Academic Advising for Student-Athletes

The primary mission of the Office of Academic Advising for Student-Athletes is to provide Fordham University’s more than 500 NCAA student-athletes with the resources and direction needed to achieve their scholastic potential and to prepare them for post graduate scholastic, athletic, and career opportunities. The office brings a breadth and depth of experience in athletics and higher education to their many responsibilities. These responsibilities include general academic counseling, eligibility monitoring, assistance in maintaining satisfactory progress toward degrees, and course scheduling. Mid- and post semester grade reviews are conducted every semester.

The office has six full-time administrators: Francis P. Taylor III (director and academic adviser); Eric J. Sanders (senior associate academic adviser), Sr. Anne Walsh, RSHM (associate academic adviser); Carla Lide (assistant academic adviser); Melissa Yeagley (associate academic adviser); and Tom Campbell (assistant academic adviser for basketball)—all of whom are dedicated to working with and for Fordham’s student-athletes.