Professional Academic Advisement

The Center for Academic Student Success and Retention (CSSR) provides personalized academic advising and mentoring to all SSU students. CSSR has a team of motivated professional advisors, who are dedicated and committed to providing quality academic services.

Students can locate their assigned professional advisor by contacting either:

Jaleesa Porter
(912) 358-4472

Jora McDonald
(912) 358-4237

Specialized advisors are also available for Early College students, student athletes, Latino students and students who have not yet declared a major (undeclared).

Advisee responsibilities and professional advisor goals promote retention and student success by informing students of the resources that are available to them academically, socially and personally to achieve their goals. Please see available resources and tools below:

Professional Academic Advisement
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Advising FAQs

Professional Advisors

EAB Navigate

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Satisfaction Survey


Advising Tools

Academic Calendar

Roles and Responsibilities


Contact Information:

Danita Townsend

Telephone (912) 358-4149 
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 20428
Savannah, Georgia 31404

Regular Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Others: By appointment

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2017 SSU Academic Advisors and Mentors