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Every student at DigiPen is assigned a Faculty Mentor and a Student Success Advisor prior to their start at DigiPen. Additionally, Peer Advising Leader are available to students as a resource.

Faculty Mentors are available to help students create educational and professional goals and help each student develop a deeper appreciation of their field of study.

Student Success Advisors assist students with class registration, course selection, and academic success skill development. They also answer questions about DigiPen’s academic policies and procedures.

Peer Advising Leaders offer students a ground-level view of the academic resources available at the school.


Faculty Mentors

Faculty Mentors are assigned to incoming students prior to New Student Orientation. If students have questions before matriculation, they should contact their assigned Student Success Advisor.

Students should speak to their Faculty Mentors about:

  • Professional development
  • Career goals
  • Developing further appreciation for their degree program

Student Success Advisors

It is recommended that students meet with their Student Success Advisor at least once a year as well as when they are applying for graduation. This ensures that the student is meeting their academic objectives and enrolling in the correct classes.

Students should speak to their Student Success Advisors about:

  • Choosing classes for the coming semester
  • Academic progress
  • Setting academic goals
  • Changing majors
  • Preparation for graduation
  • Social issues

Students can seek academic advice through their Student Success Advisor as long as they maintain an “enrolled” or “matriculated” status at DigiPen.


Contact Us

Enrolled or matriculated students may email studentsuccess[at]digipen[dot]edu or one of their assigned Student Success Advisors with any academic advising questions.

Prospective or pre-enrolled students should contact admissions[at]digipen[dot]edu with any questions.

Teresa Boyes, MS

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Director of Student Success

Nik Bowen, MA

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Student Success Advisor

Communication Coordinator

Sydney Self, MS

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Assistant Director of Student Success

Joanne Chun, M. Ed

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Student Success Advisor