors will work closely with new students. 

“The collaboration between both areas has been one of the best experiences I have had at UNM over my 16 years,” said Todd Hynson, HSC registrar and Student Services officer. “This level of collaboration has kept students’ needs first and foremost in mind.”

For more information, contact Laura Valdez at (505) 277-1686; or Todd Hynson at