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The Advising Center is a hub of information to move students from starting their academic journey to making their dreams real.

We are here to help...

Registering students for classes
Advising students on degree and career pathways
Guiding first-time students through their initial college experience
Assisting with the exploration of transfer and career opportunities
Discussing personal concerns

Tech Teach Program

To find out more about our 3 year teacher fast track degree, visit our Tech Teach page. Information about the program and specific advising contacts are here.


We have more information about veteran benefits at Howard College on our Veterans Page. You can also speak to a veteran advisor on either the Big Spring or San Angelo Campus.

ADA Academic Accommodation Services

For information regarding ADA academic accommodation services, please contact us.
In San Angelo, Pam Gabriel (325) 481-8300 ext. 3269 –
Big Spring,  Jill Johnson (432)

Foster Care Liaisons

A Foster Care Liaison is a college representative who is aware of the available resources for foster youth and can help answer questions that the youth may have. Most foster youths have to balance schoolwork with finding housing, going to court, and meeting with their caseworkers. They often experience a lack of support from family or outside resources. Foster youth benefit from having just one person to provide the information they need and to assist them to access resources that other students may not need, like housing and trauma support.

For more information, see

Howard College Foster care Liaisons:

Big Spring/Lamesa: Tara Lisle – – ph: (432) 264-5646
San Angelo: Pam Gabriel – – ph: (325) 481-8300 ext. 3269
SWCD: Jim Walterhouse – – ph: (432) 242-4290

Big Spring Advising

Channel Parrish

Academic Advisor / Student Success Specialist / Veterans Coordinator

Jill Johnson

Academic Advisor / CTE Student Success Specialist / ADA Coordinator

San Angelo Advising

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Kimberly Burrus

Academic Advisor

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Pam Gabriel

Coordinator of Special Populations/ Academic Advisor/ADA Coordinator

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Fernando Urista

Academic Advisor

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Victoria Darnell

Director of Academic/CTE Advising & Special Populations