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Meet the Staff


  • Sophia Rios

    Associate Director for University Advising

    Email: sophia.rios@wne.edu

    Phone: 413-796-218

    Sophia has been at Western New England University working in Academic Success since 2011 and directs the Academic Progress Monitoring program. She also founded Success First at Western New England University a program to support first generation college students in achieving their academic and personal goals.

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  • Amanda Charter

    University Advisor

    Email: amanda.charter@wne.edu

    Phone: 413-796-2629

    Amanda is passionate about advising, and thoroughly enjoys guiding students throughout their educational journeys. Her philosophy on advising involves supporting advisees not only with educational and career goals, but also with needs that go beyond course registrations and class planning such as: goal-setting, self-care, time management, navigating/adjusting to college life, and career readiness.

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  • Jason Willwerth

    University Advisor

    Email: jason.willwerth@wne.edu

    Phone: 413-796-2472