Whitman School Appoints New Academic Advisor for Master’s Programs

The Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University announces the appointment of Gary Cole to the position of academic advisor effective March 7, 2022.

Cole will oversee academic advising for full-time master’s students, including those in the MBA program and the six specialty master’s programs. He is joining Whitman from SUNY Morrisville’s campus-wide Advising Office, where he advised students on degree completion requirements and procedures. He also was the administrator of the Starfish Early Alert System, which is the underlying system for Orange SUccess. Prior to SUNY Morrisville, he was an academic advisor for RIT’s College of Health Sciences and Technology, where he won a Provost’s Award for Excellence in Academic Advising.

“With over 10 years of advising experience and a “students first” approach, Gary will support our students well by understanding their goals and interests and connecting them to the resources they need to be successful,” says Amy McHale, assistant dean for master’s programs.

Cole has a degree in communication and a master’s in student personnel administration from SUNY Buffalo.

Amy McHale