Senior Academic Advisor
Office: Student Union Annex 1106
Linda Lentz earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University in French and Speech Education, a Master of Business Administration degree from Louisiana Tech University, and a Master of Education in Counselor Education with a concentration in school counseling from Southeastern. She is a Licensed Professional counselor, and is working on certification as a Registered Play Therapist. She has taught French and worked as a school counselor in elementary schools, as well as taught Marketing and Management classes at Louisiana Tech University. In addition, she has counseled at the University Counseling Center and at a private practice in Metairie. Her interests include international travel and horses. She has traveled Europe extensively and lived in Thessaloniki, Greece and Paris, France. She also has a passion for horses and has participated in hunter-jumper and dressage horse shows. As an academic advisor, she works with the students who are undecided in their majors. Her goal is to help each student reach their fullest potential by helping them increase their self awareness through career exploration and by providing them with study skills and resources both through teaching SE 101 classes and meeting with each student individually.
Linda BanAcademic Advisor
Office: Student Union Annex 1104
One three-pronged, two pocket folder for your Academic Advising Portfolio
University Catalog and Planner
List of questions or concerns you may have
During advising session--a list of classes you wish to take
Academic Advising is your lifeline to the University as it is designed to assist you
in transitioning successfully from high school to college.
During your first two semesters here at Southeastern, we will work together to explore career and academic opportunities, identify and attain realistic goals, and develop decision-making skills leading to personal growth and independence.
Develop a relationship with your assigned Academic Advisor through face-to-face meetings
Navigate the LEONet system successfully (registration, holds, transcripts, calendars, GPA calculator)
Identify and utilize campus resources (counseling, disability services, tutoring, supplemental instruction)
Select appropriate courses based on interest area(s)
Declare a major field of study through Career Exploration (assessments, evaluations, plan development)
Identify roadblocks and plan strategies to overcome them (time management, poor study skills, stress, balancing work and school)
Get connected to the University (culture, sports, clubs, KSLU Radio, study groups,
Listen carefully to questions and concerns
Provide information, resources, and referrals as needed
Help formulate and realize academic and career goals
Provide guidance through the career exploration process
Approve course selection and remove advising holds
Plan to meet with you during the semester as needed
Check webmail daily (Southeastern account); this is the primary means of communication on campus
Meet with your CSE Advisor to: (1) complete an academic map, (2) complete an at-risk assessment and follow through on prescribed actions as needed, (3) explore career possibilities as appropriate, and (4)complete course selection and registration for the following semester.
Show up for appointments on time and be prepared (bring Catalog, Portfolio, Questions, List of Courses)
Record all university transactions, academic progress, and goals; keep in Portfolio with advising forms, etc.
Work through the Career Exploration Process; declare major
Advising appointments MUST be scheduled for each of your 1st two regular semesters (Fall and Spring)
Walk-ins are welcomed, however, just know you may have to wait
Cell phones need to be turned off during advising sessions