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 Advising Office

Jacquelyn Werner
Associate Dean, Advising & Transition

​​Harold Washington College Advising Mission Statement            

As an integral part of the educational experience, the Advising Department at Harold Washington College empowers students to take charge of their academic, career, and personal goals through shared responsibility between the student and advisor.      

We are still here to assist you! Meet With Your Advisor:

 The Advising Office is open Monday - Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, and Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Students can meet with a College Advisor in two ways:                  

  • Virtual appointment: To make an appointment, log into Navigate​, our web-based student support tool. You can get there through, or download the app.  Click the "Schedule a​n Appointment" button and follow the prompts to pick a time that works for you. If you would like step-by-step guidance to making an appointment, you can watch this short video:​
  • ​Virtual drop-in: Our drop-in services via Zoom are a fast and easy way to connect with an Advisor. Just click on this link to visit us:

To get the most out of your advising appointment see helpful advising tips. You should meet with your College Advisor at least once each semester, more often if needed. Also, check out this Harold Washington College Student Resource Guide​!                  

If you're not sure who to contact, email

See your Advisor if you are:

  • Struggling with your current classes; help is available
  • Undecided about your education or career goals and options
  • Unsure if your academic plan is aligned with your academic goals (go to>Academic Progress> Academic Goals to see your current academic plan) 
  • Planning to transfer to a 4-year institution, including exploring our transfer partnerships
  • Confused about your academic progress or degree requirements
  • Trying to use credits at a non-CCC college or university toward your graduation requirements
  • Looking for an academic plan to help guide you term-by-term and to help you easily register
  • Interested in learning about career pathways (Career and Technical Education/CTE)
  • If you have a question about academics, services available to you, or anything else. 


We can help.  Come see us!                                          

Services provided by the HW Advising Department                                          

  • Student Orientation​: important information all students need to know (especially for new students)
  • Academic, career, and transfer advising: guidance each student needs to succeed
  • Creating an academic plan or your personal term-by-term plan that indicates which courses are needed to earn your degree or certificate
  • Registration for classes: so that now which classes you need and what sequence to meet your graduation requirements
  • Processing transfer credits: credits earned at a non-CCC institution that can be used toward program completion
  • Explanation and processing of academic and financial aid holds: Satisfactory Academic Progress or SAP
  • Grading policies: information about issues affecting grades
  • Referrals to campus and community resources
  • Workshops: proactive assistance with transfer and pre- registration
  • Online advising: virtual appointments and new student orientations that are available by request 
  • Wellness Center referrals
  • Degree audit: review of courses completed toward graduation


   ​​​​Get to know your Advisor by clicking on their name below.​​​​  ​ ​ ​​​​     ​​ ​  ​​​​​  ​​​​

Click to view SP21 HWC Advisor Meet and Greet Highlights




Faculty & Staff

Associate Dean of Student Services              
Phone Number 
Jacquelyn Werner              
(312) 553-5854                   
College Advisors              
Phone Number
Corona Agila          
(312) 553-6067                   
Kiera Bowens              
(312) 553-5820              
Cristina Carrillo                   
Paul Castillo              
(312) 553-5834                
Ainka Clepper          
(312) 553-5617              
Alysandra Cruz-Bond          
(312) 553-3165                
Fu (Simon) Fong              
(312) 553-6023              
Courtney Gardner              
(312) 553-5827              
Lisa Hernandez              
(312) 553-6051                
Ewodezine (Cindy) Kokuma          
(312) 553-3006                
Anna Koomalsingh          
(312) 553-5979                
Regina Lira              
(312) 553-6064                
Ian Liston              
(312) 553-5807                
Melissa McGlynn          
(312) 553-6019                
Tamara Middleton              
(312) 553-5973                
Jason Ortiz              
(312) 553-3005                
Brandy Parker              
(312) 553-5825                
Rashaan Russell              
(312) 553-5704                
Martha Silva              
(312) 553-6029                
Mark Sorto          
(312) 553-6075                
Clerical Assistants              
Phone Number 

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Contact Information

(312) 553-5879
(312) 553-6084
30 East Lake Street
Room 203
Chicago , IL 60601
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Mon - Wed: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thurs: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saturday: Closed


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