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Preston Ridge Advising

Each advisor has a specialization listed below. All are equipped to answer general questions about degree plans, degree audits, transfer process, and course selection.

Academic Advisors


Kate Smith, Academic AdvisorKate Smith  Kate earned her B.S. from the University of New York and her M.S. from Amberton University. She is assigned to Computer Networking Technology, Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Green Design, Electronic Engineering, Engineering Field of Study, Information Systems Cybersecurity, and Workforce Development.

Contact: or (972)377-1780.


Tiffany Goertz, Academic AdvisorTiffany Goertz  Tiffany earned her B.A. and her M.S. from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Tiffany is assigned to Geospatial Information Science, Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts, Hospitality and Food Service Management, and the Developmental Education Departments.

Contact: or (972)881-5165.


Cheri Root, Academic AdvisorCheri Root  Cheri earned her B.B.A. from Texas A&M University. Cheri is the MAPP Coordinator at the Preston Ridge Campus. Cheri is also assigned to Communications & Humanities and Foreign Language, Commercial Music, Commercial Photography, and Green Interior & Architectural Design.

Contact: or (972)377-1513.


Maria Rodriguez, Academic AdvisorMaria Rodriguez  Maria earned her B.A. from the University of Texas at El Paso and her M.A. from the University of Texas at Tyler. Maria is assigned to Computer Science Field of Study, Computer Systems and E-Business Development, and Pre-Health professions.

Contact: or (972)377-1655.


Jenny Buck, Academic AdvisorJenny Buck Jenny earned her B.A. from the University of North Texas and her M.Ed. from Dallas Baptist University. Jenny is assigned to Paralegal/Pre-Law, Real Estate, Business Management, Business Field of Study, Marketing, Teaching, and Early Childhood Development.

Contact: or (972)578-5503.


John Guillory, Academic AdvisorJohn Guillory John earned his B.A. and M.A. from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. John is assigned to Animation, Graphic Design, Digital Video, International Students, and ESL.

Contact: or (972)377-1521.



Student Development

Alicia Phillips, Student and Enrollment ServicesAlicia Phillips Alicia is a Student Development Specialist. She earned her A.A.S for E-Business Development-Media at Collin College and supports the Student and Enrollment Services staff.

Contact: or (972)377-1770.