Meet your Advisors

Michael Olson2

Michael Olson, Academic Advisor

AAOT, Umpqua Community College
BS, Psychology, Southern Oregon University

Thoughts On Advising

“I really enjoy my job as an Academic Advisor. I get to see students grow during their time at UCC. My role is to support each student in as many ways as I can. I want students to see their potential as a person and student. My hope is that the students will see how each one of them is unique and that they have the ability to persevere and succeed in college!”

Michael Olson
541-440-7767


Jasen Lynch2

Jasen Lynch, Academic Advisor

AAOT, Umpqua Community College

Thoughts on Advising

I believe that it is important for people to pursue their passions.  Far too often we limit ourselves and our potential to succeed.  My absolute favorite part of Academic Advising is helping students realize that their dreams are achievable; giving them the tools to empower themselves, and craft their own personal journey to success.  Everyone’s college experience is vastly different, and it’s vital that every student creates a plan that works for them.  It’s also important that they enjoy the journey, and not fixate on the end goal.  College is so much more than a means to an end.  It is a key to becoming a more informed, well-rounded, and joyful human being.

Jasen Lynch
541-440-4643


 les rogers

Les Rogers, Director, TOP

If your are a student in the Transfer Opportunity Program, your academic advisor is a TOP assigned advisor.

Thoughts On Advising

I have been a teacher for most of my professional life in both Junior High and High School. I am known in all my jobs as "The Tech Guy," which I wear as a badge of honor helping to roll out new technologies and troubleshoot problems. I am currently the Director of the Transfer Opportunity Program, and I teach several Human Development courses throughout the year. I have also worked as a database administrator in several previous jobs. I enjoy challenges and have taken on several throughout my professional life including curriculum development for The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and for The California Supreme Court through the Administrative Offices of the Court in San Francisco. My career goal is to utilize my public administration knowledge, technological know-how, and professional teaching experience to improve the education and disability services system in the United States.

Les Rogers
541-440-7746


Christine Simmons

Christine Simmons, Academic Advisor, TOP

AAOT, Umpqua Community College
BS, Psychology, Portland State University

Thoughts On Advising

“As a graduate of Umpqua Community College as well as the Transfer Opportunity Program, I recognize the value of having an advisor to help navigate college. I am excited to be able to assist students towards their goals in education. The advising I received was valuable, and I hope to be able to provide the same excellent level of service to the students we serve at UCC.”

Christine Simmons
541-440-4712


danielle haskett

Danielle Haskett, Accessibility Services Coordinator

AAOT, Umpqua Community College
BS, Business Management & Marketing, University of Oregon
Masters of Education, Special Education, Grand Canyon University

Thoughts On Advising

“I am passionate about being a UCC alumni and employee. My goal is to assist students in any way that I can to achieve their educational and life goals! I enjoy getting to know our students and guiding them through the process of college. I inform you decide!”

Danielle Haskett
541-440-7655