The Davis Center for Professional Development offers student advising and career development opportunities.  


Advising is available in the Center, DCOB 262, from 9-5 Monday through Friday from our Peer or Staff Advisors. Walk-in or sign up for an appointment on Starfish.  


Our advising goals are to:

  • Proactively assist students in their exploration of personal, academic and career goals.
  • Provide accurate information about course progression(s), degree audits, and university policies.
  • Empower students to understand their own degree progress.


Heather HestonHeather Heston, Center Director

Director of Undergraduate Student Success 




Meet Your Davis College Advisor

Tommie DavisTommie Davis, MA, ABD

Staff Advisor

Originally from South Carolina, Tommie is a retired Naval Officer with 35 years of military service in the healthcare industry. He has extensive experience in strategic planning, leadership, government operations, healthcare operations management, healthcare emergency management, Lean-Six Sigma, diversity and equal opportunity, Inspector General Operations, Quality and Risk Management mitigation, and principles of High-Reliability Organizations. Tommie earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from August University, a Master of Science in Nursing from the Medical College of South Carolina, a Master of Arts in National Defense and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, and an Executive Education Certificate in Strategies for Building and Leading Diverse Organizations from Harvard University.  Schedule an Appointment