Advising and Contact Info

If you are a non-College of Art and Design student, or are unsure who to contact based on the list below, you may send an email to: or call the main phone number for College of Art and Design Student Services: 585-475-6045. We are located in Gannett, GAN-1075. It is always best to contact your academic advisor directly. Here is a list of our office staff, including which advisors handle which majors:


headshot of Sharon Kompalla-Porter.

Sharon Kompalla-Porter, Assistant Dean for Student Services






laurie alexander

Laurie Alexander, Academic Advisor
School of Design: Industrial Design BFA, Interior Design





TBA, Academic Advisor
School of Film and Animation: Film and Animation BFA (Animation and Production options)
Please contact for any questions or inquiries about the film and animation BFA program.





kris depalmaKris DePalma, Academic Advisor
School of Art: Illustration
School of Design: New Media Design




kristie gross

Kristie Gross, Associate Director

School for American Crafts: Ceramics MFA, Furniture Design MFA, Glass MFA, Metals and Jewelry Design MFA
School of Art: Fine Arts Studio MFA, Visual Arts-All Grades MST
School of Film and Animation: Film and Animation MFA
School of Design: Industrial Design MFA, Integrative Design MS, Visual Communication Design MFA
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences: Media Arts and Technology MS, Photography and Related Media MFA



Amanda KowalcykAmanda Kowalcyk, Senior Staff Assistant





Lauren Resetarits, Academic Advisor
School of Art:
Medical Illustration
School of Design: 3D Digital Design
School of Film and Animation: Motion Picture Science




Nate Rohman, Academic Advisor
School of Design
: Graphic Design, Design Exploration

School of Art: Studio Arts (options in Ceramics, Expanded Forms, Glass, Furniture Design, Metals and Jewelry Design, Printmaking, Painting and Sculpture), Art Exploration




stephanie Lenhardt

Stephanie Solt, Academic Advisor
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences: Photographic and Imaging Arts BFA – options in Advertising Photography, Fine Art Photography, Photojournalism and Visual Media, Photographic Sciences


Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education

You may access the RIT Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education staff directory here: RIT Co-op/Career Services Staff. Just type in your major and the Career Services Coordinator for your major will be listed!

Financial Aid Contacts for College of Art and Design Students

College of Art and Design Financial Aid Counselors

Last names beginning with A-G

Sandra Molinari

Last names beginning with H-Z

Samantha Santiago

NTID Financial Aid

Last names beginning with A-Ma

Heather Johnson

Last names beginning with Mb-Z

Matt Reynell