Undergrad Services | SIU College of Business and Analytics

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Undergraduate Services

Patricia Burns

Academic Advisor (ACCT, BSAN, BUEC, FIN and HTEM majors)

Rehn Hall, 127A
Phone: 618-453-7496
E-mail Patricia Burns

Rachel Richey

Director of Enrollment Management

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Rehn Hall, 119
Phone: 618-453-7494
E-mail Rachel Richey

Rachel is a two-time alumna from SIU Carbondale (Bachelor’s in Business and Master’s in Education). As the Director of Enrollment Management for the College of Business and Analytics, she is responsible for the recruitment and retention of students. She is passionate about helping students from application to graduation and beyond, and navigating all the steps in between. Her role is to work with prospective students and their families, teachers and business professionals to help them learn more about the college. She also works with current students in providing retention support and much more.

Ivanovich Vargas

Academic Advisor (MGMT, MKTG and UNBA majors)

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Rehn Hall, 129A
Phone: 618-453-7496
E-mail Ivanovich Vargas

Ivan Vargas joined the College of Business and Analytics in 2019 as an academic advisor. Ivan is a three degree Saluki with bachelor degrees in Economics and Cinema and Photography with a minor in History. He also earned a master’s degree in Economics.

He prepared for his role as an advisor by working as a GA for the SIU Undergraduate Admissions office where he assisted in events, promoted SIU to prospective students and helped fulfill requests for marketing materials. Ivan also worked as an academic coach and tutor, a student coordinator for the Center of Inclusive Excellence and as a group leader for the arts and Literacy Summer Camp in Brooklyn, NY. His Saluki spirit was put to work as a section leader in the Marching Salukis. Although not an official business student, Ivan was a business student at heart as a member of the Graduate Student Investment Fund.

Jasmine Winters

Chief Academic Advisor

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Rehn Hall, 125A
Phone: 618-453-7496
E-mail Jasmine Winters

Jasmine Winters joined the College of Business and Analytics as the Chief Academic Advisor in 2019. She graduated from the College of Business in 2005 with her degree in marketing followed by her MBA in 2008. She has been with the SIU for over 18 years serving as an academic advisor. Before coming to the CoBA she worked with the School of Architecture. In addition to the positions that she has held on campus, Winters has also served on a number of university committees.