Meet the Advisors

From the moment you arrive on campus, you can rely on the Office of Business Student Success. Our team of professional, skilled advisors prepares E. J. Ourso College students to succeed academically and, ultimately, to launch rewarding careers. We offer academic advising and counseling and career and professional development coaching. Students are encouraged to meet early and often with their assigned OBSS undergraduate academic advisor.  

Find Your Undergraduate Academic Advisor

  • Students with last names A–L: Chais Michael
  • Students with last names M-Z: Kevin Simmons
  • All LSU Online students: Mary Kay Tessier

Advising sessions are available by appointment only. To schedule an in-person, Zoom, or conference call appointment with your academic counselor, please use the Navigate Scheduling App. Learn more about Navigate


Find Your Major-Specific & Internship Advisor

In addition to the OBSS academic advisors, each department has a dedicated faculty advisor for students pursuing any major, minor, or concentration within that department. Their guidance supplements OBSS services. Faculty advisors help in situations involving credits from another university or a study abroad trip, course substitutions, or the waiver of prerequisites. They can also speak about course requirements and help when you have difficulty with coursework.

Laura Wiley
Accounting Undergraduate & Internship Advisor 

Laurene Hutchinson 
Business Analytics Undergraduate Advisor

Charles Roussel
Econ/ITF Undergraduate Advisor 

Richard Stahl
Econ/ITF Undergraduate Advisor 

Dek Terrell
Econ Internship Advisor 

Edward Watson
Entrepreneurship Undergraduate & Internship Advisor 

Kurtay Ogunc
Finance Undergraduate & Internship Advisor 

Students with last names A–L:
Chais Michael

Students with last names M-Z:
Kevin Simmons 

Jim Love
ISDS Undergraduate & Internship Advisor  

Lydia Lafleur
Center for Internal Auditing Advisor 

Mary Kay Tessier

Doreen Matthes
Management Undergraduate & Internship Advisor 

Aaron Gleiberman
Marketing Undergraduate Advisor 

Greg Accardo
Internship and Professional Sales Advisor 


Academic Advising 

Female counselor meets with student in office.

The OBSS Academic Services team members are experts in each business degree’s curriculum options and requirements. Working together, we will design an academic plan that meets your needs.


Professional Development

Advisor speaks with student about resume in office.

The OBSS Professional Development team is eager to help with topics like career exploration, résumés, cover letters, interview prep, and internship or job searches. 



Contact Us

Office of Business Student Success

2000 Business Education Complex
501 South Quad Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

LSU Online students