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

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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

Big Spring

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Lauren Barber

Director of Student Success Programming

Courtney Brockman

Academic Advisor
CTE Student Success Specialist
ADA Coordinator

San Angelo

Victoria Darnell

Director of Academic/CTE Advising & Special Populations

Pam Gabriel

Coordinator of Special Populations
Academic Advisor
ADA Coordinator


Monica Castro

Executive Director of the Lamesa Campus

Mary Anne Bara

Dual Credit Advisor/Lamesa Site Assistant

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,  Courtney Brockman (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.

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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