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For Parents

The staff in Office of Academic and Student Services is available to assist parents with questions or concerns that pertain to the School of Education and your student’s academic success. 

Your Contacts in the Office of Academic and Student Services are:

Your student's academic advisor can answer questions and provide information on academic decision making, course registration, minors, program changes, progress towards degree and graduation requirements, college-life issues, or any other academic related issue.

  • If your student's last name begins with A-K contact:
    R. Scott Freeney - Assistant Director of Academic Advising
    ssfreene@syr.edu or 315-443-9320
  • If your student's last name begins with L-Z contact:
    Stephanie Ellis - Assistant Director of Academic Advising
    srgosson@syr.edu or 315-443-2526

Amie Redmond - Senior Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Services
amredmon@syr.edu • 443-2506
Contact Amie if you or your student has a problem, issue, or concern that requires a higher level of authority, or a confidential matter to discuss.

Carol Dewitt - Assistant to the Senior Assistant Dean
cedewitt@syr.edu • 443-2506
Contact Carol if you or your student would like to speak with or meet with the Assistant Dean.

Linda DeFrees • ladefree@syr.edu • 443-4759
Coordinator of Career Services and Certification|
Contact Linda with New York State teacher certification questions.

Crystal Ross crross@syr.edu • 443-9319
Office Coordinator/Receptionist
Contact Crystal if you have more generalized questions. 

The SU Parents Office is here to promote awareness of and involvement in your student's educational experience. The mission of the Parents Office is to meet your special needs and assist you in helping your student.

Syracuse University is unique in many ways. One of those ways is to have an office just for you–the parents and guardians of our students–within the Division of Student Affairs. We urge you to take an active role in your student's SU experience. By sharing academic and social activities, you will experience the same excitement, discoveries, challenges, and changes your son or daughter encounters at college. Sharing will strengthen old bonds and create new ones, making it easier for you to understand and support your student.