Welcome to the School of Social Work’s Academic Advising and Student Retention Office!!

Here is where you will find your academic advisor plus so much more to help you with being successful during your journey in the University of Texas at Arlington’s School of Social Work. So, whether you are a BSW, BSW-Intended, BSSUT, BSSUT-Intended or an MSW current or newly admitted student, the following information may be for you.

Office of Advising and Student Retention

Academic Advisors at the University of Texas at Arlington guide students through exploration, identification, and pursuit of their educational, personal and career goals. Advisors equip students to attain academic success and promote lifelong learning. Ultimately, academic advisors offer essential academic services that help students persist and graduate.


How to Prepare for Advising

Why Get Advised?

  • To help you stay on track and graduate on time.
  • Our advisors are social workers themselves and have practiced in the field. They offer much insight into planning your social work career!
  • Our academic advisors can help you with planning your academics, and also connect you to any resources you might need to be successful in the program.
  • If your GPA is a 3.25 or higher, you do not need to meet with your advisor, but we still strongly encourage it!

How Often Should I Be Advised?

We recommend all students see their advisors at least once a semester.  In some cases, students are required to do so to remove academic holds that prevent registration.  Simply make an appointment using our online scheduling system by clicking on the link below your advisor's information.  Be sure to select the correct advisor to avoid a delay in your appointment.  Please arrive at your scheduled appointment time.  If you are 15 minutes late to your scheduled appointment, you will need to reschedule your appointment.



Need to meet with your advisor but there's no upcoming appointment available, schedule a same-day appointment, either in-person or virtually, on Wednesdays. Remember, appointments are on a first come basis and the link only opens on Wednesdays at 9 AM.

Schedule an Appointment


Do you have general advising questions that don't require a full appointment?  Interested in meeting other SSW students but can't make it to campus? Looking to learn more about the Social Work profession? If this sounds like you, join your advisor during their Power Hour.  Their days/times are listed under their profile information.  Remember, you're not the only one in the session so this is not an advising appointment.  To schedule an appointment, use the links under your advisor's profile information.

Join Power Hour

Advising Canvas Page

Need information about advising, writing resources, School of Social Work activities and UTA Resources, check out our Canvas page.

  • Open the Student Success course on your Canvas dashboard and enroll here. You'll find that it opens to a new home page.
  • On the home page, you'll see the names of the new modules, along with a brief description of their contents. Scroll down and click the module named "Academic Resources."
  • The Academic Resources menu will open. Find the page named "Writing Workshops." Under this page, you'll see a separate page for each of the recorded workshops. Locate the title you're interested in viewing, click on it, and you'll find the video and workshop notes.
Enroll Here

Meet the Team

Welcome Scholars! We look forward to guiding you through your educational journey at the School of Social Work. If you have any questions or concerns after reviewing our website, you may reach out to your assigned academic advisor.

BSW & BSSUT Advisors

Desiree Warren

Academic Advisor III

Undergraduate Students Last Name A - H

Desiree Warren

MSW Advisors


Toy Howard

Manager of Advising & Student Retention

Toy Howard

Office: SWSH 204B

Patrice Green, LMSW

Director of Academic Advising & Field Education

Personal Pronouns: She/Her

Patrice Green

Office: SWSH 204B


TELEPHONE 817-272-3687

All email correspondence will be conducted through your UTA Mav account (@mavs.uta.edu).

For us to serve you efficiently, please include the following information when emailing your advisor:

  • Full name
  • Student ID number (100/1001#)

Contact Us

Academic Advising

BSW & BSSUT Advisors

Desiree Warren
BSW Students Last Name A - H
SWSH 203
Schedule Advisor Appointment with Desiree

Daisy Jones
BSW Students Last Name I – P
SWSH 203
Schedule Advisor Appointment with Daisy

Kyleigh Easter
BSW Students Last Name Q - Z
SWSH 203
Schedule Advisor Appointment with Kyleigh

MSW Advisors

George Jauss
Foundation Advisor
SWSH 203
Schedule Advisor Appointment for George

Brittany Latcher
Mental Health and Substance Misuse Advisor
SWSH 203
Schedule Advisor Appointment for Brittany

Meverlyn Maisonave, MSW
Children and Families, Health, Aging & CAP Advisor
SWSH 203
Schedule Advisor Appointment for Meverlyn


Toy Howard
Manager of Academic Advising & Student Retention
SWSH 203

Patrice Green, LMSW
Director of Academic Advising & Field Education
SWSH 203